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Introduction

  1. 1. Departamento de inglés 2008-9 ALTAIR International School
  2. 2. <ul><li>At the end of the year you will be able to </li></ul><ul><li>BE COMPETENT COMMUNICATORS </li></ul><ul><li>(which is necessary in a globalised world) </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Be successful at SELECTIVIDAD </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Improving your: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening and Speaking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deepening your understanding of Grammar and Vocabulary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulating or selecting (new and old) structures according to style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding common errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforcing USE </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Creating good study habits for exams </li></ul><ul><li>Doing homework </li></ul><ul><li>Use what you learn (Gr or Voc) in your writing compositions or when speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Paying attention in class </li></ul><ul><li>Taking an active role during lessons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk when it is your turn to talk and listen when you have to listen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taking notes </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a good learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST and NEVER GIVE UP! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Inside Out Level V + Literature + Other selectividad tests </li></ul><ul><li>Term 1: Units 1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Term 2: Units 6-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Term 3: Units 10-14 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>INTRO Verb tense review. </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 1 Grammar: Adverbials : types and position </li></ul><ul><li>Phrasal verbs with objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : Personal values </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: Personal description </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 2 Grammar : Describing nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Order of adjectives </li></ul><ul><li>Fronting </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : taste and its collocations </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: Letter of complaint </li></ul><ul><li>+ EXTRA GRAMMAR : Reported speech </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT ·3 Grammar : Hedging </li></ul><ul><li>Negative and limiting adverbials </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : City collocations </li></ul><ul><li>Informal vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : Place description </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 4 Grammar : Wh- words </li></ul><ul><li>General & Past tendencies </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Talk and its forms </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : Letter asking for information </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 5 Grammar : All types of conditionals </li></ul><ul><li>Wishes and regrets </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : Cultural items </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Wish </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Literature: Research quiz, Shakespeare, Canterbury Tales (Chaucer), Frankenstein (Mary Shelley), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEW UNITS 1,2,3,4,5 </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 Gr and Voc tests: </li></ul><ul><li>- 16 October (units 1,2) </li></ul><ul><li>- 14 November (units 3, 4, 5) </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 Rd & Wr tests: </li></ul><ul><li>- 17 October </li></ul><ul><li>- 17 November </li></ul><ul><li>- Literature exam: 18 November </li></ul><ul><li>28 November FINAL EXAM </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>UNIT 6 Grammar Participle clauses </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary: verbs about seeing </li></ul><ul><li>Mind and its collocations </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : Informal letter </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 8 Grammar : Will for predictions and assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Using discourse markers </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary: Prepositional phrases </li></ul><ul><li>E- mail and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 9 Grammar : Modals </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrasing </li></ul><ul><li>Inversion after neither/nor, so & such </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : Law </li></ul><ul><li>Formal vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : For and against </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 10 Grammar: Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns with get </li></ul><ul><li>Passives (normal + impersonal) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Review of units 6-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Final exam </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Literature: Roald Dahl (Tales of the Unexpected), The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger), There was once (Margaret Atwood) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>UNIT 11 Grammar: Telling stories </li></ul><ul><li>The Future seen from the past </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary: Compound adjectives </li></ul><ul><li>Things going wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : Summary/ Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Extra grammar : Relatives </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 12 Grammar: Whatever,whoever,wherever etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns with have </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : New words in English </li></ul><ul><li>Word and its collocation </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary of letter writing </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : Letter of application </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>UNIT 13 Grammar: Special uses of the past simple </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary : Rather </li></ul><ul><li>Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Global situations </li></ul><ul><li>Conscience and its collocations </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Review of units 11,12,13 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Many things… for example… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Something called inversion: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On no account will you be able to misbehave in class this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this sentence the same as… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You won´t be able to misbehave in class this year </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>More complex authentic texts </li></ul><ul><li>Specific vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Idioms and collocations </li></ul><ul><li>Phrasal verbs </li></ul><ul><li>The study of some literary texts (applied to Selectividad): “The Catcher in the Rye”, “Frankenstein”, “The Canterbury Tales”… </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Up to 60% of your final grade: </li></ul><ul><li>Gr and Voc tests </li></ul><ul><li>Selectividad exams </li></ul><ul><li>Literature test (writing skills will be specifically valued) </li></ul><ul><li>A: Other tests (listening tests, speaking tests, writing projects), participation, attitude, homework, classwork, interest and involvement… </li></ul><ul><li>Around 40% of the final grade: </li></ul><ul><li>- Final (end of term) Gr and Voc exam </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Refuerzos/apoyos </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishaltair.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>María Jose Natera and Verónica de Quevedo </li></ul>

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