高中英语说课稿：《Unit 21 Body Language》说课稿模板
“阅读”(Reading)部分是一篇说明文，它介绍了We use both words and body language to express our thoughts and opinions and to communicate with other people./We can learn a lot about what a person is thinking by watching his or her body language。全文可分为三大部分，各部分的意思是：Part 1 (Para 1): We use both words and body language to express our thoughts and opinions and to communicate with other people. Part 2 (Para 2-3): Just like spoken language, body language varies from culture to culture. Part 3 (Para 4-5): Some gestures seem to be universal.
II. 交际功能句型: 如何提议和请求及其答语的句型
confused, avoid, go ahead, crazy, get through, tear down, occur
Just like spoken language, body language varies from culture to culture.
There is nothing better than sth./doing sth./to do sth.
Body Talk (P59-P. 60)
1. Read the text “Body Talk” and then complete notes about body language.
1) Generally, we can divide the whole text into three parts:
Part 1 (Para 1): We use both words and body language to express our thoughts and opinions and to communicate with other people.
Part 2 (Para 2-3): Just like spoken language, body language varies from culture to culture.
Part 3 (Para 4-5): Some gestures seem to be universal.
2) Fill in the table about gestures, countries and their meanings in these countries. (Words in italics can be blank.)
GESTURES COUNTRIES MEANINGS
eye contact some countries a way to show that one is interested
other countries rude or disrespectful
a circle with one’s thumb and index finger most countries OK
thumbs up the US great or good job
Germany the number one
moving the index finger in a circle in front of the ear some countries crazy
Brazil You have a phone call.
Retell the text using about 100 words.
1. Try to use the –ing form to retell the text.
2. Make use of the notes and table above while retelling.
3. The possible version below can be used as material for both retelling and dictation.
One possible version:
We can communicate with other people by watching his body language besides words. Just like spoken language, body language varies from culture to culture. Take the gesture for OK as an example. The gesture means money in Japan and in France it means zero, while in Brazil and Germany doing so is rude. People in different countries show the same idea in different ways. For example, in many countries, shaking one’s head means “no”, and nodding means “yes”. However, in Bulgaria, parts of Greece, and Iran, the gestures have the opposite meaning. Although there are many different interpretations of our body language, some gestures seem to be universal. Perhaps the smile is the best example. A smile can help us well communicate with others.
? Do in Rome as Rome does [as the Romans do].
? Manners make the man.
? Good manners are the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. ---Jonathan Swift
Raising the topic: communicating in body language (Paragraph 1) ? Interpretations of body language in different countries (Paragraphs 2-3) ? Universal body language (Paragraphs 4-5)
There is nothing better than sth./doing sth./to do sth. 没有比做某事更好的了。
原句：And if we are feeling down or lonely, there is nothing better than to see the smiling face of a good friend.
e.g. There is nothing better than serving/to serve this great nation of ours.
There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
Warming up Listening (WB)
Period 1 Period 2
Pre-reading Language study
Periods 3-4 Reading Period 5
Period 1 Warming up & Listening
Step 1 Warming up
1. Brainstorm: the words of emotions/feelings of human beings
As we know, sorrow and happiness make a life. We, human beings, have all kinds of emotions. Let’s brainstorm emotions we’ve learned so far.
happy, sad, angry, confused, tired, puzzled, hateful, excited, frightened, embarrassed, depressed, uneasy, thrilled, easy, confident, delighted, kind, curious, etc.
2. Now let’s look at pictures with different emotions and match each picture with the correct emotion and the correct sentence. Meanwhile, ask students what makes he/she thinks that the person in the picture is feeling a certain way.
Picture 1: Confused; I don’t know what to do.
Picture 2: Angry; I can’t believe she said that! That is so unfair!
Picture 3: Sad; I’ve lost my wallet!
Picture 4: Happy; I got an A in my exam!
Picture 5: Tired; It’s been a long day. I can’t keep my eyes open.
3. From one’s facial expression, we can know how he/she is feeling. Besides, we can know how he/she is feeling from his/her gesture, that is to say, the way he/she stands or sits can also tell us how he/she is feeling. Now look at your classmates and tell how they are feeling today by the way they sit or stand.
Step 2 Listening
Just now we see we can learn how one is feeling from both his/her facial expressions and gestures. Look at me. Can you guess what these gestures mean?
1) shake the head
2) wave the arms
3) stand with arms folded
4) … …
(Students may not guess all the meanings of these gestures, and then teachers can say “Let’s listen to two short passages and find out what one’s body movements/gestures can tell us.”)
1) Listen to Part 1 for the first time and get the students to do the first question of Part 1.
2) Listen to Part 1 again and do the rest two questions of Part 1.
3) Listen to Part 2 and do questions of Part 2. If students can’t follow it, listen again.
Based on what you heard just now and your own experience, discuss with your partner: How can you use your body language to communicate the following ideas?
1. Make a list of facial expressions and gestures and their meanings we’ve learned today.
2. Preview the following lesson.
Period 2 Listening (WB) & Speaking
Step 1 Listening
Do the listening practice in the workbook step by step. If the material is too difficult, teachers can give students some difficult sentences first or even give the listening material to students after they listen to the tape twice.
Step 2 Pre-speaking
Make some requests and ask/help students to answer and make offers, for example:
T: Could you give me a hand?
S: Yes, of course. What can I do for you?
T: Could you please clean the blackboard for me?
S: With pleasure.
T: That’s very nice of you.
(Teachers can also ask students to open/close the window, turn on the projector and so on.)
Step 3 Speaking
1. Language Input
Just now I asked some students to help me clean the blackboard (open/close the window, turn on the projector and so on.). In fact we’re practicing making requests, offers and responses. Now let’s look at some useful expressions on page 58.
Useful expressions of making offers and requests
Can/Shall I help you with that?
Would you like me to …?
No, thank you. Thanks for all your help.
Could you please …?
Would you like some help?
Could you give me a hand with this? No, thanks. I can manage it myself.
Is there anything else I can do for you?
Could you help me with …?
That’s very nice of you.
Do you need some help with that?
Is there anything else I can do for you? = What else can I do for you?
We use these two sentences offer help again when we’ve already offered help.
Now use these expressions and follow the example to make up some dialogues in the following situations in pairs.
Then get some pairs to act out the dialogues in front of the class.
Step 4 Useful Expressions --- Making offers/requests and responses
In our everyday life, we quite often meet difficulties and have to ask our friends or relatives for help. Of course, sometimes we’ll offer to help others. And in English there're several ways of making offers/requests and responses. Please look at the screen.
Ways of making offers or requests Ways of replying to others' offers or requests