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3 Session 1 ( minutes) Session Tasks Listen and Talk Read and Explore Passage A

4 Lead-in Dialogue Samples Communicative Tasks Dialogue 1 Dialogue 2 Task 1 Task 2 Listen and Talk

5 Lead-in How will you spend your four-year college life? Will you study hard to explore the unknown world? Can you balance study with play? Are you eager to make some life-long friends ? How will you develop your personal interests? Are you eager to meet some outstanding scholars? Task 1 Catching the missing information Lead-in questions

6 Listen and read Lead-in

7 Listen and complete Hi, welcome to our college. You will spend at least four years here. College days will be the golden time in your life. There are many opportunities for you to ______ the unknown and you can __________ a lot. You can make lifelong friends; you can enjoy _______ kinds of activities; you can ________ your personal interests; and you will meet some outstanding _______. Keep a good balance and _____ a solid foundation. There are many doors to your dreams. You decide how many you can open.

8 Hi, welcome to our college. You will spend at least four years here. College days will be the golden time in your life. There are many opportunities for you to ______ the unknown and you can __________ a lot. You can make lifelong friends; you can enjoy _______ kinds of activities; you can ________ your personal interests; and you will meet some outstanding ________. Keep a good balance and _____ a solid foundation. There are many doors to your dreams. You decide how many you can open. Listen and check develop explore experience various lay scholars

9 Exploring vocabulary golden time in one’s life explore the unknown make a life-long friend develop one’s personal interests meet some outstanding scholars keep a good balance lay a solid foundation Work in pairs to pick out he words and expressions related to the unit topic. Work in pairs to pick out he words and expressions related to the unit topic.

10 Lead-in Work in groups to talk about the pictures on Page 9. You may use the words and expressions you’ve learned from the listening passage. Task 2 Talking about pictures Task 2 Talking about pictures

11 Dialogue Samples Dialogue 1 Meeting on Campus 1. Do you know how to start a conversation with friends on campus? Reference Hi, how are you? Hello, Wang, how are your studies going? 1. Do you know how to start a conversation with friends on campus? Reference Hi, how are you? Hello, Wang, how are your studies going? Lead-in questions

12 2. Do you know how to start a conversation with strangers on campus? Reference Excuse me, you look like a freshman here. What can I do for you? Excuse me, aren’t you ( Li Hong) from the Chemistry Department? Lead-in questions

13 Dialogue Sample Study Read the dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences often used in our daily life on campus.

14 Which sentences? Excuse me, aren’t you (Mike Brown) from (the United States)? May I know your name? Welcome, (Mike). Nice to meet you, too. That’s very kind of you.

15 I’m going to the Registration Desk this afternoon, but I don’t know how to get there. Let me show you the way. How about (3 o’clock) in the afternoon? That’s fine. He teaches in (the Language College). He’ll be one of our professors this semester.

16 Do you know more? Let me introduce myself. My name is … Which department are you in and what is your major? Can you show me the way to the Registration Desk/ administrative building/ dining hall/… You’re so kind-hearted. Thank you for your help. My pleasure. / You’re welcome. /That’s all right.

17 Listen and read Meeting on Campus Dialogue 1 Two students meet on campus and one of them starts a conversation with the other. Mike: American student Zhang Ke: Chinese student

18 Listen and imitate Meeting on Campus Dialogue 1 Two students meet on campus and one of them starts a conversation with the other. Mike: American student Zhang Ke: Chinese student

19 Dialogue Samples Dialogue 2 At the Registration Lead-in question Do you know what people usually say at the course registration desk? Reference What courses can I choose? How many credits can I get if I finish the course? There are both required and selective courses.

20 Dialogue Sample Study Read the second dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences used at the registration desk.

21 Which sentences? Can I take all the courses I like? We have both required and elective courses. You have to take them for a degree. How many credits will I get for the elective courses? It depends on what courses you choose. How much does each credit cost? Can I drop out if I don’t like it? I want to take martial arts for my elective course.

22 Listen and read Dialogue 2At the Registration Desk A foreign student is choosing courses and a Chinese student is giving him a hand. Mike: American student Zhang Ke: Chinese student

23 Listen and imitate Dialogue 2At the Registration Desk A foreign student is choosing courses and a Chinese student is giving him a hand. Mike: American student Zhang Ke: Chinese student

24 Communicative Tasks Task 1 Meeting a foreign student Task 1 Meeting a foreign student Task 2 In the course registration office Task 2 In the course registration office

25 Role A Role B Tom Wilson, a foreign student Situation: You are a freshman meeting a foreign student, Tom Wilson, for the first time. You greet each other, introduce David Chen, a freshman Task 1 Meeting a foreign student yourselves, and talk about your studies.

26 Work in pairs to role play Task 1 by imitating Dialogue 1. You may use the following tips. I don’t think we’ve met. My name is … Hello. I’m … Nice to meet you. Where are you from? I’m from … How about you? When did you arrive here?

27 Work in pairs to role play Task 1 by imitating Dialogue 1. You may use the following tips. I arrived here( last week/month/year, ect.) What’s your major? I’m a (history) major. My major is… Well, (Tom). I’m very glad to have met you. I hope we’ll meet again soon. I arrived here( last week/month/year, ect.) What’s your major? I’m a (history) major. My major is… Well, (Tom). I’m very glad to have met you. I hope we’ll meet again soon.

28 Role A Role B A’s foreign friend Situation: You are in the course registration office to help your foreign friend to select his courses. Before you start, you are trying to find out about your friend’s plans. The one who is in the course registration office Task 2 In the course registration office

29 Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2. You may use the following tips. What are your favorite subjects? Tell me why. From this course, I can learn a lot about… I like … most. By the way, what are the subjects you don’t like?

30 Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2. You may use the following tips. I hate ( economics). It always involves a lot of figures. It is really boring. I don’t like …, either. Many terms and ideas in it are really abstract. Some required courses are quite boring. We shouldn’t just study what we like best. I hate ( economics). It always involves a lot of figures. It is really boring. I don’t like …, either. Many terms and ideas in it are really abstract. Some required courses are quite boring. We shouldn’t just study what we like best.

31 Read and Explore Passage A So Much to Learn Lexical Preparation

32 Work in groups to pick out the sentences containing the following key words and expressions and discuss how they are used in context. senior due to confidence talk of conquer approach file into pass out survey shift impress upon graduate obscure Exploring vocabulary

33 1.On the steps of one building, a group of engineering seniors huddled, discussing the exam due to begin in a few minutes.(Para.1) 2. On their faces was confidence. (Para. 1) 3. Some talked of jobs they already had.( Para. 2) 4.They felt ready and able to conquer the world. ( Para. 2) 5. The approaching exam, they knew, would be a snap.( Para. 3) 6. Jubilantly, they filed into the classroom. ( Para. 4) Context

34 7. The professor passed out the papers. ( Para. 4) 8. She surveyed the worried faces before her. (Para. 6) 9. The shifted restlessly in their seats. (Para. 11) 10. I just want to impress upon you that, … there are still many things about the subject you don’t know. ( Para.14) 11. You will all pass this course, but remember that even though you are now college graduates, your education has just begun. (Para.14) 12. The years have obscured the name of this professor, but not the lesson she taught. (Para. 15)

35 1. senior 1. senior n. (US) student in the year before graduation from a high school or college senior to: senior to: (person who is) older (in age), higher in rank, authority, etc Further study Examples He is senior to me. They are senior officers. He is senior to me. They are senior officers.

36 junior c.f. junior n. (US) student in his third year of a four- year course at college or high school junior (to): junior (to): (person who is) younger (in age), lower in rank, authority, etc. Further study Bush Jnr/ Snr ( 小布什、老布什 ) Example

37 2. due 2. due adj. scheduled, arranged, expected (~ to do sth.); owed as a debt or an obligation Further study The next train to London is due (scheduled to arrive) here at 10 a.m. His book is due to be published in October. She is due for promotion. The next train to London is due (scheduled to arrive) here at 10 a.m. His book is due to be published in October. She is due for promotion. Examples

38 due to: due to: because of His failure is due to the fact that he lacks experience. My success is due to the hard work. on account of; owing to; thanks to Synonyms: on account of; owing to; thanks to Further study Examples

39 3. conquer 3. conquer v. to take sth by force; to gain the admiration, love, etc of (sb/sth); to defeat an enemy, a rival, etc.; to overcome (an obstacle, emotion, etc.) Further study The Normans conquered England in He has conquered the heart of the girl. The Chinese people conquered the Japanese in the end. You must conquer your fear of having an exam. The Normans conquered England in He has conquered the heart of the girl. The Chinese people conquered the Japanese in the end. You must conquer your fear of having an exam. Examples

40 4. survey 4. survey v. to look carefully at all of (sth/sb), esp. from a distance Further study They survey the crowds from a balcony. They survey the countryside from the top of a hill. They survey the crowds from a balcony. They survey the countryside from the top of a hill. Examples

41 5. shift 5. shift v. to (cause to) change in position or direction Further study The wind has shifted from north to south. Please shift the sofa away form the fire. Don’t shift the responsibility onto others. You must finish it yourself. The wind has shifted from north to south. Please shift the sofa away form the fire. Don’t shift the responsibility onto others. You must finish it yourself. Examples

42 5. shift 5. shift n. change of place, nature, form, etc; period of time worked by a group of workers Further study a gradual shift of people from the country to the city a shift in fashion from formal to more informal dress an eight-hour shift a gradual shift of people from the country to the city a shift in fashion from formal to more informal dress an eight-hour shift Examples

43 6. graduate 6. graduate v.& n. (a person who) complete a course for a degree Further study He was a law graduate of Oxford. The president graduated in law from Oxford. He was a law graduate of Oxford. The president graduated in law from Oxford. Examples

44 7. obscure 7. obscure v. to hide; to make it difficult to see or understand Further study The moon was obscured by clouds. His fame was obscured by the fame of his wife. The moon was obscured by clouds. His fame was obscured by the fame of his wife. Examples

45 Make sentences with the following words and expressions: due to confidence talk of approach file into pass out impress upon Using the vocabulary

46 Assignment 1. Pair task Role-play Communicative task 2 according to the topic and the situation. Some pairs will be invited to do class 2. Individual tasks Learn the new words of Passage A by heart. Listen to and read Passage A aloud for at least two times. 3. Group tasks Do the pre-reading exercise of Passage A in groups. Analyzing the structure of Passage A in groups. performance in the next class.

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48 Session Tasks Role-playing of Communicative Task 2 Passage A So Much to learn

49 Role-playing Role-play Communicative Task 2. First in groups and then to the class. Some pairs will be invited to make comments.

50 Passage A So Much to Learn Read and Explore

51 Warm-up Questions Warm-up Questions Content Awareness Content Awareness Language Focus Language Focus Consolidation Practice Consolidation Practice Related Information Related Information Class Discussion Class Discussion How to Learn

52 Related Information 1. Levels of Education in the United States and Canada Education in the United States and Canada is divided into the following levels at the indicated ages.

53 Related Information Primary Education Pre-school ages Elementary School ages

54 Related Information Secondary Education Junior High School ages High School ages

55 Post Secondary Education Junior Collegeages Year Collegeages Graduate Schoolages (MA) Graduate Schoolages (PH.D.) /8 Post Graduateafter PH.D. Related Information

56 2. Grading Systems in the U. S. Most colleges use letter grades like A, B, C, D, F, and some use plus or minus like B- or C+. To compute students’ averages they say A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. It takes an average of 2.0 to graduate. Grades of F must be repeated to get credit.

57 Related Information Most students take 5 or occasionally 6 courses per semester, and most courses are 3 credits. It usually takes between 120 and 130 credits to graduate. A few colleges use numerical grades instead of letters. If so, most likely A=90, B=80, C=70, D=60, but this may be up to the professor.

58 Related Information 3. Types of Examination Question in the US and UK The two main types Other types Multiple choiceEssay Blank-fillingMatching

59 These are also called discussion questions, because the student is expected to discuss a topic and provide facts, reasons, examples, etc. to support the answer, with the grade depending mainly on how well the answer is supported not just on the student’s opinion. 4. Essay-Type Questions Related Information

60 Warm-up Questions 1. What do you expect to learn at college? 2. What do the students in the passage think they have learned after four years’ study at college ?

61 Content Awareness Work in groups to exchange your ideas of how many parts Passage A falls into. Reading Task 1 Analyzing the passage structure

62 Division Main idea Paras. 1-4 Paras Paras Structure of Passage A Students’ feelings before the exam The result of the exam The lesson the professor taught Content Awareness

63 Work in groups to discuss the following questions. Reading Task 2 Understanding details of each part

64 Questions for class discussion 1. How did the students feel before the final exam? 2. Was the exam easy or difficult? Why? 3. What lesson did the professor impress upon the students from the exam? Content Awareness

65 Language Focus Read the passage again and summarize in pairs the words and expressions used for describing the confident and worried feelings of the students before the exam. For confident feeling: confidence assurance ready conquer snap jubilantly For worried feeling: frightened shift restlessly in one’s seat Reading Task 3 Understanding the words or expressions used to describe a confident and worried feeling

66 Class Discussion of Difficult Language Points Read the passage again and see if there is any sentence or word that you still don’t understand.

67 On their faces was confidence. This is an inverted sentence. The natural word- order of the sentence is “Confidence was on their faces”. Another example of this kind of sentence in the passage is in paragraph 5. “On their faces was a frightened expression.” Paraphrase Do you understand?

68 With all this assurance of four years of college study, they felt ready and able to conquer the world. Paraphrase Four years of study at college had given them the confidence in their ability and power. They thought they were ready and able to gain control over whatever they would do after graduating from college.

69 The approaching exam, they knew, would be a snap. They knew the approaching exam would be very easy. You can use each of the following expressions Paraphrase It is easy / a snap /a piece of cake / no sweat. to say that something is easy.

70 I just want to impress upon you that... I just want to make you remember that... impress upon: — — to make the importance of (sth.) clear to sb. The professor impressed upon his students the importance of learning how to learn at college. His songs are strongly impressed on my memory. Examples

71 The years have obscured the name of this professor, but not the lesson she taught. After all these years, I don’t remember clearly the name of the professor, but I do remember clearly Paraphrase the lesson she taught.

72 Speaking task in class Retell the passage in groups with the following tips and then give a class presentation. master quite a lot of knowledge have little experience in using the knowledge discover how much they still have to learn Speaking Task Retelling the story

73 Consolidation in Class Read and compare in groups the English sentences in Ex. 8, paying attention to their italicized parts, and then translate the Chinese sentences by simulating the Ex. 8 Simulated Translation structure of the English sentences.

74 Reference Ex.8 Simulated Translation 1. 在接待室外面,一群求职者围着接待人员询问 几分钟后就要开始的面试情况。 Outside the reception room, a group of job hunters huddled around the receptionist, asking about the interview due to begin in a few minutes. Consolidation in Class

75 Reference 2. 她的工作经历给了她自信,她感到已准备 好,能在这家大公司找到一份工作。 With all this assurance of her working experiences she felt ready and able to find a job in the big company. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class

76 Reference 3. 当看到子女们在入口处出现时,家长们脸 上的笑容更加灿烂了。 The parents’ smiles broadened as they noted that their sons and daughters appeared at the entrance. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class

77 Reference 4. 我总是想让你记住,尽管你的论文可能通 过了,但还有一些语法错误要修改。 I just want to impress upon you that even though your thesis may pass, there are still some grammatical mistakes to be corrected. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class

78 Reference 5. 岁月已经模糊了那位医生的面貌,但却冲淡 不了她对病人的关爱。 The years have obscured the face of the doctor, but not her kindness towards the patients. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class

79 Assignment 1. Group task Talk about the feelings before, during and after the exam in groups. (Refer to the tips in Ex. 9) 2. Individual tasks Write a paragraph describing the most unforgettable examination you’ve ever experienced. (Refer to Ex. 10) Do Exercises 2-7. Study the new words and expressions of Passage B.


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