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Unit 16 Someone Waiting Unit 16 Someone Waiting
Unit 16 Someone Waiting
1. Functions: Asking about & expressing impressions 2. Grammatical points: Predetermines/indefinite pronouns some, both, any, each, etc; everywhere, nowhere, etc. 3. Vocabulary: see…off, give…an embrace, out of place, look like, pick up, intense, capture, head (verb), delight Teaching Objectives
Unit 16 Someone Waiting Warming-up Activities Warming-up Activities Listening to a song Watching movies clips Reading Activities Reading Activities Pre-reading Task Group Discussion While-reading Task
Unit 16 Someone Waiting Step 1 Listening and singing Task: Task: Listen to the song and answer the following question: What feelings does the song want to express? poignant sad
Unit 16 Someone Waiting Questions: 1. What can you see in the first video? 2. What expressions can you see from their faces? Step 2 Watch video clip 1
Unit 16 Someone Waiting What expressions can you see from their faces? anxiousanxiousnervousnervous upsetupsetdisappointeddisappointed
Unit 16 Someone Waiting They are pacing, nervous, looking at one another, touching and not touching
Unit 16 Someone Waiting 1. What can you see in the second video? 2. What expressions can you see from their faces? Step 3 Watch video clip 2
Unit 16 Someone Waiting What expressions can you see from their faces? surprised unbelievable pure delight high-pitched unbelievable surprised
Unit 16 Someone Waiting dampen powerful embrace
Unit 16 Someone Waiting 1. Her voice is high-pitched. 2. She wraps her arms around her son, giving him a powerful embrace that should protect him until he returns. 3. There are tears and smile, pure delight ringing in the laughter of seeing someone who has been gone. Step 4 Sentence Practice
Unit 16 Someone Waiting nervous upset happy Joyful delightful sad mixed feelings apprehensive Step 5 Pre-reading Task Q1: Did anyone see you off when you left for college? Q2: How were you feeling then? Q3: Which of the following words apply for your case?
Unit 16 Someone Waiting Topics for discussing 1. Talk about your experience of seeing a friend off or how you felt when your friends and your parents see you off? 2. How would you feel when you, after a long journey, see somebody waiting for you at the railway station? 3. Talk about one of your unforgettable experience about the above topic. Step 6 Group Discussion
Unit 16 Someone Waiting Task: one volunteer from each group will show his/her opinions about the topics. Step 7 Group Presentation
Unit 16 Someone Waiting soften widen fasten lighten harden 1. Read paragraphs 1-4 and answer: what did the narrator observe when sitting at an airport waiting for her turn to leave? A woman … A grandmother and grandson … Two ladies … A mother … At Gate 13, the arrivals … (run in circles/high-pitched/wrap her arms/ give him a powerful embrace/protect) (suppose/pick up) (unrelated/look up and down/scan) (dampen) (poignant/fold into/ingredient) -en: a suffix normally used to form a transitive verb from an adjective. It can also be used to form adjectives from nouns; e.g., golden. Step 8 While-reading Task
Unit 16 Someone Waiting 2. Read paragraphs 5-10, and answer: 1) Who are really seeing her off and waiting for her at the moment she is leaving? The narrator thinks that her husband at work is wondering if she has left, and her daughter is wondering about the same thing at the other end. They are really seeing her off and waiting for her.
Unit 16 Someone Waiting 2) What conclusion does she draw from her observation? And what are her wishes? She concludes that life needs to be this important all the time. She wishes all the people who go on a journey could come back to find someone waiting for them, and wishes they could leave with someone to see them off. If dying is like this, a passage, then she isn’t afraid any more.