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helping poor children

Teaching aims : 1.Use a series of meaningful activities to help students apply English. 2.Strengthen students’ awareness of helping others . Teaching keys and difficulties 1.Listen to a news report and fill the blanks . 2.Discuss the ways to help poor children and write a passage . Teaching methods Discussing , group activities , leading questions and cooperation studying . Teaching procedures: Step 1 Leading in 1.Present a photo “Famine in Sudan” 2.Listen to a girl’s speech “What can I help?” . Summary : There are a lot of people in trouble waiting for us to help and we can make a difference if we want . Let’s find the problems and causes so that we can discuss some ways to help . Step 2 Finding out problems and causes 1.Listen to a news report about the problems of villagers in northern Thailand . (1) Help students understand how to listen to a news report . (2) Offer some background information relevant to the listening material (3) Listen to the record twice and fill in the blanks about problems and causes . (4) Check their answers and listen again . 2.Read a report about problems and causes in northern Thailand for more information . (1) Discuss the way to read a news report . (2) Read and fill in the blanks . (3) Check their answers . Summary : According to the table you’ve finished , we can find some problems and causes .Now that we have found some problems and causes , could you offer some ways to help them ? Step 3 Discussing ways to help poor children 1.Help students to ask for opinions and make suggestions . 2.Ask them to interview some students to get their answers 3.Write down their answers to make a short passage . 4.Invite some to read aloud in front of the class . Summary : In fact , there are many ways to help . We can donate pocket money ; we can sell our old books and buy some new books to help them and even we can write an encouraging letter . I’ll show you what some famous person did to help. Step 4 Enjoying a song 1. Explain the background and listen to a song “ we are the world’ 2.Check their answers and read some wonderful sentences. 3.Listen to it again . Summary : I hope everybody can remember all the sentences you have just read aloud , because It’s true we’ll make a better day just you and me . Step 5 Homework : Write a story about you helping a person in trouble

A news report about the problems of villagers in northern Thailand
Step 1: Listen to the tape twice and fill in the following blanks . (table 1)

Key points

Problems need to be collected from river

Causes no (1)_________ very little firewood no(2)__________ · long way from the a nearest town · has to walk 6 kilometers to catch a bus no (4)________ Forest has (5)_____ been

Water not boiled for long enough Houses built of wood, not strong

Possessions

few things like clothes or (3)_______

Light

no lights , except from small fire family cooks over need to walk further and further away from village to fetch wood

Firewood

Step 2 :Read the article and fill in the following blanks .(table 2)

·Children do not (6)__________ and cannot concentrate on learning Health care Many of the children’s parents have died of AIDS Repairing of (7)______takes several days Classrooms (8)______ have no roofs or

not eat enough meat to get enough protein no doctors or nurses no money to pay for them Engineers has to come from nearest town poverty

Conditions

Education

only one teacher

not (9)_________ ·have to help with farming · collect wood and carry water

Many children ,especially girls , do not (10)___________

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A report about the problems of villagers in northern Thailand
One of the major problems facing the children living in this remote mountainous area is poverty. Children do not get enough meat to eat. As a result, they do not grow properly and cannot concentrate on learning . There is little money coming to their families and often they cannot afford to purchase important things like medicine. Health care is limited as there are no doctors or nurses in the villages—no one has the means to pay them. Many of the children’s parents have died because of AIDS. Conditions can be primitive. The trees around the villages are gone, so people have to walk further and further away to obtain wood for cooking and heating. Water is also a constant problem. Some villages do not have a well and pump, so they have to fetch water with containers from miles away. Wells need to be dug and pumps need to be put in to pump water into some of the villages. However, if the pump breaks down, repairing it can be troublesome, as an engineer has to come from the nearest town to repair it. Education is another area affected by hardship. Many schools are very small. Some classrooms do not even have a roof. There are no chairs either , so the children have to sit on the floor, and there is often only one teacher to teach all the children even though they are of different ages. There is not enough money to pay the wages of more than one teacher in a village. Another big problem is that many children, especially the girls, do not go to school, because they need to help their parents farm the land, collect wood and fetch water.
a strong lead (topic) Para 1 Para2 poverty

facts 1.Children can’t get enough meat to eat . 2.Health care is limited

Para 3

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What can you do to help the poor children in northern Thailand ?

Asking for opinions

Making suggestions I think it would be a good idea to… We could help by… I would like to suggest that… It would be a good idea if we could…

What do you think? Do you have any suggestions? Can you suggest anything ?

Helping poor children
We have discussed the problems and causes faced by children in northern Thailand in this class. There are many villagers where many children____________________________________________________. We would like to help them . To begin with , I think it would be a good idea to ______________ __________________________________________________________. What’s more , ______________________________________________ ________________________________________________. Finally ,

___________________________________________________________ __________________. As the saying goes , “small action ,big difference ”. To solve the problems is not easy , but is worth trying .Let’s take immediate action .

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We are the world
There comes a time when we heed a certain call When the world must come together as __1___ There are people dying Oh, and it's time to lend a __2__ to life The greatest gift of all We can't go on pretending day by day That someone, somewhere will soon make a __3_ We're all a part of God's great big family You know __4___ is all we need We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter__5_so let's start giving There's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives It's true we'll make a better day just you and me Well, send them your __6__ so they know that someone cares And their lives will be stronger and free As God has shown us by turning stone to bread And so we all must lend a helping hand We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving There's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives It's true we'll make a better day just you and me. When you're down and out there seems no hope at all But if you just believe there's no way we can fall Well, well, well, let's realize that a change can only come When we stand together as one

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