第二组 梁丹丹 九年级 Charles, prince of Wales普通
The text in this reading and speaking section is in the form of a magazine article about charles, the first son of queen Elizabeth II. It profiles both his working and personal life and also gives an insight into his character. the exploitation of the article includes prediction work, detailed comprehension, vocabulary work on adjectives of character, and a discussion stage.
the lexical range in the text is challenging, so the teacher should pre-teach some new words before reading and students will be able to guess some of them from context. the general idea is not hard to understand. they are willing to work with others and express their thoughts in class. sometimes, they can help each other in the learning process. one group needs to be monitored more often by the teacher.
by the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
1.understand the life of a hard-working future king.
2.express their idea and think critically about the royal after reading.
3.give an insight to one’s character and assess things or person from different perspectives.
step 1:lead in
1. show pictures of the residence and members of the british royal family and ask students the following questions:
where is it?
who lives here?
do you know the people in the photo and their relationship?
T:show some pictures about the life of prince charles and ask students a question: what do you think occupies most of his time?
S:look at the pictures and rank the activities in ex.3.
T: ask students to go through the text quickly, and then answer the question:where do you think is the article from?why?
S: go through the article quickly and answer the question.
step4: selective reading
T: ask students to read the article to check their prediction.
S:read the text carefully and re-assess their ranking in ex.3.
step5: intensive reading
T: show some adjectives on the slide and ask:
1.which of these adjectives are positive and which are negative?
2.which adjectives do you think can be used to describe prince charles？
ask them to give an example of charles life or behaviour that illustrates each adjective and write them down in the handout.
S: read the text again. figure out the meaning of the adjectives and think about charles life. find evidences from the article to illustrate their points. finish the worksheet and share ideas in group.
step6: productive activity
T:ask students to work in group. act out a typical day of prince charles.
S:work with group members to finish the task.
T:ask students to discuss in groups:
1.do you want to be a prince or princess if given a second chance?
2.what are the pros and cons of being a royal?
organize an argument about "is it good of being a royal?"
S: share their thoughts in groups first. then take part in the argument.