Teaching Topic: What’s your favorite animal?
Class Type: Listening and speaking class
(1) Knowledge objectives: Ss can ask and answer questions by using the sentence patterns “Do you like ... Yes/No.” And they can use sentence “What is your favorite sport/animal/color/fruit?”.
(2) Ability objectives: Ss can use the sentences “Do you like ... Yes/No.” “What is your favorite sport/animal/color/fruit?” in real situations. Students can cultivate their communicative abilities and cooperative abilities.
(3) Emotion objectives: Students can be more interested in English learning and have the motivation to communicate with others.
Teaching Key and Difficult Points
Teaching key point: How to help students master the sentence patterns above.
Teaching difficult point: How do you guide students to use the sentence patterns.
A computer, a tape recorder, toy animals, some fruit, a bag
4. Teaching Methods
Communicative teaching methods, situational teaching methods, total physical response approach.
Step 1 Greetings (2 min)
T: Hello, boys and girls. How are you today?
Ss: I’m fine, thank you. And you?
T: I’m very well, thanks.
Step 2 Warming up (5 min)
T: Well, boys and girls. Let’s play a game. Can you guess what’s in this bag?
(The teacher shows the bag to Ss.)
Ss: An apple? A toy dog?
T: Yes, you are right. Do you like them?
Step 3 Presentation (20 min)
(The teacher shows some fruit and toy animals to Ss one by one.)
T: OK, boys and girls, do you like apple?
T: Good! Your answer is right! If you don’t like dog, what’s your answer?”
(The teacher shows the pattern “Do you like ... Yes, I do/No, I don’t” in the PPT.)
T: Do you like banana?
Ss: Yes, I do.
T: Do you like pig?
Ss: No, I don’t.
T: Great! OK! Now practice the sentence “Do you like ...” and answer it with your partner.
T: Times up. (The teacher shows some fruit in the PPT) I like apple. What’s your favorite fruit?
Ss: I like grapes.
(The teacher shows some animals in the PPT.)
T: I like dog. What’s your favorite animal?
Ss: I like cat.
In the same way, students can learn the sentence pattern “What’s your favorite color/sport?”
(The teacher shows the pattern “What’s your favorite fruit? I like ...” in the PPT)
T: Great! OK! Now practice the sentence “What’s your favorite fruit? I like ...” with your partner.
Then listen to the tape, students imitate the pronunciation. The teacher asks some students to read and correct their pronunciation.
Step 4 Practice (15 min)
T: Well, boys and girls, pretend your partner and you are new friends, and you want to know each other better. So now you can talk using the sentences that we’ve learnt today.
Student 1: Do you like animals?
Student 2: Yes, I do.
Student 1: What’s your favorite animal?
Student 2: Dog. What about you? Do you like animals?
Student 1: Yes, I do.
T: Good. Now, boys and girls, make a new dialogue with what you’ve learnt today and act it out in front of class.
(Students practice the sentence patterns in groups.)
Step 5 Summary and Homework(3 min)
T: Let’s review what we have learned today. (The teacher guides students to read the sentences together.)
T: When you go home, you can make a survey. Ask your parents and good friends using the sentence you’ve learnt today. Then make a form, and share your form