Программа “General English”. Уровень ‘Elementary’

Тематическое содержание программы:

Unit 1. You and me.

Grammar: Verb to be (am/is/are) Possessive adjectives. Verbs have/go/live/like

Vocabulary: Personal information (email address, surname). Adjectives (small, beautiful, easy). Opposite adjectives (good/bad, hot/cold). The family (husband, aunt, cousin etc.)

Everyday English: Hi, Pete! Hello, Mrs. Brown. See you later! Can I have a coffee, please? Nice to meet you.

Reading: A student’s blog

Speaking: Introducing yourself (My surname is… I’m 18 years old)

Listening: Personal information. Annalisa’s blog

Writing: You and your life. A blog.

 

Unit 2. A good job!

Grammar: Present Simple (1) (He comes from… She teaches…). Questions and negatives (What does he do? He doesn’t live…)

Vocabulary: Verbs (come, work, earn, go, play). Jobs (nurse, hairdresser, lawyer. He designs buildings)

Everyday English: What time is it?

Reading: A really good job

Speaking: The dancer and the DJ. Roleplay “A student and a journalist

Listening: Jobs. Conversations about jobs

Writing: Improving style. Rewriting a text

 

Unit 3. Work hard, play hard!

Grammar: Present Simple (2) (Do you relax at weekends? I don’t work)

Vocabulary: Verbs (cook, eat, finish, sing, stay). In my free time (play golf, dance, go to the gym). My perfect weekend (watch TV, go shopping)

Everyday English: Social expressions (1) (I’m sorry I’m late. What’s the matter? Can I/you…? What does … mean? Excuse me! Pardon?)

Reading: Town and country weekends

Speaking: Roleplay “Interviewing Lisa Parsons”. Questionnaire “Your work-life balance

Listening: In my free time

Writing: Form filling

 

Unit 4. Somewhere to live

Grammar: There is/are. Some/any/a lot of. This/that/these/those.

Vocabulary: Things in the house (sofa, cooker). Things in the street (post office, bench). Rooms and household goods (living room, bathroom, towels, kettle, mugs). Adjectives for good and bad (wonderful, great, awful). Adverb + adjective (very big, really big).

Everyday English: Numbers. Prices.

Reading: America’s most famous address.

Speaking: Information gap. Roleplay “What’s in your bag”. Discussion of famous buildings.

Listening: What’s in your bag? Five conversations.

Writing: Describing your home.

 

Unit 5. Super me!

Grammar: Can/can’t. Adverbs (quite well, not at all, I can draw very well). Was/were/could. Was born (he was born in 1990)

Vocabulary: Words that go together. Prepositions (listen to the music, come with me)

Everyday English: Polite requests

Reading: A talented family

Speaking: What can you do? Roleplay “Talking about you”. Discussion “Who are you close to in your family?”

Listening: Super kids! Conversations

Writing: A formal e-mail.

 

Unit 6. Life’s ups and downs

Grammar: Past Simple. Regular and irregular verbs. Time expressions (last night, yesterday morning)

Vocabulary: Regular verbs (clean, look after, open). Irregular verbs (caught, lost, left, won). Describing feelings (bored, excited, worried). Describing things (interesting, exciting).

Everyday English: What’s the date?

Reading: The meaning of life

Speaking: Talking about a student. Talking about you.

Listening: Interview with Ben Way. Conversations.

Writing: A biography.

 

Unit 7. Dates to remember

Grammar: Past Simple (2). Questions (How many/When/Why…). Negatives. Time expressions (in 1903/ 50 years ago/at 9.00/on Monday)

Vocabulary: Adverbs (quickly, carefully, badly, fast, hard, well, fortunately, immediately)

Everyday English: Special occasions (Happy New Year!)

Reading: Sixty years of flight

Speaking: Information gap “Bill’s life”. Talking about my life. Roleplay “Telling and retelling a story”.

Listening: Talking about my life.

Writing: Researching and writing a story about historical character.

 

Unit 8. Eat in or out?

Grammar: Count and uncount nouns. I’d like… and I’d like … Some/any. How much…/How many…?

Vocabulary: Food and drink. Verbs (chop, fry, boil, mix). Daily needs (plasters, shampoo, batteries, notebook)

Everyday English: Shopping in the High Street. Sounding polite.

Reading: Everybody likes a sandwich!

Speaking: Your favourite recipe. Roleplay “Your recipe”

Listening: What’s your favourite sandwich?

Writing: Two emails. Writing an informal email.

 

Unit 9. City living

Grammar: Comparative adjectives. Have got. Superlative adjectives.

Vocabulary: Adjectives (tall, wet, warm, polite, safe, dangerous). Markets (artists, fashion, jewelry). Town and country

Everyday English: Directions

Reading: Megacities

Speaking: Comparing places.

Listening: People talk about where they live

Writing: Describing a place. Writing about your capital city.

 

Unit 10. Where on earth are you?

Grammar: in/at/on for places. Present Continuous. Present Simple or Continuous? Something/nothing.

Vocabulary: Describing people (pretty, good-looking, handsome, blond/fair hair, brown/blue eyes). Clothes

Everyday English: Social expressions (2) (Can I help you?/No, I’m just looking.)

Reading: The International Space station

Speaking: Project “Who is on the ISS?” Roleplay “Describing someone in the room”

Listening: Who is who? Interview with an astronaut. Describing people.

Writing: Comparing and contrasting. Comparing people you know.

 

Unit 11. Going far

Grammar: going to future (I’m going to be a racing driver). Infinitive of purpose (We’re going to Egypt to see the pyramids)

Vocabulary: Verbs (drop, sneeze, kiss, fall). What’s the eather like? (sunny, rainy, clowdy, warm, cool, dry)

Everyday English: Making suggestions (What shall we do? Lat’s…)

Reading: Meet Ed, Will and Ginger

Speaking: Talking about places. Rolelpay “Interviewing a singer”

Listening: We’re off to see the world! What’s the weather like?

Writing: Describing a holiday. Writing a holiday postcard.

 

Unit 12. Never ever

Grammar: Present Perfect. Ever and never. Yet and just. Tense revision.

Vocabulary: Past participles. Take and get. Transport and travel (flight, return ticket, platform)

Everyday English: Transport and travel

Reading: The Glastonbury festival

Speaking: Talking about you

Listening: The Glastonbury festival.

Writing: A poem. Writing poetry.

 


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