Unit One Traveling
a) Recognizing the Weak Forms of Certain Words
b) Learning to Pronounce the Weak Forms
c) Listening Strategy: Detecting Weak Forms
d) How to Answer True or False Questions
e) How to Answer Interrogative Questions
a) Learning Means of Traveling and the Role of Traveling
b) Developing Abilities in Stating One's Own Idea
c) Developing Abilities in Exchanging Ideas and Debating
d) Developing Abilities in Summarizing and Paraphrasing
a) Guessing/inferring Word Meaning from Context
b) Reading for General Information and Details
a) General Writing: Identifying Formal and Informal Words
b) Informal Words Revising Sentences with Specific Words .
Key Words and Phrases
Be inclined to/ incorporate/ hike/ trail/ sketch/ exhausted/ await/ folk/ assemble average
Listening 1 class hour
Reading 1 class hour
Intensive Reading 2-3 class hours
Suggested lesson structure:
a)Warm-up Activities: 15-20 minutes
b) Text Understanding: 20-25 minutes
c) Language Study: 45 minutes
d) Exercises: 45 minutes '
Speaking 1 class hour
Writing l) Time schedule I class hour
Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe which includes the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The other Nordic countries, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, are sometimes included because of their close historic and cultural connections to Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the A.T., is a 2,174 mile (3478 km) marked hiking and camping trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, the trail also passes through the states of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
3.The Barents Sea
The Barents Sea is a part of the Arctic Ocean located north of Norway and Russia. It is a rather deep shelf sea (average depth 230m), bordered by the shelf edge towards the Norwegian Sea in the west, the island of Svalbard (Norway) in the northwest, and the islands of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya (Russia) in the northeast and east
4.The Baltic Sea
to help students talk about traveling experience;'
to encourage students to discuss different types of traveling;'
to arouse students' interests in traveling;
to familiarize students with the topics in the text.
II. Warm-up Activities
Directions: Ask students the following questions.
1)What does traveling mean to you?
2)Have you ever been somewhere alone?
3)Do you want to have a solo traveling experience?
4)If you have a chance to travel alone, where would you most want to go?'
5)In what ways do you want to travel alone?'
6)What's the most important thing when traveling alone?
Activity Two Directions: Ask students to make a checklist of the necessities they
would take when traveling.
Tips: ID card and/or passport , money, credit card, clothes, tent, raincoat, laptop, sun hat, sunglasses, rubber/waterproof boots, medicine, heatstroke preventive, suntan lotion, mobile, phone, mp':np3,mp4, favorite novels, etc.
Global Study of the Text
Activity One: Understanding the Text Structure
Directions: The text can be organized into three parts. Please go through the text quickly and decide the paragraphs the following titles can cover: Paras 1-2 Planning a solo journey
Paras 3-9 Traveling experience across Norway and Sweden
Para 10 Mixed feelings about the solo journey
Activity Two: Understanding the Content
Directions: Use some words to describe the author's feeling when the following happened.
1)The Arctic weather in the north of Norway was in the 30s.
Tips: cold, regletfid d, regretful
2)I purchased a cheap cell phone when I first arrived in Norway.
Tips: grateful, happy
3)There was nobody around for miles, but there were mosquitoes - millions of them.
Tips: unexpected, annoyed
4)I reached my destination on the 40mday
Tips: satisfied with himself and missing being with people he knew
Detailed Study of the Text
be inclined to: tending to do sth.; likely to do sth.
He's inclined to be lazy.
I am inclined to think that he has done a better job than any of you. incorporate: v.(1) (- sth. in/into sth.) to include sth. so that it forms a part of sth.
e.g. Many of your suggestions have been incorporated in the new plan.
(2) have (sth.) as part of a whole
The new car design incorporates all the latest safety features.
make it:(1) to succeed in reaching a place in time. especially when this is difficult
e.g. If we run, we should make it.
(2) be successfulin one's career
e.g. He's never really made it as an actor.
(3) to manage to deal with a difficult experience
I couldn't have made it through those times without the support of my boyfriend. have what it takes: have the right qualities or skills required for success
I don't think Rebecca has what it takes to be a ballet dancer.
Do you have what it takes to become a general manager?