I Content and Time Allotment Unit One X__sports The first period About X__sports II Objective: Students will be able to 1. conduct a series of reading,speaking listening and writing activities related to the theme of the unit 2. grasp the Difficulties: Difficulties: key language points and grammatical structures of the unit III Focus and likes & dislikes Describing experiences Language focus: X_sports keen experience be fond of go in for be crazy about be on be popular with have a lot of guts etc. Grammar focus: the usage of Noun IV Teaching Methods and Relative Means: Lecturing Pair work Group discussion
What kind of sports are called X-sports? The breathtaking, thrilling and stimulating,exciting sports, such as rafting, snowboarding, skydiving, motocross, surfing, rock-climbing and bungee jumping, are called X-sports.
Forms of X-sports rafting snowboarding skydiving motocross surfing rock-climbing bungee jumping winter swimming skateboarding(skurfing) skiing caving
Tapescript Mike: Lily, what sports do you usually take part in? Lily: I go in for skiing. Mike: Oh! My goodness, no one goes skiing any more now. Thats for the old folks! Lily: Well, what sports do you usually do? Mike: I usually go snowboarding with my friends on weekends. Lily: It sounds great. Mike: Yeah. Im really fond of snowboarding. Its an extremely exciting sport. The winds are so strong, and the boards can go as fast as 50 miles an hour. Lily: And what else do you like? Mike: Rock-climbing, rafting and skateboarding.
Language points Go in for E.g. Tom goes in for beach volleyball. Be fond of E.g. Many young people in China are fond of hip-hop.( I like doing sth. I am fond of … I go in for … I am crazy about…
Tapescript John: Hi, long time no see, Bill. Bill: Yeah, its been quite a long time. How are things with you? John: Im quite good, and you? Bill:Fine. What are you going to do on Sunday? John: Im going to go skydiving. Bill: It sounds like a great idea. I watched this X- sport on TV last week. The performance really fantastic. Could I go with you? John: Sure. Bill: That will be great! Thanks, see you on Sunday.
Bungee Jumping Bungee jumping is a very new X-sport, but it has become popular all over the world. The number of the fans of this extremely exciting sport is increasing each year. Bungee jumping looks like fun. It makes me nervous just to watch someone do it. One certainly needs to have a lot of guts to jump one thousand feet above the water with only a rope tied to your legs. It scares me just to think about it. However, it is something I really want to do one day. Some people think Im crazy. They say that to jump is foolish enough and that to pay for it is a kind of madness. I dont agree. For me, to live a short and exciting life is far better than to live a long but boring one. What do you think?
Language points They say that to jump is foolish enough and that to pay for it is a kind of madness. ----They say that it is foolish enough to jump and that it is a kind of madness to pay for it. to live a short and exciting life is far better than to live a long but boring one. ----It is far better to live a short and exciting life than to live a long but boring one.
Language points It makes me nervous just to watch someone do it. ----Just to watch someone do it makes me nervous. It scares me just to think about it. ---- Just to think about it scares me.
In X-sport 1 tapescript and key to L1. Much like skiing, snowboarding is an interesting and exciting boardsport on snow, but came about as an idea for a combination of surfing and skateboarding. Snowboarding is becoming a more and more popular winter sport throughout the world.. You just put a board to your feet and slide down a snow- covered mountain.
Key to L2. 1. The conversation is concerned about outdoor sports. 2. There are some new outdoor sports such as caving, ice climbing, whitewater rafting and mountain crossing. 3. Jack has taken part in outdoor training courses in a club. 4. Jack thinks outdoor sports are very exciting, full of surprise.
Tapescript of L3 Susan: Hi! Jack. I heard you are really good at outdoor sports, Can you tell me something about that? Jack: Sure, Id love to. There are some new outdoor sports such as caving, ice climbing, whitewater rafting and mountain crossing. Susan: Have you ever experienced any of them? Hack: Yes, I once went to take part in outdoor training courses in a club. The activities are exciting, full of surprise and are also very popular right now with the young. You should have a try. Susan: Yes, Im very interested in it. Ill try them later.