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高三英语 Module 9 Unit 4 Task 1

牛津高中英语教学设计

教  材:牛津高中英语 (模块九) 高三上学期

文档内容:教学设计——教案

单  元:Unit 4 Behind beliefs

板  块:Task 1

Teaching aims:

After learning Skills Building 1, the students will be able to know about the expressions used to describe a legendary person and get much information about Father Christmas through listening and reading. At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to tell about Father Christmas with the expressions used to describe a legendary person.

Teaching procedures:

Step 1 Lead-in

1.      Have a revision

Have a revision of the most popular religions in the world that students have learned in Word power by asking students the following question.

Q: What are the most popular religions in the world?

A: Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; etc.

 

2.Introduce Christmas  

Introduce Christmas by asking students the following questions so that students will naturally associate Christmas with Father Christmas.

Q: So among these religions, which is the most popular religion in western countries?

A: Christianity.

Q: What do we call people believing in Christianity?

A: Christians.

Q: Which is the most popular festival celebrated by Christians?

A: Christmas.

Q: What do you know about Christmas?

Ask the students to talk about Christmas to see how much they know about this festival.

Then give a brief introduction of Christmas based on the students’ answers to the question above: Christmas is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the son of God. Children are excited about this holiday because they believe Father Christmas will bring them gifts.  

 

3.  Show images of Father Christmas

 

4.  Introduce the idea that Father Christmas is only a legendary person

Introduce the idea that Father Christmas is only a legendary person by asking the following questions.

Q: But do you believe Father Christmas really exists?

A: No. Although Father Christmas is very famous and people talk a lot about him, he is just a legendary person. The story of Father Christmas is just a legend.

(Then arouse students’ interest in what a legend is and what kind of person is a legendary person by asking the above question.)

Q: Then what is a legend and what kind of person is a legendary person?

After that, ask students to read the top of page 58 in Skills building 1 and find out the answers by themselves.

 

Explanation

学生在Word power部分已经了解世界上最受人推崇的几大宗教及相关知识,在导入部分先对相关知识进行复习,并由此自然地引申到西方国家最重要的宗教—基督教及该宗教中最隆重的节日即圣诞节和该节日的标志性人物—圣诞老人,然后引出Skills Building1中的生词“legend”和词组“a legendary person”,为Skills Building 1开头部分相关知识的学习作好了铺垫。这样的导入既起到了复习、巩固以往所学知识的作用,又能很自然的导入到Task部分的主题,即有关圣诞老人的传说故事。

 

Step 2 Skills building 1: finding information about a legendary person.

1.      Explore what a legend is and what kind of person is a legendary person.

Let students explore this by themselves.

Q: So what is a legend?

A: Legend refers to the traditional story of a famous person or an event. Some of the stories can be true. However, most of the stories include things that are untrue, impossible or do not exist.  

Q: What is a legendary person?

A: A legendary person is often a real person who lived a long time ago. The information about this person might be true but some of it might be untrue and just part of a legend.  

 

2.      Get students to understand Father Christmas is a legendary person

Help students to understand Father Christmas is a legendary person by showing two examples of traditional Chinese legends.

 

Pangu cutting open heaven and earth

● Nüwa patching the sky with five-colour stones

 

Q: In such legends, who are legendary people?

A: Pangu and Nüwa.

Q: So in the legends about Father Christmas, who is a legendary person?

A: Father Christmas.    

 

3.      Teach the expressions that can be used to describe a legendary person/figure

●He/she is said/supposed to …    ● He/She is known/described as …

●People believe that …          ● According to the stories, he/she …

●Apparently, he/she …          ● I have heard that he/she …

 

4.  Practice

   Give students chances to practice the above expressions by asking them to rewrite the following sentence with the expressions above.

   e.g. Father Christmas delivers/brings presents to people. →

   Father Christmas is said/supposed to deliver/bring presents to people.

 

   Then ask students to practice rewriting the same sentence with the expressions used to describe a legendary person.

Practice: Father Christmas delivers/brings presents to people. →

● He/she is said/supposed to …    ● He/She is known/described as …

● People believe that …          ● According to the stories, he/she …

● Apparently, he/she …          ● I have heard that he/she …

 

Examples:

● Father Christmas is known as a person who delivers/brings presents to people.

● People believe that Father Christmas delivers/brings presents to people.

● According to the stories, Father Christmas delivers/brings presents to people.

● Apparently, Father Christmas delivers/brings presents to people.

● I have heard that Father Christmas delivers/brings presents to people. 

 

Explanation

学生通过该部分内容的学习,可靠自己探究什么是传说和传说中的人物。同时,学生还将了解并学会使用一些固定的短语或句型来描绘一个传说中的人物如圣诞老人。在该部分设计的口头操练练习中,学生将可以对他们所学的知识做到当堂巩固消化,提高了课堂效率。所以该部分的教学既可以很好地训练学生的口语能力(speaking ability),也为下一堂课最后的写作任务——“写一个有关圣诞老人的传说故事”打下了基础。

 

 

Step 3 Take notes about Father Christmas notes (Step 1: taking notes about Father Christmas)

A Instructions: Read the web page about St Nicholas and work in pairs to ask and answer the questions on the top of Page 59. 

Pair work: Ask and answer the questions below:

1. Where did St Nicholas come from?

2. Why is Father Christmas modelled after him?

3. What is the origin of Father Christmas coming down the chimney?

4. Why do many Europeans give gifts to their children on St Nicholas Day?

5. What does St Nicholas look like?

Answers: 

Q: 1. Where did St Nicholas come from?

A: St Nicholas came from a village called Myra in Turkey.

Q: 2. Why is Father Christmas modeled after him?

A: Because he was very kind and generous especially to young people.

Q: 3. What is the origin of Father Christmas coming down the chimney?

A: St Nicholas threw small bags of gold down the chimney to help the three daughters in a poor family get married.

Q: 4. Why do many Europeans give gifts to their children on St Nicholas Day?

A: To honor St Nicholas, who gave aid to others.

Q: 5. What does St Nicholas look like?

A: He is tall and thin with no beard and wears the traditional clothes of a priest.  

 

B Listen to a TV program about Father Christmas and fill in the table below according to what you have heard and the web page on Page 58.

Father Christmas

What he looks like

a happy, fat man with long (1) ___________ hair and a long white beard and moustache, dressed in a (2) ___________ with a black belt and the same colour boots

Where he lives

near the (3) ___________ Pole

Who his friends are

elves: help make (4) ___________

reindeer: twelve in number, help (5) ___________ the presents

What he does

goes down chimneys and places (6) ___________ in stockings, in front of the Christmas tree, by children’s (7___________ or by the fireplace

Interesting facts

was usually drawn wearing (8) ___________ before a famous advertisement used a picture of him wearing red in (9___________

Who is Father         (10___________

Christmas based on?  

Answers: (1) white       (2) red suit    (3) North       (4) toys      (5) deliver  

(6) presents     (7) beds      (8) green       (9) 1931     (10) St Nicholas

 

Tapescripts

B

Host:     Good morning. Today, I am going to interview someone who knows a lot about Father Christmas. Steve Smith is the owner of a toy shop. Now, Steve, I wonder if you could quickly give a summary of Father Christmas and what he does.

Steve:   Well, the character Father Christmas has been around for hundreds of years, and he is known to many children around the world as the person who brings them Christmas presents. He is often described as a happy, fat man with long white hair and a long white beard and moustache, dressed in a red suit with a black belt and black boots. However, he hasn’t always dressed like that. A famous advertisement used a picture of him wearing red in nineteen thirty-one, but before that, he was usually drawn wearing green.

Host:     What happens on Christmas Eve?

Steve:   According to stories, on Christmas Eve, Father Christmas puts all of the presents onto his sled and flies across the sky with his twelve reindeer. Once Father Christmas arrives at a house, he goes down the chimney and places presents for the children in stockings or in front of the family Christmas tree. Some people hang the stockings by their beds, but most people hang them by the fireplace.

Host:    I didn’t know that! I’ll have to remember that in the future. Now we have time for one more question. Do you know where the idea for Father Christmas came from?

Steve:   There is a connection between Father Christmas and St Nicholas, who was a saint from hundreds of years ago.

Host:     Steve, thanks for talking to us today. I suggest that anyone who wants to find out more about Father Christmas should look on the Internet.

 

    

C. Consolidation: Give a summary about St Nicholas about what you have learned today

 

The story of Father Christmas is _______ _______ St Nicholas, the bishop of a village called Myra in ________ over 1,600 years ago. He is ______ and _______ with no _______ and wears the neat, traditional clothes of a religious ________. He is one of the most popular _________ in Christianity and the saint of people because he is said to be very kind, __________ and generous. 

 

People      that once he threw small bags of gold down the _______ to help the three daughters in a poor family to get married. This is the ________ of Father Christmas _______ down the chimney.                

    ________ _______ the legends, one of his bags of gold fell into a ________ hanging up to dry over the _________. This is where the idea of hanging stockings near the fireplace came from. 

 

Answers: based on; Turkey; tall; thin; beard; leader; figures; merciful; believe; chimney; origin; coming; According to; stocking; fireplace 

 

 

[Explanation]

该部分是由听、说、读、写等一系列开放式任务型活动组成的,对培养学生在活动中学会采集信息、分析信息并在实践中加以运用的要求较高。但本堂课在开始时对Christmas所作的简单介绍和我们的学生对西方文化特别是圣诞节的了解,学生在完成Notes时应该不会有太多障碍。通过A部分的阅读和回答课本P59页的问题,学生对于圣诞老人的了解更深入了。最后的文章概要缺词填空练习既帮助学生及时巩固了对所学内容,又为他们下一堂课的写作提供了很好的写作样本。

 

Step 4 Homework.

Practise telling a legendary story about Father Christmas, with the expressions used to describe a legendary person. Your story needs to cover the following aspects.

● What he looks like    ● Where he lives    ● Who his friends are  

● What he does        ● Interesting facts   ● St Nicholas


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