Teacher can ask students to say something about their favorite commentator. Play the tape for the first time. Check the answer. Activity 3 requires students to listen for specific words.
T: Now look at the words listed in Activity 3. We will listen to Part 2 of the passage. Check the words you hear. As you may have found, the words on the first line are all in –ed form, while those on the second line are all in –ing form. So pay attention to this while listening. Play the tape. Check the answer.
Activity 4 requires students to listen and check the true sentences. Activity 5 requires students to explain the 5 sentences from the listening materials in their own words. This activity will help students to form the habit of thinking in English.
Step V Homework
Deal with Activity 11-12 on workbook.
The Second Period Reading
Teaching goals 教学目标 1. Target language目标语言 a. 重点词汇和短语
hold, consecutive, title, centre, scorer, valued, attend, average, per, motivation, tie, steak, alongside, awesome, shipyard, various, entire, immediate, deserve , outstanding , generation , in the history, dream team, grow up, with an average of, gold medal, There’s no doubt that… b. 重点句型
He also found success as an actor in the film Space Jam alongside the famous cartoon character Bugs Bunny! 2. Ability goals 能力目标
Help students to learn about two great basketball superstars Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.
3. Learning ability goals学能目标
Help students become interested in basketball;
Inspire students learn to compete successfully by Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain’ stories.
Teaching important points教学重点
Help students to learn how great Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain are. The key words and expressions in the text Teaching difficult points教学难点 The use of some keys words and expressions. Teaching methods教学方法 Listening, reading and discussing. Teaching aids 教具准备 A multimedia computer.
Teaching procedures & ways 教学过程与方式
Step I Revision
T: Good morning / afternoon, class! Ss: Good morning / afternoon, Mr. /Ms …
T: First of all, let’s check the answers to Activity 11-12 on workbook. Check the answers.
Step II Lead-in
After checking the answers to Activity 11-12, introduce the text. T: What did we learn yesterday? Ss: Basketball and the NBA.
T: Today we are going to meet two great NBA players. Look at the pictures please. Who are they?
S: The first one is Michael Jordan, but I am not familiar with the second. S: I know. The second one is Wilt Chamberlain. He is a great basketball player. T: Yes, you are right. I know some of you are basketball fans. Can you tell me something about them? Such as the name of their team, their height, their nicknames and so on.
S: Michael Jordan is known as “Air Jordan”. He was born in 1963 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the greatest basketball player of all time.
S: Wilt Chamberlain is one of only two players who have scored more than 30,000 points in an NBA career. He was basketball’s unstoppable force, the most awesome offensive force the game has ever seen. …
T: It seems some of you don’t know much about them. In this lesson, we’re going to learn something about the two great basketball players. Turn to Page 2 please.
Step III Reading
First ask students to look through the two profiles and then answer the questions in Activity 1. Three minutes later check the answers with the whole class. Suggested answers: 1.1. No, they didn’t.
1.2. Chamberlain was 19cm taller than Jordan. 1.3. Chamberlain scored more points in his career. 1.4. He was 63 years old.
1.5. They both hold the record consecutive seasons leading score: 7. Reading
T: OK. Let’s continue with the introduction of Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. First read the two passages quickly and then answer the questions in Activity 2.You
may work in groups and discuss the questions together. Suggested answers:
2.1. He played for the Chicago Bulls.
2.2. His team won the NBA title six times. (from 1991 to 1993; from 1996 to 1998) 2.3. He is not only successful in the basketball court but also succeeds in business. He also found success as an actor. He is awesome. 2.4. 4 different teams.
2.5. Philadelphia Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers.
2.6. Because he was not only tall but also the first to score more than 3,000 points in a season.
After dealing Activity 2, ask students to read the text again, and then do Activity 3. Ask students to correct the wrong sentences. Discussion
After dealing with Activity 3, ask students to work in groups and discuss which player they like better.
T: Up to now, you have learned something about the two great players. Which player do you like better and why? Work in groups and have discussion.
Five minutes later ask a group of students to present their discussion to the rest of the class.
A sample of the discussion:
A: I like Michael Jordan better not only because he was a top score player in the NBA, but also a successful actor.
B. Me, too. I admire his athlete ability, motivation and confidence. Many people remember his famous number 23 shirt. Thanks to him, the Bulls won their NBA championship and the Dream Team won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
C. It is true Michael Jordan was the best known athlete in the world in the 1990s, but he was only the second player to score more than 3,000points in a season. The first was Wilt Chamberlain. I like Chamberlain better. He is the only NBA player who averaged over 50 points per game for an entire season. On 2nd March1962, he
scored 100 points in a single game—no one has ever done that since! D. I quite agree. What’ more, Chamberlain was so much better than all the other players that they changed the rules of the game to try to stop him.
T: I think it is hard to say who is better. Both of them are great. Both of them deserve the title “outstanding player of the generation.”
Step IV Explanation
During this procedure, play the tape for students. Students will underline the difficult sentences. After listening to the tape, Teacher will explain the text and deal with language problems.
T: Now we will deal with some difficult language focuses. Now I will play the tape for you. Please make a mark where you have difficulties.
After listening to the tape, explain the difficult sentences to students. Before explaining the difficult points, students are asked to refer to the notes to the text. T: Do you have any difficulties with the text？
S1: Could you please explain the sentence to us: He also found success as an actor in the film Space Jam alongside the famous cartoon character Bugs Bunny! T: As we know, Michael Jordan is a famous basketball player in the US. He also made a movie called Space Jam. It is a fun movie with cartoon characters and the kids loved it. In the film he played himself, Michael Jordan. Bugs Bunny is the cartoon character. We can understand the sentence like this: He also succeeded in the film Space Jam, in which the cartoon character Bugs Bunny is also very famous. Do you have any other questions? Ss: No.
T: Ok, let’s come to the vocabulary exercises. You are given five minutes to do the exercises. Then you may check the answers with your group members.
Step V Vocabulary
Deal with Activity 4-5. Activity 4-5 are about words and phrases from the two passages. Students are required to use them freely. Check the answers.