Students can read and master the usage of the sentence structures “Yesterday we were happy. Today we are sad.”
Through different kinds of teaching activities, students can improve their ability of listening and speaking.
After learning this class students will feel more confident when they speak English in daily life.
Teaching key point and difficult point:
Key point: learn the meaning and usage of the sentence structures “Yesterday we were happy. Today we are sad.”
Difficult point: use these sentences correctly and fluently in daily communication.
Step 1 warming-up:
Greeting with students and listen a English song together named “If you happy and you know it”. During this section, students can do some actions according to the lyrics.
Step 2 pre-listening
After the song, ask students a question “Are you happy know?” Meanwhile, show a picture of smiled face. Then present new sentence on the blackboard “we are happy.” and ask students read the sentence several times.
Show another picture of cried face and ask questions “How about this one?”, then write the new word “sad” under the word “happy”.
Step 3 while-listening
Listen to the tape for the first time. Ask students listen to the tape, and think about “what are they talking about?”
Listen to the tape for the second time. Ask students pay more attention to detailed information and then answer following questions:
Q1: How did they feel yesterday?
Q2: How do they feel today?
Step 4 Post-listening
After listening, ask students work in pairs to do a role play on the topic of what does he/she feel yesterday/ today? Give students 5 mins to make a preparation and then ask several groups give a performance in front of the class.
Work in groups to do survey. Each member in one group should inquiry other members “How does he/she feel?” and make a chart. Then allow students to chose whose chart is the best one.
Step 5 Summary and homework
Review what students have learnt in the class, and ask students to inquiry their parents’ feelings by using these new expressions. Try to do one thing that can make their parents feel happy.