First class (45minutes)
Warming up (15minutes)
1. Student’s knowledge about Shakespeare
2. Great influence of Shakespeare, till today.
For example, there are two films last year , The Banquet (《夜宴》) and Shakespeare in love (《莎翁情史》)
3. Popular sayings
a. A story of my sister puts foreword “You are a real Hamlet.” Analyze it.
b. “I’m your Romeo/Juliet” shows one’s love.
c. “There are one thousand Hamlets in one thousand pairs of eyes.”
Step 1 (5minutes)
a. Basic knowledge about Shakespeare and his works (1minutes)
b. Come to the unit. Learn page65. Read the quotations emotionally. (4 minutes)
Step 2: Part2 listening part (10minutes):
Listen to the tape and discuss and answer the questions on the book.
Step 3: Pre-activity (15minutes)
a. Give students each a copy of the summary of the play’s plot. Let them read. (10 minutes)
b. Divide them into groups to discuss and pre-say the characteristics of the main characters in the play. Draw a chart on the board. (5minutes)
Homework: Communicate with each other after class and share your own knowledge about Shakespeare. Any knowledge is ok. Try to recite the expressions and quotations. Class to be continued later.