InglÚs - Nivel 1

BOOK USED: TOP NOTCH 1A

UNIT 1: Getting Acquainted

Communication Goals:

  • Meet someone new
  • Identify and describe people
  • Provide personal information
  • Introduce someone to a group

Vocabulary:

  • Usage of formal titles
  • Positive adjectives to describe people
  • Personal information
  • Counties and nationalities

Grammar:

  • Information questions with be (review and common errors)
  • Modification with adjectives (review)
  • Yes / No questions and short answers with be (review)

Grammar booster:

  • Be: usage and form (review)
  • Be: common errors
  • Possessive nouns and adjectives (review)

Conversation Strategies:

  • Begin responses with a question to confirm
  • Use Let's to suggest a course of action
  • Ask personal questions to indicate friendliness
  • Intensify an informal answer with sure

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Listen for details
  • Infer Information

Pronunciation:

  • Intoniation of questions 

Reading:

Text:

  • An enrollment form
  • Personal profiles
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Infer information
  • Scan of facts

Writing:

Task:

  • Write a description of a classmate

Writing booster

  • Capitalization

UNIT 2: Going out

Communication Goals:

  • Accept or decline an invitation
  • Express locations and give directions
  • Make plans to see an event
  • Talk about music tastes

Vocabulary:

  • Music genres
  • Entertainment and cultural events
  • Locations and directions

Grammar:

  • Prepositions of time and place
  • Questions with When, What time, and Where (review)

Grammar booster:

  • Prepositions of time and place: usage

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Really? To express enthusiasm
  • Provide reasons to decline an invitation
  • Use too bad to express disappointment
  • Repeat with rising intonation to confirm information
  • Use thanks, anyway to acknowledge an unsuccessful attempt to help 

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Infer a speaker's intention
  • Listen for main ideas
  • Listen for details
  • Listen for locations

Pronunciation:

  • Rising intonation to confirm information

Reading:

Text:

  • A music website
  • An entertainment events page
  • Authentic interviews
  • A survey of musical testes
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Interpret a maps and diagrams
  • Identify supporting details
  • Make personal comparisons

Writing:

Task:

  • Write a short personal essay about one's musical tastes

WRITING BOOSTER

  • The sentence

UNIT 3: The extended family

Communication Goals:

  • Report news about relationships
  • escribe extended families
  • Compare people
  • Discuss family cultural traditions

Vocabulary:

  • Extended family relationships
  • Marital status
  • Relatives by marriage
  • Describing similarities and differences

Grammar:

  • The simple present tense (review):
  • Affirmative and negative statements
  • Yes / No questions
  • Information questions
  • Common errors

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • The simple present tense:
  • Usage, form, common errors
  • Questions with Who

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Actually to introduce a topic
  • Respond to good news with Congratulations!
  • Respond to bad news with I?m sorry to hear that
  • Use thanks for asking to acknowledge an inquirly of concern
  • Use Well to introduce a lengthy reply
  • Ask follow-up questions to keep a conversation going

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Infer information
  • Understand key details 
  • Identify similarities and differences
  • Listen to take notes
  • Listen for main ideas
  • Listen for details

Pronunciation:

  • Blending sounds

Reading:

Texts:

  • Family tree diagrams
  • A self-help website
  • A cultural-information survey
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Interpret a diagram
  • Confirm facts
  • Infer information

Writing:

Task:

  • Make a Venn diagram
  • Compare two people in family

WRITING BOOSTER

  • Combining sentences with and or but

UNIT 4: Food and Restaurants

Communication Goals:

  • Ask for a restaurant recommendation
  • Order from a menu
  • Speak to a server and pay for a meal
  • Discuss food and health

Vocabulary:

  • Parts of a meal
  • Categories of food and drink
  • Communicating with a waiter or waitress
  • Adjectives to describe the healthfulness of food

Grammar:

  • There is and There are with count and non-count nouns
  • Anything and Nothing: common errors
  • Definite article the: usage

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Could you?? To make a polite request
  • Use Sure to agree to a request
  • Clarify a request by asking for more specific information
  • Indicate a sudden thought with Actually
  • Use I?ll have to order from a server 
  • Increase politeness with please

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Listen to take note
  • Infer the location of a conversation
  • Listen to predict

Pronunciation:

  • The before consonant and vowel sounds

Reading:

Texts:

  • Menus
  • A nutrition website
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Interpret a map
  • Understand from context
  • Infer information

Writing:

Task:

  • Write a short article about food for a travel newsletter

WRITER BOOSTER

  • Connecting words and ideas: and, in addition 

UNIT 5: Technology and you

Communication Goals:

  • Suggest a brand or model
  • Express frustration and sympathy
  • Describe features of products
  • Complain when things don?t work

Vocabulary:

  • Electronic products
  • Household appliances and machines
  • Features of manufactured products
  • Ways to state a problem
  • Ways to sympathize
  • Positive and negative adjectives

Grammar:

  • The present continuous (review):
  • Actions in progress and future plans
  • Statements and questions

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • The present continuous: form and spelling rules

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Hey or How's it going for informal greeting 
  • Use What about?? To offer a suggestion
  • Use Really? To indicate surprise
  • Use You know to introduce a topic
  • Express sympathy when someone is frustrated

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Listen to predict
  • Infer meaning
  • Listen for details

Pronunciation:

  • Intonation of questions

Reading:

Texts:

  • Newspaper advertisements
  • A magazine ad for a new product
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Understand from context
  • Activate language from text

Writing:

Task:

  • Write a paragraph describing a product

WRITING BOOSTER

  • Placement of adjectives