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发布时间: 2019-11-08  分类: 浏览次数:68次

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Step 1 Presentation

  The teacher says, “What do you know about the high school system in theUS?”

  Let the students speak up their view, such as the length of secondary school and high school and their school year.

Step 2Reading

  Paragraph 1  Questions:

   How long does secondary school cover in the US?

(Seven years.)

      Which grades are high school?

(Ninth to twelfth grades.)

      What do they need if they want to go to college?

 (A high diploma.)

  Paragraph 2

    How many semesters are there in the school year?

(Two semesters.)

      What are they?

 (The first of which is September through December, and the second January through May.)

     What is the school schedule?

( They start at 7:50 a.m. and finish at 3 pm.)

  Paragraph 3  What is the main idea of this paragraph?

(The student’s after-school activity)

  Paragraph 4  What is the main idea of the paragraph?

    (The author wants to know something about the Chinese school system.)

 Step 3.Listen to the tape.

 Step 4. Compare the differences between American and Chinese school system?

  


Things to compare

US secondary school system

Chinese secondary school system

Years (from…to…)

Ages11—16/18

Ages 12—18

School diploma

They have to get

They have to

First semester(time)

September through December

September through January

Second semester(time)

January through May

February through June

Summer Vacation

June through August

July through August

School schedule

Start at 7:50am and finish at 3 pm.

Start at 8:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm.

Compulsory subject

Maths science art English  social science physical education hygiene safety

Chinese English maths biology chemistry history physics biology politics geography

Foreign languages to choose

Chinese Spanish Russian...

Mainly English

After-school activity

football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, theater club 

football, basketball, volleyball, tennis …


 Step 5 Language points

1.      secondary school 中等学校

2.      cover seven years 占七年

1)占用;延续(一段时间或空间);包含;包括

The story covers only three days and is very interesting.

这故事前后过程只有三天,但是非常有趣。

His report covered all aspects of the problem.

他的报告涵盖了这个问题的所有层面。

2)行走(距离);走过(通常不用被动语态)

How far can we cover a day? 我们一天能走多远?

3) (钱)够用

Will 10000 dollars cover the bill? 1万美元足够付帐吗?

4)采访……;报导

I’m covering the election campaign. 我正在采访选举战的消息。

3.      The school year is divided into two semesters, the first of which is September through December, and the second January through May.

be divided into 被分成 the first of which is… 引导的是非限制性定语从句。

4.      I take part in all kinds of after-school activities.

take part in: 指参加会议或群众性活动, 重在说明句子主语参加该项活动并在其中发挥作用。

The teacher took part in our discussion yesterday.

昨天老师参加了我们的讨论。

We will you take part in the meeting? 你将什么时候参加会议?

join 意为“加入某一种组织,成为一员”,join 后面还可接表示人的名词或代词,表示加入到某人或某些人的行列。例如:

 My uncle joined the Party in 1978. 我叔叔是1978年入党的。

 We are going for a swim. Will you come and join us? 我们要去游泳,你和我们一起去好吗?

  join in 表示“加入”,“参与”某种活动,in 之后可接名词或动词-ing 形式,表示“参加某人的活动”,可以说join sb in (doing) sth.  例如:

  He joined them in the work. 他同他们一起工作。

  Will you join us in playing basketball? 你跟我们一起打篮球好吗?

attend “出席” “参加” 指参加会议或仪式、婚礼、葬礼、典礼、上课、上学、听报告等, 强调的是这一动作的本身,而不强调参加者在活动中起作用。例如:

  All the children of school-age in our village have attended school. 我们村的所有学龄儿童都已上学了。

  Did you attend his last lecture? 你听他上次讲课了吗?



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