A Brief Instruction to the topic of “What should I do?”
Shangyuan Middle School Li Yi Cai
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is LiYiCai. I come from Shangyuan Middle School in Nanjing.Today I’m going to talk about the topic” What should I do?”I will divide the instruction into seven parts： they are Teaching material Analysis, Teaching aims, Teaching emphasis, Teaching difficulties, Teaching methods, Teaching aids and Teaching procedures.
Part 1 Teaching material analysis
This period is from Unit 3 of 9A Oxford English. First of all,I’d like to talk about my understanding about this lesson.We have learned Star sings in Unit 1 and Colours and moods in Unit 2.We have also learned how to write a formal recommendation letter and how to write a report on the moods of people in last two units.Today we are going to learn two letters to a famous youth worker about Millie’s and Simon’s problems.So this unit links with a special meaning of Unit 1 and Unit 2.This period is the first lesson of Reading.The main idea of the topic is how to express their problems and ask for advice.We are going to learn the ways to deal with problems and stress in following lessons.So this period is very important in this unit.
Part 2 Teaching aims
1．Aims of the knowledge:
（1）To know the spelling of some words and usage of some phrases.
（2）To learn something about Millie’s and Simon’s problems.
（3）To grasp the main idea of Reading and use the information to talk to others about one’s problems and how to deal with them.
2．Aims of the ablilities:
（1）To improve the ability of getting information by reading.
（2）To improve the ability of retelling the story.
3．Aims of the emotion:
（1）To understand how to write about problems and to express feelings.
（2）To ask for advice to solve the problems.
Part 3 Teaching emphasis
1．To master the ‘to’-infinitives and ‘wh-’words+‘to’-infinitives.
2．To get the ability of general reading and getting information.
Part 4 Teaching difficulties
1．To recognize and understand vocabulary about problems.
2．To ask for advice
Part 5 Teaching methods
In this topic,I will use five-step Teaching Method and Task-based language Teaching.I design some tasks to help the students learn.I think if I want to improve the students’ oral English,I should give them enough chances to practice and I will use pair work,group work to let the students take an active part in all kinds of activities.That is “Learning by doing,learning by using”.Let the students be the masters of the class teaching,thus,student-centered teaching method is well shown.
Part 6 Teaching aids
Projector，slide show，tape recorder and blackboard
Part 7 Teaching procedure
The purpose is to arouse the students’interest of study.
Let’s have a free talk.
T：Have you got problems?
T：What is it?
S：Eating too much makes me unhealthy.
T：What about you?
The purpose is to develop the skills of skimming and how to gain the main idea of the articles.
1．Ask students to read two letters and answer the following questions:
①What is Millie’s favorite hobby?(Painting)
②What is Millie’s problem?(She doesn’t have enough time for hobbies and home work.)
③When does Simon play football?(After school until late)
④How do his parents feel about it?
(They don’t like this and ask him to go home before 6 p.m.)
2．Ask students if there are words that they do not know.
Explain some new words briefly.
The purpose is to develop the skills of scanning and how to gain the details from the articles.
1．Listen to the tape and answer some question about “True”or“False”.
2．Ask students to read the articles again and explain some important phrases.
How to solve the problems；hand in；on time；at the moment；
can’t find any time for my hobbies；feel bad；give up；
achieve a balance between the two；hear form；make unhappy
The purpose is to develop the skills of retelling with the key words
1．Ask students to make sentences with phrases that we have learned.
2．Try to retell the outline of the articles.
3．Encourage students to say something about themselves.
Step Ⅴ．Summary and homework
The purpose is to give the students a clear idea of how to express their problems and revise the articles.
1．Ask students to revise the words and phrases
2．Ask students to write a letter about himself after class.
During my teaching，I’ll try my best to get my class alive and encourage the students to talk with each other in English. I think the general aim of English teaching is to improve the ability of using English. And I’ll use this to guide my teaching.