Teaching Objectives Students Become familiar with historical sites in Beijing Be able to make the conversations at the Means of Traveling Become familiar with Forbidden City Students Understand some sentence structures and patterns
Teaching Approaches Let the students read the materials about Purple Forbidden City Introduce the historical sites in Beijing Discuss the means of traveling Homework Tell something about Purple Forbidden City Describe briefly the Palace Museum
Focus on Historical Sites Means of Traveling 2 Passages
Time Allocations Framework Conceptual A Historical Sites (3 periods) Means of Traveling (3 periods) Unit 3 Historical Sites
Teaching Difficulties Usages Difficulties The New Words Some Useful Expressions
Step1 Leading in How much do you know about the Forbidden City? What is the architectural value of the Forbidden? What do you know about the Forbidden City after 1911? We have learnt about its history, its geographic location, and its architectural. The Forbidden City is one of the architectural wonders of the world. The last dynasty fell in 1911, but Emperor Puyi still lives in the inner court. In 1925, it was converted into a museum and opened to the public.
Step 2 Learn New Words and Expressions concubine n. convert v. eunuch n. imperial a. inaccessible a. tip n. inscribe v. off-limits n. panoramic a. relic n. supreme a. testimony n.
The former palaces outer court and its inner court. How many parts does the Forbidden City consist of?
Could you make a guess why there are 9999 rooms in the Forbidden City, no more and no less?
Why did the eunuch appear as servant in the inner court? ? The emperor had so many concubines and maids, so he was afraid that some might have affairs with the male servants. For this reason, the Eunuch appeared to serve for the emperor, the empress and the concubines. Answers
What are the ranks of the concubines? The first three grade concubines were: Empress(first grade), Guifei (second grade), Bin (third grade).
Step 4 Learn the Patterns and Structures Grammar: Parallelism( Grammar: Parallelism( ) : It stands in the center of Beijing, covering square meters, owning 800 buildings and 9999 rooms, constituting a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Step 2 Learn New Words and Expressions concubine n. convert v. eunuch n. imperial a. inaccessible a. inscribe v. off-limits n. panoramic a. relic n.
Step 3 Read the Passage and Discuss How many parts does the Forbidden City consist of? Why did the eunuch appear as servant in the inner court? What do you know about the Forbidden City after 1911? The former palaces outer court and its inner court. The emperor had so many concubines and maids, so he was afraid that some might have affairs empress and the concubines. The last dynasty fell in 1011,but Emperor Puyi still lived in the inner court. In 1925, it was converted into a museum and opened to the public.
Step 5 Exercises CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING Mark the following statements with T for true and F for false according to the passage. ( ) 1. All of the emperors of Ming and Qing lived in the Forbidden City. ( ) 2. The highest civil and military officers could enter the Forbidden City without good reason. ( ) 3. The construction of the Forbidden City was finished during the Ming Dynasty. ( ) 4. The emperor dealt with the government affairs in the inner court. ( ) 5. The common people have been allowed to enter and settle down in the Forbidden City after ( ) 6. Every concubine of the emperor was interviewed by the emperor himself. ( ) 7. Visitors can take photos in the Forbidden City. ( ) 8. The concubines could marry other man after the emperor died. F F F T F F F T
Listening and Speaking: Listening Practice Step 1 Leading in Pretend you are a tourist, how do you like to travel, by air, by bus, by train, by ship or by bike? Why?
Step 2 Learn New Words and Expressions booking agency cabin carriage charge chart computer screen deck departure time harbor moving belt booking agency cabin carriage charge chart computer screen deck departure time harbor moving belt
Step 2 Learn New Words and Expressions birth confirmation platform security check sign sleeper special waiting hall taxi service center traffic X-ray machine X birth confirmation platform security check sign sleeper special waiting hall taxi service center traffic X-ray machine X
Step 3 Listen to the Dialogues and Practice Sample Conversation 1: Train (The Jordan have visited Xian. They are at Xian Railway Station for getting on the train to Suzhou.) (A: Clerk B: Mr. Jordan C: Conductor)
Step 3 Listen to the Dialogues and Practice SampleConversation2:Taxi The Jordans are going to Beijing Airport next day. Mr.Jordan wants to make a taxi reservation by telephone. (A: Clerk of the Taxi Service Center B: Mr. Jordan )
Step 4 Learn Useful Expressions and Patterns USEFUL EXPRESSIONS AND PATTERNS They have to go through the X- ray machine for security check. Will you put your bags on the moving belt for? How much will the taxi charge? It will take one hour to get to the airport by car from the hotel. Traveling by ship is usually less expensive than by plane. My children enjoy the half fare. They are sounding the siren. I want to book a taxi for tomorrow morning.
Step 4 Learn Useful Expressions and Patterns Otherwise your reservation will be cancelled. First class or economy class? What is the time due for the morning flight? May I inquire the departure time? Would you please tell me the boarding gate for Express 79 to Suzhou? Show me your tickets, please. Id like to make a flight reservation to Xian on Sep18th. There is no ticket available on that day. USEFUL EXPRESSIONS AND PATTERNS
Step 5 Exercises Complete the following conversation by making sentences with the key words orally. (A: ticket clerk B : Mr. Jordan C: Mrs. Jordan) A: Good morning. May I help you? B: Good morning. Id like to get a transfer to Huangshan please. A:_____________________________________? (What train, book) B: Wed like to book sleepers. Are they available? A: Let me see.________________________________ _______________________________________(todays sleepers, sell out; only two sleepers, for tomorrow; how many, you, want) B: Four sleepers. A:Sorry.___________________________________________ _______________________(if, you, want, four sleepers, only, the day after tomorrow) What train tickets do you want to book? Todays sleepers are all sold out. There are only two sleepers for tomorrow. How many do you want? If you want four sleepers, you can only have sleepers for the day after tomorrow.
Step 5 Exercises B: There only two sleepers for tomorrow available. If we want to book four sleepers, only tickets for the day after tomorrow are available. What do you think of it, darling? C: In the case of tour sleepers, well have to stay in Shanghai for almost three days. Dont you think its too long? A: Yes. Lets take two sleepers for tomorrow. Betty and Marry can share the sleepers with us. C: O.K. Just two sleepers and two hard seats for tomorrow. A: ________________________________________________ (140RMB yuan, for the sleeper, 82 RMB yuan, for the hard seat) B: Here you are. A: Thank you.___________________________(here, are, thickets, change) 140 RMB yuan for the sleeper and 82 RMB yuan for the hard seat. Here are the tickets and the change.
Speaking Practice Dialogue 1 A: a tour guide; B: Jack The tour guide is showing Jack around the ancient city of Pingyao. They are walking along Nandajie Street. Jack has a special interest in the ancient Chinese architecture. Dialogue 2 The tour guide continues to introduce the glory of banking business and security company Tongxinggong Armed Escort Company in Pingyao.
Complete the following sentences by translating the Chinese provided in the blankets into English. Homework 1. Id like to __________________________________ Therere _______________________. 3. You will ____________________________ _______________ It takes ___________________________________ book five airline tickets from Beijing to Kunming on the morning of the Sep. 17th. have to reconfirm your reservation 36 hours ahead of the taking-off time. no air tickets to Sanya available. one hour and twenty minutes from the hotel to the airport by taxi.
Complete the following sentences by translating the Chinese provided in the blankets into English. Homework 5. Mr. Green _____________________________ 6 6. From which platform _____________________. 7. Youll have to__________________________. 8. Travelling by air _______________________. has reserved a taxi to take him from the hotel to the airport at six oclock tomorrow morning. does the Taiyuan train here? change the Huangshan train at Shanghai. is much quicker than by train.
Homework for today II. Learn to communicate in the given situation. (A: tour guide B: Mr. Jordan) Mr. and Mrs. Jordan are interested in riding a bicycle. So Mr. Jordan asked the tour guide to help him to rent bicycles from the hotel. They are talking about the advantages of riding a bicycle. The following expressions may be used for your practice I find riding a bicycle very interesting. Riding a bicycle interests me a great deal. I have much interest in riding a bicycles. Im not very interested in riding a bicycles Ive heard that China is a kingdom of bicycles. Do you go to work by bicycle every day? Its a good exercise to ride a bicycle. Traveling by bicycle has other advantages.