English Syllabus 1 A


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English Syllabus 1 A

  1. 1. English: Level 1High-beginner1A - 30 hours8 UnitsTopics SpeakingUnit 1 Introducing yourself and friends; askingIntroductions; greetings names and about someone e.g Are you ontitles; countries and nationalities vacation?; exchanging personal infoUnit 2Occupations and workplaces; daily Describing work/school giving opinionsschedules, clock time about jobs; talking about daily schedulesUnit 3 Talking about prices, giving opinionsSpending habits, shopping and about prices; talking about preferences,prices; clothing and personal items; comparing things; buying and sellingcolors and materials things (ebay)Unit 4Music; movies; TV programs;entertainers; invitations and Talking about likes and dislikes; givingexcuses; dates and times opinions; making invitations and excusesReview. Stop and check.Unit 5 Talking about family and family members; exchanging info about what isFamilies; family relations and happening in or around the present;family life describing family lifeUnit 6 Asking about and describing daily/weekly routines and exercise; talking about how often you do things; talking about whatSports and exercise; routines you can do
  2. 2. Unit 7 Talking about past events; givingFree-time and weekend activities; opinions about past experiences; talkingvacations about vacations (using pictures)Unit 8 Asking about and describing locations ofStores and places in the city; places; asking about and describingneighborhoods; houses and neighborhoods; asking about quantitiesapartments How many...? How much...?Final Review
  3. 3. Grammar Reading / Writing / VocabularyWh- questions and statements with be;Yes/No questions and short answers with Reading about greeting customs aroundbe; Contractions; subject pronouns; the world: Writing questions aboutpossessive adjectives personal information; filling out formsSimple present Wh- questions e.g. Whatdo you do? and statements; adjectives to Reading conversations, writing andgive opinions: That`s interesting! My job is vocabulary related to the topic; names ofboring, etc.; time expressions at, in, on, occupations: Write a description aboutaround, early, late, before, after your job e.g. part-time, etc.Demonstratives this/that these/those; one/ Comparing prices in your country and theones; questions How much? and Which U.S.: Reading about different ways ofone?; comparisons with adjectives e.g. shopping: Vocabulary - commoncheaper then, nicer than; adjectives to collocations of nouns and material e.g.give opinions: That`s expensive! leather bagSimple present Yes/No and Wh- questionswith do e.g. Do you like jazz? Who do youlike?; Question What kind...?; objectpronouns; modal word would forinvitations; verb+to+verb for making Reading about famous actors/musicians:excuses e.g. I need to study. I have to Vocabulary of music/movie/TV genres:work. Writing invitations and excuses. Topic related vocabulary: Writing aboutPresent continuous Yes/No and Wh- your family members and your family life:questions; statements and short answers; Reading about an American family:determiners (quantifiers): all, almost all, Reading topic/grammar relatedmost, many, a lot of, some, etc. conversationAdverbs of frequency; questions withHow? How often...? How much time...? Reading about fitness: Writing aboutHow long...? How well...? How good...?; favorite activities: do, go, play + sportsShort answers verb phrases
  4. 4. Past simple Yes/No and Wh- questions; Reading about different kinds ofstatements with regular and irregular vacations: Writing a post card: Adjectivesverbs; short answers; past tense of be e.g. describing events: Collocations with Did,Were you away last weekend? It was.... had, went, took, etc.There is, there are; one, any, some; Adjectives to describe places andprepositions of place for describing where neighborhoods; topic and grammarstores/buildings are; How much...? How related reading: Writing about where youmany...? Countable and uncountable live/describing your home: Comparing twonouns neighborhoods
  5. 5. Listening / Pronunciation Listening for personal info questions andconversationUnstressed words- prepositions of time:Listening for and practicing pronunciationof vocabulary itemsLinked sounds; linking final consonants tothe vowels that follow them: Listening totopic/grammar related conversationIntonation of Yes/No and Wh- questions:Listening to invitations; identifying musicalstylesBlending with does e.g. What doesshe...?: Listening to people talk abouttheir familySentence stress-adverbs of frequency arestressed: Listening for verb phrases,activities, listening to conversations aboutfree-time activities and daily routines
  6. 6. Reduced forms of Did you...? What didyou...?: Listening to topic/grammar relatedconversations and adjectives describingeventsReduced form of there is; linking words inthere are: Rhythm, stress and intonationof target language: Listening to topicrelated conversations