Lead-in What are the characteristics of the information society? What are the main sources of information in the modern society? Task 1 Catching the missing information Lead-in questions
Listen and read Lead in
Listen and complete What are your key sources of information? Do you get most of your information by talking to other people? People could already do that in the Stone Age. When the printing press was invented several hundred years ago, sources became important to anyone who could read. Now we read and newspapers as much as we read books. But we also get a lot of information from________ sources. Radio is not yet 100 years old, has only been popular for about 50 years, and the is younger than all the students in this class. Yet these are some of our favorites. What are your ? How many different sources of information do you use in a typical day?
Listen and check What are your key sources of information? Do you get most of your information by talking to other people? People could already do that in the Stone Age. When the printing press was invented several hundred years ago, sources became important to anyone who could read. Now we read and newspapers as much as we read books. But we also get a lot of information from_________ sources. Radio is not yet 100 years old, ___________has only been popular for about 50 years, and the___________ is younger than all the students in this class. Yet these are some of our favorites. What are your ? How many different sources of information do you use in a typical day? written magazines electronic television Internet favorites
Exploring vocabulary Work in pairs to pick out the words and expressions related to the topic. Work in pairs to pick out the words and expressions related to the topic. key sources of information talking to other people printing press written sources electronic sources different sources of information
Lead-in Task 2 Talking about pictures Work in groups to talk about the pictures on Page 87. You may use the words and expressions you’ve learned from the listening passage.
Dialogue Samples Dialogue 1 Sharing Information Lead-in questions 1. Do you know how to start a conversation with someone that you met before but not so familiar with? Reference Hi, Tom. I met you at the English corner. Li, glad to see you again.
Lead-in questions 2. How do you share information with your roommates? Reference I brought you some of my favorite magazines. Would you like to have a look at her website?
Dialogue Sample Study Read the dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences for talking about sharing information.
Can you speak out the sentences you’ve summarized? I brought you some of my favorite magazines. Would you like to read them? I noticed a picture of Britney Spears on the cover. Do you like her? Would you like to have a look at her website? It has some great pictures. My college in America also has a website. You can even see a picture of my dorm. In fact we can use the computer to register for classes.
Do you know more? Tell me where you get them. I downloaded somewhere from a university website. I can’t believe my eyes. They are so colorful. I will write down the website for you if you are really interested. Do you think it is available at any time? I think they are very practical. The Internet is the best way for us to share information.
Listen and read Sharing Information Dialogue 1 Two students meet on campus and have a conversation about some of their interests. Li: Chinese student Tom: foreign student
Dialogue Samples Dialogue 2 Revisiting the Net Bar Lead-in question Can you tell me something about the famous search engines? Reference Google, Yahoo, Sina, Sohu, …
Dialogue Sample Study Read the second dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences used for talking about the search engines.
Which sentences? What did you get from the sports website I showed you? I’m not familiar with the website. Could you tell me which website is your favorite and what are its benefits? But how can I quickly find the information? You should use a good search engine like Google. You should use specific topic-related key words. Give more details if you can. In other words, narrow your research topic. Can you give me an example?
Listen and read Dialogue 2Revisiting the Net Bar The two students meet again and decide to surf the net together. Li: Chinese student Tom: foreign student
Listen and imitate Dialogue 2Revisiting the Net Bar The two students meet again and decide to surf the net together. Li: Chinese student Tom: foreign student
Communicative Tasks Task 1 Talking about getting information Task 1 Talking about getting information Task 2 Asking how to get relevant materials on Chinese poets Task 2 Asking how to get relevant materials on Chinese poets
Role A Role B Li Hua, a Chinese student Situation: Li Hua wants to know how American students get the information they need. So he asks Tom, an American student, about it. Tom, an American student Task 1 Talking about getting information
Work in pairs to role play Task 1 by imitating Dialogue 1. You may use the following tips. I usually get my information from… (books, journals, databases, encyclopedias …) (internet, TV, newspapers, magazines, friends, relatives …) …is the best source of information for me, because … (easy to get, available, needn’t spend any money …) Well, if you want to know about…, you should search … I really like … because …
Role A Role B Tom, an American student Situation: An American friend is writing a term paper on a favorite Chinese poet. But he can’t find enough relevant materials on Chinese poets and doesn’t know many of their names. So he asks his Chinese friend Li for some help. Li Hua, a Chinese student Task 2 Asking how to get relevant materials on Chinese poets
Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2. You may use the following tips. My favorite poet is… Some of my favorite poets are… (Li Bai, Du Fu, Tao Yuanming, Li Shangyin …) A very famous poem by … is… This poem … is famous because … (topic, images, well-written, beautiful, the most frequently recited poem ever written in Chinese.…) You can go to the university library and get some help from the reference librarian.
Read and Explore Passage A Information, Please Lexical Preparation
Do fast reading of Passage A and pick out the sentences containing the following target words and expressions. amaze amuse sympathy suck heal heap sense somehow mean end up underestimate chip off put down hang up make impression Exploring vocabulary
1.I discovered that somewhere inside the telephone lived an amazing person. (Para. 1) 2. Amusing myself at the tool bench, I hit my finger with a hammer. (Para. 2) 3. The pain was terrible, but there was no one home to give me any sympathy.( Para. 2) 4.I walked around the house sucking my pounding finger, finally arriving at the telephone. ( Para. 2) 5. Then chip off a little piece of ice and hold it to your finger. (Para. 11) Read the following sentences with the target words and expressions and see how they are used in context. Read the following sentences with the target words and expressions and see how they are used in context.
6. She must have sensed my deep concern. ( Para. 13) 7. Somehow I felt better.( Para. 13) 8. Birds bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of cage.( Para. 13) 9. She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, “Paul, remember that there are other worlds to sing in.” ( Para. 13) 10. A few years later, on my way to college, my plane put down in Seattle.( Para.17)
11. I guess your finger must have healed by now. (Para.19) 12. I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time. (Para. 20) 13. Before I could hang up she said, “Wait a minute. Did you say your name was Paul?” (Para. 25) 14. Never underestimate the impression you may make on others. (Para. 29) 11. I guess your finger must have healed by now. (Para.19) 12. I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time. (Para. 20) 13. Before I could hang up she said, “Wait a minute. Did you say your name was Paul?” (Para. 25) 14. Never underestimate the impression you may make on others. (Para. 29)
Further study 1. amuse v. cause to laugh or smile amuse oneself with Examples The audience were amused by his funny look.
Further study 2. suck 2. suck v. draw liquid into mouth Examples She was sucking milk through a straw. The baby was sucking his finger.
Further study 3. sympathy 3. sympathy n. sharing of another’s feeling Examples We feel much sympathy for the disabled people. People are often uncertain as to the best way to show their sympathy.
Further study 4. sense 4. sense n. consciousness, awareness; v. realize, be aware of come to one’s sense; in a sense; make sense; have sense of; common sense Examples I am afraid I haven’t got a very good sense of directions, so I easily get lost. It would make sense to sell the house early. The horse sensed the danger and stopped.
Further study 5. heal 5. heal v. become healthy again Examples Time heals most troubles. The medicine and rest may soon heal your wound.
Further study 6. underestimate 6. underestimate v.& n. (a person who) complete a course for a degree Examples Never underestimate your opponent. You shouldn’t underestimate the risks we shall take.
Make sentences with the following words and expressions: chip of now that end up put down or so Using the vocabulary
Assignment 1. Pair task Role-play Communicative task 2 according to the topic and the situation. Some pairs will be invited to do class performance in the next 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. Analyze the organizing structure of Passage A in groups.
Session 2 ( minutes)
Session Tasks: Role-playing of Communicative Task 2 Passage A So Much to learn
Role-playing Role-play Communicative Task 2. First in groups and then to the class. Some pairs will be invited to make comments.
Passage A Information, Please Read and Explore
Warm-up Questions Content Awareness Language Focus Consolidation Practice Related Information Class Discussion How to Learn
Related Information 1. Alexander Graham Bell Born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alexander Graham Bell was the son and grandson of authorities in elocution and the correction of speech. Educated to pursue a career in the same specialty, his knowledge of the nature of sound led him not only to teach the deaf, but also to invent the telephone. In 1876, at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
Related Information Bell might easily have been content with the success of his invention. His many laboratory notebooks demonstrate, however, that he was driven by a genuine and rare intellectual curiosity that kept him regularly searching, striving, and wanting always to learn and to create ．
Related Information 2. Telephone Booth The early telephone booth was quite ornate and lavish, almost to a fault. The original patent specified a booth made of wood, four or five feet square, with a domed and ventilated roof and a strong door.
Related Information When a prospective customer wanted to make a call, an attendant would usher him into one of these specially made rooms. The attendant would then lock the customer in after the connection was made, so he could not leave without paying for the call.
Related Information 3. How People May Answer the Telephone in English After receiving a telephone call, some people may say “hello,” some people may say “hi,” some people may say their own first and/or last names, perhaps followed by “here” or “speaking,” and some people may say their own names followed by “residence” or “office” to indicate which it is. All of these are considered OK.
Related Information Secretaries are often trained to say either the name of the company or the boss’s name followed by “office,” and then perhaps their own name followed by “here” or “speaking.” Businesses may train their employees to include friendly phrases like “May I help you?” or “How may I help you?” in their phone greetings.
Related Information Here are some examples: “ Hello ” “ Hi ” “ John here ” / “ John speaking ” “ Johnson here ” / “ Johnson speaking ” “ John Johnson here ” / “ John Johnson speaking ” “ Johnson residence ” “ Mr. Johnson ’ s office ” “ Johnson Computer Sales, Jane speaking ” “ Johnson Computer Sales, (how) may I help you? ”
Warm-up Questions 1. When you are in trouble, what do you think is the best way to ask for help?
Warm-up Questions 2. What did the author do when he was in trouble and there was nobody around to help him?
Content Awareness Reading Task 1 Analyzing the form of literature Work in groups to exchange your ideas of the style of Passage A.
1. What’s the style of Passage A? It’s a narration. 2. Do you know the characteristics of narrative writing? It narrates who does what at what time and in what place, focusing on the story itself.
Content Awareness Reading task 2: Completing the outline of the passage Please work in groups for ten minutes to finish the outline of the passage on the basis of your understanding of the characteristics of narrative writing.
Analyzing structure Time Place Characters Plot Outline of Passage A In Seattle, an American city Paul, the author; Sally, the operator, and Sally’s colleague Paul was alone at home; he hit his finger with a hammer… In the author’s childhood
Content Awareness Plot: Paul was ______at home; he hit his ______with a ________; he asked “Information, please” for help; the operator helped him release ; Paul and the operator became________; Paul moved Paul dialed the __________a few years later when his plane put down in_______; they had a nice talk by phone and Paul promised to _______her again; three months later the operator died before Paul was back in Seattle,; she left Paul a _________to soothe him. alone finger hammer the pain friends operator Seattle call message to Boston when he was nine. ____________
Content Awareness Reading Task 3 Understanding the author’s purpose in writing the story
Question for class discussion 1. What’s the author’s purpose in writing the story? By telling the story that happened between Sally and him, the author tried to demonstrate Sally’s kindness, patience and understanding, which are exactly the good nature human beings should have.
Reading Task 4 Studying the sentences used to describe the author’s gratitude to Read the passage again and summarize the sentences used to describe the author’s gratitude to the Content Awareness operator. the operator
Language Focus Read the passage again and summarize the sentences used to describe the author’s gratitude to the operator: How do you spell “grateful”? As I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me. I appreciated now how patient … Without thinking, I dialed my hometown operator. I told her how often I had thought of her over the years.
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.
Paraphrase Do you understand? My first involvement with this person occurred one day when my mother was not at home. My first personal experience with this person came one day while my mother was out.
Paraphrase I walked around the house sucking my pounding finger, finally arriving at the telephone. I walked around the house sucking my very painful finger, and eventually arrived at the telephone.
Paraphrase I hastily removed the earpiece from the phone and began to listen. Quickly, I unhooked the receiver and held it to my ear.
She must have sensed my deep concern... Paraphrase She must have been aware of my strong feelings...
Paraphrase I had about half an hour or so between planes. It was about 30 minutes until my next plane would depart.
I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time. Paraphrase I’m not sure you’re aware of how important our relationship was to me at that time.
... there are other worlds to sing in. Paraphrase She expected to go to Heaven.
Speaking task in class Retelling the Story Retell the passage in groups with the following tips and then give a class presentation. Paul was alone at home he hit his finger he asked “Information, please” for help the operator helped him release the pain Paul and the operator became friends Paul dialed the operator a few years later…three months later
Consolidation in Class Ex. 8 Simulated Translation 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 structure of the English sentences.
Reference Ex.8 Simulated Translation 1. 为什么有些雇员如此努力地工作, 却在第一个三个月 结束前就被解雇了 ? Why is it that some employees should work so hard, only to be laid off at the end of the first three months? Consolidation in Class
Reference 2. 因为你是我的朋友，我会很乐意帮你学英语。 I can readily help you with your English, now that you are my friend. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class
Reference 3. 进房间时，我的疼痛一定很明显，因为我遇到的 第一个人问我 “ 你还好吗？ ” My pain must have been obvious when I entered the room, for the first person I met Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class asked me "Are you OK?"
Reference 4. 到了老年时, 那些对大学美好时光的回忆从未真正 地从脑海中消退。 As he grew into old age, the memories of those good days in college never really left him. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class
Reference The Canadian young man hadn't expected to stay in China for long but he fell in love with a Chinese girl and married her. Ex.8 Simulated Translation Consolidation in Class 5. 这个加拿大年轻人本不打算在中国待很长时间，但他却爱 上了一位中国姑娘并且和她结了婚。
Assignment 1. Group task Talk about the story you’ve just learned. (Refer to the tips in Ex. 9) 2. Individual tasks Write a paragraph describing your own experience of getting information from different sources. (Refer to Ex.10) Do Exercises 2-7 Study the new words and expressions of Passage B.