(1) Can I ask you for some advice?
(2) What can you suggest?
(3)I suggest you (should) ask. . .
(4) I've got an idea.
(5)Why not do...?
(6)Why don't you do. . . ?
(7)That is why. . .
(8)I thought that. . .
recently, weigh, measure, lovely, cousin, secret, invite, reply, illness, pattern, actor, junior
ask sb. for advice, be tired of, be fun, make fun of, tell lies, laugh at, used to, keep quiet, worry about, consider doing, because of, a place of interest, reply to
1. Check the exercises.
2.Ask some Ss to recite the dialogue or make some sentences using what they have learnt.
Step I. Lead-in
T: In our daily life, the letters play an important part. We can exchange information through the letters. People sometimes write letters to ask their good friends for advice. Now, I have two letters. One is from Ken; the other is from Yang Mei.
(Prepare two envelopes and write the two letters ahead of time. ) I also have two titles:
Step II Fast-reading:
Read the letters quickly and make some notes for the following questions.
(1) Is Ken enjoying his new school? Why?
Key: No. Because the other students went to the same junior middle school, so they got along well with each other. They made fun of Ken. So he spent a lot of time alone. He found it hard to make friends with them. )
(2) Why doesn't Yang Mei want to spend her winter vacation with her cousin?
Key: They used to be very good friends. Recently she discovered that her cousin had started to tell lies. She told him that it was wrong to tell lies, but he just laughed at her. )