Программа “General English”. Уровень ‘Beginners’

Тематическое содержание программы:

Unit 1. Hello!

Grammar: am/are/is/my/your. This is…

Vocabulary: How are you? What’s this in English? Numbers 1-10 and plurals.

Skills work: Speaking – Introductions. Practising conversations.

Everyday English: Good morning! Good bye! What a lovely day! See you later. A cup of tea, please.


Unit 2. Your world

Grammar: he, she, they, his, her. Questions: What’s his name? Where’s she from?

Vocabulary: Countries. Adjectives (awful, really good, fantastic, beautiful). Nouns (centre, hospital, building, park).

Skills work: Reading and speaking – Where are they from? People on holiday in New York.

Everyday English: Numbers 11-30.


Unit 3. All about you

Grammar: am/are/is: We are all singers. Negatives: She isn’t a nurse. I’m not from Scotland. They aren’t builders. Questions: What’s her address? How old is she? Is she married? Short answers.

Vocabulary: Jobs. Personal information (surname, first name, address, married, phone number)

Skills work: Reading and listening – ‘We’re in Las Vegas’. An interview with the band Metro. Role play: ‘In a band’

Everyday English: Social expressions (1) – I’m sorry. Excuse me. That’s OK. I don’t know. I don’t understand.


Unit 4. Family and friends

Grammar: Possessive adjectives (my, your, our, their). Possessives. Has/have. Adjective + noun (a small hotel, a big house, a good job).

Vocabulary: The family (mother, son, wife). Describing a friend (very beautiful, really funny, a lot of friends, her favourite music)

Skills work: Reading and writing – My best friend. A description of a friend. Listening – Who are they? Listen and identify the people.

Everyday English: The alphabet a,b,cHow do you spell…? On the phone. Saying email addresses.


Unit 5. The way I live

Grammar: Present Simple I, you, we, they. (I like ice-cream. I don’t like tennis. Do you like football? Where do you work?). a and an (a waiter, an actor). Adjective + noun (an American car, Spanish oranges).

Vocabulary: Sport/Food/Drinks (tennis, swimming, hamburgers, tea, beer). Adjectives (exciting, delicious, great). Verbs (live, work, come, play). Languages and nationalities.

Skills work: Listening – Where is Colin? Who is he with? Listening and speaking – At a party.

Everyday English: How much is it? Prices. How much is …?


Unit 6. Every day

Grammar: Present Simple he/she. Questions and negatives. Adverbs of frequency.

Vocabulary: The time (It’s nine o’clock. What time is it?). Verbs and nouns (have breakfast, leave school). Verbs (cook, listen, play). Nouns (eggs, toast, beach). Words that go together (get up early, watch TV).

Skills work: Speaking – Lifestyle questionnaire. Do you get up early? Do you go shopping at the weekend?

Everyday English: Days of the week. Prepositions of time – on, at, in.


Unit 7. My favourites

Grammar: Question words (who, where, why, how). Pronouns - Subject, Object, Possessive. This and that (I like this wine. Who is that)

Vocabulary: Adjectives (lovely, terrible, comfortable, friendly). Opposite adjectives (new/old, big/small). Places (railway station, chemist).

Skills work: Reading and writing – A postcard from San Francisco. A holiday postcard. Roleplay – conversation in town.

Everyday English: Can I ? Can I have a return ticket? Can I try this jumper on, please?


Unit 8. Where I live

Grammar: There is/are. Prepositions in, on, under, next to.

Vocabulary: Rooms and furniture. In and out of town (mountain, beach, ferry, fishing, sailing, newsagent’s).

Skills work: Reading and vocabulary – Vancouver is the best city in the world. What to do and where to go. Listening and writing – My home town.

Everyday English: Directions (Turn right. Go straight on).


Unit 9. Times past

Grammar: was/were born. Past Simple – irregular verbs.

Vocabulary: Saying years. People and jobs. Irregular verbs (had, made, bought). Have, do, go (have lunch, do homework, go shopping).

Skills work: Listening and speaking - Magalie Dromard talks about her family. Talk about your family. Reading and speaking – It’s a Jackson Pollock. Telling a story from pictures.

Everyday English: When is your birthday? Months. Ordinal numerals. Saying dates.


Unit 10. We had a great time

Grammar: Past Simple – regular and irregular. Questions (What did you do?). Negatives (They didn’t go to work). Ago.

Vocabulary: Weekend activities (go to the cinema, have a meal, see your friends). Time expressions. Sports and leisure. Play or go? (play tennis, go skiing). Seasons of the year.

Skills work: Speaking – Did you have a good weekend? A questionnaire. Listening and speaking – Jack and Millie’s holiday. Asking about holidays. Speaking and writing – My last holiday. What is your favourite kind of holiday?

Everyday English: Making conversation - showing interest (Really? Oh! Good! Mmm!). Going sightseeing (Can I have the map of the town? We want to go on a bus tour.)


Unit 11. I can do this

Grammar: can/can’t. Adverbs (a little, at all, really well, fluently). Requests and offers (Can you tell me the time? Can I help you?)

Vocabulary: Verbs (draw, run, drive, use a computer). Verb + noun (listen to the radio, chat to friends). Adjective + noun (fast car, busy city). Opposite adjectives (dangerous/safe, old/modern).

Skills work: Reading and listening – The Internet. What can you do on the Internet.

Everyday English: Everyday problems. I can’t get on the Internet. I’m lost.This machine doesn’t work.


Unit 12. Please and thank you

Grammar: I’ like (I’d like some ham. How much would you like?). some and any. Like and would like (I like Coke. I like going to the cinema. I’d like to go out)

Vocabulary: Shopping (bread, milk, stamps, shampoo). Food. In the restaurant. Roleplay – Ordering a meal.

Skills work: Listening – conversations with Adam Birthday wishes. Reading and speaking – You are what you eat. People from different parts of the world describe what they eat. Discussion – What is a good diet?

Everyday English: Roleplay – Making offers to guests. Would you like a drink? What would you like? Signs all around. Where can you see these signs – Way in. No entry. Push.


Unit 13. Here and now

Grammar: Present Continuous. Present Simple and Present Continuous.

Vocabulary: Colours. Clothes. Opposite verbs (buy/sell, love/hate, open/close).

Skills work: Reading and listening – This week is different.

Everyday English: What’s the matter? I’m tired/thirsty/bored. She has a headache/cold.


Unit 14. It’s time to go

Grammar: Future plans (They are going on holiday. Which countries are you going to visit? I am leaving on Tuesday). Revision – question words, tenses.

Vocabulary: Transport (travel by bus, coach, motorbike, plane). Revision – words that go together (pay bills, menu/waiter). Which words are different (train bus bridge). Pronunciation – two or three syllables (married, vegetable). Words that rhyme.

Skills work: Reading and speaking – Life’s big events. Three people talk about their past, present, future. A mini autobiography.

Everyday English: Social expressions (2) Good luck in the exam! Don’t worry. It doesn’t matter.



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