课题 Unit 1
Getting along with others
Getting along with others
明确学习的目标，掌握重点单词、短语、句型 规范写作 难点 讲授法、讨论法、探究法 教学 内 容 教师主导活动 F
orth period 学生主 体活动 个案调 整 书面表达
Project 1: Teenagers’ friendships My friend, Robert, has a twin sister named Amanda. Though they get along well, there are some things about Amanda and her friends that puzzle Robert. He can't understand how girls can talk for so long. For example, sometimes when he leaves the apartment to play football, Amanda and her friend, Sharon, will be sitting on the sofa, talking. When he comes back three and a half hours later, they're still sitting on the sofa, continuing the same conversation on the same topic. One day Robert was so curious that he asked Amanda what they talked about, but she replied, 'We’re best friends. We talk about almost everything—film stars, pop songs, recipes, everything!' Boys and girls have different attitudes towards friendship. Friendships between girls are usually anchored in shared feelings and support, but friendships between boys are based on shared activities or interests. A boy is likely to be cautious about sharing his feelings with his close friends. A girl’s closest friend, however, might be eager to tell her about something that happened in her life. Many studies worldwide show that girls have more friendships than boys. In fact, many adolescent males cannot name a single best friend. When asked, they usually hesitate before responding, 'My best friend? I can't think about that. I am busy with my homework, and I have so many different friends that it is hard to choose just one best friend.' Females who have been asked can usually answer the question without pausing, 'A best friend? Of course. We have a lot to share with each other. We do a lot of things together such as talking and shopping.' We have to realize: boys share activities, while girls share feelings. The qualities that boys and girls consider important in a friend seem to be the same, regardless of the basis of these friendships. The important thing to remember is that both of them are friendships. We all need friends in our lives. Project 2: What friendship means to me
When deciding what is most important in life, some people choose money, while others choose things like security and comfort. However, for me, the most important thing in life is friendship. I cannot imagine being without it. Friendship means not being alone. Once I was travelling by myself through Beijing on the way to my grandparents' house. Since my next train left in the evening, I had a day for sightseeing. At first, I didn't mind being alone, but then I saw all of the tourists having their pictures taken together, and I began feeling sad. I ended up returning to the train station and spending the rest of the day in the waiting room. Life is no fun without a companion to share it with. Friendship means having someone I can rely on. Last year, I left my schoolbag on a trolleybus, and I lost all of my notes for the final exam. You can imagine how I panicked. Luckily for me, my best friend Jenny let me copy her notes, and I used them in my revision. Thanks to her help, I was able to pass the exam. Friendship means being committed to others. The best way to have a friend is to be a friend. Because I am a friend, I have had to learn patience and mercy. Once I had a quarrel with Jenny, and she made some cruel comments about me. Even though I was hurt, I forgave her and she later made an apology. Through this incident, both of us have become better people. However, if I had ended our friendship, we would have both learnt nothing. In conclusion, when we are old and look back on our lives, what will we remember? Will we remember the things we bought or the places we have been to? No, we will remember those whom we loved and those who loved us. We will remember our friends. Step 1: Read and learn ◆ Listen to the text and grasp the general spirit of the text Language focus: ◆ 1. response n. 回答,答复 知识探究： We phoned them many times to ask for help, but they made no response. 我 们多次打电话向他们求救,但他们没有回应。 The teachers changed their teaching methods in response to the students’ request. 老师改变了教学方法以示对学生要求的回应。 The illness quickly responded to proper treatment. 疾病很快对正确的治 疗有了反应。 归纳整理： make/give no response to 对??不予回答? in response to 回应? respond to sb./ sth.(=reply to)回答 respond with a smile 以微笑作为回答? 题练落实： D) 1. He made no response _______ my invitation.? A. of B. about C. for D. to ◆ 2. regardless adj. (与 of 连用)不管?的;不顾?的 adv. 无论如何;不管; 不顾 知识探究：
He says what he thinks， regardless of other people's feelings.他怎么 想就怎么说，不考虑别人的情绪。 I must make the decision regardless. 不管怎样我得做决定。 I have something to say in/ with regard to his conduct. 对于他的行为， 我有一点意见。 归纳整理： in regard to (= with regard to)不考虑;不顾及 in spite of 不管 despite the fact that 不管 题练落实： D) 1. Everyone present will be given a present _______ their ages. A. in spite of B. instead of C. in place of D. regardless of B) 2. Kang Jie, a girl who was saved at Wenchuan Earthquake, was still concerned about others ________ her own injury. A. on account of B. regardless of C. in case of D. in the name of A) 3. He always does well at school _______ having to do part time job every now and then. A. in spite of B. regardless of C. on account of D. in case of 解析 in spite of 尽管；regardless of 不管，不顾；on account of 因为； in case of 如果，假使。句意：尽管他有时不得不打零工，他在校表现一直很 好。 联想拓宽： 表示“虽然/尽管??”的结构： (1)despite(=in spite of)是介词,后接名词或代词。 (2)though/although 是连词,引导让步状语从句。 (3)as 是连词,引导让步状语从句且部分成分要倒装。 In spite of/ Despite the heavy rain, he went to work as usual. =Though/Although it rained heavily, he went to work as usual. 虽然下着 大雨,他还是像往常一样去上班了。 Happy as they were, there was something missing. 尽管他们很快乐，但总 缺少点什么。 ◆ 3. mercy n.慈悲,怜悯;仁慈,宽容 知识探究： He showed no mercy to his enemies. 他对敌人毫不宽容。 The boat was at the mercy of the rapid river. 那条船任由湍急的河流摆布。 归纳整理： show mercy to 对??表示怜悯 at the mercy of 受??所支配;任??处置;在??掌握中 题练落实： D) 1. It is clear that the small grocer was ______ people he owed money to. A. at the expense of B. at the risk of C. in the way D. at the mercy of 联想拓宽： have mercy on 对??发慈悲
without mercy 毫不留情地;残忍地 写作能力培养： ◆ In your English class, the teacher shows the picture below and asks the class to discuss it. Your classmates may have different understandings. Look at the picture carefully and tell the class how YOU understand it.
注意：词数 150 词左右。 Possible version: As we can see in the picture, a girl is getting stuck in a bottle. Regardless of this situation, she looks optimistic, sitting on a pile of books she has read and absorbed in reading the one in her hands. That is because she believes that the books can serve as a ladder leading up to the opening of the bottle. The more books she reads, the sooner she will get out of the bottle. This picture reminds me of the famous saying: Knowledge is power. And the books are the sources of knowledge. Books, which can give us power to conquer difficulties, are the best friends of us. When you come across problems in your daily life, you can always refer to books, which can help you find out solutions. Just like the girl in the picture, despite the fact that she is stuck in the bottle, she could eventually get out of it by reading as many books as possible. As for us students, by reading books, we can accumulate adequate knowledge to face the challenge in the future. So let’s read more and success will be ahead of us.