Self－study the new words：festival，dear，student，thing，term，busy，time，there.First learn to pronounce them according to the phonetic symbols.Then you can listen to the tapes to help you pronounce them correctly or ask others for help if you have any problems.
Read the school notice in Part 2b.Underline the important expressions and finish the chart.
Finish the exercises in Part 3a and Self Check 2.
Questions for thinking：
What activities from 2b do you like?
What other activities do you like?
The teacher walks around the classroom to watch and help the students study while the students are self－studying.Encourage students to find out their problems in self－studying both in pronunciation and understanding.
Time for questions：
Discuss the difficulties that most students have and explain the language points that most students can’t understand.
(1)Make sure the students really understand the Chinese meanings of the mentioned activities.
(2)We have some interesting and fun things for you this term.
(3)Next month，we have an art festival.
(4)Your parents can come to our school.
Step Ⅲ Check up 检查核对
Check up 1：
Words teaching：Ask a few students to read the new words and help them correct the mistakes in pronunciation if necessary.
Check up 2：
Check the answers to exercises in books and above.
Check up 3：
Ask some questions to see if students really understand the notice.
T：When is the school trip?
Ss：It’s on September 21st.
T：When is the art festival?
Step Ⅳ Cooperative inquiry 合作探究
1．Discussion：Check the activities you have at school and discuss what activities you like best with your partner.(2a，2c)
2．Writing：Write your own note to a friend and invite him/her to an activity in your school imitating the note in Part 3a.Choose a few good writings to read and learn from each other.(3b)
Step Ⅴ Practice 练习
1．Complete the chart with the correct forms of the numbers.
七年级英语上册Unit 8 When is your birthday Period3SectionB(1a_1d)教案（人教新目标版）
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(1)When is the English party?
(2)How old is your brother?
(3)Do you like English class?
(4)How much are those socks?
(5)When is the National Day?
(A)They’re five dollars.
(B)On October 1st.
Step Ⅵ Test 测试
How many festivals do you know in western countries？What are they？When is it？What activities do Americans have in this festival？Write a short passage to describe one festival in America.
St.Valentine’s Day情人节(February the fourteenth)
April Fool’s Day愚人节(April the first)
Mother’s Day母亲节(the second Sunday in May)
Father’s Day父亲节(the third Sunday in June)
Thanksgiving Day感恩节(the last Thursday in November)