Elementary Interchange 1 Of 4Henry's Languages
Detalles del curso
- 20 horas lectivas
ELEMENTARY INTERCHANGE 1 of 4
Unit 1: Please call me Beth. Introductions and greetings; names; countries and nationalities. Speaking: introducing yourself; introducing someone; checking information; exchanging personal information; saving hello and good-bye. Grammar: Wh-questions and statements with be; questions: what, where, who, and how; yes/no questions and short answers with be; subject pronouns; possessive adjectives. Pronunciations/Listening: Listening for names and countries. Self-study: listening for personal information. Writing/Reading: writing questions requesting personal information “What’s in a name?”: Reading about popular names. Interchange Activity: “Getting to know you”: Collecting personal information about classmates.
Unit 2: How do you spend your day? Jobs, workplaces, and school; daily schedules, clock time. Speaking: Describing work and school; asking for and giving opinions; describing daily schedules. Grammar: Simple present Wh-questions and statements; questions: when; time expression: at, in on, around, early, late, until, before, and after. Pronunciation/Listening: Syllable stress; listening to descriptions of jobs and daily schedules. Self-study: listening to a description of a weekly schedule. Writing/Reading: Writing a biography of a classmate “Why Do You Need a Job?”: Reading about people who need jobs. Interchange Activity: “Common ground”: Finding similarities in classmates’ daily schedules. Progress check.
Unit 3: How much is it? Shopping and prices; clothing and personal items; colors and materials. Speaking: Talking about prices; giving opinions; discussing preferences; making comparisons; buying and selling things. Grammar: Demonstratives: this, that, these, those; one and ones; questions: how much and which; comparisons with adjectives. Pronunciation/Listening: Sentence stress. Listening to people shopping; listening for items; prices, and opinions. Self-study: Listening to people discussing clothing options. Writing/Reading: Writing a comparison of prices in different countries “The world’s Online Marketplace eBay!”: Reading about online shopping. Interchange activity: “Flea market”: Buying and selling things.
Unit 4: Do you like rap? Music, movies, and TV programs; entertainers; invitations and excuses; dates and times. Speaking: Talking about likes and dislikes; giving opinions; making invitations and excuses. Grammar: Yes/no and Who-questions with do; question: what kind; object pronouns; modal verb would; verb+to+verb. Pronunciation/Listening: Intonation in questions; identifying musical styles; listening for likes and dislikes. Self-study: listening to people making invitations. Writing/Reading: writing a text message “Christina Aguilera”: Reading about a famous entertainer. Interchange activity: “What’s the question?”: Writing and asking questions. Progress check.
ELEMENTARY INTERCHANGE 2 of 4
Unit 5: Tell me about your family. Families; typical families. Speaking: talking about families and family members, exchanging information about the present; describing family life. Grammar: Present continuous yes/no and Wh-questions, statements, and short answers; quantifiers: all, nearly all, most, many, a lot of, some, not many, a few, and few; pronoun: no one. Pronunciation/Listening: Intonation in statements; listening for family relationships. Self-study: listening to an interview with a new student. Writing/Reading: writing an e-mail about family “The Changing Family”: Reading about an American family. Interchange activity: “Family fact”: Finding out information about classmates’ families.
Unit 6: How often do you exercise? Sports, fitness activities, and exercise; routines. Speaking: asking about and describing routines and exercise; talking about frequency; discussing sports and athletes; talking about abilities. Grammar: adverbs of frequency: always, almost always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever, almost never, and never; questions: how often, how long, how well, and how good; short answers. Pronunciation/Listening: Intonation with direct address. Listening to people talking about free-time activities; listening to descriptions of sports participation. Self-study: listening to a quiz about health and fitness. Writing/Reading: Writing about favorite activities “Health and Fitness Quiz”: Reading about and taking a quiz. Interchange activity: “Do you dance?”: Finding out about classmates’ abilities. Progress check.
Unit 7: We had a great time! Free-time and weekend activities; chores; vacations. Speaking: talking about past events; giving opinions about past experiences; talking about vacations. Grammar: simple past yes/no and Wh-questions, statements, and short answers with regular and irregular verbs; past of be. Pronunciation/Listening: Reduction of did you; listening to descriptions and opinions of past events and vacations. Self-study: listening to a police officer interviewing a possible thief. Writing/Reading: Writing a postcard “Vacation Postcards”: Reading about different kinds of vacations. Interchange Activity: “Vacation disasters”: Describing a terrible vacation.
Unit 8: What’s your neighborhood like? Stores and places in a city; neighborhoods; houses and apartments. Speaking: asking about and describing locations of places; asking about and describing neighborhoods; asking about quantities. Grammar: There is/there are; one, any, and some; prepositions of place; quantifiers; questions: how many and how much; count and noncount nouns. Pronunciation/Listening: Reduction of there is/there are. Listening for locations and descriptions of places. Self-study: listening for locations in a neighborhood. Writing/Reading: Writing a roommate wanted ad “The World in One Neighborhood”: reading about a New York City neighborhood. Interchange activity: “Neighborhood committee”: Making a neighborhood a better place. Progress check.
ELEMENTARY INTERCHANGE 3 of 4
Unit 9: What does she look like? Appearance and dress; clothing and clothing styles; people Speaking: asking about and describing people’s appearance; identifying people. Grammar: Questions for describing people: What … look like, how old, how tall, how long, and what color; modifiers with participles and prepositions. Pronunciation/Listening: contrastive stress; listening to descriptions of people; identifying people. Self-study: listening to descriptions of people; identifying styles. Writing/Reading: Writing an e-mail describing people “Hip-hop Style”: Reading about clothing styles. Interchange activity: “Find the differences”: Comparing two pictures of a party.
Unit 10: Have you ever ridden a camel? Past experiences; unusual activities. Speaking: Describing past experiences; exchanging information about past experiences and events. Grammar: Present perfect yes/no and Wh-questions, statements, and short answers with regular and irregular past participles; already and yet; present perfect vs. simple past; for and since. Pronunciation/Listening: Linked sounds; listening to descriptions of events. Self-study: listening to a job interview; listening to descriptions of experiences. Writing/Reading: Writing a letter to an old friend “taking the risk”: reading about unusual or dangerous sports. Interchange activity. Progress check.
Unit 11: It’s very exciting place! Cities; hometowns; countries. Speaking: asking about and describing cities; asking for and giving suggestions; talking about travel and tourism. Grammar: adverbs before adjectives; conjunctions: and, but, though, and however; modal verbs can and should. Pronunciation/Listening: can’t and shouldn’t; listening to descriptions of cities and hometowns; listening for incorrect information. Self-study: listening to descriptions of vacation destinations. Writing/Reading: writing a magazine article “Greeting from…”: reading about famous cities. Interchange activity: “City guide”: Creating a guide to fun places in a city.
Unit 12: It really works! Health problems; medication and remedies; products in a pharmacy
Speaking: talking about health problems; asking for and giving advice; making requests; asking for and giving suggestions Grammar: infinitive complements; modal verb should for suggestions; modal verbs can, could, and may for requests. Pronunciation/Listening: reduction of to; listening to health problems and advice Self-study: listening to advice for a camping trip. Writing/Reading: writing a letter to an advice columnist “Rain Forest Remedies?”: Reading about natural products as medicine. Interchange activity: “Help”: Playing a board game. Progress check.
ELEMENTARY INTERCHANGE 4 of 4
Unit 13: May I take you order? Food and restaurants Speaking: expressing likes and dislikes; agreeing and disagreeing; ordering a meal. Grammar: so, too, neither, and either; modal verbs would and will for requests. Pronunciation/Listening: stress in responses. Listening to restaurants orders Self-study: listening to people talking about restaurant orders. Writing/Reading: writing a restaurant review “To Tip or Not to Tip”: Reading about tipping customs. Interchange activity: “Plan a menu”: creating a menu of dishes.
Unit 14: The biggest and the best! World geography and facts; countries Speaking: describing countries; making comparisons; expressing opinions; talking about distances and measurements. Grammar: comparative and superlative forms of adjectives; questions: how far, how big, how high, how deep, how long, how hot, and how cold. Pronunciation/Listening: questions of choice. Listening to a TV game show
Self-study: listening to people discussing Chiang Mai. Writing/Reading: writing an article about a country “Things You Can Do to Help the Environment”: reading about the environment. Interchange activity: “How much do you know?”: taking a general knowledge quiz. Progress check.
Unit 15: I’m going to a soccer match. Invitations and excuses; leisure-time activities; telephone messages Speaking: talking about plans; making invitations; accepting and refusing invitations; giving reasons; taking and leaving messages. Grammar: future with present continuous and be going to; messages with tell and ask. Pronunciation/Listening: reduction of could you and would you. Listening to telephone messages Self-study: listening to telephone messages; identifying errors. Writing/Reading: writing unusual favors “Cell Phone Etiquette”: Reading about cell phone manners. Interchange activity: “Weekend plans”: finding out about classmates’ weekend plans.
Unit 16: A change for the better! Life changes; plans and hopes for the future. Speaking: exchanging personal information; describing changes; talking about plans for the future. Grammar: describing changes with the present tense, the past tense, the present perfect, and the comparative; verb + infinitive. Listening/Pronunciation: vowels sounds /ou/ and /ʌ/; listening to descriptions of changes. Self-study: listening to people at class reunion. Writing/Reading: writing a proposal for a class party “Setting Personal Goals”: Reading about goals and priorities. Interchange activity: “My possible future”: Planning a possible future. Progress check.