Unit 2 We have played football for a year now
Students will grasp the structure and the usage present perfect tense.
Students will understand the sequence of events and behavior of characters.
Students can conduct conversations on their own routines.
Students are able to find specific information by different reading strategies.
Students will be aware of the importance of healthy living.
Students will improve their English learning interest.
Teaching key points and difficult points:
The structure of present perfect tense and the sequence of events.
How to conduct conversations on their own routines and find specific information by different reading strategies.
Step 1 Lead-in
Greet students as usual and invite them to look at a picture of Yuan Shanshan doing exercise and ask students to talk about how to keep a healthy life. Then lead to the some activities.
Step 2 Pre-reading
Ask the students to describe the activities in the pictures of Activity 1 and get to know different exercises. And let them think which ones are healthy.
Step 3 While-reading
1 Fast reading: ask students to match the people with the pictures in Activity 1.
2 Careful reading: ask students to answer the following questions:
a How long have Anna had the dog and who gave her the dog? ( Her parents gave her for the birthday and she had it for three months.)
b How long have Wang Wei’s class played football and how do they feel? (They have played football for a year and they all feel very fit.)
c What differences does riding a bike bring to Thomas? (After doing this execise, he arrives at work with a smile on his face.)
d Why doesn’t Richard enjoy running to school? (He doesn’t enjoy running, and when he gets to school, he feels awful.)
Step 4 Post-reading
Do a survey: students work in groups of 4 and find what exercise their group members do and the effects they bring to them.
Step 4 Summary and homework
Summary: ask the students to retell the passage according to the key words.
Homework: decide what exercise is the most suitable for themselves and talk about their decisions and reasons with the rest of the class in next period.
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