Lesson 1 - System: Vocabulary
Looking at specific differences between words in the semantic
field of travel.
Examples: city break/package tour
L.T. How to record vocabulary
Lesson 2 - Skill: Listening
Sub-skill: For specific information
System: Discourse: Noticing Appropriacy - different levels of formality.
In Advance p.112
- negotiating (disagreeing/Suggestion/hesitation)
Activity taken from In Advance p.112
'Planning a journey'
Homework: Learner diary.
Lesson 1- Skill: Speaking
Sub-skill: Functional - making complaints.
Skill: Listening: TV Fawlty Towers 'Communicative
Skill: Speaking: Role -Play Making complaints in
a restaurant/travel agent´s/shop.
Lesson 2 - Skill: Writing
Sub-skill: Writing a formal letter of complaint
System: Discourse Linkers: Sequencers and concession
linkers. Comparison of spoken and written complaints
Format of a formal letter
Planning a formal letter of complaint in pairs.
Homework: Write up the formal letter of complaint.
Lesson 1 - Warmer: Vocabulary - acronyms
on the interent Example: FAQs
sub-skill: For gist - talking about the differences between formal
letters and emails in style and structure.
10 top tips for writing emails.
Lesson 2 - System: Grammar - wishes and
Warmer: Statements about work to discuss that include
wishes and regrets.
Noticing: the unreal past - the past tense used
to show distance from reality. Students underline examples.
Controlled practice: Sentence completion.
Free practice: Game : 'Guess Who.'
Lesson 1 - Warmer: Definition of a good/bad
sub-skill: Expressing different degrees of certainty Example: I
reckon/ I´m not sure
Task: Design an activity to help promote team building.
System Vocabulary: Work idioms and expressions
Example: to be work shy/to take a sicky.
Lesson 2 Skill: Listening
sub-skill: For specific information. Streamline Departures p.54
Taking phone messages.
System: Vocabulary: jumbled telephone expressions
Example: put someone through/hold the line
sub-skill: Functional - a telephone conversation.
Topic: The Media
Lesson 1 - System:Vocabulary: Words connected
with the media Example: tabloid/soap opera
sub-skill: Functional - expressing personal opinion. Discussing
the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of media.
Skill: Listening Sub-skill: For specific info -
Song: Scream by Michael and Janet Jackson. (Song is about the effect
of the media on their lives)
System :Vocabulary: Word formation - words that
appear in song Scream
Lesson 2 - Warmer . Puns in newspaper headlines.
System:Vocabulary: Newspapers Example: go-ahead/ curb
In Advance p.68
Noticing: Style - expanding newspaper headlines p.69
Homework: No.2 p. 68
Topic: The News
Lesson 1 - Warmer: Skim reading an English
sub-skills: Skim, scan and reading for detail.
Looking at a wide variety of authentic newspaper articles.
LT: Reading strategies for skim, scan and detailed
.Activating vocabulary building strategies with Lexibase. (Appendix)
Lesson 2 - Warmer: News that interests students,
expressing personal preference.
sub-skills: For gist and detail listening to an authentic news bulletin
taken from the BBC World Service.
sub-skill: reformulation of news story.
Homework: Buy an English newspaper and read an
Topic: Cultural and regional differences
Lesson 1 - Warmer: True/False questionnaire
about differences between the U.S and Europe using Pulp Fiction.
System: Vocabulary words to describe the north
and south of England.
sub-skill: For specific information. Streamline Departures Unit
sub-skill: Functional - disagreeing and interrupting
Task: Decide where to open a new cultural centre (Seville or Barcelona?)
Homework: Informal letter dismissing prejudices
Lesson 2 - System: Grammar - modals of
obligation (must and have to.
Questionnaire about national customs.
Lesson 1 - Warmer: Guess the country - music
from around the world
sub-skill: Expressing personal tastes about music.
sub-skill: For gist. A radio news report about Rock Star (home recording)
sub-skill: Functional - denying and persuading.
Role -play - 'Rock Star'
Lesson 2 - Warmer: 'It´s me/It´s
not me. Comparison of different groups/singers.
sub-skill: Dealing with background noise
Songs: Blur - Charmless Man
Oasis - Don´t Look Back in Anger.
Songs played simultaneously while two groups ordered the verses
of their song.
Topic: Men and Women
Lesson 1 - Skills: Listening:
sub-skill: For gist
Video - Shirley ValentineSystem: Grammar - comparatives. Putting
comparatives on a cline.
Example: slightly more important than/ just as important as.
Ranking what makes a successful marriage.
System: Vocabulary - colloquial (and some regional)
expressions to describe men and women.
sub-skill: Functional - expressing opinion. And personal reactions
to issues in film.
Comparison of marriage in Britain and Spain.
Lesson 2: Skill: Speaking
sub-skill: Expressing opinion - comparing male and female brains.
Noticing words with m/f connotations.
Lesson 1 - Warmer: Do students read in English?
L.T: Reading strategies - inferring meaning of
vocab/expressions from context using texts from The Secret Diary
of Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones´Diary. Peer teaching: explanation
of the meaning of the vocabulary looked at in their particular text.
Homework: Write next diary entry using guidelines
from Process Writing (See bibliography)
Lesson 2 - Warmer: System: Vocabulary -
qualities of a hero
.System: Discourse - problem/solution textual pattern
in an authentic short story: Examination of pattern in a variety
of different texts Example: Romeo and Juliet . Looking at partial
solutions. Ordering of text 'The Troubled Mr Wong.'