Intro Interchange 1 Of 4Henry's Languages
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- 20 horas lectivas
INTRO INTERCHANGE 1 of 4
Unit 1: It’s nice to meet you. Alphabet, greetings and leave takings, names and titles of address, numbers 0-10 and phone numbers. Speaking: Introducing yourself and friends; saying hello and good-bye; asking for names and phone numbers. Grammar: Possessive adjectives my, your, his, her, the verb be: affirmative statements and contractions. Pronunciation/listening: linked sounds, listening for the spelling of names and phone numbers. Self-study: listening for personal information. Writing/Reading: writing a list of names and phone numbers. Interchange activity: “Famous classmates”: Introducing yourself to new people.
Unit 2: What’s this? Possessions; classroom objects; personal items; and locations in a room. Speaking: naming objects; asking for and giving the locations of objects. Grammar: articles a, an, and the; this/these, it/they; plurals; yes/no and where questions with be; prepositions of place: in, in front of, behind, on, next to, and under. Pronunciation/Listening: Plural –s endings; listening for the locations of objects; self-study; listening to a conversation about lost things. Writing/Reading: writing the locations of objects. Interchange activity: “Find the differences”: comparing two pictures of a room. Progress check.
Unit 3: Where are you from? Cities and countries; adjectives of personality and appearance; numbers 11-103 and ages. Speaking: talking about cities and countries; asking for and giving information about place of origin, nationality; first language, and age; describing people. Grammar: the verb be: affirmative and negative statements, yes/no questions, short answers, and wh-questions. Pronunciation/Listening: syllable stress. Listening for countries, cities, and languages; listening to descriptions of people. Self-study: listening to descriptions of four people. Writing/Reading: writing questions requesting personal information. Interchange activity: “Board game”: finding out more about your classmates.
Unit 4: I’m not wearing boot! Clothing; colors, weather and seasons. Speaking: asking about and describing clothing and colors; talking about the weather and seasons; finding the owners of objects. Grammar: Possessive: adjectives our and their, pronouns, names, and whose; present continuous statements and yes/no questions; conjunctions and but; placement of adjectives before nouns. Pronunciation/Listening: The letters s and sh. Listening for descriptions of clothing and colors. Self study: listening to a fashion show. Writing/Reading: writing questions about what people are wearing. Interchange activity: “Celebrity fashions”: describing celebrities clothing. Progress check.
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Unit 5: What are you doing? Clock time; times of the day; everyday activities. Speaking: asking for and telling time; asking about and describing current activities. Grammar: Time expressions: o’clock, A.M., P.M., noon, midnight, in the morning/afternoon/evening, at 7:00/ night/midnight; present continuous wh-questions; conjunction so. Pronunciation/Listening: Rising and falling intonation. Listening for times of the day; listening to identify people’s actions. Self-study: listening to a television show. Writing/Reading: writing times of the day. “Friends Across a Continent”: Reading an online chat between two friends. Interchange activity: “What’s wrong with this picture”: describing what’s wrong with a picture.
Unit 6: My sister works downtown. Transportation; family relationship; daily routines; days of the week. Speaking: asking for and giving information about how people go to work or school; talking about family members; describing daily and weekly routines. Grammar: Simple present statements with regular and irregular verbs; simple present yes/no and wh-questions; time expressions: early, late, every day, on sundays/weekends/weekdays. Pronunciation/Listening: third-person singular –s endings; listening for activities and days of the week. Self-study: listening to questions about your weekly routine. Writing-reading: writing about you and your family. “What’s Your Schedule Like?”: Reading about three people’s daily schedules. Interchange activity: “Class survey”: Finding out more about classmate’s habits and routines. Progress check.
Unit 7: Does it have a view? Houses and apartments; rooms; furniture. Speaking: Asking about and describing houses and apartments; talking about the furniture in a room. Grammar: simple present short aswers; there is, there are; there’s no, there isn’t a, there are no, there aren’t any. Pronunciation/Listening: Words with th; listening to descriptions of homes; listening to people shop for furniture. Self-study: listening to a conversation about a new apartment. Writing-reading: Writing about your dreams home “Two special houses in the Southwest”. Reading about unusual homes. Interchange activity: “Find the differences”: comparing two apartments.
Unit 8: What do you do? Jobs and workplaces. Speaking: asking for and giving information about work; giving opinions about jobs; describing workday routines. Grammar: Simple present wh-questions with do and does; placement of adjectives after be and before nouns. Pronunciation/Listening: Reduction of do and does. Listening to people describe their jobs. Self-study: listening to a conversation about a new job. Writing-reading: writing about jobs “job profiles”: reading about four unusual jobs. Interchange activity: “The perfect job”: figuring out what job is right for you. Progress check.
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Unit 9: Broccoli is good for you. Food pyramid; basic foods; desserts; meals. Speaking: talking about food likes and dislikes; giving opinions about healthy and unhealthy foods; talking about foods you have and need; describing eating habits. Grammar: some and any; count noncount nouns; specific and general nouns; adverbs of frequency: always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever, never. Pronunciation/Listening: sentence stress. Listening for people’s food preferences. Self study: listening to people discuss foods for a party. Writing/Reading: writing questions about mealtime habits. “Eating for Good Luck”: reading about foods people eat for good luck in the new year. Interchange Activity: “Food survey”: taking a survey about foods you eat and comparing answers.
Unit 10: I can’t ice-skate very well. Sports; abilities and talents. Speaking: talking about sports you watch and play; asking for and giving information about abilities and talents. Grammar: simple present wh-questions; can for ability; yes/no and wh-questions with can. Pronunciation/Listening: Pronunciation of can and can’t. Listening for people’s favorite sports to watch or play; listening to people talk about their abilities. Self-study: listening to people discuss sports and activities. Writing/reading: writing questions about sports “Race the U.S.!”: Reading about four unusually races in the U.S. Interchange activity: “Hidden talents”: Finding out more about your classmates hidden talents. Progress check.
Unit 11: What are you going to do? Months and dates; birthdays, holidays, festivals, and special occasions. Speaking: asking about birthdays; talking about plans for the evening, weekend, and other occasions. Grammar: the future with be going to; yes/no and wh-questions with be going to; future time expressions. Pronunciation/Listening: reduction of going to. Listening to people talk about their evening plans. Self-study: listening to a conversation about summer events. Writing/reading: writing about weekend plans “What are you going to do on your birthday?”: reading about birthday customs in different places. Interchange activity: “Guessing game”: making guesses about a classmate’s plans.
Unit 12: What’s the matter? Parts of the body; health problems and advice; medications. Speaking: describing health problems; talking about common medications; giving advice for health problems. Grammar: Have + noun; feel + adjective; negative and positive adjectives; imperatives. Pronunciation/Listening: sentence intonation. Listening to people talk about health problems; listening for medications. Self-study: listening to sentences and questions about health. Writing/Reading: writing advice for health problems “10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health”: Reading about ways to improve your health. Interchange activity: “Helpful advice”: giving advice for some common problems. Progress check.
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Unit 13: You can’t miss it. Stores and things you can buy there; tourist attractions. Speaking: Talking about stores and other places; asking for and giving directions. Grammar: Prepositions of place: on, on the corner of, across from, next to, between; giving directions with imperatives. Pronunciation/Listening: compound nouns. Listening to people talk about shopping; listening to directions Self-study: listening to people ask for directions. Writing/Reading: Writing directions “A Walk Up Fifth Avenue”: Reading about popular tourist attractions in New York City. Interchange activity: “Giving directions”: Asking for directions in a neighborhood.
Unit 14: Did you have fun? Weekends; chores and fun activities; vacations; summer activities Speaking: asking for and giving information about weekend and vacations activities. Grammar: simple past statements with regular and irregular verbs; simple past yes/no questions and short answers. Pronunciation/Listening: simple past –ed endings. Listening to people talk about their past summer activities. Self-study: Listening to conversations about last weekend. Writing/Reading: writing about last weekend “Weekend Stories”: Reading about three people’s weekend experiences. Interchange activity: “Past and present”: comparing your classmates’ present lives with their childhoods. Progress check.
Unit 15: Where were you born? Biographical information; years; school days. Speaking: asking for and giving information about date and place of birth; describing school experiences and memories. Grammar: Statements and questions with the past of be; Wh-questions with did, was, and were. Pronunciation/Listening: Negative contractions. Listening for places and dates of birth Self-study: listening to an interview with an actress Writing/Reading: Writing questions about a famous person’s life “Ricky Martin”: Reading about a famous singer’s life. Interchange activity: “Life Events”: Making a time line of important events in your life.
Unit 16: Can she call you later? Locations; telephone calls; invitations; going out with friends. Speaking: Describing people’s locations; making phone calls; leaving phone messages; making, accepting, and declining invitations; making excuses. Grammar: Prepositional phrases; subject and object pronouns; invitations with Do you want to …? And Would you like to …?; verb + to. Pronunciation/Listening: Reduction of want to and have to. Listening to phone conversations; listening to answering machine messages. Self-study: listening for mistakes in answering machine messages. Writing/Reading: writing messages “Miami, Florida: What’s on this Saturday?”: Reading about shows and events on a Web page. Interchange activity: “Let’s make a date!”: Making plans with your classmates. Progress check.