Unit Objectives
Safety First

Students explore vocabulary and activities related to vehicle safety equipment, driving etiquette, and preventing accidents. 

The Different Kinds of Verbs in English

Students practice identifying and distinguishing between main verbs, auxiliary verbs, and modal auxiliary verbs.

Auxiliary Verbs and Their Relationship with Tense and Aspect

Students practice choosing between "be", "do", and "have" based on the time and aspect of a sentence they wish to create.

Making Questions

Students study when and when not to use inverted word order in questions. 

Understanding "Have"

Students learn the many ways to use the verb "have" along with the meanings that can be communicated using the phrase, "have got".

The Paragraph

Students learn the different elements needed to structure an academic paragraph.

Listening Speaking Grammar
1-1 The Car Crash

Listening activity based on a conversation between a driver and a  police officer after a car crash. Listening activity contains several words from the unit vocabulary.

1-2 Preventing Car Accidents

Listening activity based on ways someone can prevent accidents. Activity reinforces student comprehension of unit vocabulary, Grammar 1-1, and Grammar 1-2.

1-1 Unit Introduction Discussion

Unit introduction conversation activity. 

1-2 Vocabulary Discussion

Vocabulary discussion activity.

1-3 Role-Plays

Students improvise dialogues according to prompts.

1-4 Positives & Negatives

Students take turns converting sentences from positive to negative and vice-versa. Activity reinforces student comprehension of the role of auxiliary verbs in forming negative sentences.

1-5 Change the Tense

Students familiarize themselves with the concept of different tenses by changing the tenses of sentences.

1-6 Three Question Discussion

Group speaking activity for students to practice making questions.

1-7 What's the Question?

Students formulate questions based on clues provided by their partners.

1-8 Negative Question Discussion

Students work with a partner and discuss situations in which they need to ask each other negative questions.

1-9 What Have You Got to Say?

Students discuss in groups answers to questions that focus on the different uses of "have" and "have got."

1-1 Three Kinds of Verbs

Lesson about auxiliary verbs, modal auxiliary verbs, and main verbs.

1-2 Questions

Students practice making yes/no and wh-questions. Questions about both the subject and the object are studied.

1-3 Have & Have Got

Students practice the different meanings of the verb "have" along with the meanings that can also be said using "have got."

Reading Use of English Writing
Reading 1-1 A Journal

Fictitious journal entries describing a person's driving history. Reading activity contains several words from the unit vocabulary list.

1-1 Driving Etiquette

An exercise that challenges students to learn about different driving etiquette around the world. The focus is on vocabulary and communication. 

1-2 Let's Take a Look

Four short conversations that serve as a lead in to Grammar 1-3.

1-1 Topic Sentences

Students learn how to write a strong topic sentence.

1-2 Supporting & Concluding Sentences

Students focus on writing sentences to support the main idea of a paragraph, practice identifying unrelated sentences and learn how to effectively conclude a paragraph.

1-3 Paragraph

Students write a paragraph about driving habits in their country.