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INTERMEDIATE 1 SYLLABUS

Objetivo General: Que el alumno logre adquirir herramientas ms complejas y sofisticadas para comunicarse en el idioma ingls a travs del desarrollo de habilidades lingsticas de recepcin y produccin para alcanzar un nivel intermedio bajo. Sern objetivos especficos de la asignatura: solicitar informacin, describir relaciones de causa y efecto, describir procesos, eventos pasados e historias de instituciones, dar instrucciones, expresar opiniones, evaluar problemas y acordar soluciones, discutir temas aportando puntos de vista, relatar el discurso de otro hablante, realizar entrevistas, organizar informacin en formato de prrafos, redactar informes sobre datos recabados. Unit 1: Relationships and communication 1.1 Communication skills 1.1.1 Making polite requests for information 1.1.2 Talking about causes and effects / situations and decisions 1.2 Language Focus 1.2.1 Review of past tenses and present perfect 1.2.2 Conditional sentences: zero, first and second 1.2.3 Review of polite requests for information: indirect questions 1.3 Vocabulary 1.3.1 Compound nouns 1.3.2 Expressions related to home and family life 1.3.3 Adjectives to describe character 1.4 Reading 1.4.1 Reading activities related to the unit 1.5 Listening 1.5.1 Listening activities related to the unit 1.5.2 Rhythm and stress 1.6 Writing 1.6.1 E-mailing a friend telling them about a family experience 1.6.2 Becoming aware of paragraph structure: topic sentences, supporting sentences and concluding sentences

Unit 2: Making a living 2.1 Communication skills 2.1.1 Describing and giving opinions about jobs 2.1.2 Talking about processes 2.1.3 Describing the history of an institution or company

2.2 Language Focus 2.2.1 Review of passive constructions 2.2.2 Review of defining relative clauses 2.3 Vocabulary 2.3.1 Words and expressions related to jobs 2.3.2 Financial vocabulary 2.4 Reading 2.4.1 Reading activites related to the unit 2.5 Listening 2.5.1 Listening activites related to the unit 2.5.2 Word stress: jobs and occupations 2.6 Writing 2.6.1 2.6.2 2.6.3 2.6.4 Filling in a form for an employment agency Becoming aware of report structure (Successful Writing en biblioteca) Writing a report on a class survey about spending habits Extensive work: writing the history of an institution for your school magazine

Unit 3: Keeping up with technology 3.1 Communication skills 3.1.1 Giving opinions about technological changes and their effects 3.1.2 Confirming and questioning information 3.1.3 Giving instructions on how to use an appliance 3.2 Language Focus 3.2.1 Gerunds 3.2.2 Question tags 3.3 Vocabulary 3.3.1 Home appliances 3.3.2 Words related to technology and cars 3.3.3 Pollution and the environment 3.4 Reading 3.4.1 Reading activities related to the unit 3.5 Listening 3.5.1 Listening activites related to the unit 3.5.2 Contrastive stress 3.5.3 Intonation in question tags 3.6 Writing 3.6.1 Substituting nominal subjects with gerundial phrases 3.6.2 Writing topic sentences to introduce paragraphs

3.6.3 Recognizing different types of paragraphs: process, descriptive, opinion, contrast 3.6.4 Extensive work: writing a paragraph Unit 4: House and home 4.1 Communication skills 4.1.1 Discussing advantages and disadvantages of different types of accommodation 4.1.2 Carrying out projects: deciding how to redecorate a room or home 4.1.3 Problem solving: deciding how to improve living conditions in a neighborhood 4.1.4 Talking about habits and states in the past 4.2 Language Focus 4.2.1 Multi-word verbs 4.2.2 USED TO and WOULD 4.3 Vocabulary 4.3.1 Types of accommodation 4.3.2 Home interior decoration 4.4 Reading 4.4.1 Reading activites related to the unit 4.5 Listening 4.5.1 Listening activities related to the unit 4.5.2 Intonation in questions 4.6 Writing 4.6.1 Using discourse devices to express comparison and contrast (although, both, as ... as, than, while, whereas, to be the same, to be different from) 4.6.2 Writing a descriptive paragraph about the place where you live: how things have changed in time 4.6.3 Extensive work: writing a tourist guide about your city Unit 5: Crime and law 5.1 Communication skills 5.1.1 Talking about background facts and past circumstances 5.1.2 Talking about previous events 5.1.3 Interviewing a criminal 5.2 Language Focus 5.2.1 Past Perfect Tense 5.2.2 Review of past tenses

5.3 Vocabulary 5.3.1 Vocabulary related to crime and law 5.4 Reading 5.4.1 Reading activites related to the unit 5.5 Listening 5.5.1 Listening activities related to the unit 5.5.2 Pronunciation: past tense endings 5.6 Writing 5.6.1 Writing the ending of a narrative paragraph: a crime story Unit 6: Mass media 6.1 Communication skills 6.1.1 Reporting what people have said and their opinions 6.1.2 Debating points 6.2 Language Focus 6.2.1 Past reported speech: statements and questions 6.3 Vocabulary 6.3.1 Nouns functioning as adjectives 6.3.2 Reporting verbs 6.3.4 Expressions used to give opinions and discuss topics 6.4 Reading 6.4.1 Reading activities related to the unit 6.5 Listening 6.5.1 Listening activites related to the unit 6.5.2 Word stress in compound nouns 6.6 Writing 6.6.1 Writing short newspaper articles reporting on events 6.6.2 Planning and writing an article about the pros and cons of the Internet

Metodologa: La materia ser abordada desde un enfoque comunicativo orientado al desarrollo de las cuatro macrohabilidades (lectura, escritura, audicin y produccin oral) teniendo como meta la comunicacin inteligible, precisa y efectiva en el idioma ingls. Dados los objetivos de la materia, el alumno deber cumplir un rol de participacin activa para que el proceso de internalizacin de la lengua se produzca en forma gradual y efectiva.

Sistema de Evaluacin: Bibliografa Bsica: Brewster, S., Davies, P. & Rogers, M. - Skyline 4, Units 1-6 (Students book, Workbook, Cassette, Video, Grammar & Writing Resource Packs) Oxford Macmillan 2001 Bibliografa Ampliatoria: Macmillan Essential Dictionary for Learners of English (agregar picture dictionary) (Bibiografia sobre TOEFL) http://www.skyline-english.com/vocabulary.htm