江苏省江阴市成化高级中学高中英语 Unit4 Behind beliefs Word power Task教案 牛津译林版选修9_图文

Model 9 Unit 4: Behind beliefs ord power

Task

【Teaching Aims】 After learning t his section, the students will be presented different expressions related to religious and some religious words. They will read a passage about religions around the world and then learn some religious expressions that are used in everyday English without religious meaning. Exercises are designed for students to practice and reinforce the new vocabulary they have just learnt. Students are expected to make themselves familiar with the expressions related to religion. 【Teaching Important Points】 Help the students to gain some knowledge of religious around the world 【Teaching Difficult Points】 Use the words learnt in class to complete the relevant exercises. 【Teaching Aids】 The blackboard

【Teaching Procedures】 Step1: Brainstorming 1. Surf the Internet or refer to some relevant resources about different religions. In this section, we will learn some expressions related to religions. Maybe you would like to know the following information.

【 Preparation for your own class】

What are the most popular religions in the world? What do we call the people who believe in a religion? Who do people believe in each religion? What religious books do peopl e use? What place do people worship in? Do you know any important religious figures or famous religious architecture? Do you know any religious words that are used in our daily life now? Have the meanings of these words changed?
2. Present the information you collected about different religions to the class. Step 2: Vocabulary learning 1. Read the article in Part A on page 54. Explain the following words with your own words. What religions are mentioned in this article? (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.)

What information have you got about these religions from the article?
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2. Read the passage again and fill in the following table: People who be lieve in i t Who/What they believe in several different gods The teachings of Buddha God God and Jesus---the son of the God Allah The religious book they read Ved as Buddhist scriptures Torah Bible Place they worship in temple temple synagogue church

Hinduism Buddhism Judaism Christianity

Hindus Buddhists Judaist Christians

Islam

Muslim

Koran

mosque

Step3: Vocabulary extension 1. Can you tell me words or expressio ns related to religion? ( priest, bishop, nun, worship, angel, devil, soul) Look at the following pictures and the sentences below. Can you explain the religious words in your own language? What are the differences between the religious meanings and the meanings that are now used in Daily English?P.55

angel:
In religious books, an angel refers to a messenger and servant of God, usually represented as a person with wings and dressed in white. While in our daily speaking, it can refer to a person who is very kind or you are very grateful to. When it is used to describe a child, it means the child behaves well.

devil:
In the religious term, it means the most powerful evil spirit. While in our daily conversation, it refers to a person who behaves badly.

soul:
In the religious term, it means the spirit inside one’s body, or the part of a person that is not the body. The soul is believed not to die even if the body is dead. While in our daily conversation, it refers to a kind of human feeling which helps us recognize, create and enjoy the work of art. 3. Use the above highlighted words to fill in the blanks in Part B. Answers: B (1) s oul (2) angel (3) devil Task Telling a story about Father Christmas
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Skills building 1: finding information about a legendary person This part teaches you to find out which information is real, impossible or does not exist about a legendary person. 1. I’d like to ask you some questions: What does the word legend mean? (Legend refers to the traditional story of a famous person or an event. Some of the stories can be true. However, most of the stories are unreal, mythical or even supernatural.) Can you give an example of a legend? (There are a lot of traditional Chinese legendary stories, such as Pangu cutting open heaven and earth or Nuwa patching the sky with five-colour stones.) Who do you think are legendary persons? (The people in legendary stories, such as Pangu, Nuwa, Father Christmas, are legendary persons.) 2. Read the guidelines on page 58. Make some sentences with the expressions given. Step 1: taking notes about Father Christmas In this part you will first listen to a TV programme about Father Christmas and take some notes about this legendary person. Then you will read a web page about St Nicholas to learn more about Father Christmas. 1. Read the guidelines in Part A to understand what you will do first. Then go over the note sheet to get ideas about what you should pay attention to and write down while you are listening to the recording. Fill in the answers you already know or predict the answers for some blanks before listening. 2. Finish Part A on page 58 after you hear the recording. If necessary, I’ll play the recording several times for you to write down your answers. Tapescript Host: Good morning. Today, I am going to interview someone who knows a lot about Father Christmas. Steve Smith is the owner of a toy shop. Now, Steve, I wonder if you could quickly summarize who Father Christmas is and what he does. Steve: Well, the character Father Christmas has been around for hundreds of years, and he is known to many children around the world as the person who brings them Christmas presents. He is often described as a happy, fat man with long white hair and a long white beard and moustache, dressed in a red suit with a black belt and black boots. However, he hasn’t always dressed like that. A famous
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advertisement used a picture of him wearing red in nineteen thirty-one, but before th at, he was usually drawn wearing green. Host: Father Christmas comes to visit us at Christmas time, but where does he spend the rest of the year? Steve: Well, he is said to live near the North Pole with his wife and lots of little creatures called elves. The elves are his friends. They help make toys. He also has twelve reindeer that help him deliver the presents on Christmas Eve. 3. Listen to the second half of the recording to fill in all the blanks. Tapescript Host: When I was a child, I used to write to Father Christmas, so that he would know what I wanted. Steve: Many children do that several months before Christmas. They write to tell him what presents they would like for Christmas. One of the traditions in the UK is for children to take the list of presents they want and put it in the chimney. Host: What happens after that, on Christmas Eve? Steve: According to stories, on Christmas Eve, Father Christmas puts all of the presents onto his sled and flies across the sky with his twelve reindeer. Once Father Christmas arrives at a house, he goes down the chimney and places presents for the children in stockings or in front of the family Christmas tree. Some people hang the stockings by their beds, but most people hang them by the fireplace. Many people say that Father Christmas likes to eat mince pies, so they always leave some out for him to eat. Many people also leave a carrot out for the reindeer. Host: I didn’t know that! I’ll have to remember that in the future. Now we have time for one more question. Do you know where the idea for Father Christmas came from? Steve: There is a question between Father Christmas and St Nicholas, who was a saint from hundreds of years ago. You can find more about St Nicholas on the Internet. Host: Steve, thanks for talking to us today. I suggest that anyone who wants to find out more about Father Christmas should look on the Internet. There are many sites and there is m uch information about him. 5. Read the guidelines in Part B so that you will know what you will do here. Read the web page and the questions that
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follow. Make sure you understand the whole passage and know how to answe r these questions. Skills building 2: asking questions about cultural differences This part tells you how to ask questions about cultural differences, so you can use the questions presented in this part to find some information you need to know. Read the guidelines and the question structures in this part. Make sentences by using these questions. For example:

Is Father Christmas the same in every Western country? What is Father Christmas called in each country? Which custom about Christmas is different in each country? How is Father Christmas different in each country? Do people in Western countries all send presents to other before or on Christmas Day? What presents do they usually send to each other? What do people usually eat on Christmas?
Step 2: finding out about different Christmas traditions Skills building 3: writing a story about a legendary figure In this part you will read about how to write a story about a legendary figure. You will learn what sentence structures you can use to begin the story and how you will describe the legendary figure. 1. Read the guidelines of this part. Make some sentences to begin a story by using the sentence structures given here. 2. Discuss Father Christmas in pairs. Use the information and sentence structures learnt.

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