9A Unit One Star signs
Comic strip and welcome to the unit
二．教学内容：9A Unit 1 Star signs
三．课型：Comic strip and welcome to the unit
2）词组：star sign worry about (not) doing sth.
3）句型：It’s nice of you to bring me the newspaper.
You shouldn’t worry about not having breakfast then.
熟悉本单元的话题，了解 “中国的十二生肖”和 “西方的十二星座”的相关知识。
1）理解It’s nice of you to bring me the newspaper.
2）了解 “中国的十二生肖”和 “西方的十二星座”。
Part One Welcome to the unit
Step 1.Warming up 用时：3分钟
T: Boys and girls, welcome to my class. I’d like to start with two interesting questions: (PPT6)
Do you rself ? How do you know that?
What kind of person are you?
You see, in this unit we are going to have such funny topics. But first let’s look at the pictures. ( PPT 7) 瞧，在这个单元，我们将谈论这些有趣的话题。首先，让我们来看一看这些图片。
What are these? They are twelve lovely animals.
What do they represent? Can you name them? What are they used for? (PPT8) Please talt them in pairs and then share your ideas with the whole class.
T: All right. These lovely animals map of the 12 animal signs in Chinese culture. (PPT 9) They are used to count years. Besides, people also use the animal signs to know themselves because someone thinks that each animal represents one kind of person’ characters. Do you thinnny? 这些可爱的动物组成了中国的十二生肖。他们被用来计算年份，除此以外人们还用他们来了解自己，预测未来。因为有人相信每一种动物代表了不同类型人物的性格。
Step 2. Lead-in 用时：2分钟
T: Do you know the animal sign of this year? (PPT 10) It’s the year of the pig. People who were born this year are all under the sign of the pig. So the year you were born in decides your animal sign. 你知道今年是什么年吗？是猪年。在这一年出生的人同属这一属相。由此可见，人们的属相由他们出生的年份所决定。
Would you like to talk in the small groups about
what animal sign you were born under? 你的属相是什么？
what kind of person you may be according to the animal sign? (PPT 4) 根据你的属相你有怎样的性格？
These sentences can help you.
My animal sign is … .
I was born in the year of … .
It says I am … .
Step 3.Welcome to the unit A 用时：3分钟
T: Do you believe it? Anyway, it’s really interesting. And Western countries use a different way to do the same thing. That is 12 star signs.(PPT 12) However, if you loolly at these signs, you may find some of the signs look like some certain animals. Please point them out and tell their names.
The sign in Picture 1 looks like a horse but it has a man’s head. We call it “cnetaur ”.
The sign in Picture 2 looks like a sheep and We call it “ram ”.
The sign in Picture 3 looks like a big crab while the sign in Picture 4 looks like a lion.
The sign in Picture 5 are two fish.
The sign in Picture 6 is a bull.
Part Two Welcome to the unit (B)
Step 4. Welcome B 用时：2分钟
T: Do you want to know what the other six star signs are represented by? Then help Millie join the dots on P.7 to find out and colour the pictures after that. (PPT 13 ) 你知道其余的六个星座分别像什么吗？请看书本第七页，帮助Millie将小圆点连成线，再涂上颜色看一看。
Attention: (PPT 14)
T: There are 12 star signs in total because a year is divided into 12 months. Each star sign represents a period of time in a year. The time of your birthday decides your star sign. 因为一年有12个月，所以共有12个星座。每个星座代表一年中的某段时间，你的生日决定你的星座。
The Chinese animal sign system is based on the year you were born in
The Western star sign system is based on the month you were born in.
Part Three Comic strip
Step 5. Comic strip 用时：4分钟
T: I thin become interested in star signs now and you may want to learn more about them. Eddie and Hobo also have fun doing that. We’ll listen to their dialogue. (PPT15) First look at the questions for listening. (PPT 16) 我想你一定开始对这些星相产生兴趣了而且渴望了解更多相关的知识。Eddie和Hobo也和你一样。我们一会儿来听他们之间有趣的对话。在这之前，先了解以下给你准备的问题：
What did Eddie ask Hobo to do? Eddie要求Hobo做什么？
What does his star sign tell him for today? Eddie的星座告诉它今天的运势如何？
Is he happy to hear that? What about Hobo? Why? 得知自己今天的运势，Eddie开心吗？为什么？
Do you think it’s nice of Hobo to bring Eddie the newspaper? 你认为Hobo给Eddie带来报纸真的是出自一片好心吗？
T: Let’s check the answer together. (PPT17-18)
T: Can you guess what star signs Eddie and Hobo may be? I thin may know that after finishing learning this unit. But we all know that (PPT 19)
-It’s very lazy of Eddie to sleep and eat a lot every day.
-It’s very clever of Hobo to play tricks on Eddie quite often.
What do these two sentences mean? Can you put them into Chinese?
Part Four Practice
Step 6 Listen, read and act 用时：2分钟
1) Listen to the dialogue again and finish the blanks according to it. (PPT 20-21) 再听一遍对话，听完后，根据所听对话内容填空。
T: Let’s check it together.
2) Read the dialogue after the tape and carry out the dialgue in pairs.
Let’s mammary for today’s lesson.