Unit 8 When is your birthday?
Section A (1a-2e) 一、教学目标： 1. 语言知识目标： 1) 能掌握下列词汇：when, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2) 能掌
握以下句型： ① —When is your birthday? —My birthday is on October 2nd. ② —When is Alice's birthday? —It's in September. ③ —How old are you? ④ —Happy birthday! —I'm thirteen. —Thank you!
3) 能够掌握日期的询问与表达方式； 4) 能通过谈论自己、同学以及父母家人的生日，理解生日更多的含义。 2. 情感态度价值观目标： 该部分的学习内容贴近学生的生活， 谈论的话题是生日。 通过互相询问生日的日期， 可以增进同学之间的了解和友情并学会在英语交流中注意他人的情感。 二、教学重难点 1. 教学重点： 1) 询问表达他人、自己及父母家人的生日日期。 2) 理解序数词的构成方法，掌握日期的表达方式。 3）就生日聚会这一话题分角色表演对话。 2. 教学难点： 1) 询问表达他人、自己及父母家人的生日日期。 2) 理解序数词的构成方法，掌握日期的表达方式。 三、教学过程 Ⅰ. Warming-up and revision 1. Greet the Ss as usual. Check the homework. 2. Review the numbers 0 ~ 31 in English. Ⅱ. Presentation (Sing the song "Happy birthday to you！". ) 1. T: When is my birthday? My birthday is on May 2nd. When is your birthday? This
class, we'll learn how to express dates. (Show the pictures of the twelve months on the screen, or show a big calendar to the Ss. Learn the names of the twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December ) 2. Work on 1a. Play the recording for the Ss to listen and repeat the new words. Ss read the new words and try to remember them. (采用方法：教师先领读，然后男生读，女生读，链式读，给出汉语说英语，给出英 语说汉语，最后跟读正音。紧凑的教学环节使学生能够全身心的投入学习中。) 3. T: My birthday is in May. It's on May 2nd. When we talk about months, we use "in"; When we talk about dates, we use "on". e.g. in January/February/March/ April/May/June/July/August/September/October/ November/December on January 1st. on February 2nd, on March 3rd … 讲解：first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd)这些叫序数词，表示事物的顺序，在表达日 期时用序数词。序数词的构成是有规律的，它们是由基数词变化而来，我们先记住下 列口诀：
基变序，有规律，一、二、三特殊记，词尾字母 t, d, d； -th 四加起，八少 t 来九去 e； （从 4 起在词尾加 th） ve 变 f 替，y 要变 ie。若想表示几十几，只变个位就可以。
4. Ss read and try to remember the phrases. 5. T: When is your birthday, S1? S1: My birthday is on March 4th. T: OK, S2. When is his birthday? S2: His birthday is on March 4th. 6. Ss read the conversation after the teacher. Then practice the conversation with the partner. Ⅲ. Listening 1. T: Listening to the conversations in 2b and number them [1-3]. (Play the recording for the Ss to listen and number.) 2. Check the answers.
Ⅳ. Pair work 1. T: Practice the conversations above with your partner. 2. Make a survey about the birthdays in your group. S1: When is your birthday? S2: My birthday is January 5th. When is your birthday, S3? S3: My birthday is on May 16th. When is your birthday, S4? S4: … 3. Write the birthdays on the chart. Name Birthday
Ⅴ. Listening 1. T: Look at the chart below. Find out the rules. 2. 规则揭示： （学生记忆下列口诀） 基变序，有规律，一、二、三特殊记，词尾字母 t, d, d； -th 四加起， 八少 t 来九去 e； （从 4 起在词尾加 th） ve 变 f 替，y 要变 ie。若想表示几十几，只变个位就 可以。 3. Play the recording for the Ss to listen and repeat. 4. Then let Ss try to remember them. Ⅵ. Listening 1. T: In 2b, the teacher is asking some Ss about their birthdays. Listen to the recording and circle the numbers you hear in 2a. (Play the recording for the first time, Ss only listen. Play the recording again. This time, Ss listen and listen and circle the numbers in 2a) 2. T: In this conversation, the teacher asks four students about their birthdays. Look at the chart below. They are Alice, Frank, Eric, Jane. Now please read the name, months and dates by yourselves. (Ss read the names, months and dates.)
3. Now, listen to the recording again and match the names, months and dates. (Play the recording again, Ss listen and match the names, months and dates. Then check the answers.) Ⅶ. Pair work 1. (Ask some Ss about the birthdays of the four students in 2c. T: When is Alice's birthday, S1? S1: Her birthday is on September 5th. T: When is Frank's birthday, S2？ S2: His birthday is on … T: Now ask and answer about the birthdays of the four students in 2c with your partner. (Ss work in pairs to ask and answer about their birthdays.) 2. Do you know your parents' birthday? Ask your partner about the birthday in his or her family? S1: When is your father's birthday? S2: His birthday is on September 10th. S1: When is your mother's birthday? S2: Her birthday is on August 20th. … (Then S2 ask S1 about the birthdays in his or her family.) Ⅷ. Role-play 1. Bill and Alan are talking about their ages and birthdays. Now read the conversation and fill the chart below. Name Bill Alan at 3 this Age Birthday (party)
2. Check the answers with the class. 3. Practice the conversation with your partner. 4. Let some pairs act out the conversation in front of the class. 5. 评价： （让学生们对自己的表现及语言表达能力进行自我评价，在小组内评价，然