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Welcome to our class!
Chucks Friend Teaching aims: The importance of friendship Emphasis : Learning skills Teaching methods: Communicative & task-based teaching / learning Teaching aids : Computers Language skills: Listening, speaking & reading
a 5-star friend (qualities) kind loyal friendly helpful wise handsome smart funny a 5-star friend (qualities) Task 1 Free talk Think out some adjectives to describe a five-star friend.
1. Someone who is _________ about something is completely truthful about it and does not hide anything. 2. Someone who is _________ is willing to do something dangerous. 3. Someone who is ________ is true to their friends, or their country. 4. Someone who is ________ is able to use their experience and knowledge to make right decisions. 5. A man who is good-looking is _________. 6. Someone who is _________ is pleasantly neat( ) and clean in appearance. honest brave loyal wise handsome smart
Make sentences about your own friends, using the given adjectives. Example: My friend Alan is. He once saved the life of a little girl who had fallen into a lake. My friend Bob is. He wouldn't talk to Charles whom I don't like at all. honest brave loyal My friend Jack is. He never tells lies.
My friend David is. He always gives me the best advice. My friend George is a handsome boy, but he doesn't like to study and always dreams of becoming a model. My friend Harry is a smart student. He always asks good questions in class. wise handsome smart
Say something about your best friend. I have a good friend. He is always dressed neatly and cleanly. He looks like Zhou Runfa. He never tells lies, or he is always ready to help. He is not afraid of danger or difficulty. He always has very clever ideas when others do not know what to do.
Task 2 Pre-reading What do you need if you want to make a fire ? see your own face? cut a pencil? hear news? cook some cookies ? shoot a running animal? cut wood? to be away from the rain? tie the hands of a thief? know the directions ?
Suggested answers: 1. I think a knife would be the most useful item, because I could use it to kill animals and cut the meat. It could also be used to cut wood. 2. I also think a box of matches would be useful because I could use the matches to make fire. If I had a fire, I could cook food, stay warm and keep wild animals away. More importantly, if someone saw the fire, they would come and save me.
3. I think a book would be more useful than a radio, because you don't need batteries to read. And when I read, I would learn about life and the world and forget my loneliness.
Task 3 Reading Enjoy some wonderful pictures from the famous film Cast Away!
What do you want to know from the film? The film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks, describes a mans struggle with loneliness and his journey towards self-knowledge. The film shows us how Chuck, a busy manager who never has enough time, ends up on an island with nothing but time. He manages to survive on the island and he realizes the importance of friends and friendship. The text, describes his experience and the lessons he learns from his unusual friend, Wilson.
Guess, skim ( ) and answer: 1 Who is my friend Wilson 2 Why did Chuck Noland treat Wilson as his friend A volleyball he calls Wilson. He feels very lonely when he is alone on the deserted island. In order to survive, he develops a friendship with an unusual friend a volleyball he calls Wilson.
Scan and answer: 1 What is Cast Away? 2 Where does the story take place 3 How many people stay there 4 How long does Chuck stay there 5 What does Chuck do in order to survive 6 What does Chuck learn about himself when he is alone on the island? The name of a film. On a deserted island. No one. Five years. He learns how to collect water, hunt for food, and make fire. More importantly, he learns to live without friends.
6 What does Chuck learn about himself when he is alone on the island? He learns a lot about himself when he is alone on the island. For example, he comes to realize that friendship is important in his life, that he hasnt been a good friend, and that he should care more about his friends.
Careful reading and understanding the text 1. Tom Hanks _____________. A. is a successful businessman B. doesn't have much free time C. is the main actor in the movie Cast Away D. had a plane accident over the Pacific 2. A deserted island ____________. A. has no post office on it B. lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean C. is an empty place where nobody lives D. is a place where plane crashes are most likely to happen
3. To be short of is what makes it most difficult for Chuck to live on the island. A. volleyballs B. fresh water C. friendship D. enough food 4. After 5 years alone on the island, Chuck would probably disagree that _________. A. a good friend should never think about himself B. people can make friends with some unusual things like animals C. friends are the people who can share your happiness and sorrow D. as a good friend, you must give as much as you take
5. Which can be learned from the last paragraph of the passage? A. Everyone need an unusual friend. B. Friends can learn from each other. C. A friend in need is a friend indeed. D. Animals and things can make better friends than human beings.
1. Tom Hanks _____________. A. is a successful businessman B. doesn't have much free time C. is the main actor in the movie Cast Away D. had a plane accident over the Pacific 2. A deserted island ____________. A. has no post office on it B. lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean C. is an empty place where nobody lives D. is a place where plane crashes are most likely to happen C C
3. To be short of is what makes it most difficult for Chuck to live on the island. A. volleyballs B. fresh water C. friendship D. enough food 4. After 5 years alone on the island, Chuck would probably disagree that _________. A. a good friend should never think about himself B. people can make friends with some unusual things like animals C. friends are the people who can share your happiness and sorrow D. as a good friend, you must give as much as you take C A
5. Which can be learned from the last paragraph of the passage? A. Everyone need an unusual friend. B. Friends can learn from each other. C. A friend in need is a friend indeed. D. Animals and things can make better friends than human beings. B
Student-centered vocabulary learning: 1) Make a list of words and expressions from the text that you want to learn. 2) Try to understand the words or expressions (either by using clues, pair work, or group discussion).
What is the text about? Cast Away play survive deserted challenge share unusual such as
What is the text about? The picture shows a man who lives like a wild man, alone. He has to take care of himself. The title says that the text is about Chucks friend. Guess by using clues
Cast Away The words are in italics, so I know that it must be the name of a film or a book. I can probably skip the word and look it up in the dictionary later. If I read the text I will learn that the film is about a man who has to live alone on an island, away from his friends, because of an accident, so I can guess that Cast Away refers to the man in the story and his situation. The dictionary says to be left alone on an island after your ship has sunk. clues (form) + skip + clues (context) + look up
play Tom Hanks is a famous actor. He plays a man named Chuck Noland in the film Cast Away. I can guess that plays means acts. context
survive When airplanes crash (fall down), most people die. If, like Chuck, they dont die, they go on living, so I can guess that to survive means to go on living. context + world knowledge
deserted context The text tells me that Chuck lands on a deserted island. The text also tells me that there are no people on the island, so I can guess that a deserted place means a place where there are no people.
challenge context The text tells me that there are different challenges in Chucks life he has to collect water, hunt for food, and learn to survive without friends. I can guess that a challenge is something difficult that you have to do.
share context + look up I know that I like to talk to my friends when I am happy or sad. If I am sad, talking to a friend makes me feel better. I can guess that to share happiness or sorrow means something like tell others about how I feel or make others understand how I feel. The dictionary says that share means to have the same interest or feeling as someone else.
unusual form I know that usual means something that happens all the time or normal. If I know that the prefix un- means not, I can guess that unusual means not normal or strange.
such as context A lucky pen and a diary are examples of favourite objects, so I can guess that such as means for example or like.
1 Chuck Noland, a successful businessman, lands on a deserted island after a plane crash. 2 Chuck has to learn basic survival skills on the island. In order to deal with his loneliness, Chuck develops a friendship with a volleyball he calls Wilson. Summary
3 Five years life on the island teaches Chuck the importance of having friends and being a good friend. Wilson may just be a volleyball, but their friendship is real and in some ways better than Chucks friendships in the past. 4 Human friends and unusual friends are important in our life. Friends and friendship help us understand who we are and what we should do for each other.
Task 4 Post-reading 1) If you found yourself like Chuck, suddenly alone on that island, would you try to kill yourself? If so, after how long? 2) What would be harder? The physical challenge of getting enough food and water, or the emotional ( ) challenge of being alone all the time?
3) What would be the hardest part about being out of touch with society ( )? 4) The text talks about giving and taking. How do friends give and take? 5) What does friendship teach us? Having no friends / being lonely. We must give as much as we take. Friendship teaches us who we are and what we should do for each other.