III. Group work: Look at the picture and write down as many words as you can about universe.
Universe air planet life galaxy plant Solar system star Earth Sun Mars Moon the milky way Jupiter Space shuttle Space station spacecraft astronaut message
IV. Put the words and expressions in the box in order: small -- large galaxy planet solar system star universe
V. 1st Reading:Skim for gist. Read and choose the best title. Then check with your parter. 1 Anyone out there? 2 Life on Earth 3 Our solar system 4 The stars at night
1. The Earth is a star. 2. The Sun is a star. 3. There is more than one galaxy. 4. Our galaxy is part of the Milky Way. 5. The light from stars has taken a long time to reach us. 6. Scientists have found life on other planets. 7. They’ve received many messages from space. 8. They’ve visited most of the universe. VI. Scanning: Check the true sentences.
IX. Group work: Rearrange the paragraphs into a passage. 352614
IX. Complete the sentences from the passage, pay attention to the tense. 1. We haven’t ______ (find) life on other planets yet. 2. Scientists have _______ (discover) many other galaxies in the universe. 3. Their light has _______ (travel) for many years to reach us. found discovered travelled
4. Some scientists have ____ (send) lots of spacecraft to look at other planets in our solar system. 5. Some space craft have ____ (go) beyond the solar system. 6. No one has ________ (discover) any life in space yet. sent gone discovered
XI.Find out the phrases in the passage ： ①在地球上 _______________ ②数百万的 ___________ ③绕着 … 运转 ____________ ④ … 中没有一个 ___________ ⑤被叫做 … __________ ⑥在太空中 ______________ ⑦在宇宙中 ________________ ⑧观察其他行星 ______________ ⑨在太阳系以外 ______________ ⑩发送信息 _________________ on Earth millions of go around …… none of …… be called …… in space in the universe look at other planets beyond the solar system send a message
XII. Group work: Discussion Why is it important to send spacecraft to look at other planets and galaxies?
Some possible ideas: 1.We can send man-made satellites. 2. Sending spacecraft can show the power of a country. 3. We can study the universe and use the resource of space. a
XI. Pair work: Answer the questions about the words in the box. air alone beyond grow million reach 1. Who and what needs air? 2. How often are you alone? 3. What is there beyond your school entrance?
4. How much have you grown in the last three years ? 5. What costs a million yuan ? 6. How long does it take to reach Beijing/Guangzhou ?
1) 同步 (P33-37) Unit 2 2) 背单词、熟读 U2 课文 3) 完成导学稿练习和作文