Nota: Contenido en inglés y gramática en español.
UNIT 1: People
Unit Goals: Meet people, ask for and give personal information., describe different occupations, talk about people and their occupations.
Grammar: Review of present tense to be. Be + adjective(+ noun). Possessive nouns.
Vocabulary: Occupations, countries, nationalities, descriptive adjectives.
Listening: Focused listening: Personal introductions.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Asking for and giving personal information. Contractions: - ´m, -´re, -´s.
Reading and Writing:” People from Around the world”. Writing about a person and her occupation.
UNIT 2: Work, Rest and Play.
Unit Goals: Talk about a work day, talk about free time, describe a festival or a celebration, compare different festivals.
Grammar: Review: Simple present tense. Adverbs of frequency.
Vocabulary: Daily activities. Party words.
Listening: Focused listening: A radio celebrity interview.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about daily schedules and free time. Verbs that end in –s.
Reading and Writing: “ Carnival: one festival, Many faces. Writing a descriptive paragraph.
UNIT 3: Going places.
Unit Goals: Identify possessions, ask for and give personal travel information, give travel advice, share special travel tips with others.
Grammar: Possession. Imperatives and should for advice.
Vocabulary: Travel preparations and stages. Travel documents and money.
Listening: General listening: Conversations at travel destinations.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Giving personal information for travel forms. Rising intonation in lists.
Reading and Writing: “Smart Traveler: Expert opinion”. Writing travel tips.
UNIT 4: Food
Unit Goals: Talk about food. Order a meal, talk about diets, discuss unusual and favourite foods.
Grammar: Count and noncount nouns: some and any. How much, how many with quantifiers: lots of, a few, a little.
Vocabulary: Food. Diets.
Listening: General and focused listening: In a restaurant.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Role- play: purchasing food at a store. Ordering from a menu. Reduced forms: Do you have…and Would you like…
Reading and Writing: “Bugs as Food”. Writing a favourite recipe.
UNIT 5: Sports
Unit Goals: Talk about activities happening now, compare every day and present time activities. Talk about favourite sports. Discuss adventure holidays.
Grammar: Present continuous tense. Stative verbs.
Vocabulary: Doing sports. Team sports. Individual sports.
Listening: General and focused listening: Every day activities vs. today´s activities.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about what people are doing now. Discussing favourite sports. Reduced form: What are you…
Reading and Writing: “Climbing the Dragon´s Spires”. Writing an email.
UNIT 6: Destinations
Unit Goals: Talk about past vacation trips, exchange information about vacations, use was/were to describe a personal experience, talk about a discovery from the past.
Grammar: Simple past tense. Simple past tense: to be
Vocabulary: Travel activities. Emphatic adjectives.
Listening: General listening: A vacation.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Comparing vacations. Describing personal experiences. Sounds of –ed endings. Reading and Writing: “ The city of Machu Picchu, the Cradle of the Inca Empire”. Writing a postcard.
UNIT 7: Communication
Unit Goals: Talk about personal communication, give and write down contact details, describe characteristics and qualities, compare different types of communication.
Grammar: Verbs with direct and indirect objects. Linking verbs.
Vocabulary: Communication. Electronics. The senses.
Listening: Focused listening: A radio call- in program.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Asking for contact information. Describing sights, sounds and other sensations. Endings – ty and –teen.
Reading and Writing: “ The secret Language of Dolphins”. Writing a text message.
UNIT 8: The Future
Unit Goals: Talk about plans. Discuss long and short term plans. Make weather predictions. Discuss the future.
Grammar: Be going to. Will for predictions.
Vocabulary: Plans. Weather conditions.
Listening: General listening: A talk show.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about weekend plans. Discussing the weather. Reduced form of going to. Reading and Writing: “ Future Energy”. Writing statements about the future.
UNIT 9: Shopping for clothes
Unit Goals: Making comparisons. Explain preferences. Talk about clothing materials. Understand and describe a process.
Grammar: Comparatives. Superlatives.
Vocabulary: Clothing. Descriptive adjectives. Clothing materials.
Listening: Focused listening: Shoe shopping.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about clothes. Shopping- at the store and online. Rising and falling intonation.
Reading and Writing: “Silk- the Queen of Textiles”. Writing about favourite clothes.
UNIT 10: Lifestyles
Unit Goals: Give advice on healthy habits. Suggest ways to improve bad habits. Ask about lifestyles. Ask about lifestyles. Evaluate your lifestyle.
Grammar: Modals- could, ought to, should, must, have to. Questions with how.
Vocabulary: Healthy and unhealthy habits. Compound adjectives.
Listening: General speaking: personal lifestyles.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Discussing healthy and unhealthy habits . Giving advice for improving habits. Should, shouldn´t.
Reading and Writing: “The Secrets of Long Life”. Writing a paragraph about personal lifestyle.
UNIT 11: Achievements
Unit Goals: Talk about today´s chores. Interview for a job. Talk about lifetime achievements. Discuss scientific achievements.
Grammar: Present perfect tense. Present perfect tense vs. simple past tense.
Vocabulary: Chores. Lifetime achievements.
Listening: Listening for general understanding and specific details: A job interview.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Interviewing for a job. Catching up with a friend. Reduced form of have.
Reading and Writing: “Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe”. Writing an email to catch up.
UNIT 12: Consequences
Unit Goals: Talk about managing money. Make choices on how to spend your money. Talk about how our actions can have positive consequences. Discuss ways to prevent habitat destruction.
Grammar: Real conditionals (also called the First conditional).
Vocabulary: Chores. Personal finances. Animal habitats.
Listening: Listening for specific details: At a travel agency.
Speaking and Pronunciation: Making decisions about spending money. Talking about important issues. Sentence stress.
Reading and Writing: “Habitat Destruction”. Writing a letter to the editor.