牛津版 高一模块一 Unit 1
School life in the UK
What is your dream school life like?
Read the Reading strategy on pa
ge 3 and answer two questions below: 1. Why do we skim a text? How do we do it? 2. Why do we scan a text? How do we do it?
How to get a general idea? Read the text “ School life in the UK” quickly and answer the following questions. 1.What did Wei Hua think of her life in UK? She thought it was a very enjoyable and exciting experience.
2. What subjects did Wei Hua study in the past year? English, History, English literature, Computer Science, Maths, Science, P.E., Art, Cooking and French. 3. Which British city did Wei Hua go to? Manchester
Topics mentioned in the text:
√ √ □teachers □ students □ □ subjects √ friends √ √ homework √ □ □ grades □ festivals □ timetable □ □ host family √ activities □ □ hobbies √ food □ □school hours √ school rules √ □school assembly √ □Art class √
We skim a text when we want to get a general idea of what it is about. We focus on the title , the first and last sentences of each paragraph.
II. Read the sentences below and decide which ones are true and which ones are false according to the article you have just read. 1. Wei Hua’s favorite teacher was Mr. Heywood. Miss Burke F
2. Most British classes have fewer than thirty students.
3. Wei Hua had more homework in her T school in China. 4. It was very expensive for Wei Hua to free
communicate with her parents.
5. In the UK, students can choose to F 6. The cake made by Wei Hua did not taste good. F
stop studying some subject. any
to get certain information
We scan the text when we want to find certain information in a text quickly. We focus on: key words and phrases dates, numbers.
Read again and answer.
1. According to the headmaster, what should the students spend much time on? They should devote themselves to study. 2. Why was it a struggle for Wei Hua to
remember the names of her classmates? Because there were different students in
3. Why did Wei Hua find her homework difficult at first? Because all the homework was in English. 4. Who gave Wei Hua a lot of support in her studies? The teachers gave her much encouragement.
5. How did Wei Hua manage to improve
her English? She used English everyday and spent
an hour each day reading English books
in the library. 6. What do the British like eating at the end of dinner? Dessert.
II. Read the text again and choose the best answers to the questions below.
1. Which of the statements is true? A. What the headmaster told them sounded
like what she used to hear in China.
B. She used to get up at 8 a.m. in China.
C. She was such a good cook that she
liked cooking British food.
D. She didn’t like History or Art, so she
2. What is the main idea of the passage? A. Her English improved a lot as she used English every day. B. School life in the UK is busy and bitter. C. She had a wonderful experience in a British school. D. She was happy with the British school hours.
3. Which of the following has the closest meaning to “I could send e-mails to my family and friends back home for free”? A. I could e-mail my family and friends back home without paying money. B. I could e-mail my family and friends back home freely. C. I could e-mail my family and friends in my free time. D. I could be free to e-mail my family and friends back home.
4. The writer’s purpose of writing the
passage is to ______. A. tell us that she doesn’t like school life in Britain B. excite more students to study abroad C. improve her English D. introduce her exciting and happy
school life in Britain
5. The writer felt lucky because _______. A. she could get up an hour later than usual B. the headmaster told them to earn respect by working hard and achieving high grades C. she had been given a golden opportunity
to study in Britain and met helpful and
friendly teachers and students
D. she improved her English
General ideas Parts Paragraphs Part 1 Para. 1 Main idea Wei Hua’s feeling about staying in a British high school for one years Different aspects of school life in the UK Wei Hua’s hope
Part 2 Paras. 2-7 Part 3 Para. 8
Fill the form. School hours School starts around 9 a.m.
and ends about 3.30 p.m.
The headmaster told us
Assembly about the rules of the school and also the best way to earn respect
Mr. Heywood, Miss Burke 28, the average size We had to move to different classrooms for different classes; we also had different students in some classes
Not as heavy as in old Homework school, but a bit challenging, all in English English, History, English Literature, Computer Science, Maths, Science, PE, Art, Cooking and French; students can choose and stop some subjects
Read English books in the library; went to the Computer School Club during lunch break; had an extra French class on Tuesday evenings; cooking; Art class Made a small sculpture
Very different; eat lots of Food dessert at the end of main meals Played on the school field; Free time play football or just relaxed
D. Find these new words in the article
and match the words with the correct definitions.
enjoyable giving pleasure earn get something because you have done something good devote give most of your time and
energy to something
usual or common
challenging difficult in an interesting way that tests your ability
more than usual when you get what you want
satisfaction the good feeling you have
Complete the letter to Wei Hua. Answers : 1.___________ experienced 2.___________ fond dessert 4.___________ 6.___________ respect
3.___________ Literature struggle 5.___________
Work in pairs.
1. Should students study more languages? 2. What subjects would you like to take if you could choose? Why?
Nowadays, more and more young students are going abroad to study. What effects will the new school life have on them?
1. widen their view 2. improve their English 3. learn to be independent and cooperate with others 4. learn about foreign customs and culture 5. let the foreigners learn about China and attract them to invest in China 6. learn advanced technology
1. cost of money and cause a heavy
burden to their parents 2. feel homesick 3. form bad habits 4. stay in a foreign country and refuse to come back
Read the text carefully again and try to find out the language points.