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1Unit 3 – Lesson 2 What Animal Are You? Taught by Tony Ron华师大杨行附中 阮海东
2mousepigoxdog12 Earthly Branches(Di Zi / 地支)tigerroosterrabbitIt’s a very cute animal with long ears, red eyes and a short tail.monkeythe year of the (monkey)a (monkey) persondragonIt doesn’t exist in real life. It stands for loyalty(王权) in ancient China.attribute 特性goatsnakehorse
3sociable. They are also clever, skillful, creative The Year Of The Monkey1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 People born in the Year of the Monkey aresociable. They are also clever, skillful, creativeand can solve the most difficult problems easily. There are many fields in which Monkey people would be successful but they have a worrying habit of being too pleasant. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged (气馁的) and sometimes leave their work. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Monkey people have a strong wishfor knowledge and excellent memories.
4Character & Personality NameAnimalAttributesCharacter & PersonalityMonkeysociable, clever, creative, skillful…Tonylazy, quietPaulhorseenergetic 精力充沛的，independent …hardworking, reliable 可靠的，calm 镇定的，stubborn 倔强的 …Joanoxhardworking (work like a dog)Motherdoghardworking, loyal …Questions: 1. In which animal year was Paul born?2.What are horse people like?3.What animal is Paul’s sister Joan?4. What are ox people like?5.What about Paul’s mother?
5Hi, Joan, Do you know you are an ox. I’m not kidding Hi, Joan, Do you know you are an ox? I’m not kidding. My friend, Wang Hua,told me that the Chinese use ________ to ____the years. They are mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, ______, ______, horse, ______, monkey, _______, dog and pig. You were born in That’s the _____ of the ____. So you are an ox. The Chinese believe that ox people are hardworking, _______ , _____ but sometimes _______ Guess what animal I am? I am a _____. That’s why I am always so ________ and __________ We often say Mum works ____ a _____. Now I know the reason – she is a dog Don’t you think the Chinese Animal Years are interesting?Paul12 animalscountdragonsnakegoatroosteroxyearreliablecalmstubbornhorseenergeticindependentlikedog
6Interview Paul: What animal…? Mingming: I’m a… Paul: What are…like? creativehardworkingreliablestrongsweet,pleasantconfidentwiseindependentenergeticshysociableproudloyalfunny, patientPaul: What animal…?Mingming: I’m a…Paul: What are…like?Mingming: I think …Paul: Do you feel happy being …?Mingming: Not really.Paul: What animal do you want to be,then?Mingming: I’d like to be …Paul: Why?Mingming: Because I believe…Paul: What animal…?Mingming: I’m a…Paul: What are…like?Mingming: I think …Paul: Do you feel happy being …?Mingming: Not really.Paul: What animal do you want to be, then?Mingming: I’d like to be …Paul: Why?Mingming: Because I believe…
7ReportMy friend Mingming is a monkey. People say a monkey person is sociable. But he doesn’t like being a monkey. Instead, he wants to be a horse because he believes that horse people are independent and energetic.
8Character & Personality ConclusionNameAnimalAttributesCharacter & PersonalityTonyMonkeysociable, clever, creative, skillful…lazy, quietPaulhorseenergetic , independent …hardworking, reliable，calm，stubborn …Joanoxhardworking (work like a dog)Motherhardworking, royal …dogWhat do you mean by…?be born in the year of the …What animal are you?What be … like?
9More than 3,000 years ago, Chinese ancestors invented the 10 Tian Gan (or heavenly stems) and 12 Di Zhi (or 12 earthly branches) for chronological purpose. Later, people used 12 animals to symbolize the 12 earthly branches in order to make things easier to memorize and the animals in order are the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
10Homework Conduct a survey among your friends or family members. (P106) Search more information about the Chinese Animal YearsWebsites for reference:
12The text tells us (that) she works like a dog. She is hardworking.[character & personality]Do you think if a dog is faithful to its master?It is loyal. [attribute]
13What do you mean by…? use… to count the year. Chinese Animal Years 1969196819671966Chinese Animal Years
14It is yellow and black. it lives in a forest It is yellow and black. it lives in a forest. It can kill people and eat them up.It is a small tree-climbing animal with a long tail. It looks like a human being.It is cold-blooded and usually sleeps in winter. Some of them have sharp poisonous teeth.It is little and it often comes out to eat things at night. Some people hate it, but others like it because it’s very popular in cartoons.