Unit 3 Computers
The 5th period: Reading and speaking & Writing
1. Learn a reading passage to learn about a football android called Andy.
2. Improve students’ reading ability.
3. Design an android.
4. Write a passage about the problems that the android might have while he/she is serving people. Teaching procedures:
Show the first picture and tell the students that computers could be put into androids or robots. Present “android”.
Tell the students: Androids are always with us! The students may disagree. Show pictures of Atom and Doraemon. Say: they are androids with magical power.
Continue to show pictures of nursery maid androids and tell the students androids can be made to look after humans. Then ask: But can you imagine androids can play football? Maybe you are curious about it. I will show you a video that androids play football.
Let the students watch the video and tell them: oday I would like to introduce an android family member to you .His name is Andy. Present the reading passage’s topic: Andy---the Android.
Let the students read the passage. Carry out the tasks below:
Task1: Answer the questions below:
1. Who is Andy? What is he good at?
(He is an android. And he is good at playing football)
2. What helps him to move and think like a human?
(His computer helps him to move and think like a human.)
3. What does Andy think about the team who beat them last year? Why?
(She thinks the team cheated because they had a new kind of programmer, which had just been developed before the competition.)
4. What does the programmer do to Andy?
(She programs me with all the possible moves she has seen while watching human games.)
Task2: Fill in the blanks
The story is about the _____ called ____, who is good at____________. And his__________ makes him think and move like a ______. However, they _____ in the _________ hosted in the USA, because the other team had a new kind of_______. After that, he will ask his programmer to improve his _________ and _______ some new moves.
Task3: Language points:
1. I think we can work together to create even better software.
even = much 用于强调比较的程度
2. In a way, my programmer is like my coach.
in a way 在某种程度上…
in the way 挡道,造成障碍
in this way 用这种方法
Fill in the blank：
1). ________it was one of our biggest mistakes.
2). You can finish your work .
3). Your bike is .Move it away.
3. In this way, I can make up new moves.
make up 编写，补上
4. After all, with the help of my computer brain which never forgets anything, intelligence is what I’m all about.
after all 毕竟
with the help of sb./sth. 在…的帮助之下= with one’s/ sth’s help
Tell the students that we already have many different kinds of androids in our daily life. Show some pictures of androids for different purposes---maid, adventure and work.
Then say to the students: Let’s design an android of our own! The following questions and expressions can help you:
＊What would you like it to look like?
＊What are some of the things you would like it to do?
＊Do you want it to be like a man or a woman, or neither?
＊How much would it cost?......
Get the students to use the following sentences for discussion:
I think that… What’s your reason?
In my opinion… I have decided that…
A: What would you like your android to look like?
B : In my opinion it should look like a bird.
A: That sounds interesting. What will it do for you?
B: I think it can sing beautiful songs for me day and night.
A : Oh, yes! That sounds good. How much is it?
B: It doesn’t cost much money because I will make it by myself.
A: Really?! Do you want it to be a man or woman, or neither?
B : I want it to be a beautiful girl named Kelly.
A: Please show it to us some day.
B: Oh, No money no talk.
Say: Imagine what problems and delights this android might have to deal with while it is serving you. Try yourself in someone else’s shoes is an important way of understanding how other people feel.
Then discuss: You are an android. You work for a family with one child who is very spoiled. The parents want you to do everything for them. The parents are nice, but they often ask you to watch over their child. How do you feel? What would you do if the child asked you to do his/her homework for him/her? Would you ever tell the child “no”?
Say: Write a passage about the result of your discussion! It should contain:
What do you have to do?
What is the child like?
What is the parents’ requirement of the child?
What do the parents want you to do?
What does the child want you to do?
Then what will you do? How do you feel?
Hello everybody, my name is Liu Yan．I am a 321 model android．I work for the Li family. Mr and Mrs Li work very hard too．Mr Li is an architect and designs great tall apartment blocks．Mrs Li is a doctor and has to look after many patients．I remember all the plans for Mr Li's projects and can tell Mrs Li which drugs are the best to give any particular patient. And I also look after their library. I store all the books that they borrow from their school or friends in my brain．Of course my brain is as large as a mountain, so work like that is no trouble to me．I really eat books just like people eat food．
The Lis have a child who is very spoiled. He needs me to remember all his school textbooks so that I can do his homework for him．He just gives me the information on the subject, what has to be done and the page numbers and I get on with it while he enjoys himself with his friends．Sometimes I don't think it is right to do his homework for him — it's somewhat cheating. However, his parents are very concerned at the pressure of work in school these days．The child has too much homework to do. They like him to go to the key school but they also want him to be able to have hobbies, learn to swim and keep fit! Poor child!
So they consider me the most important person in the family after themselves．I am always introduced to their friends and play with visiting children．I am the perfect family academic aid and, although I was not cheap to buy, Mr Li says I was worth every yuan!
Get the students to assess their writing ability according to the following the questions:
1. Is your composition well developed?
2. Are your ideas well organized to the point?
3. Do you have a good choice of words and idioms in your writing?
4. Do you get a good mastery of complex structures of language?
5. What kind of mistakes have you made in your writing?
Write about your discussion. You may begin like this:
Hello, everyone. My name is ___. I’m 321 model android. I work for the Li family….