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​ Basic English I

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Basic English I

Fabian Amaya
Oscar Camargo
Angélica Pinto

December 14th, 2017


​ Basic English I
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SUBJECT’S DESCRIPTION

SUBJECT’S INTRODUCTION

During basic 1 level students will find the base to learn English as a foreign language.
Here students will learn basic expressions for communicating in real scenarios and how
to describe basic things related to their lives. Also, students will get vocabulary and
grammar models to provide personal information, express likes and dislikes, give
physical descriptions and describe their daily routine. This level provides students with
basic tools for communicating in foreign language.
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MODULE: Introducing Myself  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. ALPHABET/ NUMBERS/ PRONOUNS


2. VERB TO BE /PERSONAL INFORMATION QUESTIONS/ WH-QUESTIONS/
3. TITLES/ NATIONALITIES
4. SINGULAR/PLURAL OBJECTS
5. DEMONSTRATIVES
6. FAMILY MEMBERS/ PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCTION TO THE MODULE

During Module 1 students will find the introduction to the basics of the English language.
Here students will learn basic expressions for communicating in real scenarios and how
to describe basic things related to their lives. Also, students will get vocabulary and
grammar models to provide personal information.

COMPETENCES AND TOPIC STRUCTURE OF MODULE #1

Topic Structure
Students practice the grammar topics, the vocabulary and
expressions related to verb to be and to have, personal information
questions, nationalities, demonstratives, physical description.

1. Unidad temática 1: Personal Information


1.1 Tema secundario: Alphabet
1.2 Tema secundario:​ Numbers
1.3 ​Tema secundario:​ Pronouns
​ erb To Be
1.4 ​Tema secundario: V
1.5 ​Tema secundario: Personal Information Questions
1.6 Tema secundario: WH Questions
1.7 Titles and Nationalities
Choose your favorite family member. Create a presentation in which
you include his/her personal information, personality traits. Show
some photos. Describe his/her physical appearance. Record your
voice.

2. Unidad temática 1: Family Members


a. Tema secundario: Singular and Plural Objects
b. Tema secundario:​ Demonstratives
c. ​Tema secundario:​ Family Members and Physical
Description
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CONTENT OF THE MODULE #1

1. Thematic Unit 1:​ Introducing Myself

1.1. Introduction

During Module 1 students will find the introduction to the basics of the english
language. Here students will learn basic expressions for communicating in real scenarios
and how to describe basic things related to their lives. Also, students will get vocabulary
and grammar models to provide personal information.

​ LPHABET/ NUMBERS/ PRONOUNS​)


1.2. Conceptual Framework ​(A
1.2.1. ​The Alphabet (pronunciation...)

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1.3. Examples

1.3.1 Alphabet examples

Apple: A-p-p-l-e​ /ei-pi-pi-el-i/


Bee: B-e-e​ /bi-i-i/
Grapes: G-r-a-p-e-s​ /gi-ar-ei-pi-i-es/
Watermelon: W-a-t-e-r-m-e-l-o-n​ /dobol iu-ei-ti-i-ar-em-i-el-ou-en/
Yoga: Y-o-g-a​ /uai-ou-gi-ei/

1.4. Reflection and practice


1.4.1 The alphabet

1. Follow the the example to spell and write down the pronunciation of each word.
Eg. ​Grapes: G-r-a-p-e-s​ /gi-ar-ei-pi-i-es/

- Cat
- Dog
- Elephant
- Zebra
- Rose
- Telephone
- Table
- Airplane
- Architect
- Astronaut
- Father
- Computer
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1.2.2. Numbers

1.2.3 Number examples

● To count things:​ I have ​two​ brothers.


There are t​ hirty-one​ days in January.
● To give your age:​ I am ​thirty-three​ years old.
My sister is t​ wenty-seven​ years old.
● To give your telephone number: Our phone number is ​two-six-three,
three-eight-four-seven​. (481-2240)
● To give years:​ We are in ​nineteen​ ​seventy-five​ (1975).

1.2.4 Numbers Reflection and practice

1. Correct the mistakes

​ 2: Twilve ​Twelve
Eg. 1
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33: tirti-three __________________


21: tenty-one __________________
120: One Hured twinty ________________________
16: Sisten _____________________
1789: One tousand siven hundren eighty nine ______________________________________

1.3.1 Pronouns

Pronouns a
​ re words we use in the place of a full noun.

I First person Singular

You Second person Singular

She Third person Singular (Feminine)

He Third person Singular (Masculine)

It Third person Singular (Things)

We First person plural

You Second person Plural

They Third person Plural

1.3.2 Pronouns examples


1.2.3 We use subject pronouns as subject of the verb:

I​ like your coat. She​ is on vacation

You​ are late. We​ live in France.

He​ is my student They​ come from Bogotá

It​ is raining

​ ronouns
1.3.3 ​Reflection and practice - P

1. Find and write the correct pronoun for each word


● Sister ● School
● Boy ● Cat
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● Pedro and Maria ● Me


● Dad
● Parents

1.4.1 Verb to Be
We use to B ​ e ​to talk about names, professions, nationalities, age, feelings, marital
status.

PRONOUN AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE QUESTION CONTRACTIONS

I am am not Am I? I'm
I'm not

You are are not Are you? You're


you're not
you aren't

She-He-It is is not Is she-he-it? she's- he's- it's


she's not- he's not-
it's not
She isn't -he isn't-It
isn't

We are are not Are we? We're


We're not
We aren't

You are are not Are you? You're


You're not
You aren't

They are are not Are they? They're


They're not
They aren't

1.4.2 Verb to be examples

He ​is​ a boy Is it​ cute?

I ​am​ an angel We ​are not​ in class

She ​is not​ pretty Pedro ​is​ busy

They ​are​ intelligent Natalia ​is​ beautiful


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1.4​.3 Reflection and Practice - Verb To be

1. Complete the paragraph with the appropriate verb to be. (am - is - are)

Pedro Bello _____ from Cartagena, but Paul and John _______ from Bogotá.

Cartagena and Bogotá ______ cities in Colombia. Miami _____ a city in the USA.

Paula _____ at school today. Juan and Maria _____ her friends. They ______ in the

same class. Mr and Mrs Bello _____ on a trip to the USA to visit their cousin Ana.

She _____ a pretty girl. Pedro says: "My kid ____ in hospital. I ____ at home with

my mother." What time ____ it? It ____ 6 o'clock. ____ you tired? No, I ____ not​.

1.5.1 Personal information questions

Personal information questions are the basis for any conversation in English and so
are important when you meet somebody for the first time. They are the
building blocks for a conversation.

Names What is your name?


What is your surname / last name?

What do you do?


Work & Occupation
Where do you work?

How old are you?


Age
When is your birthday?

Where are you from?


Contact
Information What is your address?
What is your phone number?
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What is your cell phone number?


What is your e-mail address?

What do you do in your free time?


Free time activities
What are your hobbies?
What type of music do you like?

What is your favourite food?


Other Personal
Information Is there any food that you do not like?
What is your favourite colour?

1.5.2 Personal Information Examples

Names What is your name?


My name is Juan.
What is your surname / last name?
My surname / last name is Torres.

What do you do?


Work & Occupation
I am a student.
Where do you work?
I work at a restaurant.

How old are you?


Age
I am 28 years old.
When is your birthday?
My birthday is on the 8th of July.
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Where are you from?


Contact
Information I am from Colombia.
What is your address?
My address is Pembroke Street 14
What is your phone number?
My phone number is 304335445.
What is your cell phone number?
My cell phone number is 3203455678.
What is your e-mail address?
My e-mail address is fabian3456@umb.edu.co.

What do you do in your free time?


Free time activities
In my free time I play soccer and listen to music..
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are Listening to music, playing soccer and
dancing.
What type of music do you like?
I like pop music.

What is your favourite food?


Other Personal
Information My favourite food is pasta.
Is there any food that you do not like?
Yes, I don't like mexican food​. ​or​ ​I like all food.
What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is pink.
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1.5.3 Reflection and Practice - Personal Information Questions

1. Answer the following questions about you.

What is your name? …………………..……………._______


What is your surname / last name?........…._______
What do you do?………...……………..………………._______
Where do you work?…………………..…………..…._______
How old are you?……………………....………………._______
When is your birthday?…………………….………._______
Where are you from?…………………..………….…._______
What is your address?………………….……………._______
What is your phone number?……………………._______
What is your cell phone number?…….….……._______
What is your e-mail address?…………………...._______
 What do you do in your free time?……………._______
 What are your hobbies?…………………...……….._______
 What type of music do you like?………………._______
What is your favourite food?……………….……._______
Is there any food that you do not like?…..…._______
What is your favourite colour?……...…………._______

1.6. Conclusions

During Module 1 students found the introduction to the basics of the English language.
Here students learnt basic expressions for communicating in real scenarios and how to
describe basic things related to their lives. Also, students got vocabulary and grammar
models to provide personal information.

1.6. Study Material


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Topic Bibliography (APA) Source (link or database)


Personal Giving Personal Information- Gap Fill Excersice https://www.esolcourses.co
Information Retrieved from: m/uk-english/beginners-cou
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-course/unit-1/personal-information/giving-inform tion/giving-information-gap-f
ation-gap-fill-quiz.html ill-quiz.html

2. Conceptual Framework ​(​Singular and Plural Objects - Demonstratives​- Family Members and
Physical Description​)

2.1 Thematic unit 2​ ​Family Members


During this thematic unit 2 students will talk about family members in order to
introduce them and describe their physical appearance.

2.2.1 Singular and Plural Objects

For the plural form of most nouns, add s.


● bottle – bottle​s
● cup – cups​
● pencil – pencils​
● desk – desk​s
● sticker – stickers​
● window – windows​

For nouns that end in ch, x, s, or s sounds, add es.

● box – box​es
● watch – watche​ s
● moss – mosse​ s
● bus – bus​es

For nouns ending in f or fe, change f to v and add es.

● wolf – wolv​es
● wife – wive​ s
● leaf – leav​es
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​ s
● life – live

Some nouns have different plural forms.

● child – children
● woman – women
● man – men
● mouse – mice
● goose – geese

Nouns ending in vowels like y or o do not have definite rules.

● baby – babies
● toy – toys
● kidney – kidneys
● potato – potatoes
● memo – memos
● stereo – stereos

A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms.

● sheep – sheep
● deer – deer
● series – series
● species – species

2.2.2 Examples - Singular and Plural Objects


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2.2.3 ​Reflection and practice - ​Si​ ngular and Plural Objects

1. Put in the correct form of the plural

● cat ____________ ● headphone ____________


● desk____________ ● bag ____________
● bike ____________ ● door ____________
● phone ____________ ● game ____________
● bottle ____________ ● box ____________
● child ____________ ● car____________
● shirt ____________

2.3.1 D
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2.3.2 ​Examples - ​De


​ monstratives

The object
is near the
​This​ is an apple person
(​this​)

The object
is far from
​That​ is an apple the person
(​that​)

The objects
are near the
These​ are apples person
(​these​)

The objects
are far from
Those​ are apples
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2.3.3 Reflection and Practice - ​De
1. Create sentences according to the images using the demonstratives ​This, That,
These, Those​.

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2.4.1.1 Verb To be and To have for ​Physical Description

To Be To Have
Verb “To Be” to describe people Verb ”To Have” to Describe Physical Features

Structure: Structure:
Person​ (pronoun)+ Verb to be +​ complement Person​ (pronoun)+ Verb to have (have/has) +
(adjective to describe people) complement​ (physical feature)

I am ​tall​ / ​short​ / ​beautiful​ / I​ have ​short black hair


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expressive

She​ has ​small brown eyes


He is ​outgoing​ / ​jealous​ /
chubby He has ​dark skin

She​ is ​slim​ / ​young​ / ​old

2.4.2 Examples- Family Members and Physical Description

My ​father Nicolas is ​tall​, he has ​black hair and ​brown eyes​, he is


chubby​, he is from Pereira, and he is ​intelligent​, he is a ​good person​,
easy going​, ​funny ​and a great father.

My ​mother Clara: ​she is short​, ​slim​, she has ​brown eyes, ​black hair​, a
small nose​, she is from Zipaquirá, and she is ​very smart​, an ​excellent
mother​, and she prepares delicious dishes.

2.4.3 ​Reflection and Practice - Family Members and Physical Description.


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1. Describe each picture using the vocabulary and the structures with To Have
and To Be

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES USED IN THE MODULE

SOURCE APA References


UMB Database Shockey, T. M., Zack, M., & Sussell, A. (2017). Health-Related Quality of Life Among
US Workers: Variability Across Occupation Groups. ​American Journal Of Public Health,​
107​(8), 1316. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303840

Rousseau, A., Gamble, H., & Eggermont, S. (2017). The role of appearance
schematicity in the internalization of media appearance ideals: A panel study of
preadolescents. ​Journal Of Adolescence,​ ​602​ 7-38.
doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.07.011
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