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Title: Unit One How to Improve Your Study Habits


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Unit One How to Improve Your
Study Habits
  • Introduction

Discussion
Learning Points
Exercises
Teaching summary
Homework
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How to Improve Your Study Habits
  • Introduction

How to study well it depends on an interplay
of many factors, such as motivation ,
determination, mental ability, preparedness to
work hard and method of study .Nevertheless, one
thing is certain-good study habits, or effective
learning techniques, will lead you to a
successful college career, will help you to sit
through all possible tests or examinations
successfully.
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How to Improve Your Study Habits
  • Discussion

Let students talk about their study habits in
high school, and exchange their opinions on the
study habits in university. For example, How
should they study in university? Whether the
study habits in high school is also suitable in
university?
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  • Learning Points

an ordinary student neither very good/bright nor
very bad/dull
1. Perhaps you are an average student with
average intelligence.
normal ability to learn and understand
average (adj.)
a) ordinary normal,
e.g. What is the yearly income of an average
family in Zhuhai.
b) mean (???),
e.g. What is the average yearly income of an
ordinary family in Zhuhai.
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  • Learning Points

1. Perhaps you are an average student with
average intelligence.
average (n.)
??,???(often used in the set phrase, "on the/an
average)
e.g. On the average, there are 550 Macao
visitors going through Gongbei Customs a day.
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  • Learning Points

1. Perhaps you are an average student with
average intelligence.
intelligence
The word "intelligence" may mean many things, the
basic meaning is "the capacity to acquire and
apply knowledge" A student with average
intelligence is a student neither very bright nor
very dull who does sufficiently well but wins no
distinction. When we say a person is intelligent,
we usually mean he or she studies and learns
fast, or comes up with clever solutions to
problems.
e.g. intelligent quotient (IQ), an intelligent
test
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  • Learning Points

2. This is not necessarily the case, however But
this might not be true sometimes.
necessarily
as an inevitable result unavoidably, inevitably
e.g. --Lung cancer is not necessarily
associated with tobacco use. --Great books are
not necessarily bestsellers.
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  • Learning Points

2. This is not necessarily the case, however But
this might not be true sometimes.
case
a. the actual condition
e.g. --The majority led by Zhou, argued that
this was the case. --That was not the case with
the American women in our delegation. --With
Internet we can communicate with people far away
cheaply. But a few years ago that was not the
case at all.
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  • Learning Points

2. This is not necessarily the case, however But
this might not be true sometimes.
case
b. instance of a diseased condition
e.g. Five cases of HIV have been confirmed.
c. question to be decided in a law court
e.g. Police decided to look into the murder
case.
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  • Learning Points

2. This is not necessarily the case, however But
this might not be true sometimes.
case
d. Note that the word "case" is often used in
some set phrases in any case(????), in no
case(??), in case(??), in case of(????), in the
case of(???, ??)
e.g. __I am ready to help in any case. __I
couldn't shelter behind him all the time, in any
case, he wasn't always with me. __He carries
an umbrella with him in case it rains/it should
rain. __In no case should we give in /lose
heart. __In the case of my father, he doesn't
like fishing at all. __In case of the fire
accident, please dial 119 immediately.
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  • Learning Points

3. Then make a schedule or chart of your time .
schedule (n., vt.)
a. on schedule on time (???,????)
e.g. Three days later, on schedule, I met with
Sheldon in his office
b. ahead of schedule ahead of time, earlier
e.g. We arrived at the destination ahead of
schedule.
c. to schedule, according to schedule
e.g. These operations have been successfully
carried out according to schedule.
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  • Learning Points

2. This is not necessarily the case, however But
this might not be true sometimes.
chart, table, graph
The three words have the meaning of
"??". table?????????graph??????,?????????????,???
?????. chart??"???","???", ?????????????.
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  • Learning Points

4. Fill in committed time
committed time
besides, in addition
e.g. We offer cheap prices furthermore, goods
are delivered to the door.
enable to do
make able to do
e.g. __One million dollars was committed for a
program to relieve the refugees. __Sorry, the
President is unable to see you. His time is fully
committed.
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  • Learning Points

4. Fill in committed time
commit
b. perform a crime, a foolish act, etc.
e.g. commit suicide, commit errors, commit a
crime/a murder
c. commit oneself to (doing) sth.(devote oneself
to ???, ???), be committed to (doing) sth.
(?????)
e.g. __One million dollars was committed for a
program to relieve the refugees. __Sorry, the
President is unable to see you. His time is fully
committed.
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  • Learning Points

5. Then decide on good, regular times for
studying.
decide on
decide in favor of, determine, make a choice or
decision after consideration
__Finally, he decided on a blue coat. __The plan
decided on, the action began. __The people of
the developing countries have the right to choose
and decide on their own social and economic
systems.
regular ??irregular
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  • Learning Points

6.Be sure to set aside enough time to complete
your normal reading and work assignments .
be sure to not fail to do sth.
__ Be sure to leave adequate time for play. __
Be sure not to be late for class next time.
set aside reserve for a special purpose(??,??)
e.g. Our county has set aside ample reserve
grain(???).
normal reading and work assignments
regular reading and homework both assigned by
the teacher
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  • Learning Points

7. Studying shouldn't occupy all of the free time
on the schedule .
occupy
a. take up, cause to engage, involve???,??
e.g. occupy oneself in (doing) sth, be occupied
in (doing) sth.,
occupy oneself
with/be occupied with sth. They were
occupying themselves in growing their own food.
b. take and possess
e.g. It took great courage to work in
enemy-occupied areas.
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  • Learning Points

8. It's important to set aside time for
relaxation, hobbies, and entertainment as well.
hobby
a leisure-time interest or activity taken up
primarily for pleasure. A hobby may involve the
development of intricate knowledge of or
capability in a special field. For example
stamp-collecting, coin-collecting, photography,
traveling, coin-collecting, photography,
traveling, plane model making, and bird-watching.
habit
a tendency to repeat an act again and again, or a
behaviour pattern that has a degree of
unconscious stubborn repetition. For example a
habit of scratching one's head when thinking, the
habit of smoking, a habit of alcohol- drinking, a
reading habit, and a note-taking habit.
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  • Learning Points

8. It's important to set aside time for
relaxation, hobbies, and entertainment as well.
entertainment
- entertain sb. to dinner/at dinner(?????)
entertain guests with(?????)
as well
also too e.g.(but "may as well" is often used
to make suggestions. ) -You've already been late
for breakfast, and if you don't eat fast, you'll
be late for school as well.
e.g. He needs to develop his reading further, and
his writing as well.
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  • Learning Points

9. This weekly schedule may not solve all of your
problems, but it will make you more aware of how
you spend your time.
solve
find the answer to
e.g. - solve an arithmetic problem solve the
equation . - In scientific research, new problems
appear when old ones have been solved.
be aware of
have knowledge of realize
e.g. - If only you were aware of the facts, you
would immediately change your mind. - I stayed
indoors too long to be aware (of) how cold it was
outside. - He was aware that he had drunk too
much whisky.
Note When "be aware" is followed by a
that-clause, the preposition "of" should be
dropped out.
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  • Learning Points

10. Furthermore, it will enable you to plan your
activities so that you have adequate time for
both work and play.
furthermore
besides, in addition
e.g. We offer cheap prices furthermore, goods
are delivered to the door.
enable to do
make able to do
e.g. Determination and perseverance have enabled
him to obtain his goal.
so that Here so that directs an adverbial clause
of purpose. But sometimes so that (so that
)directs an adverbial clause of results.
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  • Learning Points

10. Furthermore, it will enable you to plan your
activities so that you have adequate time for
both work and play.
adequate
a. enough sufficient ample
e.g. Zhuhai is a city with adequate, steady
rainfall.
b. suitable fit
e.g. Are transport systems adequate to
deliver/transfer the students to the target
areas .
c. adequate, enough, sufficient, competent
enough?sufficient???????, ?adequate???????,?????,?
only just enough. competent "???","????",?????????
???,?adequate??????,?only just good
enough.??adequate??????sufficient?competent.
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  • Learning Points

11. When you begin to work, you should be able to
concentrate on the subject.
concentrate on
keep or direct all one's efforts, thoughts,
attention, etc.
e.g. -He concentrated on his reading so that he
could understand the story. -If you don't
concentrate more on your work you'll be
dismissed. -She concentrated on one aspect of
the problem to the exclusion of all others. .
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  • Learning Points

12. Skim before you read.
skim
a. look quickly through (to locate main ideas)
e.g. He skimmed over/through the poster, found
nothing important, and thrust it into the waste
basket.
b. remove floating matter from the surface of a
liquid
e.g. skim the cream from the milk, skim the soup
to remove the fat .
c. move lightly over a surface, touching here and
there
e.g. On summer evenings, dragonflies are seen to
skim over the river/lake.
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  • Learning Points

13. This means looking over a passage quickly
before you begin to read it more careful.
Look over
a. examine, inspect,(??,??)
e.g. The government sends officials to look over
each factory, to see that it is keeping the
safety rules.
b. direct one's eyes over something(??)
e.g. -The child was not tall enough to look over
the wall. -Our teacher had a way of
looking over her glasses at us whenever we
offered a silly answer.
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  • Learning Points

14. Skimming helps double your reading speed and
improves your comprehension as well.
double make or become twice as great,
e.g. -In the past decade, GDP of the country has
doubled. -How did you double the profits
of the company in so short a time .
as well also, too, besides
e.g. Peter is the captain of the football team
and is on the baseball team as well.
as well as equally with, in addition to
e.g. His father was kind as well as
sensible.(??????)
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  • Learning Points

14. Skimming helps double your reading speed and
improves your comprehension as well.
double make or become twice as great,
e.g. -In the past decade, GDP of the country has
doubled. -How did you double the profits
of the company in so short a time .
as well also, too, besides
e.g. Peter is the captain of the football team
and is on the baseball team as well.
as well as equally with, in addition to
e.g. His father was kind as well as
sensible.(??????)
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  • Learning Points

15. go over your notes as soon as you can after
class.
go over read again, review, examine,
e.g. After you finish the test paper, be sure to
go over it again to look for mistakes.
take notes (of) write down
e.g. Peter is the captain of the football team
and is on the baseball team as well.
take note of notice, pay attention to
e.g. Take note of what I say and please don't
forget it.
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  • Learning Points

16. Regular review leads to improved performance
on tests.
lead to
a. have as a result cause
e.g. Disobeying the law can lead to trouble.
b. (of a road, etc.) to provide a way, (for
someone) to reach a place
e.g. Take note of what I say and please don't
forget it.
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  • Learning Points

17. The world won't end if you don't pass a test,
so don't worry excessively about a single test .
the world career, the whole things that effect
an individual(??,??,??????)
e.g. I hope the world goes well with
you.????????.
end finish, come to an end
e.g. How did the story end .
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  • Learning Points

18. Share with them some of the techniques you
have found to be helpful.
share with use or have with others, give a part
of sth. To someone, tell (sth. such as one's
feelings) to (someone else)??,??(??,?????)
e.g. -I'll share my apple with you, if you'll
give me half of your cake. -It helps to share
your sorrow with someone else. ????????????????.
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  • Exercises

enable go over
lead to occupy solve attitude
concentrate on aware
organize furthermore
enable
  • This new technique will ______ enable them to
    double their product.
  • Fresh vegetables are nutritious ___________ ,
    they are cheaper than froze ones.
  • It was several minutes before I became ________
    of what was happening in the classroom.
  • Too much discussion will only ________ confusion.
  • He made a careful study of the problem and
    _________ it within tow days.

furthermore
aware
lead to
solved
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  • Exercises

enable go over
lead to occupy solve attitude
concentrate on aware
organize furthermore
attitude
  • He realized that his ________ on these matters
    was wrong.
  • I cant ______________ what I am doing because
    it is so noisy
  • here.
  • 8. She ___________the plans again and discovered
    three mistakes.
  • 9. His time is fully ___________ by his job as
    manager.
  • 10.I tried to ___________ my thoughts before
    speaking out on the
  • question.

concentrate on
went over
occupied
organize
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  • Teaching summery
  • Summary of the Text
  • In this lesson, the author suggests several
    simple ways of improving your study habits, there
    are six good suggestions for improving your study
    habits. They are planning your time carefully,
    finding a good place to study, skimming before
    you read, making good use of your time in class,
    study regularly, and developing a good attitude
    to/about tests.

2. Key language points 1).Differentiate a group
of synonyms, like "skim" and "scan", "habit",
"hobby" and "custom" 2).Acquaint themselves with
some grammatical structure, e.g., so that,
as well,
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  • Homework

1. Recite the new words. (P2-P4) 2. Finish the
exercises of unit 1 (P6-3---P10-10) 3. Make a
study plan of this semester.(extension of
teaching) 4. Prepare morning report 5. Preview
the next unit.
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  • Blackboard Design

Unit One How to Improve Your Study
Habits
III. Analysis of the text II. Key language
points c. skimming and scanning b. hobbies and
habits a. average intelligence I. Background
information
Six suggestions 1. Plan time carefully 2. A good
place to study 3. Skim before you read 4. Make
good use of time in class 5. Study regularly 6.
Good attitude about test.
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