I. Teaching Aims and Demands
1.To learn about some differences between American and British English.
2.To learn to use reported requests and commands.
3.To listen focusing on key words and details.
II. Teaching Procedures Step1. Warming up
1. Lead in Show Ss a map of the world, and ask them the following questions:
1) How many languages are there in the world?
2) How many English speaking counties are there in the world?
3) How are you ever heard some differences between American English and British English?
[T: In this unit, we will talk about English. English is a language spoken all around the world. English plays a more and more important role in international affairs. There are some slight differences between American English and British English. Sometimes, slight misunderstandings may occur between native speakers from Great Britain and the United States .
Therefore, it is necessary to know about the differences between American English and British English in order to use English appropriately.]
2. Talking about the picture
1) What do you think is happening in the picture?
2) Where is the man do you think?
[Purpose: Lead the Ss to find that bathroom. Ask Ss to try to find the answer by reading the dialogue.]
3. Listening to the tape
1) Ask Ss to listen to the dialogue and discuss the following table in pairs, find some facts about both Joe and Nancy by filling the following blanks. Joe Nancy What nationality is Where is What is… doing What does bathroom mean for
2) Ask Ss it explain the misunderstandings between Joe and Nancy.