Module 6 Unit 4 Reading The UN-bringing everyone closer together ( 夏琳玲)
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 Module 6 Unit 4 Reading

The UN-bringing everyone closer together

江苏省白蒲高级中学  夏琳玲

Leaning Aims:

In this period, we will

1.gain some knowledge about the United Nations and be able to retell the main information about it.

2.command the reading strategies of judging someone’s attitude by reading some relative words.

3.raise our awareness of helping others.

Learning methods:

Individual study, pair work, group cooperation and discussion, individual and group presentation, group competition, etc.

Group assessment regulations:

1. Take an active part in classroom activities including group discussion and presentation.

2. If you answer one question correctly, your group will get one point.

3. The winning group will get a prize.

Learning procedures:

Activity 1  Lead-in

Enjoy a video and answer a question.

Which organization is devoted to all the events?                 

Activity 2  Reading

Task 1  Fast-reading

What is the passage mainly about?

                                                  

Task 2  Reading strategy

1.What do you think of Tang Ning’s attitude towards her job as a Goodwill Ambassador?

2. How can we find out her attitude?

Task3  Detailed reading

Read the passage carefully and try to choose a number and answer the questions randomly.

1.True or false

(1).Tang Ning gets paid for her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

(2).The UN has its own website.

2.What is the UN?                                                                 

3.Where do the UN soldiers come from?                                               

4. Which countries has Tang Ning visited?___________________________________________

5.What do the group of women in South Africa make? Why?                          

6.When was it set up?

A. After the First World War.          B. At the beginning of the Second World War.

C. At the beginning of the Cold War.    D. After the Second World War in October 1945.

7.Which of the following is NOT the UN’s main purpose?

A. to develop friendly relationships among nations

B. to keep international peace.

C. to be a center for economy and culture in the world.

D. to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights

8.What does not the UN promise to the world by 2015?

A. Meet the eight development goals.

B. To ensure all children complete primary education.

C. To ensure that fresh drinking water is available to everyone.

D. Solve all the present serious problems.

9. Dictation.                                                                              

 

Task4  Deep reading

The UN-bringing everyone closer together

A brief 1

___________

to the UN

It is an international organization 2_____________of countries that want to promote world peace.

The UN was set up in October 1945 by 51 countries.

Today there are 192 countries 3_______________ to the UN.

Four main

functions

To keep international peace.

To develop friendly 4___________ among nations.

To work together in solving international political conflicts and in

5__________ respect for human rights.

To be a centre for organizing the actions or work of different nations.

What to do

to 6______

the lives of

people

everywhere

To get help from the 7 ___________ soldiers from many countries and other worthy organizations

To help end some of the world's most horrible conflicts.

To assist the 8__________ of wars and disasters.

To protect human rights and to improve international laws.

The work of its Goodwill Ambassador

To do the work for 9____________ but voluntarily.

To increase people's knowledge of the work of the UN.

To encourage people working on the projects.

To draw local people's attention to the situation.

A UN meeting in 2000

To ensure that clean water is  ______________ to everyone.

To ensure all children complete primary education.

 

Activity 3  Consolidation

Task 1  Oral work of the shortened passage

Your speech should include the following points:

1.联合国简介  an international organization; October 1945;  51;  192;

2.联合国的功能 international peace; friendly relationships among nations;  solve international political conflicts and promote respect for human rights; organize the actions or work of different nations.

3.我的工作  happy; my job is not paid; visit countries where the UN …;

4,联合国的作用  touch the lives of …;help millions of people… bring everyone …

Task 2 Write the short speech down.

 

 

Homework:

1. Write the speech and polish it up.

2. Extensive thinking :As common people, what can we do to help those in need?

3.Extensive reading   2010天津卷 改)

To err is human. To blame the other guy is even more human.

       Common sense is not all that common.

       Why tell the truth when you can come up with a good excuse?

       These three popular misquotes(戏谑的引语)are meant to be jokes, and yet they tell us a lot about human nature. To err, or to make mistakes, is indeed a part of being human, but it seems that most people don’t want to accept the responsibility for having made a mistake. They naturally look for someone else who could be responsible for the problem. Perhaps it is the natural thing to do. The original quote about human nature went like this:“ To err is human, to forgive, divine(神圣的).” This saying mirrors an ideal: people should be forgiving of others’ mistakes. Instead, we tend to do the oppositefind someone else to pass the blame on to. However, taking responsibility for something that went wrong is a mark of great maturity.

       Common sense is what we call clear thought. Having common sense means having a good general plan that will make things work well, and it also means staying with the plan. Common sense tells you that you take an umbrella out into a rainstorm, but you leave the umbrella home

When you hear a weather forecast for sunshine. Common sense does not seem to be common for large organizations, because there are so many things going on that one person cannot be in charge of everything. People say that in a large company,“ the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.”

       And what is wrong with a society that thinks that making up a good excuse is like creating a work of art? One of common problems with making excuses is that people, especially young people, get the idea that it’s okay not to be totally honest all the time. There is a corollary(直接推论)to that: if a good excuse is “good” even if it isn’t honest, then where is the place of the truth?

1.Theme of the passage:                                                          

2.What is the author’s opinion about a good excuse?

       A. Making a good excuse is sometimes a better policy.

       B. Inventing a good excuse needs creative ideas.

       C.A good excuse is as rewarding as honesty.

       D. Bitter truth is better than a good excuse.

Supporting sentences:____________________________________________________________

3.self-assessment