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  1. Reading School life in the UK Class 4, Senior 1 Daqiao Senior High School

  2. Pre-reading discussion group work Talk about the school life in the UK

  3. Reading strategy Please read the Reading strategy on page 3 and answer two questions below: • Why do we skim a text? How do we do it? 2. Why do we scan a text? How do we do it?

  4. Skimming Read the text quickly and tell the topics mentioned in it.

  5. Topics mentioned in the text √ √ □teachers □ students □ friends □ subjects □ homework □ grades □ festivals □ timetable □ activities □ host family □ food □ hobbies □ school rules □school hours □school assembly □Woodwork class √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √

  6. Scanning I.Read the text quickly and answer these questions. 1. What did Wei Hua think of her life in the UK? 2. What subjects did Wei Hua study in the past year? 3. Which British city did Wei Hua go to? A very enjoyable and exciting experience. English, History, ... Manchester.

  7. II. Read the sentences below and decide which ones are true and which ones are false according to the article you have just read. • Wei Hua’s favourite teacher was • Mr Heywood. F

  8. 2. Most British classes have fewer than 30 students. 3. Wei Hua had more homework in her school in China. 4. It was very expensive for Wei Hua to communicate with her parents. T T F

  9. 5. In the UK, students can choose to stop studying any subject. 6. The cake made by Wei Hua did not taste good. 7. Wei Hua is now back in Manchester again. F F F

  10. Detailed Reading I. Read the article again and try to answer these questions in short sentences. 1.What should the students spend much time on? 2.Why was it a struggle for Wei Hua to remember the names of her classmates? Study. Because they had to move to different classrooms for different classes.

  11. 3. Why did Wei Hua find her homework difficult at first? 4. Who gave Wei Hua a lot of support in her studies? Because all the homework was in English. The teachers.

  12. 5. How did Wei Hua manage to improve her English? 6. What do the British like eating at the end of dinner? She used English every day and spent an hour each day reading Englishbooks. Dessert.

  13. II. Read the text again and choose the best answers to the questions below. 1. Which of the following statements is true according to the text?

  14. A. What the headmaster told them sounded like what she used to hear in China. B. She used to get up at 8 am 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 chose Woodwork.

  15. 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.

  16. 3. Which of the following has the closest meaning to “I could e-mail 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.

  17. Consolidation Talk about the topics mentioned in the text 1. teachers 2. students 3. friends 4. subjects 5. homework 6. grades 7. activities 8. food 9. school rules 10.school hours 11.school assembly 12.Woodwork class

  18. Fill in the form School starts around 9 a.m. and ends about 3.30 p.m. The headmaster told us about the rules of the school and also the best way to earn respect from the school

  19. Mr. Heywood, Miss Burke 29, the average size We had to move to different classrooms for different classes; we also had different students in some classes

  20. Not as heavy as in old 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 drop some subjects

  21. Read English books in the library; went to the Computer Club at lunchtime; had an extra French class on Tuesday evenings; cooking; held class party at the end of the term Made a small table

  22. Very different; eat lots of desserts after main meals Played on the school field; football or just relaxed

  23. Careful reading Find these new words in the article and guess their meanings from the context. • attend 2. challenging 3.extra 4. earn 5.prepare 6. drop 7. desserts

  24. Match the words with the correct definitions. 1. attend 2. challenging 3. extra e. more than usual a. difficult in an interesting way that tests your ability d. go to

  25. f. sweet food eaten at the end of a meal b. make someone ready c. give up g. get something because you have done something good 4. earn 5. prepare 6. drop 7. desserts

  26. practice A British student has read Wei Hua’s article and wants to become her pen friend. Complete his letter to Wei Hua using the words listed on page 5.

  27. Check the answers Dear Wei Hua, I am a high school student in the UK. I have just read your article about your __________ in the UK. I would very much like to be your pen friend. experiences

  28. First of all, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Daniel Adams. I am studying at Southampton High. My favourite subject is English _________. I am interested in reading novels. I’ve read all the Harry Potter books. At the weekend, I like playing football and surfing theInternet. Maybe you can Literature

  29. give me your e-mail address, so next time I can e-mail you. I do like eating _______ after meals as you mentioned in your article. This morning, at assembly, our __________ talked to us about Chinese history, and I thought of you immediately. I didn’t realize how desserts headmaster

  30. ________ schools in the UK arefrom schools in Chinauntil I read your article. Students in the UK don’t have many chances to learn about Chinese high schools. Would you please write and tell me more? I’m very interested in knowing what ___ is like in a Chinese high school. different life

  31. I am _________ to travel to China with my parents next summer.Would you please be my guideif I travel to your city? I hope the magazine will pass this letter to you soon! Best wishes, Daniel Adams preparing

  32. Further Discussion 1. Prepare to interview Wei Hua. What else do you want to know about her school life in the UK? 2. Imagine your own school life in the UK. If you were sent to study in a high school in the UK, what would be the biggest challenge?

  33. Language points

  34. 1. Going to a British high school for one year was a very enjoyable and exciting experience for me. 1)experience[U]经验 eg. Have you had any experience in work of this sort? 你对这工作有经验吗? Experience comes from practice. 经验来源于实践。

  35. She is a teacher with more than 20 years’ experience in teaching. 她是一位有20年教学经验的老师。 2) [C] 经历 eg. The car accident was a terrible experience to him. 那起交通事故对他来说是一次可怕 的经历。

  36. Jumping from the flying plane is an unforgettable experience.从正在飞翔的飞机上跳下来是一个难忘的经历。 3) vt体验 eg. He experienced the greatest hardship for the first time in his life. 他第一次体验他人生中的最大困 苦。

  37. Experiencing pain is as valuable as experiencing pleasure. 体验痛苦跟体验快乐同样珍贵。 4) experienced adj 有经验的如: an experienced doctor 有经验的医生 5) be experienced in (doing ) sth如: He is experienced in teaching. 他对教学有经验。

  38. 2. I was very happy with the school hours in Britain. 1) be happy with= be pleased with 对……满意。如: I’m pleased with his new house. They are happy about / over / with the result of the exam. 2) be happy to do sth 乐于做某事 如: I shall be happy to accept your invitation.

  39. 3. This means I could get up an hour later than usual… 1) mean doing sth意味着做某事 mean to do sth打算做某事 eg. If you miss this train, that will mean waiting for another 30 minutes. 如果你错过了这班火车,那就意味 着你还要等30分钟。 He meant to cause trouble. 他是存心惹麻烦。

  40. 2) usual a.通常的,普通的,平常的。如: Let’s meet again at the usual place. 咱们在老地方见吧。 than usual用于比较级之后,意为“比平常……”。如: He got up a little earlier than usual. 他比平常早起了些。 as usual 跟往常一样, 平常, 照常。如:

  41. As usual he forgot to make his bed after he got up. 跟往常一样,他起床之后忘了叠被了。 as is usual with…和……平日那样。如: As is usual with him, he was late for school today. 和平日一样,他今天又迟到了。

  42. 4. He also told us that the best way to earn respect from the school was to work hard and achieve high grades. • earnv.挣得,搏得 • earningsn. 所得收入earn one’s living自行谋生

  43. eg. The workers earned less money because they had to pay medical insurance. 因为工人要交医疗保险,所以他们赚得的钱就少了。 The old man earned his living as a fisherman.这老人以捕鱼为生。

  44. As we know, it’s his honesty that earned the admiration of his friends. 正如我们所知,正是他的诚实得到了朋友们的赞扬。 It’s said that a person’s intelligence and abilities have a direct effect on his or her earnings. 据说一个人的收入与其智商及能力有直接的关系。

  45. 比较:earn, gain, win earn 指为钱(或任何其他报酬)而工作,含有“报酬是应得”的含义。 win 指在竞争、战争、比赛中获胜,并可能由此得到奖赏。 gain指获得有用和需要的东西,常用于与钱没关系的场合。如:

  46. He has earned a lot of money by working part-time job. 他通过做兼职,已经挣了好多钱。 He wants to winatrip to Europe in that competition, but he will be happy if he gets a new bicycle. 他想在那场比赛中得到一个去欧洲的旅游奖,但是如果他能得到一辆新自行车,他会非常高兴。

  47. She gained enough experience while working for the newspaper. 她在为那家报社工作期间取得了足够的经验。 2)respect 用作不可数名词 A. 意为“尊敬, 敬意”,与for连用。如: The children showed respect for old people. 儿童向老人表示敬意。

  48. I have great respect for him. 我很尊敬他。 B. 意为“尊重,重视,顾虑, 关心”。与介词for或to搭配使用。如: We must have respect for the opinions of others. 我们必须尊重/顾虑他人的意见。 C.在表示“(事情的某一)点,方面”时用作可数名词。如:

  49. She is right in every respect/in many respects. 她各方面都对。 respects意为“致意,问好,请安”。如: Give your father my respects. 代我向令尊致意。 in no respect无论哪方在都不……in respect to/of…= with respect to…关于如:

  50. I learned nothing with respect to it. 关于这件事,我没听说。 without respect to…不管……, 不顾……如: He did it without respect to the result. 他不顾后果做了那件事。 respectvt. 尊敬, 尊重, 重视 如: I respect you for your honesty. 由于你为人正直,我对你十分敬重。