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Unit 1: Getting to know you

Language objectives:
Grammar: Tenses - present, past, future; Questions;
Question words (Who, Why, How much)
Vocabulary: Using a bilingual dictionary; Parts of speech;
Words with more than one meaning
Reading: People - the great communicators
Speaking: Information gap Joy Darling;
Discussion Who are your ideal neighbours?
Roleplay Exchanging information
Listening: Neighbours
Writing (WB): Informal letters A letter to a penfriend
Everyday English: Social Expressions
Have a good weekend! Same to you.
Unit 2: The way we live

Language objectives:
Grammar: Present tenses - Present simple,
Present continuous; have/have got
Vocabulary: Describing countries (coast, export, climate)
Collocations - daily life (listen to music, talk to my friends)
Reading: Living in the USA
Speaking: Information gap People's lifestyles
Exchanging information about immigrants to the USA
Listening: What annoys you about the people in your life?
Writing (WB): Linking words but, however;
Describing a person
Everyday English: Making conversation
Asking questions, Showing that you're interested
Unit 3: It all went wrong
Language objectives:
Grammar: Past tenses - Past simple, Past continuous
Vocabulary: Irregular verbs;
Making connections (break/mend, lose/find)
Nouns, verbs and adjectives + suffixes;
Making negatives
Reading: The burglar's friend;
The thief, his mother and $2 billion;
Teenager goes on spending spree;
Sherlock Holmes - The Three Students
Speaking: Telling stories
Listening: An extract from The Three Students
Writing (WB): Linking words while, during, for;
Writing a story
Everyday English: Time expressions -
dates, prepositions of time at, on, in
Unit 4: Let's go shopping!
Language objectives:
Grammar: Quantity: much and many;
some and any;
something, anyone, nobody, everywhere;
a few, a little, a lot of;
Articles: a, an, the
Vocabulary: Buying things
Reading: Markets around the world
Speaking: City survey; Discussion - going to a market
Listening: My uncle's a shopkeeper;
Conversations in shops - buying things
Writing (WB): Filling in forms
Everyday English: Prices and shopping
Unit 5: What do you want to do?

Language objectives:
Grammar: Verb patterns 1 want/hope to do,
enjoy/like doing:
Future intentions - going to and will
Vocabulary: Hot verbs - have, go, come;
Feelings adjectives (nervous, excited, worried)
Reading: Hollywood kids
Speaking: What are your plans and ambitions?
Being a teenager
Writing (WB): Writing a postcard
Everyday English: How do you feel?
Progress Test 1: Units 1-5
Unit 6: Tell me! What's it like?

Language objectives:
Grammar: What's it like? ;
Comparative and superlative adjectives;
Prepositions of place and movement
Vocabulary: Talking about cities
(modern buildings, night-life);
Money (make money, inherit),
Synonyms and antonyms;
places in the country
Reading: A Tale of two millionaires
Speaking: Information gap - comparing two cities;
Discussion - the rich and their money
Listening: Interview - Living in another country
Writing (WB): Relative clauses (who/that/which/where);
Describing a place
Everyday English: Directions
Unit 7: Fame
Language objectives:
Grammar: Present Perfect and Past Simple;
for and since; Tense revision
Vocabulary: Past participles; Bands and music;
Adverbs (slowly, carefully, just, still, too);
Word pairs (this and that, ladies and gentlemen)
Reading: Celebrity interviews
Speaking: Find someone who …;
Role play - Interview a band;
Project - present a famous person to the class
Listening: An interview with a band
Writing (WB): Relative clauses 2
(who/that/which as the object); Writing a biography
Everyday English: Short answers

Unit 8: Do's and Don'ts

Language objectives:
Grammar: have (got) to; should; must
Vocabulary: Jobs (receptionist, nurse, chef);
Travelling abroad (visa, documents)
Words that go together - verb + complement;
Compound nouns; Illnesses and symptoms
Reading: Problem page
Speaking: Game - Jobs; Discussion - House rules;
Asking questions about places;
Role play - A dialogue
Listening: What's my Job?
Steven Barnes; Holidays in January
Writing: Letters to a problem page
(WB): Formal letters

Everyday English: At the doctor's

Unit 9: Going places

Language objectives:
Grammar: Time and Conditional clauses + as soon as,
when, while, until; What if …?
Vocabulary: Hot verbs - take, get, do, make;
Hotels (a double room, ground floor)
Reading: The world's first megalopolis
Speaking: What will you do? ;
Discussion - Life in the 21st century;
The biggest cities in the world
Listening: Life in 2050 - An interview with Michio Kaku
Writing (WB): Linking words 2
(first of all, also, for example, etc);
Discussing ideas - Advantages and disadvantages
Everyday English: In a hotel

Unit 10: Scared to death


Language objectives:
Grammar: Verb patterns 2 manage to do, used to do, go w
something etc. + infinitive: so / such
Vocabulary: Shops; Describing feelings and situations
(bored / boring)
Reading: Don't look down!; Into the wild
Speaking: Talking about your childhood;
Describing feelings;
Role play - Interview with survivors of the Titanic
Listening: When I was young; The sinking of the 'Titanic'
Writing (WB): Writing letters –
Formal and Informal letters 1
Everyday English: Exclamations
Progress Test 2: Units 6-10
Unit 11: Things that changed the world
Language objectives:
Grammar: Passives
Vocabulary: Verbs and past participles
(discovered, found);
Verbs and nouns that go together;
Public places (bank, petrol station, public toilet)
Reading: A photograph that changed the world;
The history of paper; A discovery and an invention
that changed the world
Speaking: Exchanging and discussing information
Listening: The history of chewing gum
Writing (WB): Linking words 2
but, so, although, however, because;
Writing an email
Everyday English: Notices
(Keep off the grass! Out of Order!)

Unit 12: Dreams and reality

Language objectives:
Grammar: Second conditional; might
Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs (go away, take off, give up)
Reading: Super volcano
Speaking: What would you do?
Giving advice; Future plans;
Discussion - surviving a disaster
Listening: Future plans
Writing (WB): Adverbs; Writing a story 2
Everyday English: Social Expressions 2
(Congratulations! Never mind!)

Unit 13: Earning a living


Language objectives:
Grammar: Present Perfect Continuous;
Present Perfect Simple vs Continuous
Vocabulary: Jobs; Word formation
(death-die, variety-various);
Adverbs (mainly, possibly, carefully)
Reading: Andy's Story; A funny way to earn a living
Speaking: Information gap - Steven Spielberg;
Discussion - What's a good job;
Role play - Phoning a friend
Listening: Giving news
Writing (WB): Letter writing expressions;
Formal and informal letters 2
Everyday English: Telephoning
(Is that Ewan? Can I take a message?)

Unit 14: Family ties

Language objectives:
Grammar: Past Perfect; Reported Statements
Vocabulary: Hot verbs - bring, take, go, come
Reading: Twins reunite after forty years;
A short story The tale of two silent brothers
Speaking: Telling stories; Arguments in families;
Predicting what happens next in a story;
People who live abroad
Listening: An interview with Beth Taylor;
Families that live abroad
Writing (WB): Writing for talking –
My dreams for the future
Everyday English: Saying goodbye
Progress Test 3 - Units 11-14