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ELS weekly LOs

ELEMENTARY LEVEL (A2) New Cutting Edge (weeks 1 13), Speak Out (weeks 14 25), New English File (weeks 26-37)
Legend/abbreviations: (SB)- Student Book; (U)-Unit; (M)-Module; (F)- File; (TRP)- Teachers Resource Book/Pack; (TB)- Teachers Book; NCENew Cutting Edge;; NEF- New English file; LEI- Learning English in Ireland; EI- Exploring Ireland; ID- Instant discussions; DAZ- Discussions A-Z; NCE- New Cutting Edge; Gram 1- Grammar 1 Games & Activities; Vocab 2- Vocabulary 2 Games & Activities; ICG- Intermediate Communication Games; RW Reward; PW2 Pair Work 2; RG Reading Games; PG Pronunciation Games; EI- Exploring Ireland; Vocab 2 Vocabulary 2; Gram 1- Grammar 1; GFVP(Games for Vocabulary practice) SoS(Ship or Sheep)

Learning outcomes: By the end of each weeks lessons, students should have achieved (or enhanced) their communicative competency with the language items listed under Topics/skills. These items are the target objectives for each week. The lessons will also include exercises and activities developing students dictionary skills, activities about Ireland and TIE preparation.

Week 1 (Module 0, 1)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - plural forms indefinite articles with jobs verb be - personal pronouns and possessive adjectives Lexis: - common words - days of the week - numbers 1-100 the alphabet, - names and countries nationalities and jobs - saying hello and goodbye Pronunciation: sentence stress and word stress Speaking: - saying hello and goodbye classroom instructions - talking about personal information Writing: - capital letters - addresses in English - writing a short paragraph Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE(TRB) (p.114) 1A Nice to meet you [names and countries with verb be]; 1B The English class [personal information; third person of to be] - WB (pp. 4-9) - GFVP (unit1 p.10) - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M 0 AND 1

Week 2 (Module 2)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - demonstrative pronouns - have got for possession and relationships - nouns: singular and plural - possessive s and of Lexis: - family and everyday objects - classroom language Pronunciation: - demonstrative pronouns word stress and short forms - sounding polite Speaking: - talking about your family - making classroom conversations Writing: - writing a short paragraph about your family TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description Supplementary revision activities (modules 0-2) SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.118) 2A Whats this? [Demonstrative pronouns]; 2B (p.119) Whos got a Ferrari?; (pp.121-122) The Family - WB (pp. 5-9) - GFVP (p.16) [Family relationships- information gap]; (p.22) [Verbs describing everyday actions]. - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: - NCE M2

Week 3 (Module 3,4)


Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - present simple for general truths, habits and routines - adverbs of frequency with present simple - activity verbs - gerund after verbs like, hate, etc. Lexis: - everyday verbs - words used in describing everyday routines - activities and pastimes - days and times - useful language asking questions, discussing Pronunciation: - sentence stress in questions - - third person verb forms, plural nouns [s], [z] - silent syllables Speaking: - talking about daily routines - finding things in common - asking for information - discussing Writing: commas, full stops, and and but - writing a short paragraph about yourself - writing a paragraph about a friend Dictionary skills: - finding spelling in a dictionary Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.123) 3A Pick your card Present Simple Questions with you; (p. 124) 3B Pronoun stars Subject and object pronouns; (p. 125) 3C Time pelmanism ways of telling time; - WB (p. 16-21) - GFVP (p. 58) names and uses of everyday objects Bingo - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: - NCE M3 - NCE (TRB) (p.126) 4A Things you love and hate; (p.127) 4B Three people I know (p. 128) Always, sometimes, never Present Simple and adverbs of frequency; (p.129) 4D Verb dominoes - WB (pp. 22-27) - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M4

Week 4 (Module 5)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - expressing possibility and impossibility (can and cant) - articles a/an, the and zero - determiners a lot of, some and not many Lexis: - transport at the airport Pronunciation: - the letter a - can and cant Speaking: - catching planes and trains - asking and answering questions about transport - talking about your partner - buying a ticket Writing: - completing a survey - completing an immigration form Consolidation: modules 0-5 Progress test : modules 0-5 SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (pp.130-131) 5A Can and cant for possibility; (p. 132) 5B Vocabulary related to transport; (p.133) learner-training worksheet A using the mini-dictionary - WB (pp. 28- 33) - GFVP (p. 34) Places in town and prepositional phrases - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M5

Week 5 (Module 6)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - there is and there are - how much and how many with countable and uncountable nouns - some and any with countable and uncountable nouns Lexis: food (countable and uncountable nouns); quantifiers: a cup of, a glass of and a bottle of Pronunciation: - sentence stress - international words - sounding polite Speaking: - ordering food and drink - expressing opinions - agreeing and disagreeing - describing your own picture - talking about differences Writing: - describing food TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p. 172-174) Test one: modules 1-5 (progress test); (p. 134) 6A Food battleships; (p.135) The recipe game - WB (pp. 34-38) - GFVP (p.46) Items of food and drink (card and memory game) - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M6

Week 6 (Module 7)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - past simple: was and were - past simple: regular and irregular verbs Lexis: - prepositions of time - years, decades and centuries - ordinal numbers - time phrases and dates - vocabulary booster: common verbs Pronunciation: - sentence stress - regular past simple forms - was and were Speaking: - telling your life story Writing: - writing your biography Dictionary skills: - finding grammar in a dictionary Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p. 138) 7A The history quiz; 7B (p.139) Past Tense Bingo - WB (pp. 39-45) - GFVP (p.102) Four-sided dominoes [Past time expressions] - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M7

Week 7 (Module 8)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - past simple: negative forms and questions - past simple: questions and short answers - common verbs in Past Simple Lexis: types of films, adjectives to describe films - vocabulary booster: books, magazines and newspapers Pronunciation: - word stress - past forms Speaking: - interviewing other students - acting out dialogues: arranging a night out Writing: - writing a diary TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description Supplementary revision activities (modules 6-8) SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.140) 8A Looking back Past Simple yes/no questions; (p. 141) 8B John Wayne Past Simple and question words; (p. 143) 8C Safe at last Past Simple - WB (pp. 46-51) - GFVP (p. 78) Talking about an evening out - STUDENT BOOK UNIT NCE M8

Week 8 (Module 9)
Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - comparative and superlative adjectives - the pronoun one/ones for replacing a word already used in a sentence Lexis: shops and shopping - adjectives: opposites - vocabulary booster: a supermarket - prices, buying and selling Pronunciation - word stress - comparatives - sentence stress in questions Speaking: - asking in shops - giving your ideas - discussing - saying what you have decided Writing: - describing a place Dictionary skills: - finding spelling in a dictionary Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.144) 9A New Years Eve comparative and superlative; (p. 145) 9B A superlative survey; (p. 146) 9C Shopping crossword vocabulary related to shops - WB (pp. 52-57) - GFVP (p. 96) Prices, buying and selling Role play - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M9

Week 9 (module 10)


Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - present continuous for temporary actions - present simple vs. present continuous Lexis: clothes, describing peoples clothes - describing people Pronunciation: - stress in questions vowel sounds -ing forms - sounding polite Speaking: - describing yourself/ a picture - street talk Writing: - correcting mistakes - writing a description Consolidation: modules 6-10 Progress test : modules 6-10 SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.147) 9A Learner-training worksheet B Present Continuous: spelling the ing form (pp. 148-149) 10A Whats Sam doing Present Continuous (p. 150) 10B A letter home Present Simple and continuous (question forms), (p.151) 10C Identity parades - WB (pp. 58-62) - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M10

Week 10 (Module 11)


Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - modal verbs can and cant for ability - question words, word order in questions, questions with other verb forms - use of definite, indefinite and zero articles Lexis: - animals and natural features - vocabulary booster: animals Pronunciation: - sentence stress and weak forms different pronunciations of the - word stress Speaking: - asking and answering questions - playing a quiz game Writing: - punctuation - devising a general knowledge quiz TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.152) 11A Can you or cant you? can and cant for ability, (pp. 153-154) 11B The dinner guest party (p. 155) 11C The numbers game different ways of saying numbers. - WB (pp. 63-68) - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M11

Week 11 (Module 12, 13)


Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - expressing future intentions: be going to, would like to and want to - suggestions with lets, shall we, we could+verb - offers with shall I? and Ill+verb - infinitive of purpose infinitive with and without to - modal verbs might and will for expressing possibility Lexis: going out and staying in vocabulary booster: at the beach the education and careers - vocabulary booster in an Internet caf - weather - education and careers - vocabulary booster in an Internet caf Pronunciation: - weak form of to - sounding polite - short forms - present and future forms vowel sounds Speaking: - talking about the weather - planning a weekend away/holidays - suggesting and offering - discussing careers and jobs - finding the right course - explaining your ideas - agreeing and disagreeing - acting out an interview Writing: - writing a paragraph about the weather and a holiday place - abbreviations - completing an application form Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.156) 11A Learner-training worksheet C recording new vocabulary (p.157) 12A Future walkabout (p. 158) 12B Collocation snap; (p.159) 12C The school party - WB (pp. 69-75) - NCE M1NCE (TRB) (p.160) 13A Education crossword (p.161) 13B Looking into the future - WB (pp.76-81) - GFVP (p.86) Board game Secondary school: the best days of your life? - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M13 Supplementary revision activities (modules 11-13)

Week 12 (Module 14)


Topics/skills:

New Cutting Edge

Language focus: - present perfect for past actions relating to the present and experiences - present perfect vs. past simple Lexis: - ways of communicating vocabulary booster- the post - time phrases with present perfect and past simple Pronunciation: - sentence stress - sounding polite - vowel sounds Speaking: - telephoning - comparing - analysing a questionnaire Writing: - writing a note TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.162) Learner-training worksheet D Irregular verbs; (p. 163) 14A The Travellers Club; (p.164) 14B Life Boxes Present Perfect and Past Simple; (p. 165) 14C On the phone Language for telephoning. - WB (pp.82-87)

Week 13 (Module 15) End of course book assessment


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - modal verbs have to/dont have to, can/cant for expressing obligation , necessity, permission and prohibition Lexis: - prepositions of movement - things in town vocabulary booster: a shopping centre Pronunciation: - word and sentence stress - have to - vowel sounds Listening: - listening for gist and specific information Reading: - reading for gist and specific information Speaking: - following directions - recommending - explaining your website Writing: - planning a website Consolidation modules 11-15 End of the book progress test modules 1-15 SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: - NCE (TRB) (p.166) 15A Preposition pelmanism prepositions of movement; (p. 167) 15B Springfield hotel Have to, dont have to, can and cant; (pp.168-169) 15C Its the first on the left Language for giving directions; (p. 170-171) 15D Revision board game All the language in the students book - WB (pp.88-94) - STUDENT BOOK UNIT: NCE M15

Week 14 (unit 1)
Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: - present simple - be - possessives - this/that, these/those - making requests modal verb can Lexis: - greetings - countries and nationalities - objects - tourist places, hotel services; phrases for booking in at a hotel Pronunciation: - stressed syllables - sentence stress and polite intonation Speaking: - introducing people - identifying objects - giving information for numbers, prices, etc; - making simple requests - arrival and check in at a hotel Writing: - improving your use of capital letters - completing a hotel registration form; - writing an email to book a hotel room Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix

Week 15 (unit 2)
Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: - present simple for routines: I/you/we/they - present simple for routines: he/she/it Lexis: - daily routines, activities, jobs - the time - household routines; phrases to describe life at home Pronunciation: - strong and weak forms of do you - present simple verb endings - polite intonation Speaking: - talking about activities - talking about routines; describing other peoples routines - asking questions at a tourist information centre - talking about life at home: likes and dislikes Writing: - using linkers: and, but and or - writing an internet posting to a pen pal TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description

Week 16 (unit 3)
Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: - present simple and frequency adverbs: sometimes, usually, always, often, hardly ever and never; - modifiers quite, not very, really and very - have/has got for possession - making arrangements Lexis: - describing personality - family and family tree - special occasion activities; phrases to describe special occasions - frequency expressions Pronunciation: - stressed syllables - contracted forms of have/has got - positive and negative intonation Speaking: - describing personality - talking about friendship - talking about your family - making arrangements to meet friends - talking about a special occasion Writing: - improving your use of apostrophe s - writing about your family - writing an invitation Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix

Week 17 (unit 4)
Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: - there is/are for describing rooms - can for expressing possibility Lexis: - vocabulary to describe rooms/furniture; prepositions (1) - vocabulary to describe places in towns; prepositions (2) Pronunciation: - strong and weak forms of can and cant - there is/are - polite intonation Speaking: - describing your home, places - talking about things you can do in towns; - describing a favourite place in your town/city - having a conversation in a shop Writing: - improving your use of commas; - writing an email about your home - writing a blog about your favourite place Consolidation (weeks 14-17) Progress test (weeks 14-17)

Week 18 (unit 5)
Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: - countable and uncountable nouns to describe food - nouns with a/an, some, any - how much/many; quantifiers - ordering in a restaurant Lexis: - vocabulary to describe food/drink, containers - restaurant words - ingredients; phrases for writing a recipe Pronunciation: - fast speech: linking Speaking: - talking about your eating and drinking habits - talking about diets and lifestyle - ordering a meal in a restaurant - describing a special dish Writing: - learning to use paragraphs and write a short report - writing a recipe TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description

Week 19 (unit 6) Speak Out


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - past simple be - past simple common verbs Lexis: - dates and time phrases - common verbs (1) phrases for interviewing - expressions to describe weekend activities Pronunciation: - past simple regular verbs with /t/, /d/ and /Id/ - strong and weak forms of was and were - showing interest Speaking: - talking about peoples favourite things - describing your favourite childhood things - talking about your life/past events - describing a perfect/terrible weekend - interviewing a special person Writing: - linking sentences with because and so writing your life story

writing a profile essay about a special person

Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix

6.3

Week 20 (unit 11)


Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: - giving advice (should/shouldnt) - adverbs of manner - offering to help (Ill, Let me, Shall I) Lexis: - the body; health - common verbs - problems, phrases to describe a problem and to give advice Pronunciation: - consonant clusters Speaking: - talking about what to do when you dont feel well and giving advice discussing cures for the common cold - doing a quiz about your fitness - talking about healthy weekends - giving advice and offering help; thanking someone - asking for help in a pharmacy Writing: - using adverbs in stories and how to make stories more interesting TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description

Week 21 (unit 7) Speak Out


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - comparatives and superlatives Lexis: - travelling - describing places - asking for and giving directions Pronunciation: - stressed syllables - strong and weak forms of the - sentence stress for correcting Speaking: - talking about how you like to travel; comparing places and holidays - planning and talking about a long journey - giving directions in the street

describing a town/city you know

Writing: - checking and correcting information - writing about a holiday - writing a short article about a town/city Consolidation (weeks 18-21) Progress test (weeks 18-21)

Week 22 (unit 8) Speak Out


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - present continuous for temporary situations - present simple vs. present continuous Lexis: - verbs + prepositions - language used to describe appearance - language used to ask for and give a recommendation - types of film - festival activities; phases to describe an event Pronunciation: - weak forms of prepositions and articles - word linking Speaking: - talking about taking photos - talking about what people are doing - discussing various film stars; - describing peoples appearance - asking and answering a questionnaire about films - asking for and giving recommendations - describing an event Writing: - writing a blog entry about what you are doing - writing a review of an event Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix

Week 23 (unit 9) Speak Out


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - articles: a/an, the, no article - modal verbs can/cant, have to/dont have to for giving permission and expressing obligation Lexis: - transport collocations - excuses - phrases to describe and complain about problems Pronunciation: - strong and weak forms of a and the - strong and weak forms of can, cant, have to and dont have to - intonation to show being happy or unhappy Speaking: - talking about types of transport - talking about ways to travel around towns/cities - apologising for being late - telling a long story - dealing with problems when flying Writing: - using linkers and writing a story - writing an email about an experience at an airport/on a plane TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description

Week 24 (unit 10)


Topics/skills:

Speak Out

Language focus: future plans (be going to) - wishes (would like to) - predicting the future (will, might, wont) Lexis: - collocations related to future plans/wishes - phrases with get - making suggestions (how/what about?) - adjectives (meaning good or ok) - phrases to describe weather Pronunciation: - going to and would - contracted form of will - stressed syllables Speaking: - talking about your future plans/wishes - making predictions about situations - making some suggestions inviting friends to join you - talking about weather and how it makes you feel Writing: - improving your use of linkers: too, also and as well writing a short story - writing a message board notice about your country Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix

Week 25 (unit 12) Speak Out: End of course book assessment


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - present perfect for past actions relating to the present and experiences - present perfect vs. past simple Lexis: - outdoor activities - prepositions - telephoning expressions - phrases to describe an experience Pronunciation: - sentence stress Speaking: - talking about unusual experiences - describing movement from one place to another - talking about past experiences - describing difficult situations/problems - saying telephone numbers; phoning someone about a problem Writing: - using postcard phrases and writing a postcard - writing a story about an exciting/frightening experience End of the book consolidation End of the book progress test

Week 26 New English File (F1)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - verb be - possessive adjectives - definite and indefinite articles - plurals - demonstrative determiners this/that, these, those Lexis: - numbers 1-1,000 - days of the week - countries and nationalities - personal information - the classroom, common objects, classroom language - practical English: on a plane Pronunciation: - vowel sounds, word stress, the alphabet Speaking: - roleplaying dialogues - asking for and giving personal information - giving instructions - asking for a drink Writing: - completing a form Revise and check F1 Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F1 - SB Word Bank F1

Week 27 New English File (File 2)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - present simple for expressing routine actions : statements, negative forms, questions - possessive s - a/an + jobs Lexis: - verb phrases - irregular plurals - common verb phrases - jobs - family - practical English: at a hotel Pronunciation: - consonant sounds - third person -s Speaking: - roleplaying an interview, dialogues - asking for and giving information about jobs, family Writing: - writing an email or letter to your teacher Revise and check F2 TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F2 - SB Word Bank F2

Week 28 New English File (File 3)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - present simple and adverbs of frequency Lexis: - common adjectives - language for describing daily routine - time words and expressions - the date - telling the time - prepositions of time - practical English: in a coffee shop Pronunciation: - vowel and consonant sounds - the letter o and h - word stress Speaking: - expressing feelings - talking about daily routine - interviewing your partner with a questionnaire - asking and answering questions - buying a coffee Writing: - writing an email or letter to your teacher Revise and check F3 Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F3 - Word Bank F3

Week 29 New English File (File 4)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - can/cant for ability - like + -ing - object pronouns - possessive pronouns Lexis: - verb phrases - free time activities - love story phrases - music Pronunciation: - vowel sounds - sentence stress - rhyming words Speaking: - talking about abilities, music - interviewing your partner with a questionnaire - practical English: in a clothes shop Writing: - describing a friend Revise and check F4 Consolidation (week 26-29) Progress test (week 26-29) Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F4 - Word Bank F4

Week 30 New English File (File 7A,7B)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - countable and uncountable nouns with a/an, some/any, how much/how many - quantifiers: a lot, not much, etc. Lexis: - food - drinks - practical English: at a restaurant Pronunciation: - the letters ea - consonant sounds Speaking: - making a food diary - talking about famous dishes - interviewing your partner with a questionnaire - asking and answering questions - ordering a meal Writing: - writing the ingredients of a famous dish from your country - writing instructions to make your favourite sandwich Revise and check F7 exercises for F7A and 7B TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F7 exercises for F 7A and 7B - SB Vocabulary Bank F7 exercises for F7A and 7B

Week 31 New English File (File 5)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - past simple of be - past simple: regular and irregular verbs Lexis: - word formation - past time expressions - regular and irregular verbs - practical English: in a gift shop Pronunciation: - sentence stress - past simple verbs Speaking: - talking about famous people - telling a story - asking and answering questions - interviewing your partner about a night out and yesterday - buying a present Writing: - writing a holiday report Revise and check F5 Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F5 - SB Vocabulary Bank F5

Week 32 New English File (File 6A, 6B)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - the present and the past: there is / there are vs. there was / there were Lexis: - houses and furniture - prepositions of place Pronunciation: - sentence stress - consonant sounds - silent letters Speaking: - describing your house - describing pictures - describing what happened Writing: - describing what happened Revise and check F6: exercises for 6A, 6B TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F6: exercises for 6A, 6B - SB Vocabulary Bank F6: exercises for 6A, 6B

Week 33 New English File (File 8)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - comparative and superlative adjectives - would like to vs. like Lexis: - personality adjectives - the weather - adventures - common adverbs Pronunciation: - sentence stress - consonant groups - adjectives and adverbs Speaking: - talking about the weather - agreeing and disagreeing - expressing opinions - roleplaying dialogues - practical English: going home Writing: - writing an email - making a reservation Revise and check F8 Consolidation (week 30-33) Progress test (week 30-33) Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F8 - SB Vocabulary Bank F8

Week 34 New English File (File 6C, 6D)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - present continuous for describing temporary actions - present simple vs. present continuous Lexis: - verb phrases - places in a city - directions Pronunciation: - verb + -ing - city names Speaking: - talking about neighbours - describing pictures - asking for and giving directions - roleplaying dialogues - practical English: in the street Writing: - writing a postcard Revise and check F6C, F6D Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F6C, F6D - SB Vocabulary Bank F6C, F6D

Week 35 Outcomes Elementary (U7)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - auxiliary verbs: be, do, can - modal verbs have to / dont have to for expressing obligation Lexis: - relationships - jobs and activities in the home - describing people Pronunciation: - really? - sentence stress Speaking: - talking about your family - expressing surprise - giving opinions about family life - explaining things that are (not) necessary - talking about people you know Revise and check U7 TIE preparation: - prepared task o book (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) o investigation (planning, investigating, gathering information, reflecting, presenting) o news story (selecting, preparing, presenting, discussing) - spontaneous oral task expressing an opinion, asking for an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, making suggestions, giving advice, negotiating, asking questions, arriving at a conclusion, decision making - authentic written task article, formal and informal letter or e-mail, report, review, description

Week 36 New English File (File 7C, 7D)


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - be going to for plans and predictions Lexis: - holidays - verb phrases Pronunciation: - sentence stress - vowel sounds Speaking: - planning an ideal summer holiday - roleplaying dialogues and fortune telling - talking about the future, making predictions Writing: - writing about your holiday plans Revise and check F7: exercises for 7C, 7D Culture lesson about Ireland: see Appendix Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F7: exercises for 7C, 7D - SB Vocabulary Bank F7: exercises for 7C, 7D

Week 37 New English File (File 9) End of course book assessment


Topics/skills:
Language focus: - present perfect for past actions relating to the present and experiences - present perfect vs. past simple Lexis: - been to - past participles Pronunciation: - sentence stress - irregular past participles - experiences Speaking: - talking about experiences Writing: - completing a questionnaire Revise and check File 1-9, Test File 1-9 Supplementary material - SB Grammar Bank F9 - SB Vocabulary Bank F9

Appendix
IBAT Irish cultural programme multi-level
The following units do not have to be done in order; it is recommended that the class is invited to suggest topics; topics should also link up to forthcoming excursions. In general the following websites have good materials for most or all of the topics below: http://www.yourirish.com, Wikipedia.com, For TIE short stories: http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/ 1. The Celts Elem -Int: LEI U.3, WWI pp.19-31; Int+ - Adv: EI U.16, WWI pp. 19-31 2. Irish food/drink - Elem -Int: LEI U.7, EI U.7; Int+: weblinks www.dochara.com, Wikipedia, www.foodtimeline.org/foodireland 3. Pub culture - Elem -Int: LEI U.8; Int+ - LEI U.7, http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/quotes/irish_drinking_jokes.html, 4. Sport/GAA - Elem -Int: LEI U.10; Int+ - Adv: EI U.11, WWI pp. 14-18, http://www.independent.ie/sport/, http://www.ofiaich.ie/collections/irish-sport.asp, 5. Castles - Elem -Int: LEI U.12, http://www.medieval-castles.net/irish/index.htm, http://www.eyeflare.com/article/10-amazing-castles-ireland/, ; Int+ - Adv: http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/ACalend/CreepyCastles.html, 6. Writers & literature - Elem -Int: LEI U.14; Int+ - Adv: EI U.18, 7. Irish musicians - Elem -Int: LEI U.17; ; Int+ - Adv: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Ireland, 8. Traditional music/instruments & dancing - Elem -Int: LEI U.16 17, EI U.5; Int+ Adv EI U.5 & U.15, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Ireland, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_dance, 9. St. Patrick/Book of Kells/Monastic Ireland/Saints & Scholars - Elem -Int: LEI U.15, http://www.history.com/topics/who-was-saint-patrick, ; Int+ - Adv: EI U.12, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick, 10. Myths & legends - Elem -Int: LEI U.19-20; Int+ - Adv: EI U.14, http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/, 11. Claddagh/Romance - - Elem -Int: LEI U.18; Int+ - Adv EI U.13, 12. Festivals - Elem -Int: http://www.new-age.co.uk/celtic-festivals-samhain.htm; Int+ Adv EI U.17, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween,