Knowledge aim: Students will know what sense group is and master how to pause between sense groups.
Ability aim: Students can use the method to divide a long sentence into several parts and read the sentence more fluently.
Emotional aim: Students will improve their intonation and not be afraid of speaking English.
Teaching Key Points:
Students know the concept of sense group and pausing point of a long sentence.
Teaching Difficult Points:
Students can apply the pause between sense groups into daily reading to improve their pronunciation and intonation.
Communicative teaching method, task-based teaching method, Audio-lingual teaching method.
PPT, Blackboard and so on
Step 1: Warming up
2.A tongue twister: I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
Step 2: Presentation
1.Ask students how to read a sentence quickly and in rhyme.
2.Read the first sentence twice. The first time without sense group pausing and the second time with it. Let students compare the two and find out the difference. Sense group is a meaning unit.
3.Explain the principle of sense group, which is according to
4. Divide the first sentence mainly according to grammar.
Step 3: Practice
1. Students read the first sentence, pausing according to sense group.
2. Students try to divide sense groups of the second sentence and read it.
Step 4: Production
Role-play: Students imagine a dialogue with a foreigner and apply sense group pausing in the dialogue. teacher will give them 10 minutes to prepare it and 10 minutes later, invite some students to role the conversation in the front.
Step 5: Summary & Homework
Summary : students look at the blackboard and summarize this class.
Homework: seek for a part of an English movie to make a dubbing.