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Unit 11 Hurricane!

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Lesson 41

Teaching Aims

  Practise the dialogue and study the language points.


  1. Check the homework exercises.

  2. Revise expressions about the weather. Ask the students for as many expressions as possible,

For example: It's windy. It is cloudy. It is terribly cold. It is minus 10 degrees.


Look at Page 61. Talk about the picture.

What is happening? What are they talking about? And who are they?

Step Listening

1. Listen to the tape and repeat the dialogue.

2. Practise the dialogue by asking four students come to the front of the classroom. One is mother, one is father, one is Jane and the one is Pippa.

3.Fill in the blanks

  One day Jane and Pippa were enjoying themselves walking in the hills. They couldn't ______across a river because the bridge had been ______away by the floods. ______they had to find another way_____. When they were to climb over some rocks, it suddenly started to ______and the wind _____80 hard. Luckily, they could see______ they were going. It took them along time to climb _____ the rocks. Then they across some very wet ground, and got ______ , with their clothes wet and ___. Their parents had been waiting for them. They wondered what was to their daughters. When they heard a_____ on the radio that a hurricane was ______to come, they were feeling very ______. Fortunately, the two girls managed to get home and their ______ finally felt relaxed (放松的) .


go / get   washed   So back rain   blew   where   over   walked   home   dirty happening   warning   likely   worried   parents                     

Step Reading

  Let the students read the dialogue quickly and try to know the general idea by answering questions.

  1. Why were Jane and Pipa late?

  2. Why were Jane and Pipa’s parents wearied?

Answers:1.Because the bridge had been washed away by the floods.

  2.Because it was late, and a hurricane was likely to come.

Step Language Points

1. There you are! 你才回来!

2. There is (no) need to do…(没)有必要做。例如:

 There is (no) need for sth (没)有必要做

3. (1) be (get) anxious about  为……担忧

  (2) be (get) anxious to do sth. 着急要去干……

4. be likely to do 有可能做……

Step Practice       

  Page 61, Part 2. Let students match the phrases on the left with the replies on tine right. Do the first one with the whole class, then let the students work through the exercises in pairs. Check the answers with the class.

A: What's the matter?

B: My foot is a bit painful.

A: Is there anything the matter?

B: Yes, there has been an accident.

A: What's wrong ?

B: Nothing. We are fine.

A: We are all anxious about you.

B: There is no need to be worried.

A: We were getting worried about you.

B: I didn't know I was going to be late.

Step Workbook

  1. Look at Page 123. Do Ex 1. Let the students read the dialogue again and then ask the students to discuss the answers in pails. Check the answers with the whole class.

  2. As for Ex 2, let the students work in pairs first, then check the answers.

  3. Before doing Ex 3, revise the words in the box. Do the exercise orally in class. The six sentences can be translated into Chinese if possible.

Step Homework

  Prepare lesson 42

Lesson 42

Teaching Aims

  1. Let students know what hurricane is and what to do when hurricane comes.

  2. The students are required to answer the questions raised by the teacher and in the passage.


  1. Check the homework exercises.

  3. Revise the dialogue in Lesson 41 by asking questions and telling the story of Jane and Pippa.

Step Warming--up

1. Talk about weather.

  1) what’s the weather like in your hometown ?

  2) Have you experienced a hurricane ?

  3) How long did it last?

  4) What are the results ?

2. Talk about the picture on Page 62.

Step Listening

Listen to the tape and answer some questions.

  1. What happened in a hurricane?

  2. Why are hurricanes dangerous ?

  3. Why did the hurricane cause so much damage?

  4. Who helped to get things back to normal after the hurricane ?

  5. Which parts of China have hurricanes?

Keys:1.When a hurricane comes, the heavy rain and strong winds make the trees down and house destroyed.

  2.Because hurricanes can destroy trees, houses and make people lose their lives.

  3.Because it had been raining heavily, the ground was wet and the trees were easily pushed over by the wind.

  4.The army, the electricity workers and the telephone workers helped to get things back to normal after the hurricane.

  5.Usually there are hurricanes in the southeast of China.

Step Reading

Read the text and try to know the general idea, and then tell the true or false sentences.

  1. On Friday 16th Oct. 1987, a hurricane struck the southeast of England.

  2. In the hurricane, ninety people lost their lives.

  3. England usually has plenty of rain every month of the year.

  4. In the morning people woke up and found the outside world hardly changed.

  5. Many towns and villages had their water supply cut off because there was no electricity.

  6. It took months to clear all the roads and to mend all the broken electricity lines and telephone lines by the army.

Answers: T  F  T  F  T  F

Step 5 Watch video and then do exercise I on page 124

Step Practice

Read the text quickly and then do the written exercise by filling in the blanks .

  In 1987, a hurricane   1   the southeast of England. Nineteen people lost their   2  . If the hurricane   3   happened during the day - time, there   4   have been many more death. That night was the worst one   5   history.

  In the morning people found the world outside their houses completely __6   . Fifteen million trees had been   7   down by the high winds. Electricity lines as   8  as telephone poles were brought down. Many towns and villages had their water supply   9  off because there was   10  electricity. Many people had to use   11   .

  It took   12   to clear all the roads and mend all the broken electricity lines and telephone lines. The army was called _ 13 __ to cut through fallen trees and to help to __ 14__ the roads and paths. They worked for long hours for several weeks before everything returned to  15  .

[Answers:]1. hit/ struck  2. lives   3. had  4.would  5. in  6. changed 7. blown  8. well   9. cut   10. no   11. lamps   12. weeks   13. in   14. clear   15. normal

Step Language points

1.up to well as

3.If +主语+had done, 主语+should/ would/could/ might + have done.

4call in       call at         call…back       call for

put down    bring down     blow down        cut down

1. Last year I went to Guiyang on business, but I had no time to ______ the place where she was    working.

2. Mr Zhang told the meeting that we were facing some new problems that ______immediate solution (解决) .

3. This morning Zhou Yan called me when I was away, but I still haven't got time to ______ her____.

4. Kate is so ill that we cannot move her. Please ______ a doctor quickly.

5. Whenever and wherever floods or earthquakes happen, the PLA soldiers are ______ to help     rescue the people.

6. The company manager told her to ______ all the customers’ names and addresses in order to  keep in touch with them.

7. It was really a hand job to rebuild the houses ______in the hurricane.

8. The electricity lines that were _______ in the earthquake were very dangerous to the people and animals.

9. The farmers must be told to stop the young trees for firewood.

Answers: 1. call at     2. called for    3. call…back 4. call in    5. called in    4. put down 7. blown down    8. brought down    9. cutting down

Step VII Workbook

  Look at Page 124. Do Ex 1 and Ex 2 . Before doing Ex 2, revise the expressions. Let the students work in pairs. Check the answers with the whole class and get the students to put the sentences into Chinese.

Step VIII Homework

  1. Prepare Lesson 43.

  2. Write a short passage according to the four pictures on Page 63


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