5Quiz in Chinese traditional poems Can you recite the Chinese traditional poems according to their English translation.Let’s have competition.
6If you would ask me how my sorrow has increased, Just see the over-brimming river flowing east! Translated by Xu Yuanchong《虞美人》问君能有几多愁，恰是一江春水向东流。———李煜
7明月几时有？把酒问青天 不知天上宫阙，今夕是何年？ How long will the bright moon appear? Wine-cup in hand, I ask the sky I do not know what time of year, It would be tonight in the palace on high.Translated by Xu Yuanchong水调歌头明月几时有？把酒问青天 不知天上宫阙，今夕是何年？——— 苏轼
8When all at once I turn my head, I look for her in vain.When all at once I turn my head,I find her there where lantern light is dimly shed.Translated by Xu Yuanchong众里寻他千百度， 蓦然回首， 那人却在， 灯火阑珊处。青玉案. 元夕--- 辛弃疾
9Brain StormingWhy do people write poems?In small group make a list of these reasons.to tell a storyto express feelingsto make others laughto tell the life or friendshipto delight the kidsto tell storiesto describe the seasons or scenesfor entertainmentas the lyrics of a song
11Go through the passage quickly and answer the following questions. What is the main topic of the reading passage?Some simple forms of English poems.What five kinds of poems does the reading passage talk about?nursery rhymes, list poems, the cinquain, haiku and Tang poemsTopic sentence
12Simple forms of poemsPara 1:Brief introductionPara 2:Nursery rhymesPara 3: List poemsPara 4: Cinquain poemsPara 5: Haiku poemsPara 6: Tang poems
13Nursery rhymesRead Para 2 and find out the characteristics of nursery rhymes.strong rhythm strong rhyme a lot of repetitionWatch the flash and try to clap the beat.Circle the pair of rhyming words.
14List poemsRead Para 3 and answer the following question.What are list poems like?repeat phrasesSome have rhyme while others do not.Listen and circle the pair of rhyming words in Poem B.
15Cinquain poemsRead Para 4 and answer the following question.How many lines is the cinquain made up of?five linesListen and observe Poem D and E carefully. Try to find out the characteristics of the two poems.
16Haiku poemsRead Para 5 carefully and find out the similarity and difference between Cinquain and Haiku .Similarity:easy to writea clear pictureconvey a special feelingDifference:5 lines17 syllablesEnjoy two poems
17Poem H: Tang PoemRead this poem and answer the following questions.What is the story that the poem tells? Tell the story in your own words.Circle one or more of the feelings below that you think the woman has. Give reasons for your answers.loneliness joy love trust anger hate sorrow
18Chinese Version of Poem H 望夫石王建望夫处，江悠悠。化为石，不回头。山头日日风复雨，行人归来石应语。
19Tell the story in your own words. A woman’s husband has gone away. The woman waits for him by the river where she last saw him. She waits and waits, never moving from that spot and never speaking, while the river continues to flow and the wind and rain come and go.2. Her feelingsloneliness, love, trust, sorrow
20Forms of Poems Characteristics Nursery Rhymes List Poems What’ve learned today?Forms of PoemsCharacteristicsNursery RhymesList PoemsStrong rhythm and rhyme, a lot of repetition, easy to learn and to reciteRepeated phrases and some rhyme
21Forms of Poems Characteristics Cinquain Haiku What’ve learned today? Made up of five lines, convey a strong picture in just a few words.Made up of 17 syllables; Give a clear picture and create a special feeling in just a few words.
22The translations have a free form. What’ve learned today?Forms of PoemsCharacteristicsTang PoemsThe translations have a free form.
23Discussion : which poem do you like best? Give reasons.
24AssignmentPractice reading aloud the poems in the passageChoose your favorite form of poems and write one on your own. Tomorrow let’s share your works.
27Share your own poems in groups and tell the feelings you want to express. Please read aloud your poems in front of the class.
28Listening taskBen, Sam, SallyListen for the first time and finish Ex 1 on P53.Listen for the second time and finish Ex 2.
29Sam Ben Sally What kind of poem is the student going to write list poemcinquainhaiku
30What topic is the student going to write about? SamBenSallyWhat topic is the student going to write about?the students in her classBennature
31Listening textThree students, Ben, Sam and Sally, are talking about their poetry homework. Listen to their conversation.
32BEN: When are you going to do your poetry homework, Sam? SAM: I don’t know, how long have we got?SAM: Oh no – I suppose I’ll have a go at it this weekend. What kind of poem are you planning to write?BEN: Well, I think I’ll have try writing some haiku poems.
33SAM: What are those?BEN: Sam, don’t you remember –we learnt about them in class. They’re those Japanese poems made up of 17 syllables.SAM: Oh yeah. Sounds a bit difficult to me. What are you going to write about?
34BEN: Well, usually haiku are about nature so I’m going to go and sit in the park tomorrow and just observe life. I’ll just see what images come into my mind.SALLY: Hi, Sam, hi Ben. What are you talking about?
35SAM: That horrible poetry homework we have to do . SALLY: Actually, I’m looking forward to doing it.SAM: Well, I always knew you were crazy!BEN: What are you going to do yours on, Sally?
36SALLY: I’m going to try one of those list poems and write a line about each person in the class. SAM: You can leave me out of it!SALLY: Oh Sam, it’s going to be funny. I’m going to see if I can make the lines rhyme. It’ll be fun.
37BEN: So Sam, are you feeling inspired now BEN: So Sam, are you feeling inspired now. Look, there are lots of different kinds of poems you could try – a haiku, a list poem – hey, what about a cinquain – you know those five line poems.
38SAM: Oh yeah, I’d forgotten about those SAM: Oh yeah, I’d forgotten about those. Yeah , that’s what I’ll do – and guess what I’m going to do it on?BEN: What?SAM: You !BEN: (laugh) Oh no !
39You will walk with us this year. A Christmas TreeStarIf you areA love compassionate,You will walk with us this year.We face a glacial distance, who are hereHuddldAt your feet.William Shelly Burford
40To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour . William Blake一花一世界， 一沙一天国， 君掌盛无边， 刹那含永劫。——宗白华
41Pie Problem If I eat one more piece of pie, I’ll die! If I can’t have one more piece of pie, I’ll die!So since it’s all decided I must die,I might as well have one more piece of pie.MMM-OOOH-MY!Chomp-Gulp-Bye.
42AssignmentRead the passage A Few Simple Forms of English Poems at least three times and mark out the points you think difficult to understand.Preview Reading 2 I’ve Saved the Summer on P14.