Course Description  

 

1 Topics to be Covered

 

Topic and Essential Required Skills as Highlighted

No of

Weeks

Reading: introducing People; Grammar: Simple sentences; the verb to be; articles-a/an; Vocabulary: countries & nationalities; cardinal/ordinal numbers; Writing: introducing ourselves and other people. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

1

Reading: internet advertisements for pen friends; people around the world Grammar: the verb have(got);can(ability, polite request) Vocabulary:people’s appearances; likes/dislikes; coloursWriting:description of people; an internet advertisement for a pen friend. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

2

Reading:advertisements for houses;houses around the world Grammar:this is/there are that/those;plurals; prepositions of place Vocabulary:houses/homes; furniture and appliancesWriting: letter to a friend; advertisement for a house. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

3

Reading: letters to pen friends Grammar: possessive case, possessive adjectives/pronouns, whose/who’s, present simple  Vocabulary: family relationships; free time activities; days of the week Writing: project-a family tree; a letter to a pen friend. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

4

Reading: daily routine; opening hours in The Netherlands Grammar: adverbs of frequency; prepositions of time Vocabulary: daily routines, telling the time, months; pros and cons of jobs Writing: opening hours in your country, article about a daily routine. Activity & Lab

 Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

5

Reading: facts about animals Grammar: question words, irregular nouns Vocabulary: describing animals, colours, sizes Writing: description of animals; facts about animals. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

6

Reading: postcards to friends; weather in various countries Grammar: present continuous vs present simple Vocabulary: weather conditions, climate, clothes Writing: seasons in your country; postcard to a friend. Activity & Lab

7

Reading: Ad for a restaurant; eating habits Grammar: plurals; countable/uncountable nouns, a/an, some; how much/how many; a few/a little; some/any Vocabulary: types of food/drinks; meals; restaurants Writing: article about eating habits; advertisements for a restaurant. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

8

Reading: article about a place then and now; life in ancient Rome Grammar: was/were, had, couldprepositions of placeVocabulary: place/ buildings in a town; giving directions; abilities Writing: A then and now article. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

9

Reading: Diana Spencer(a biography) David Beckhem Grammar: past simple; asking questions Vocabulary: famous people and their achievements; full dates Writing: biography of Mozart and Vivaldi. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

10

Reading: a story; a folktale from the Neitherlands Grammar: past simple; joining sentences prepositions of movement ; adjectives/adverbs Vocabulary: feelings, & reactions, dangers& emergencies Writing: beginning/ending for a story; a story about a fire. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

11

Reading: Article about LA Grammar: comparisons; quite, too, very, much Vocabulary: town/cities; transport; holidays Writing: description of your town. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

12

Reading: letter to a friend about summer plans; life in the future Grammar: be going to; will; present continuous(future meaning); it/there will be Vocabulary: future plans/intentions ; arrangements; future predictions Writing: life in the future; letter to a friend about your future plans. Activity & Lab

13

Reading: giving advice on how to protect the environment; tips for travellers Grammar: should/shouldn’t; must/mustn’t; can/can’t Vocabulary: the environment; health tips; house rules/ school rules Writing: letter giving advice. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

14

Reading: letter to a friend; tipping in America Grammar: present simple; revision of all tenses Vocabulary: holidays/sightseeing; describing a city  Writing: letter to a  friend reporting your experiences. Activity & Lab

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building

15