School Becomes Interesting U NIT 4 You will be able to: 1. talk about your school life. 2. talk about outside school activities. 3. describe actions.

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  • School Becomes InterestingUNIT 4

  • You will be able to:1. talk about your school life.2. talk about outside school activities.3. describe actions with the simple present tense.School Becomes Interesting

  • Contents

  • Listen and match.Warming uplibraryfactorystudent apartmentworkshopcomputer labclassroom

  • computer lab Warming up

  • student apartmentWarming up

  • libraryn. Warming up

  • workshopn. Warming up

  • classroomn. Warming up

  • factoryn. Warming up

  • 1. How many hours do you study in the classroom every day?Warming up2. Do you have PE class?3. Do you go to workshops or factories to learn practical skills?Answer the questions.

  • Key Sentences

    1. When do you usually get up in the morning?

    2. I always walk to school.

    3. When do you start your class?

    4. We have skill-training classesin the afternoon. Warming up

  • Warming upadv. v. by bus alwaysstartdo sportsRead the words and expressions and listen to the dialogue.

  • Tom: When do you usually get up in the morning?Claire: Well, I get up at 7:00 and I have breakfast at 7:30. Tom: Do you go to school buy bus?Claire: No, I dont. I always walk to school. Tom: When do you start your classes?Claire: Half past eight. Tom: What do you do after classes?Claire: I often do sport. Tom: Good for you.Warming upRead the words and expressions and listen to the dialogue.

  • Listen again and match the expressions with the pictures.Warming upget up start your classhave breakfastwalk to schooldo sports

  • Listening and Speaking different fromLearn these words and expressions.skill n. machinen. high schoolthe whole day advicen.

  • Listening and Speaking Zhang Yu: Hello, Lin Wei. How are you? Are you happy at your new school? Lin Wei: Yes. Its very different from other high schools. We have classes in school and we also go to factories to learn work skills.Zhang Yu: Do you like doing that? Lin Wei: Yes. Its quite interesting. Other high school students sit in the classroom the whole day.Zhang Yu: What do you do in the factories? Lin Wei: The technicians teach us how to use the machines. Its interesting but not easy. There are so many English words on the machines.Zhang Yu: So you must learn English well to read them. Lin Wei: Thank you for your advice.Listen to the dialogue and repeat.

  • Listening and SpeakingDecide true ( T ) or false ( F ) .1. Lin Weis school is the same as other high schools.2. Every day the students go to the factories and farms.3. The technicians show the students how to use the machines.F FT4. The machines are all made in China.F

  • Listening and Speaking Listen again and answer the questions.Is Lin Weis new school different from other high schools?Yes, it is.2. Do students go to the factories?Yes, they do.3. What do they do in the factories?They learn how to use machines.4. What does Zhang Yu ask Lin Wei to do?Zhang Yu asks Lin Wei to study English well.

  • Listening and Speakingfind v. skill-trainingadj. usefuladj. computer n. Learn the words.subjectn.

  • Listening and SpeakingLucy: Hi, Bob. How do you 1)________ your school ? Bob: I like it very much. Its nice.Lucy: What 2)________ do you have? Bob: Besides maths and English, we have 3)________________ classes. We all study computer science. Some of us learn cooking or car-repairing.Lucy: What training classes do you like? Bob: I like 4)___________ science and car-repairing. They are very 5)__________.findskill-trainingcomputersThen listen and complete the dialogue with the proper form of the words.subjects useful

  • What classes does Bob have?Maths, English, computer science and car-repairing.Why does Bob like to study computer science and car-repairing?Because they are useful.What training classes does your school have?Students own answers.Answer the questions.Listening and Speaking

  • Listening and Speaking1. The factory is beside / besides the school.beside2. Besides / Beside Chinese, I also study English and French.Besides3. I always go to school on / by foot.on 4. This school is different from / with other schools.fromCircle the correct words.

  • Listening and Speakinga nice school PE classskill-training class visit factorieslearn from the technicians how to use machinesLanguage Tips:Pair work. Talk about your school life.

  • Reading and Writingvocational school work asthough conj. tourist n. Read the words and expressions. Which ones do you know?carry v. show somebody aroundkeep cleanfeel tired

  • Reading and WritingRead the text with these questions in mind.1. Where does Susan study?Learning Tips: : There are / differentclasses / in our school.2. What do the students study in Susans school3. Do the students like their school?

  • Reading and WritingDear Peter, I am studying at a vocational school now. There are many different classes in our school. In the morning we study in the classroom. In the afternoon we have skill-training classes outside school. Some students work as cashiers in shops. Some work as tour guides and show the tourists around our city. We often go to hotels. Boys help people carry their bags and girls help keep the rooms clean. Sometimes we have classes in the factories. The workers there show us how to use modern machines. Its quite interesting, though we feel a bit tired in the evening. Im happy at this school. I like it very much.Yours, Susan

  • 1. Where does Susan study?Susan studies at a vocational school.2. What do the students do in the morning?The students study in the classroom.3. What do they usually do in the afternoon?They usually have skill-training classes outside their school.Answer the questions.Reading and Writing

  • 5. Does Susan like her vocational school?Yes, she likes.Answer the questions.4. What do they do in hotels?Boys help people carry their bags and girls help keep the rooms clean.Reading and Writing

  • Reading and WritingChoose the best answer according to the text.1. Usually the students study in the _______ in the morning.A. shop B. hotel C. classroomC4. Sometimes in hotels, _______ help keep the rooms clean.A. boys B. girls C. teachersB3. The workers ______ the students how to use machines.A. give B. learn C. showC2. They work as tour guides to ___________ the city.A. visit B. clean C. show people aroundC

  • Reading and Writing3. Our school life is very interesting.Replace the words and expressions with those from the text.1. We are happy in our school.2. In the evening I feel a little tired.In the evening I feel a bit tired.Our school life is quite interesting.We have a happy life in our school.Example:

  • Reading and Writing4. Boys help people take their bags.5. Girls help clean the rooms.Boys help people carry their bags.Girls help keep the rooms clean.Replace the words and expressions with those from the text.

  • Reading and Writing We usually 1)_______ classes in the morning but in the 2)_______ we usually go outside school. Some students 3)_______ as cashiers in shops. Some students work as tour guides and 4)_______ the tourists around our city. Our school life is quite interesting and we 5)_______ it very much.Fill in the blanks according to the text.haveafternoonworkshowlike

  • Reading and WritingComplete the table and compare the school life of Susans and yours.In Susans SchoolIn Your SchoolIn the MorningIn the AfternoonThings Students Often DoThings Students Sometimes Do

  • Grammaralways





    neverWe always have classes in the morning. In the afternoon, we usually go outside school.He often plays basketball after school. Sometimes we work as tour guides. He seldom has supper after 8:00 in the evening.8She is never late for school.

  • Grammar do not ( he / she / it does not ) do ( he / she / it does ) They do not (dont) have so many classes in the classroom.

    Do you have any interest in cooking?

    She does not (doesnt) have a bike.

    Does he practise his spoken English every morning?

  • Language in UseFollow the example and do the exercises.The machine doesnt work again.Does the machine work again?4. The machine works again.The boys dont play ball games in the gym.Do the boys play ball games in the gym?3. The boys play ball games in the gym.The girl doesnt think too much about it.Does the girl think too much about it?2. The girl thinks too much about it.We dont study computer science in school.Do you study computer science in school?1. We study computer science in school.Sam doesnt take a bus to school.Does Sam take a bus to school?Sam takes a bus to school.

  • Language in UseComplete the sentences according to the Chinese in the brackets.1. She _____________( ) gets up before 7 oclock.2. He______________ ( ) has classes in the morning.3. They ____________( ) visit factories in the afternoon.4. ____________( ) I have breakfast on my way to school.neveroftenseldomSometimes

  • Skill PracticeFill in the blanks with the words in the box.a lot kind Sometimestechniciansuse We are vocational school students. 1)_________ we go to factories. The workers teach us how to 2)________ machines. They are very 3)_________ to us. We learn 4)_________ from them. We want to be good workers and 5)____________. We are happy in our school.Sometimes usekinda lottechnicians

  • Skill PracticeListen and fill in the blanks. Tom: Do you 1)________ get up late on Saturdays?Lucy: No, I 2)________ get up late. I 3)________ get up early. 4)________ I go for a walk in the park. What about you, Tom? Tom: I 5)________ get up early on weekdays. So at weekends I 6)________stay in bed until 11:00.Lucy: Really? Thats not good.usuallyseldomalwaysSometimesalwaysoften

  • Skill Practice There is going to be a workshop on IT products in our office tomorrow. It will start at 9 oclock in the morning and end at 5 in the afternoon. The manager is going to make a speech at the beginning. At 9:30 an engineer will give a presentation about our new IT products. The presentation will last an hour. After a thirty-minute coffee break, people will discuss the presentation in groups. Lunch will be from 12 to 1 pm. In the afternoon, people will continue to discuss, with a coffee break at 3 oclock.Read the notice and fill in the table according to it.Group discussionTea / coffee breakGroup discussionLunchTea / coffee breakPresentation by an engineer

  • Pronunciation ExerciseListen and repeat.beside cashier listen picture

    technician visitChinese clean keep machine

    please speak1. A friend in need is a friend indeed.2. Jean is as busy as a bee.// /i /

  • Around the world1. Why does Samuel go to a vocational school?2. What do you think of Samuel Johnsons school life? Language Tips:primary school middle school vocational school high school

  • Around the World Samuel Johnson does not want to go to university. He thinks he wont learn any practical skills there, so when he finishes ninth grade, he will choose a vocational school. At the vocational school he wants to learn useful knowledge and practical skills. There are many different kinds of classes for students to take depending on their interest. Some of Samuels friends are already studying mechanics or computer programming. Some are learning cooking or accounting. Most boys enjoy car-repairing. A vocational school prepares young people to enter adult society with practical skills. Samuel is a hardworking student and he is sure to find a good job in the future.

  • For Better PerformanceAsk at least three of your friends about their new schools. You can ask the following questions and write their answers in the table.A. Are you happy with your new school now?B. Where is your new school?C. Is it far from your home?D. What subjects do you learn?E . Where do you usually have lessons?NameQuestion AQuestion EQuestion BQuestion CQuestion D

  • For Better PerformanceYour friend Wang Ping writes a letter to you about his life in high school. Read it and write back to him to describe your school life.Hi, Li Wei, Ive been at my new school for a month now. Im having a busy time here. We have many subjects, such as Chinese, maths, English, physics, chemistry, PE, political science, etc. I find English is quite difficult. My teacher always asks us to memorise a lot of words. We study more than 10 hours a day. I have almost no time for fun. Hows your life in your new school? I hope its more interesting than mine. Write to me! CheersWang Ping

  • For Better PerformanceYour teacher has given you the school timetable. Do you like it? Now discuss with your partner to make your own school timetable.WeekdayClass hourAfternoon

    Morning8:00---8:408:50---9:309:50---10:3010:40---11:201:00---1:401:50---2:302:40---3:203:30---4:10Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FridayMathsEnglishEnglishMathsMoraleducationPEComputerscienceComputerscienceSkilltraining(go tofactory)PlayingbasketballSelf-studytimeVocationalskillsChineseVocationalskillsChineseSelf-studytimeMathsSkilltraining(go tofactory)

  • For Better PerformanceYour School Timetable

  • For Better PerformanceGroup work.We want to have a computer science lesson on Monday morning because it is interesting .2. We want to ________________ ________________ because it is _________________.3. We want to ________________ ________________ because it is _________________.Show your timetable and give reasons for your choice. Discuss and choose the best one in your group.

  • My Progress CheckWords I have learned in this unit are:alwayslibraryworkshopthoughstartuseclassroommachinesubjectusefulcarryfactorymathsskill-trainingadvicecomputerneverpracticalsometimestechnicianAll together I know ______ words.More words I know in this unit are:___________________________

  • My Progress CheckPhrases and expressions I have learned in this unit are:different fromhigh schooldo sportskeep cleancomputer labfeel tiredshow somebody aroundstudent apartmentthe whole daywork asget upGreat! Now I know ______ useful phrases and expressions.

    More useful phrases and expressions I know in this unit are:


  • My Progress CheckI can:talk about my school lifetalk about outside school activitiesdescribe actions with the simple present tense.

  • My Progress CheckI even can:plan my new school timetable.write a letter to introduce my new school to my friends.


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