She said helping others changed her life. Section 1 Before You Read Think of people who need help. People who need helpSomething we can do for them Old peopleWe can clean their home. The kids Your classmates The poor
Discussion: What s the matter with these children? What could they do? What should we do?
Section 2 While You Read Put these words into the correct space as you read. a) world b) brothers c) changed d) agreed e) mountains f) different
She said helping others changed her life. Teaching high school students in a poor mountain village in Gansu Province may not sound like fun to you. However, it the life of Yang Lei from Beijing. The Peking University graduate first went there as a volunteer on a one-year program. The program was started by the Ministry of Education and the Chinese Young pioneers. Every year they send 100 volunteers to teach in Chinas rural areas. village Peking University graduate ( ) volunteer the Ministry of Education Chinese Young Pioneer rural area changed
Life in the was a new experience for Yang Lei. Her village was 2,000 meters above sea level, and at first the thin air made her feel sick. The food was very simple----teachers ate porridge three times a day. Fortunately, Yang Leis mother with her. She said that both she and her husband thought this was a good idea. Young people today need to experience things, she said. meter sea level thin eat--ate fortunately husband mountains agreed different make sb. do sth.
Most of the pupils live in school dormitories. They work very hard. They get up at 5am and read books until 11pm. They love having the volunteer teachers there. There is no difference between you and them, says yang Lei. They say that we are like big or sisters to them, and they feel lucky. dormitory brothers love having between…and… …
Some of the students may not be able to go to senior high school or college. Families are poor and there often isnt money for education. I cant do anything about that, says Yang lei, but I can open up my students eyes to the outside and give them a good start in life. She said she likes being a good influence in the childrens lives. senior high school college open up open up ones eyes … start influence world
Yang Lei enjoyed her time as a volunteer very much. When her year was over, she said that she would return to the area after finishing her studies. She now works as a math teacher at a high school in the city of Pingliang, Gansu Province. enjoy … enjoy oneself enjoy doing sth.
Section 3 After You Read 3a What is life like for you and Yang leis students? Complete the chart. Discuss the similarities and differences with your partner. Yang Leis students You hometown food teachers time to get up time to finish studying mountain village in Gansu Province a city in Ruian porridge three times a day different kinds of delicious food almost no good teachers some good teachers 5 a.m. 6 a.m. 11 p.m. 9 p.m.
3b Ask and answer these questions. 1. What did Yang Leis mother say about her daughters volunteer work? 2. What did the children say about their volunteer teachers? 3. How did Yang Lei say she could help? 4. What did Yang Lei say about her time as a volunteer? She said that both she and her husband thought this was a good idea. Young people today needed to experience different things. The children said that the teachers were like big brothers or sisters to them and they felt lucky. Yang Lei said she would open up her students eyes to the outside world and gave them a good start in life. Yang Lei said she enjoyed her time as a volunteer very much.
Underline some key phrases 1. (P1,L1) Sound like fun to sb. 2. (P2,L1) A new experience for sb. 3. (P2,L2) Above sea level 4. (P2,L2) Thin air 5. (P2,L2) Make sb.feel sick P=paragraph, L=line
6. (P2, L4) Both…and… 7. (P3, L3) Between… and … 8. (P4, L2) Do anything about … 9. (P4, L3) Open up ones eyes to … 10.(P4, L4)Be a good influence in P=paragraph, L=line
Section 4 Go for it! Many people of all ages do volunteer work. The groups in the chart below help people or animals all around the world. Which one would you like to work for? Explain your reasons to the class. GroupsThe work they do GreenpeaceCares for Mother Earth Doctors Without Borders Helps sick people in poor countries UNICEFHelps children in poor countries WWFCares for wild animals in danger UNICEF WWF
Homework Review the whole unit Get ready for the test Do P33 3b,3c in written form Preview Unit 5
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