2 Session 1 (90-100 minutes) Listen and Talk Read and Explore Passage A Session TasksListen and TalkRead and Explore Passage A
3 Lead-in Dialogue Samples Communicative Tasks Listen and Talk
4 Lead-in Task 1 Catching the missing information 1. What kind of music do you like?2. Which songs do you think reflect your dreamof love or friendship?Task 1 Catching the missing informationLead-in questions
6 Listen and complete friends. Young people often dream of love and listen to love songs. One love song says “Love makes the world go round,” and another says “Love is all there is.” These words may _______too romantic. Love is important, but so are other_______________. That’s why we sing “Auld Lang Syne” to _______our friends.
7 Listen and complete What are your views of love and friendship, and what do you ________of them in the future? Do youknow a song that _________your own dreams of loveor friendship? If a love song or rosy dream could______in your relationships, what would it be?
8 Listen and check sound relationships honor friends. Young people often dream of love and listen to love songs. One love song says “Love makes the world go round,” and another says “Love is all there is.” These words may _______too romantic. Love is important, but so are other_______________. That’s why we sing “Auld Lang Syne” to _______our soundrelationshipshonorfriends.
9 Listen and check What are your views of love and friendship, and what do you ________of them in the future? Do youknow a song that _________your own dreams of loveor friendship? If a love song or rosy dream could____________in your relationships, what would it be?expectdescribescome true
10 Exploring vocabularyWork in pairs to pick out the words and expressions relatedto the unit topic.dream oflove songsound romanticrosy dream
11 Lead-in Task 2 Talking about pictures Work in groups to talk about the pictures on Page 145. You may use the words and expressions you’velearned from the listening passage.
12 Dialogue Samples Dialogue 1 Meeting on Campus Lead-in question What do you usually talk about with a new friendof yours?
13 Dialogue Sample StudyRead the first dialogue in pairs and tell us Daniel’s problem in meeting a new friend, esp. a girl, andwhat he says to Yu Feng.
14 What’s Daniel’s problem and what does he say? Do I need an introduction?Can you introduce me to them?I’d feel a little outnumbered to approach them alone.I’m not quite sure how to introduce myself to strangers in China.
15 What does Yu Feng say to him? How does he introduce Daniel to his cousin?My cousin Xia Lin is here, and she’s a freshman just like you. I could introduce you to her and some of her friends.Oh, come on, man! China is not so traditional anymore. You can speak for yourself.Oh, Xia Lin, I didn’t notice you beside me. This is my friend Daniel. He wants to meet you and some of your friends.
16 What do they say when Daniel and Xia Lin are introduced to each other? Hi. I’m just a freshman. You call me Dan.I’m a freshman, too, and so are all the other people in my group.
17 Listen and read Dialogue 1 Making Friends Yu Feng:a sophomoreDan:a freshmanXia Lin:a freshmanThey are at a party where the sophomores are helping to welcome the new freshmen.
18 Listen and imitate Dialogue 1 Making Friends Yu Feng:a sophomoreDan:a freshmanXia Lin:a freshmanThey are at a party where the sophomores are helping to welcome the new freshmen.
19 Dialogue Samples Lead-in question Dialogue 2 At a weddingLead-in questionHave you ever attended a wedding of an American friend? How different do you find they are from usat a wedding?ReferenceWedding etiquette, procedure and so on.
20 Dialogue Sample StudyRead the second dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences that show the differences in relationship between young people in China and America.
21 Which sentences?Young people in America don’t always take time to become good friends before trying to decide if they’re in love.People in China are more patient.Maybe they (people in China) can deal with more complex relationships, with more room for both love and friendship.They (relationships in China) last long time, too.We (Americans) make new friends much more often, and may forget the old ones.
22 Listen and read Dialogue 2 At a Wedding Li Ping: Chinese student John: Foreign studentLi Ping, a Chinese studentis talking to John, a foreignstudent.
23 Listen and imitate Dialogue 2 At a Wedding Li Ping: Chinese student John:Foreign studentLi Ping, a Chinese studentis talking to John, a foreignstudent.
25 Task 1 Making FriendsSituation: Daniel and Xia Lin have just met at a party for freshmen. Continue their conversation from the previous example until they become better acquainted and make up plans for further developing their friendship.RoleARoleBDanielXia Lin
26 Work in pairs to do Task 1. Five minutes later some pairs of you are expected to role-play the task, and then the others will be invited to make comments on your performance. The comments should involve the presentation of the real-life situation and the Englishyou use for making friends.
27 A B Task 2 On Relationships Situation: A Chinese student and an American student are talking about their friends and some of the differences between friendships in the two countries. They each have many questions. Think of some answers they might give.RoleARoleBAn American studentA Chinese student
28 Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2 Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2. You may use the following tips.Do you have a best friend or a special friend?When and how did you first meet?Have you made some new friends lately? How did you meet them?Do you often exchange letters or s with your friends ?Do you like to send (phone/computer) messages to your friends?Do your friends enjoy group activities? Which ones do they like most?
29 Read and ExplorePassage A Freshman FriendshipLexical Preparation
30 intimate acquaintance barely encounter Exploring vocabularyDo fast reading of Passage A and pick out the sentences containing the following target words and expressions.intimate acquaintance barely encounterreplace motion principal summarizeincline recall far from occasionally
31 Read the following sentences with the target words and expressions and see how they are used in context.1. Almost two years ago, I stood on a balcony, joined hands with my three most intimate friends and listened to one of them tell a story about four girls with different backgrounds and talents who left home and went to college at a mythical place calledHappy Valley. (Para.1)
32 2. Three months can seem like a long time when you are leaving friends and acquaintances whom you have only known for a year. Your freshman year3. Even if you have almost forgotten your freshman year roommates two years later, and barely recognize them when you encounter them in front of the gymnasium, you can never replace that year and the brand-new feeling that your first year ofmoments are irreplaceable. (Para. 6)college brings. (Para. 8)
33 4. “That’s where we grew up,” she told him, motioning toward Atherton Hall, where the four of us spent our first two years at Penn State.5. That dorm is where we learned and discussed the lessons of our freshman and sophomore years. I think the principal lesson I learned was the definition of true friendship. (Para. 11)6. That lesson can best be summarized by something Alisa and Karen told me when I was upset at the end of last semester and needed a shoulder to cry(Para. 10)on. (Para. 12)
34 7. They said no matter how far we drift apart or who else we become friends with after college, we willalways incline to recall each other first whenever8. The story Alisa told on that balcony is far from9. And occasionally they would make it back toreunions at that mythical valley and see their oldfriends, laughing about the good times. (Para. 16)we think of college. (Para. 12)over. (Para. 14)
35 Further study1. encounter v. meet or have to deal with (sth. bad, esp. adanger or a difficulty); be faced withExamplesI encountered an old friend in Rome.The more dangers we encounter, the harder should wepush forward.The young scientists encountered many difficultiesduring their exploration.
36 Further study2. replace v. take the place of; put back in the originalplaceExamplesWe’ve replaced the old adding machine with acomputer.Nothing can replace a mother’s love and care.When you have finished using the axe, please replaceit.
37 Further study 3. motion v. to signal with a movement, usu. with the handn. (manner of) movingExamplesHe opened the door and motioned me to come in.The object is no longer in motion.
38 Further study 4. summarize v. to make a short general statement of the main points of (something longeror more detailed)ExamplesHis talk summarized recent trends in philosophy.She summarized the aims of the new party in acouple of sentences.
39 Further study5. incline v. influence or encourage (someone) or tend toincline to sthincline to do sthhave a particular feeling, belief, etc.ExamplesI inclined to another point of view.What he said inclined me to think that he will agree toour plan.
40 Further study 6. recall v. bring back to the mind; order sb to return (from a place)ExamplesI recalled seeing him.As you may recall, he was in hospital then.The ambassador was recalled from his post.
41 Using the vocabularyMake sentences with the following words and expressions, three minutes later you’ll read yourcompare … to even after far fromno matter how succeed insentences to the class.
42 Assignment1. Pair taskRole-play Communicative task 2 according to the topic and the situation of the task. Performance in class is necessary in the next session.2. Individual tasksLearn by heart the new words of Passage A.Listen to and read Passage A aloud for at least two times.3. Group tasksDo the pre-reading exercise of Passage A in groups.Analyze the structure of Passage A in groups.
44 Session 2 (90-100 minutes) Session Tasks Role-playing of Communicative Task 2Passage A Freshman Friendship
45 Role-playingRole-play Communicative Task 2. First in groups and then to the class. Some pairs will be invited to make comments.
46 Passage A Freshman Friendship Read and ExplorePassage A Freshman Friendship
47 How to Learn Consolidation Practice Language Focus Related Information Warm-up QuestionsClass DiscussionContent AwarenessLanguage Focus
48 Related Information 1. Roommates and Majors in American Colleges Freshman roommates are usually assigned randomly,with no attention to their majors, and may have little incommon with one another either academically or personally. They may take none of the same classes, and do not have to choose their majors the first year. In future years it’s very easy to change roommates, and in the junior or senior year it’s quite common for students to move to off-campus apartments. So there’s much less likelihood that freshman roommates will becomelifelong friends.
49 Related Information 2. American and Chinese Friendships Americans are very adapt at making new friends, while Chinese people are very skillful at keeping their old friends. The main reason for this is that Americans experience more changes in their personal circumstances, such as changing jobs, moving to another town, or getting divorced. At any given time an American may have only a few close friends but many casual acquaintances. Over the course of a lifetime an American will probably have more friends than a Chinese person has but a Chinese person may havemore lifelong friends.
50 Related Information 3. Class Reunions In many Western countries it is customary for the people who graduated from a college or school in the same year to gather periodically at the campus or in their hometown for a class reunion. It often includes parties, dinners, dancing, golfing, bowling, and other special events such as visits with former teachers. Reunions usually occur every five years, beginning five years after graduation. Certain reunions suchas the 10th, 25th, and 50th are often considered special,and are more elaborate than the others.
51 Related Information 4. Alumni Association The Alumni Association has been launchedwith the aim of encouraging former studentsto maintain links with the College and witheach other. The Association provides networkingand other benefits, and helps alumni to keepup-to-date with courses and events through theweb pages, a regular newsletter and an annualmagazine.
52 Warm-up Questions1. Was it hard for you to say goodbye to your friends at the end of high school?2. How strong are your college friendships likely to remain in your adult life? Are they stronger than your childhood friendships or your relationships with future colleagues?3. What kinds of friendships do you usually keep thelongest?
53 Content Awareness Reading task 1 Analyzing the passage structure Work in groups to exchange your ideas of how manyparts Passage A falls into.
54 Analyzing structure Structure of Passage A Division Main idea Paras. 1-3Paras. 4-5Four girls spent the last day of their freshmanyear together, looking back on their freshmanfriendship.Three months was a long time for the four girlsto leave their new friends, whom they had onlyknown for a year.
55 Analyzing structure Structure of Passage A Division Main idea Paras. 6-12ParasThe four girls learned the definition of truefriendship from each other outside of theclassroom during the first two years of college.The author believed that they would live all over the country and do the jobs they had dreamedof after graduation, but whatever happened tothem, they wouldn’t forget their freshmanfriendship.
56 Content AwarenessReading task 2 Understanding the details of each partWork in groups to discuss the following questions.
57 Content Awareness Questions for discussion (Paras. 1-3) In what year of college was the author at the timeof the article?Junior.2. Where did Alisa tell her story?On a dormitory balcony.
58 Questions for discussion (Paras. 1-3) 3. How did the four girls spend the last day of theirfreshman year?They went to the sandwich shop for the last lunchof the semester, tried on each other’s clothes,watched movies, and acted like they would never seeeach other again.
59 Question for discussion (Paras. 4-5) 4. Why was it hard for the four girls to say goodbye atthe end of the freshman year?Because they had become close friends by the end ofthe year.
60 5. How did the author think of college freshmen? Questions for discussion (Paras. 6-12)5. How did the author think of college freshmen?They were changing and growing.6. Where did Karen say she and her three friendsgrew up?In the dormitory Atherton Hall.7. What was the most important lesson they learnedfrom each other outside the classroom?The definition of true friendship.
61 Questions for discussion (Paras. 6-12) 8. What is the author’s advice to freshmen?Her advice is to cherish those moments of thefreshman year.
62 Questions for discussion (Paras.13-15) 9. What kinds of careers did the author hope herclassmates would have?Careers that require education.10. What does the author imply in the last threeparagraphs?Wherever they live and whatever jobs they takeafter graduation, they won’t forget their freshmanfriendship.
63 Reading task 3 Summarizing the passage Work in groups to write a summary of Passage A with thetips given.four girls; with different backgrounds and differenttalents; by the end of the freshman year; close friends;the last day of the freshman year; look back on;freshman friendship; hard to say goodbye; irreplaceable; grow up; in the dormitory; learn more outside the classroom; the definition of true friendship; wherever to go; whatever to do; after graduation;Tipsremember the good times.
64 ReferenceFour girls with different backgrounds and talentsbecame close friends by the end of the freshman year.They spent the last day of the year, looking back on their freshman friendship. It was hard for them to say goodbye. The freshman year moments were irreplaceable. They believed that they grew up in the dormitory, where they learned more than they learned inside the classroom. The principal lesson they learned was the definition of true friendship. And they believed wherever they went and whatever jobs they took after graduation, they wouldn’t forget their freshmanfriendship.
65 Class Discussion of Difficult Language Points Read the passage again and see if there is any sentenceor word that you still don’t understand.
66 I had spent that day together just being freshmen Do you understand?I had spent that day together just being freshmenParaphraseI had spent that merely doing typical things thatfreshmen do.ExamplesWe spent the day just walking in the park.He spent the whole night watching TV.
67 ... saying goodbye at the end of the first year can feel like saying goodbye forever.ParaphraseWhen you say goodbye at the end of the freshmanyear it’s easy to imagine you’ll never see eachother again.
68 Your freshman year moments are irreplaceable. ParaphraseYou’re only a freshman once, so you should cherish this experience.
69 You may grow completely apart from the people you spent your first year with...ParaphraseYou may end your friendship with those people you spent your first year with...
70 ... comparing them to siblings at the end of your junior year as I did. Paraphrasefeeling like they were my sisters ...
71 You will do a lot more growing up. ParaphraseYou will experience many things before you becomemature.
72 ... Karen took her hometown boyfriend Kevin on a tour around campus…ParaphraseKaren showed her boyfriend Kevin around thecampus.
73 And I have never had nor will ever have better teachers than Alisa, Karen and Gabrielle.ParaphraseI learned more about friendship from these three friends than from anyone else.
74 That lesson can best be summarized by something Alisa and Karen told me when I was upset at theend of last semester and needed a shoulder to cry on.ParaphraseThe definition of friendship was the lesson that Alisa and Karen made clear to me when I was upset at the end of last semester and they gave me some friendly concern. (Note: “that lesson” refers to “the most important lesson” as described in the earliersentence.)
75 Consolidation in Class Ex. 8 Simulated TranslationRead and compare in groups the English sentences in Ex. 8, paying attention to their italicized parts, and then translate the Chinese sentences by simulating thestructure of the English sentences.
76 Consolidation in Class 1.即使他已几乎忘记了那位姑娘的容貌，但是那位姑娘给他留下的美好记忆是永远都无法替代的。ReferenceEven if he has almost forgotten the girl’s appearance, he can never replace the goodmemories that the girl left on him.
77 Consolidation in Class 2.为了庆祝结婚25周年，他带妻子游览了巴黎。ReferenceFor their 25th wedding anniversary he took his wifeon a tour of Paris.
78 Consolidation in Class 3. 我从未有过，将来也不会有比这更好的出国深造的机会。ReferenceI have never had nor will ever have a better chance than this one to go abroad for furtherstudy.
79 Consolidation in Class 4. 他还远远不够资格做他申请的那份工作。ReferenceHe is still far from being qualified to do the jobhe has applied for.
80 Consolidation in Class 5. 每五年我们高中同学就会回学校聚会一次。ReferenceEvery five years we would make it back to the classreunion at our high school.
81 Assignment Individual task 1. Talk about the best friend and present it in the next class.You can mention the following points:2. Write a paragraph about what you have learned from thefriends you have made in college.3. Do Exercises 2-7.when and where you got acquaintedthe special impression she or he left on youthe way she or he makes your life better or more interesting.
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