British Summer Time
Students can understand the content of the reading material.
Students can be familiar with the summer time in UK.
Students can get the main idea and detailed information of the passage.
Students can foster the awareness of cherishing the time.
Key and difficult points:
How to understand the reading material.
How to foster the awareness of cherishing the time.
Step 1: Warming-up
2. Let students enjoy a song named Seasons in the Sun and ask them what the song is talking about. The song goes like this:
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there
We had joy we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
Ask students to answer the question. Then tell them that the time of different seasons in UK is very interesting and lead in the topic.
Step 2: Pre-reading
Show an interesting video clip from BBC about time changes of different seasons in UK. And ask them a question “what do you think of this video?” Then ask students to predict the main idea of the reading material according to the video.
Step 3: While-reading
1. Global reading
Ask student to read the passage for the first time and find the main idea of the reading material.
Then invite one student to write the answer on the blackboard. And then check students’ prediction.
2. Detailed reading
Ask students to read the passage for the second time and answer two questions:
Q1: When does the British Summer Time start and end?
Q2: What happens on that day?
Then lead students to answer the questions on the blackboard.
Step 4: Post-reading
Ask students to design a poster for “how they treasuring time” in groups of four and encourage students to be creative. 5 minutes are given for discussion. Then invite some groups to share and explain. And give them positive evaluations.
Step 5: Summary and Homework
Summary: invite a student to be a little teacher and summarize today’s lesson. Ask students to cherish the time in our daily life and keep working hard.
Homework: ask students to search more information about British Summer and Winter time and share it in tomorrow’s class.