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If you had a chance, would you study abroad and why?
Discussion What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad?
Advantages Disadvantages Will help us to be independent would be easier to learn a foreign language and advanced knowledge and technology difficult to communicate with others will cost a lot of money feel lonely helps to learn a lot about local customs and broaden our views fun to live in a new country have many new experiences must look after yourself
Reading Keep it up, Xie Lei Chinese student fitting in well
First reading 1.Xie Lei said goodbye to her family and friends in China and went to London a year ago. 2.Xie Lei was not only excited but also nervous when she left her home country. 3.Xie Lei has finished the preparation course which she highly recommends. 4.Study took up all her concentration in the beginning. 5.Native speakers don’t talk like they do on our listening tapes. F T F F T
6. Living with a host family is a great comfort for Xie Lei to have a substitute family to come home to. 7. Xie Lei’s first essay got a really good mark. 8. Xie Lei’s tutor told her she should give her own opinion in her essay. 9. Besides study, Xie Lei spent a lot of time taking part in social activities. 10. Xie Lei got used to the life in England and led a fulfilling life. T T T F F
Xie Lei’s problems Your solutions 1.Understanding and using everyday English 2.facing a whole new way of life 3.Reaching academic requirements of a Western university 4.Making new friends 2. Adapting to the life Second reading 3. Asking your tutor for advice 4. Joining a few university clubs 1. Listening to the radio or watching television to become accustomed to everyday English
Benefits of doing a preparation course of living with a host family of having a tutor 1.to get used to __________________ _________ 2. to learn how to reach __________ ______________of a Western university 1.to learn more about ___________ __________________ 2.to have people to explain things that _____________ ___________ 1.to explain about why_____________ ___________________ ________ without _______________it 2. to encourage her to express _______________ a whole new way of life academic requirements everyday life and customs she doesn’t understand her own ideas she couldn’t write what other people had said acknowledging
1.Why did Xie lei feel like a child when she first arrived in England? 2. Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England? 3. Why has Xie lei decided to join a few university clubs? 4. What kind of person do you think Xie Lei is ? Discuss the following questions
1.Why did Xie Lei feel like a child when she first arrived in England? Because there were so many everyday things that she didn’t know how to do. 2. Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England? Her host family and her tutors.
3. Why has Xie Lei decided to join a few university clubs? She thinks it’s important to have a balance between her study and social life. She hopes to meet some people with whom she has things in common in the clubs.
4. What kind of person do you think Xie Lei is? Hardworking, clumsy, determined, humorous, pessimistic, optimistic, unfriendly, sociable, adventurous
Watch a video clip and answer the following questions. 1.When did Kerry first come to China? 2.Did Kerry know a lot about China before she came to China? What did she know? 3. Where did she live when she was in China? 4.What difference has Kerry noticed when she first come to China?
1.When did Kerry first come to China? When she was still a high school student, she came to China as an exchange students. 2. Did Kerry know a lot about China before she came to China? What did she know? No.She only knew pictures of dragons, green tea, the Great Wall,Chairman Mao and so on.
3.Where did she live when she was in China? She lived in a Chinese host family. 4.What difference has Kerry noticed when she first come to China? Architectures, smells, colors, tones, buildings and language.
Proverbs 1.There’s no royal road to success. 2. Success grows out of struggles to overcome difficulties.
Surf the Internet to get more information and make a poster that gives young people advice on studying abroad. Homework