Today,I will talk about the difference of friendship between china and west. They are differente in four points: 1. Chinese expect friendships to be more lasting. 2. Different foundations for friendships. 3. Westerns expect friends to be independent. 4. Chinese usually expect more from their friends. For Chinese a true friendship endures through
Chinese friends give each other more concrete help. A Chinese will use personal connections to help a friend get something hard to obtain. They give each other money and might help each other out financially over a long time. In the West, you can certainly ask a friend to do something with you, but you recognize that your friend may say no, if he or she gives you as reason. You would not expect a friend to drop everything to respond to a non-urgent need such as shopping. Nor would you expect a friend to recognize and respond to your wishes without stating them.
A friend in China is someone who offers help without waiting to be asked. There are few limits to what you can expect from a friend. You can feel free to tell your friend what he or she can or should do or help or please you.
Friends is an American sitcom which premiered on NBC on September 22, 1994. The series revolves around a group of friends in the area of Manhattan, New York City, who occasionally live together and share living expenses. The friendship between them are strong and touching.
Good friends are like stars.
You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. That’s all. Thank you.
Today,I will talk about whether friendship is a necessity.
I hold that friendship is a necessity in life. Of course ,the majority of people will agree with me.
Friendship is a kind of human relations. It is a human instinct to make friends. It plays an important part in our life.
Friendship not only brings us a lot of happiness,but also reduces the sense of
loneliness.Because friendship is a basic source of hope in our lives .For
example,when we are happy,we can share our feelings with friends; when we achieve success ,we can also tell friends to share our joys.when we are sad,friends are good listeners who can give us suggestions to make us get rid of it,if we are in trouble, we can turn to friends for help , friends will surround us and friends willoffer us support and encouragement.
Every one of us needs friends, so that we can depend on each other. people want to do friends favours and hate to break a promise. In contrast with marriage ,there are no friendship ceremonies to strengthen the association between two persons.But the supporting and understanding of each other does seem toa powerful bond ,which can overcome differences in background ,and break down barriers of age, class or race.
In terms of real friendship, true friends share not only joy ,but more often they share sorrow. As we get to know people, we take into account things like age, race ,economic conditions,social position,and intelligence.To the true friendship , these factors are not of prime importance. close friends just have similar ideas and beliefs and have attitudes and interests in common .
Friendship is also a bridge between people to communicate with each others,
which let us understand each other better. in the modern age, people attach more importance to relations and connections.Diffient people will make our minds more advanced and mature .
To me, I will never forget my old friends and keep making new friends. With friendship, life is happy and harmonious. without friendship, we will be denyed withfortunate and happiness. Therefore, friendship is necessity.
That’s all. Thank you.
What is true friendship?
One of my friends sent me a short message, saying that true friends are one soul in two bodies, which moves me very much. it makes me think what true friendship is.
Nowadays, the word friendship has been used so frequently that it has
lost its meaning. Some jokingly or seriously put it that friends are made to be taken advantage of, which makes me very sad. True friendship doesn’t mean that when you need your friend’s help, you will treat him to dinner, and when you have to protect yourself, you will put your friends in a
difficult situation. On the contrary, true friendship is the communication of the hearts and understanding of the souls.
True friendship is like water, which is tasteless but is essential to our
body. Compared with decent wine, water is insipid in taste, but is of great help to satisfy our thirsty. True friends don’t need to be with each other everyday, but are connected in heart every minute whatever the distance is.
True friendship is like medicine, though tasted bitter, killing your illness. True friends give you some proposals in point even if they know you would not take. They criticize you when others are praising you, not because of envy but worrying that you may lose your cool head.
True friendship has nothing to do with fame, power, or possessions. True friends would often watch silently from afar when you are influential, but come to you whenever you need their help. They care not what you are, but who you are. You’re not his stepping-stone to success, but are his crutch to live through difficulties. When you are happy, you are likely to forget him, but when you are in trouble, he is the first one you will turn to for help.
True friends make you complete. Many persons company you through your life course, your parents, your lover, and your children, who take care of you and make your life happy. However, you still need someone who understands your thoughts and souls. Without them, you are likely to feel deserted in spirit and lost yourself. Lonely as you are, you are spiritually unhealthy.
True friends stay in your heart, rather than at your side; they know you more than yourself, and try to better you; they care you as much as themselves, but never let you know. They cherish you, for they know
without you they are struggling alone in the desert. On your side, you will feel the same. Once you have found such a true friend, do treasure him. If your true friend disappears, how can you make the sound of your heart understood?
A friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out. 别人都走开的时候，朋友仍与你在一起。朋友是什么?就是那个在你的世界乌云密布时给你带来光亮的人，就是那个在你忧伤难过时给你勇气的人，就是那个在你迷路时，抓住你的手告诉你一切都会好起来的人……如果你的身边有这样一个朋友，你应该感到幸运--他一定会是你一生的朋友。
A friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Sometimes in life, you find a special friend, someone who changes your life just being part of it; Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop; Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world; Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.
有时候在生活中，你会找到一个特别的朋友; 他只是你生活中的一部分内容，却能改变你整个的生活。 他会把你逗得开怀大笑;他会让你相信人间有真情。他会让你确信，真的有一扇不加锁的门，在等待着你去开启。
This is forever friendship.
When you’re down, and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirits and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full; Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times, and the confused times.
当你失意， 当世界变得黯淡与空虚， 你真正的朋友会让你振作起来，原本黯淡、空虚的世界顿时变得明亮和充实。你真正的朋友会与你一同度过困难、伤心和烦恼的时刻。
If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows; If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on; Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be ok.
你转身走开时， 真正的朋友会紧紧相随， 你迷失方向时， 真正的朋友会引导你，鼓励你。真正的朋友会握着你的手，告诉你一切都会好起来的。
And if you find such friend, you feel happy and complete, because you need no worry, you have a forever friend for life, and forever has no end.
如果你找到了这样的朋友， 你会快乐，觉得人生完整， 因为你无需再忧虑。你拥有了一个真正的朋友，永永远远，永无止境。
Teaching plan Unit one
① Listening: gain useful information and clear views from the listening material; ② Speaking: express one’s attitude or views about friends and friendship in appropriate words. ③ Reading: let Ss summarize the main idea ④ Writing: write a letter about how to make friends
① Talk about friends and friendship; how to BE friends; how to gain friendship ② Use the following expression: so do I / neither do I I think it is a good idea All right Yes，but„
③ to get the Ss to master direct speech and indirect speech ④ vocabulary and phrases: upset, calm, concern, careless, loose, cheat, list, share, German, series, outdoors, crazy, purpose, thunder, entirely, power, trust, suffer, teenager, advice, quiz, editor, communicate, situation, add up, calm down, have got to, be concerned about, walk the dog, go through, hide away, set down, a series of, on purpose, so as to, face to face, according to, get along with, fall in love with, join in, be upset about, for once
3. 情感目标: ① To arise Ss’ interest in learning English;
② To encourage Ss to take part in the activities and make Ss confident; ③ To develop the ability to cooperate and communicate with others.
① To develop Ss’ cognitive strategy: making notes when listening carefully; ② To develop and improve Ss’ communicative strategies.
To enable the Ss to come to know different opinions about making friends from different countries.
① To make Ss respect each other and friendship ② To make them get well with one another in society
Step 1. warming up
1. Ss listen to an English song AULD LANG SYNE. 2. Brainstorming: let Ss say some words about friendship：careful, warm-hearted, honest, friendly, brave, humorous, funny, smart, kind, open-minded, responsible….
3. To let Ss make a correct choice about their questions that they meet in warming up.
Step 2. practice speaking
1. Ss talk about their old friends in Junior Middle School, talk about their appearance, personality, hobbies, etc. 2. Self-introduction or work in pairs 3. Ss can ask some questions about life or learning Step 3. Make new friends
1. Ss go around and ask their new friends some information and fill in the following form name age/hobbies/favorite sports, books …
2. Report to the class: who will probably be your friend why.
Step 4. Do a survey
Ss do the survey in the text on P1
Step 5. Listening and talking
Do Workbook on P41 (Talking). While Ss listen to the material, ask them to take notes about the speaker’s views of making friends.
When Ss make their conversation, ask them to try to use the following expressions. I am afraid not exactly I agree I think that is a good idea of course not
Step 6. Discussion
Divide Ss four in one group and each group choose a topic to discuss. There are four topics. Topic 1: Why do you need friends? Make a list of reasons why friends are important to you. Topic 2: There is a saying “to have a good friend, you need to be a good friend.” What do you think of the saying and how can you be a good friend? Topic 3: Does a friend always have to be a person? What else can be your friend? Why? Topic 4: List some qualities of a person who does not make friend easily. Step 7. Summary
1. Ask Ss themselves to summarize what is friendship and what is the most important in making friends. 2. T shows more information about friendship and a poem about friendship.
What is friendship?
I want to find the answer to the question
What is friendship? When it rains, I think friendship is a small umbrella.
It can give me a piece of clear sky. When I’m crying, I think friendship is a white handkerchief.
It can wipe my tears dry. When I am sad, I think friendship is a warm word.
It can bring me happiness again. When I am in trouble, I think friendship is a strong hand.
It can help me escape my troubles. When I sit in a quiet place, I think friendship is a very wonderful feeling. It can’t be pulled and torn, because it is in everyone’s heart. It is there from the beginning to the end of our lives. 3. Tell Ss: make new friends and keep the old; one is silver and the other is gold.
Step 8. Evaluation
Ss finish the following evaluation form. Standard: A, B, C Contents 自评
1. I’m active in talking with others. 2. I’m active in cooperating with others.
3. I can express myself fluently, accurately and appropriately. 4. I know more about friendship after the lesson„
5. Do you think you need to improve yourself in some ways? Which ways? Homework:
1. Look up the new words and expressions in warm-up and pre-reading in a dictionary. 2. Write a short passage about your best friend.
Period two Step 1. Warming up Activity 1: Suppose you have to stay indoors to hide yourself for a whole year. You can never go outdoors, otherwise you will be killed. You have no telephone, computer, or TV at home. How would you feel? What would you do?
Four students a group discuss with each other for 2 minutes. Activity 2: Play a short part of the movies
Step 2. Predicting Students read the title of the passage and observe the pictures and the outline of it to guess: Who is Anne’s best friend? What will happen in the passage?
Step 3. Skimming Students skim the passage in 2 minutes to get the main idea: Who is Anne’s best friend? When did the story happen?
Step 4. Scanning
Students work in pairs to find the information required below: Anne in World War Ⅱ
Step 5. Intensive reading Students work in groups of four to discuss the following open questions: 1. Why did the windows stay closed? 2. How did Anne feel? 3. What do you think of Anne? 4. Guess the meanings of “spellbound”, “ hold me entirely in their power” from the discourse(语篇,上下文). 5. Which sentences attract you in the passage?
Step 6. Activity Four students a group to discuss the situation: Suppose you four have to hide yourselves for 3 months. During the three months, you will be offered the basic food, water and clothes. Your group can take 5 things with you. What will you take? Why? How will you spend the 3 months? How will you treat each other and make friends?
Step 7. Assignment Task 1. Surf the internet to find Anne’s Diary and read some of it. Print out a piece of the diary and write down your feelings after reading it on the page. We will share the pieces and your feelings with the whole class. Task 2.Ex 2.3 on Page3
Period three Step 1. Warming up Check the Ss’ assignment: task 2 Step 2. Language points: 1. add (v.)
1). To put together with something else so as to increase the number, size, importance, etc.增加，添加
Please add something to what I’ve said, John.
2). To join numbers, amount, etc so as to find the total 相加 Add up these figures for me, please. add to something: to increase 增加 The bad whether added to our difficulties add up to总计、加起来共是 Having a big breakfast adds up to 112 add„to„把„加到„ Please add the names to your list 2. Cheat v.
1). To act in a dishonest way in order to win 欺骗;作弊 2). (of, out of) to take from (someone) in a dishonest way 骗取 The boss has cheated out of his money 1). an act of cheating 作弊行为 2). one who cheats 骗子 3. Go through 1).To examine carefully 仔细阅读或研究 I went through the students’ papers last night. 2).To experience 经历，遭受
They went through the terrible earthquake at night 4. Crazy (adj.) 1). mad, foolish 疯狂的，愚蠢的 It’s crazy to go out in such hot weather.
2). wildly excited; very interested 狂热的，着迷的 She is crazy about music 5. Lonely (adj.) unhappy because of being alone or without friends 孤独的，寂寞的
He has been very lonely since his wife left him. Lonely/alone alone 1). without or separated from others单独的
She lives alone. 2). only 仅仅，只有。用于名词或代词之后。 The gloves alone cost $ 80. Leave/let sb. or sth. alone: not take, touch or interfere with sb or sth 不带走，不触摸，不干涉某人或某事
Leave that alone. It’s mine. She has asked to be left alone. 6. be concerned about/for: be worried about 担心 We’re all concerned about her safety
Concern oneself in something 从事或参与某事 He concerned himself in the case Be concerned with„ 与„有关
The car accident was concerned with my carelessness 7. upset: 1). Adj. worried; sad; angry; not calm 不安，心烦意乱， 生气 He is upset about the little things。
2). V. cause to worry, to be sad, to be angry, not to be calm 使不安，使生气 His cheating on the exam upset his mother 8.well n.井 adj. 身体好 adv. 好
Int. 噢， George was well and truly drunk.
I couldn’t very well say no when there was no one else she could ask. 9. spellbind: to hold the complete attention of 吸引人，迷人，是入迷
The children watched spellbound as the magician took rabbits from his hat. Step 3. Learning about language 1. Finish Ex.1, 2 and 3 on Page 4. 2. Direct speech and indirect speech: Ss do Ex.1 and 2 on Page 5. Then let the Ss themselves discover the structures.
Step 4. Practice
Using structures on Page 42: ask the Ss to use indirect speech to retell the story.
Step 5. Assignment
Finish Workbook. Ex, 1 and 2 on page 41 and 42.
Step 1. Revision Check the Ss’ assignment.
Step 2. Reading
Ss read the letter on page 6 and tell each other how to help the student named Lisa Notes: 1. get along with 2. fall in love with
Step 3. Listening
Ss should take notes while they are listening. 1 .first listening: Ss listen and answer the questions of part 2 on page 6. 2. second listening: Ss listen again and finish part 3 on page 6.
Step 4. Listening
Ss listen to a story about Anne and try to finish Workbook. Ex 1 and 2 on page 43 and page 44.
Step 5. Speaking
Ss work in groups of four, design a questionnaire to find out what kind of friends your classmates are. They can use the quiz in the warming up to help them.
Step 6. Assignment
1. Ss prepare the reading task on page 44. 2. Surf the internet and find some material about friendship in different countries.
Step 1. Warming up Ss say something about making friends and how to maintain friendship.
Step 2. Listening
Ss listen to a short passage and fill in the blanks on page 41 (listening).
Step 3. Reading
1. first reading: Ss read the passage about friendship in Hawaii and finish Workbook.Ex1.on page 45. 2. second reading: Ss read again and discuss the questions on page 45. 3. Ss share their material about friendship in different countries in groups, and then choose some groups to show theirs in class.
Step 4. Discussion
What do you and your friends think is cool? Ss look at the photos on page 46 and in groups of four talk about whether what they are doing is cool or not. Ask Ss to use the following sentences while they talk: I think that… is cool/ isn’t cool because …. I think so. I don’t think so. I agree with you. I don’t agree with you.
Step 5. Assignment
Ss collect some proverbs about friendship.
Period six Step 1. Pre-writing
1. Read a letter from a student called Xiao dong. 2. Go over the advice on page 7 and be ready for writing.
Step 2. While-writing Ask the Ss to write a letter to Xiao dong as an editor and give him some advice. 1. Ss make a list of the important information they can need 2. Ss begin to write the letter to Xiao dong. 3. Ss revise their letters by themselves. 4. Ss exchange their writing paper with their partners and correct the mistakes (tense, spelling, letters, structures….)
5. Ss get back their own writing paper and write the letter again.
Step 3. Post-writing Choose some students’ writing paper and show in the class. Ask the Ss to correct the mistakes together and also learn from some good writings.
Step 4. Writing for fun 1. Ss read the passage on page 7 by themselves. 2. Ss try to write a few lines to describe their best friends or a person they know. 3. Show some Ss’ writings in class.
Step 5. Assignment
Do Workbook. writing task on page 46.
Teachers can use this period freely. Suggestion: Teachers can use this period to let Ss sum up what they have learned and explain what Ss couldn’t understand very well in this unit. Teachers can also add more practice in this period to consolidate what the Ss have learned. Finally, ask the Ss to finish checking yourself on page 47. It is very important to improve their learning interests and abilities。
Teachers can try to let Ss write down their opinions about making friends or friendship in order to make Ss get well with each other in school.