InglÚs - Nivel 2

BOOK USED: TOP NOTCH 1B

UNIT 6: Staying in shape

Communication Goals:

  • Plan an activity with someone
  • Talk about habitual activities
  • Discuss fitness and eating habits
  • Describe someone's routines

Vocabulary:

  • Physical activities
  • Places for Physical activities
  • Frequency adverbs: expansion

Grammar:

  • Can and Have to: meaning, form, and usage.
  • The present continuous and the simple present tense (review)
  • The present continuous: common errors

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • Non-action verbs
  • Frequency adverbs: common errors
  • Time expressions
  • More on can and have to

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Why don't we?? To suggest an activity
  • Say Sorry, I can┤t to apologize for turning down an invitation
  • Provide a reason with have to to decline an invitation
  • Use Well, how about?? To suggest an alternative
  • Use How come? To ask for reason
  • Use a negative question to confirm information

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Infer meaning
  • Infer information
  • Listen for main ideas
  • Listen for details
  • Apply and personalize information

Pronunciation:

  • Can/ Can't
  • The third-person singular -s

Reading:

Texts:

  • A bar graph
  • A fitness survey
  • A magazine article
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Interpret a bar graph
  • Infer information
  • Summarize

Writing:

Task:

  • Write an interview about health and exercise habits

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • Punctuation of statements and questions

UNIT 7: On Vacation

Communication Goals:

  • Greet someone arriving from a trip
  • Ask about someone?s vacation
  • Discuss vacation preferences
  • Describe good and bad travel experiences

Vocabulary:

  • Adjectives to describe trips and vacations
  • Intensifiers
  • Ways to describe good and bad experiences

Grammar:

  • The past tense of be (review): statements and questions
  • The simple past tense (review): statements and questions
  • Regular and irregular verb form

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • The past tense of be: explanation of form
  • The simple past tense: more on spelling, usage, and form

Conversation Strategies:

  • Say Welcome back! To indicate enthusiasm about someone's return from a trip
  • Acknowledge someone?s interest with Actually
  • Decline an offer of assistance with That?s OK. I'm fine. 
  • Confirm that an offer is declined with Are you sure? 
  • Use Absolutely to confirm a response
  • Show enthusiasm with No kidding! and Tell me more

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Listen for main ideas
  • Listen for details
  • Infer meaning

Pronunciation:

  • The simple past tense ending: regular verbs

Reading:

Text:

  • Travel brochures
  • Personal travel stories
  • A vacation survey
  • A photo story

Skills/straegies:

  • Paraphrase
  • Identify supporting details
  • Apply information

Writing:

  • Write a guided essay about vacation

WRITING BOOSTER

  • Time order

UNIT 8: Shopping for Clothes

Communication Goals:

  • Shop and pay for clothes
  • Ask for a different size or color
  • Navigate a mall or apartment store
  • Discuss clothing do?s and don?ts

Vocabulary:

  • Clothing departments
  • Types of clothing and shoes
  • Clothing that comes in "pairs"
  • Interior store locations and directions
  • Formality and appropriateness in clothing

Grammar:

  • Uses of objects pronouns
  • Object pronouns: common errors
  • Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • Direct and indirect objects: usage rules
  • Spelling rules for comparative adjectives

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Excuse me to indicate you didn't understand or couldn?t hear
  • Use Excuse me to begin a conversation with a clerk
  • Follow a question with more information for clarification
  • Acknowledge someone?s assistance with Thanks for your help
  • Respond to gratitude with My pleasure

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Infer the appropriate location
  • Infer the locations of conversations
  • Understand locations and directions

Pronunciation:

  • Contrastive stress for clarification

Reading:

Texts:

  • A clothing dialogue
  • Simple and complex diagrams and plans
  • A travel blog
  • A personal opinion survey
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies

  • Paraphrase
  • Identify supporting details
  • Apply information

Writing:

Task:

  • Write an e-mail or letter explaining what clothes to pack 

WRITING BOOSTER

  • Connecting ideas with because and since

UNIT 9 : Taking transportation

Communication Goals:

  • Discuss schedules and buy tickets
  • Book travel services
  • Understand airport announcements
  • Describe transportation problems

Vocabulary:

  • Kinds of tickets and trips
  • Travel services
  • Airlines passenger information
  • Flight problems
  • Transportation problems
  • Mean of public transportation

Grammar:

  • Modals should and could: statements and questions
  • Be going to to express the future: review and expansion

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • Modals: form, meaning, common errors
  • Expansion: future actions

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use I?m sorry to respond with disappointing information
  • Use Well to introduce an alternative
  • Use I hope so to politely respond to an offer of help
  • Use Let me check to buy time to get information

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Infer the type of travel service
  • Understand public announcements
  • Listen for details
  • Use reasoning to evaluate statements of fact

Pronunciation:

  • Intonation for stating alternatives

Reading:

Texts:

  • Transportation schedules
  • Public transportation tickets
  • Arrival and departure boards
  • Newspaper articles
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Make decisions based on schedules and needs
  • Critical thinking

Writing:

Task:

  • Write two paragraphs about trips

WRITING BOOSTER

  • The paragraph

UNIT 10 : Shopping smart

Communication Goals:

  • Ask for a recommendation
  • Bargain for a lower price
  • Discuss showing appreciation for service
  • Describe where to get the best deals

Vocabulary:

  • Financial terms
  • How to bargain
  • How to describe good and bad deals

Grammar:

  • Superlative adjectives
  • Too and enough: usage and common errors

GRAMMAR BOOSTER

  • Superlative adjectives: usage and form
  • Comparatives (review)
  • Usage. Very, really, and too

Conversation Strategies:

  • Use Well to connect an answer to an earlier question
  • Use How about...? to make a financial offer
  • Use OK to indicate that an agreement has been reached

Listening/ Pronunciation:

Listening Skills:

  • Listen for details
  • Listen for main ideas

Pronunciation:

  • Rising intonation for clarification

Reading:

Texts:

  • A travel guide 
  • A magazine article
  • Personal travel stories
  • A photo story

Skills/strategies:

  • Draw conclusions
  • Apply information

Writing:

  • Write a guide to your city, including information on where to stay, visit, and shop

WRITING BOOSTER

  • Connecting contradictory ideas: even though, however, on the other hand