Students will master the grammatical point -- the appositive clause.
Students can apply today’s grammar knowledge to daily communication.
Students will have the interest towards foreign cultures.
Key and difficult point:
Key Point: Students will be able to understand and use the appositive clause.
Difficult Point: Students can get to know more about foreign countries actively.
Step 1: Warming-up
1. Daily greeting.
2. Show some pictures about Canada and let some students introduce the knowledge they know about this country.
Step 2: Presentation
1. Read the whole passage for students and ask them to fill in the blanks like this, then check the answers:
The they could cross the whole continent was exciting.
Some people have you can cross Canada in less than five days.
They forget Canada is 5,500kilometres from coast to coast.
2. Let students observe these sentences and work in pairs to find what they have in common.
3. Draw a conclusion that the appositive clause is used to explain the noun or pronoun in front of it, the word “that” often serves as a conjunction in this clause.
Step 3: Practice
1. Choose which one is an appositive clause.
The suggestion that we should participate in the competition is worth considering.
The suggestion that he gave is worth considering.
2. Fill in the blanks with proper conjunctions and then translate them.
a. The teacher is trying her best to reduce the fear of students they will fail the exam.
b. He always asks me the question those people are trustworthy.
Ask students to take part in the group work. Imitate the passage to introduce a place that they are familiar with, try to use the appositive clause.
Invite some groups to share their introductions.
Step5: Summary and Homework
Summary: ask a student to conclude the grammatical rule and the main idea of the passage.
Homework: find more information about Canada and make a travel plan.
What other exercises can be used in the practice part?
In my teaching design, I mainly use two exercises to help students consolidate the grammar knowledge. One is distinguishing the appositive clause from other kinds of clauses, the other one is filling in the blanks. Aside from these two methods, I think I can also use making sentences or correcting the mistakes in clauses to train students’ understanding of the new knowledge. Anyway, we should make decisions according to the current status of our students.
Please introduce yourself.
I am very glad to stand here to make a short self-introduction. As a student who majoring in English, I possess a strong interest in English and the culture of English-speaking countries. Plus, I have been dreaming to become a teacher since I was in primary school. From my point of view, teaching English to students just like constructing a bridge between their little world and the broad outside space. That’s why I participate in this test and I truly hope to fulfill my dream. Thank you.