Unit 8: Is there a post office near here?
In this unit Ss learn to ask for and give directions on the street.
1. Is there a bank near here? Yes, there is. It’s on Center Street. 2.Where’s the supermarket? It’s next to the library. 3.Is there a pay phone in the neighborhood? Yes, it’s on Bridge Street on the right. Locations in the neighborhood such as post office, hotel, restaurant Descriptive words such as new, old, dirty, clean
Descriptions of location such as across from, next to, between Period 1(From P7 to P8)
New words: post office, restaurant, library, supermarket, bank, park, pay, street, center, mail, near, bridge, across, between, front, behind
Structures: Is there a bank near here? Yes, it is. / No, there isn’t. Where’s the bank? It’s on Center Street.
Step1 Leading in
T: Ask two rows of three Ss each to stand facing each other in the front of the classroom. Point to Ss standing in front and ask the class to repeat the questions and answers.
T: Where’s Yang Li? (Point to two Ss standing beside each other) Yang Li is next to Li Peng.
T: Where’s Zheng Wen?(Point to two Ss in different lines facing each other.) Zheng Wen is across from Sheng Lin.
T: Where ‘s Lin Jiahui?( Point to one student standing between two other Ss.) Lin Jia hui is between Sheng lin and Li Dai.
Step2 . Learning
Section A 1a Learn the new words in 1a. The new words are: post office, restaurant, library, supermarket, bank, park, pay, street, center, mail, near, bridge, across, between, front, behind.
After learning the new words, ask Ss to match each word on the list with one of the pictures.
Listen and circle the places you hear in 1a. The answers are: restaurant, post office, supermarket
In pairs, the Ss practice the conversation Is there a bank near here? Yes, it is. / No, there isn’t.
Where’s the bank? It’s on Center Street.
Ask several Ss to say some of their questions and answers for the class.
2a T: Point out the six sentences. Say each one of the pictures. Then ask Ss to match each sentence with one of the pictures.
Listen to 2b and fill in the blanks with the words in the box.
Ask and answer questions about the places in 1a. Using the following conversation: Where’s the supermarket? It’s next to the library.
Let the Ss practice in pairs then ask some pairs to do it in class. Homework
Recite and copy the new words. 2. Copy the sentences in Grammar Focus.
Period 2( P9---P10)
Key points: Excuse me. Is there a hotel in the neighborhood? Yes, there is. Just go straight and turn left. It’s nest to Supermarket. Step1 Revision
1. Dictate the new words and drills we learnt yesterday. Step2 Leading-in
T has a conversation with one student. The conversation is following: --- Is there a bank near here? --- Yes, there is. It’s on Center Street.
Write the new words on the Bb. They are excuse, straight, turn, left, right, down, open, clean, quiet, dirty, market, house Step3 Learn
Learn the new words with the whole class.
Ask a student to point out the place that Paul wants to get to. Ask Ss to read the conversation again. Match the sentences with the pictures. Write each number in the box.
3b Point to the questions below each picture and ask a student to read them aloud. Step4 Practice
1. Section B 1a. Match the words with the pictures below. Step5 Pairwork
Ask your partner about where he or she lives. Using Is there a big supermarket near your house? Yes, there is. Step6 Listening
Listen and circle the places you hear in 1a.
Listen again. Draw a map of Michael’s neighborhood in the box. Homework:
Copy the new words they learned today and the conversations in 3a.
New words:garden,district,enjoy,walk,through,beginning,tour,visit,place,have fun Structures :learn to describe the place.
3a This activity provides reading practice using the target language. Ask Ss to read the paragraph to the class or read it yourself.
3b This activity provides guided reading and writing practice using the target language. Point out the guide and the blank spaces in it .Read it aloud saying blank each time you come to a blank line.
4a This activity provides guided writing practice using the target language.
Ask Ss to work on their own. Point out the description in 3b and say, now write your own neighborhood. Using sentences like these.
4b This activity provides open-ended oral practice using the target language.
Copy the new words and recite them. Write a description of a kind of animal. 课后记：
Period 4 (Self-check)
1 Review the words in this unit.
2 Ask the Ss to write five new words in their vocabulary-builder on P112.
3 This activity provides reading practice focusing on the grammatical structures used to ask and say where things are.