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初二教案 第619期


Losing out on language (P2)
Do you like English? Why or why not?
How long do you usually spend studying English every day?
How do you study it?
While reading
Choose the answer:
1. What is the focus of Paragraph 1?
A. Many people are learning English as a second language.
B. It's interesting to study English as a second language.
C. Fewer US college students are learning foreign languages.
D. College students can’t learn foreign languages by themselves.
2. The Modern Language Association is a group that _____.
A. provides help for language studying
B. records changes in language studies
C. researches learning processes for US students
D. keeps track of the number of US students
3. Why don’t many US college students major in foreign languages?
A. They don’t believe it’s practical.
B. It’s hard to learn a foreign language.
C. They are encouraged to choose different majors.
D. They think learning a foreign language is a waste of time.
4. According to Clayton Lewis, _____.
A. not being able to speak a second language is a failure
B. it will be easy for Americans to find jobs in the future
C. countries all over the world are more connected now
D. mastering a second language is important
Word in use
1.be interested in + n./doing    2. decrease
3. be likely to do      4. be compared to
1. When I was young, I ________________ football.
If you are healthy enough, you will ______ your chances of becoming sick.
3. Kids who are crazy about computer games ____________ some silly things.
4. A book may ____________ a good friend.
1. Do you think being fluent in English could help you in the future?
2. What do you think about learning English as a second language?
What's up with weird names? (P4)
1. Do you have an English name?
2. Was your English name chosen by you or someone else? Does it have a special meaning?
While reading
Choose the answer:
1. Which of these names comes from the TV show Sesame Street?
A. Tomato.
B. Potato.
C. Echo.
D. Big Bird.
2. We can learn all of the following from Paragraph 4 EXCEPT that _____.
A. Echo was San Mao's English name
B. Echo has the same meaning as San Mao
C. many Chinese people choose the same English names as their idols
D. some famous Chinese people have unusual English names
3. The author liked the name Shmily because _____.
A. it is a normal English name
B. he has never heard of this name
C. it has a special meaning
D. it is a very funny name
4. The story is mainly about ____.
A. funny Chinese nicknames
B. unusual English names in China
C. strange English names in Japan
D. what some strange English names stand for
Word in use
Match the word with its meaning
inspirebelonging to one by birth
nativeof a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
typicalhaving the ability or power to create
creativesth gives you new ideas and a strong feeling of enthusiasm
Discuss some English names that have special meanings.
Students grow like fruit trees? (P5)
1. Talk about some Chinese idioms.
What do they mean? And where do they come from?
While reading
Choose the answer:
1. Why did Zizhi leave his state?
A. He wanted to learn new things.
B. He enjoyed traveling.
C. The emperor didn't like him.
D. He wanted to be a teacher.
2. How did Zizhi make a living?
A. By opening a private school.
B. By working for rich people.
C. By serving another emperor.
D. By running a bookstore.
3. What can we tell from the third paragraph?
A. Zizhi only taught students with high social status.
B. Zizhi asked his students to become useful people.
C. Zizhi planted a lot of peach and plum trees.
D. Zizhi enjoyed watching trees bear fruit.
4. Why did Zizhi's students plant peach and plum trees?
A. They wanted to send fruit to Zizhi.
B. They had the same hobbies as Zizhi.
C. They wanted to show respect to Zizhi.
D. They made a living by growing trees.
Word in use
spread, emperor, respect, refer to
1. 疾病在我们家乡蔓延。
    The disease spread throughout our  town.
2. 康熙是我国历史上伟大的皇帝。
    Kangxi was a great emperor in Chinese history.
3. 尊重老人是我们的义务。
    It is our duty to respect old people.
4. 他在信里从没有提及自己的父母。
    He never referred to his parents in his letters.
Retell the story of “taolimantianxia” including the following details:
Who was Zizhi?
What happened to him?
Why did his students plant peach and plum trees ?
1. C。由首段第二句fewer college students in the United States ...可知。
2. B。由第二段第一句MLA is a group in the US that tracks language studies可知。
3. A。第三段第一句students don’t think mastering a foreign language is practical可知。
4. D。由最后一段 Clayton Lewis的阐述 可知学习二外的重要性。
1. D。由第二段最后一句One of my good friends calls herself Big Bird, like the character from the children’s TV show Sesame Street可知。
2. B。由第四段的阐述可知Echo的意思并不是三毛。
3. C。由文章的最后一句可知Shmily含义丰富。
4. B。这是一道概括判断题,由整篇文章可知话题是不一般的英文名字.
1. C。由第二段he was not well liked by the emperor at the time, so he had to leave his state可知。
2. B。由第二段可知Zizhi为了生计举办私塾。
3. B。由第三段Zizhi的教育理念尤其You should become a useful person and be good for society可知。
4. C。由第四段最后一句 They would plant peach and plum trees to show respect to their teacher.可知。

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