Students explore vocabulary and topics related to marriage norms, dysfunctional families, parenting, immigrant families, etc..
Students review the role of auxiliary verbs in establishing time and aspect meaning within a sentence.
Time and Aspect
Students review the different aspects tenses convey in English sentences.
The Passive Voice
Students practice how to make a sentence in passive voice, but more importantly, when and why they should do so.
1-1 Auxiliary Verbs
Students practice using the auxiliary verbs, be, do, and have in making affirmative and negative sentences, questions, short answers, question tags, and reply questions.
Students review the common meaning shared by all tenses used in the simple, continuous, and perfect aspects.
1-3 Active and Passive
Students practice why and how the passive is used in English as well as the use of impersonal subjects such as they in the active voice commonly used in casual language.
1-1 In The News
Vocabulary and reading comprehension activity about the topic of marriage.
1-2 In The News
Vocabulary and reading comprehension activity about the topic of unmarried households.
1-1 Writing a Paragraph - Topic Sentences
Students examine basic paragraph structure and focus on how to write an effective topic sentence
1-2 Writing a Paragraph - Support
Students examine the concept of unity within a paragraph and learn how to develop the main idea with relevant supporting points.
1-3 Writing a Paragraph - Concluding Sentences
Students continue their examination of paragraphs and how to write effective concluding sentences.
1-4 Writing a Paragraph
Students prepare questions to interview a classmate and write a paragraph on the topic of family.
1-1 Big Family
Listening activity based on one woman’s experience growing up with a large family.
1-2 Arrested Development
Video-listening activity based on the comedy sitcom, Arrested Development.
1-1 Unit Introduction
Unit introduction conversation activity. (group work)
1-2: Vocabulary Discussion
Vocabulary discussion activity. (group work)
1-3 Vocabulary Role Plays
Students use unit vocabulary and create role-play dialogues to present to the class. (pair work)
1-4 Have and Have Got
Students practice using have got for possession and obligation. (pair work)
1-5 Question Tags
Students work together practicing making sentences containing question tags. (pair work)
1-6 Active and Passive
Students work together converting sentences from active to passive and vice-versa. (pair work)
Elder / Eldest
Favour (US - Favor)
Get-together / Get together
Tie The Knot
To Bear Fruit
Tumour (US - Tumor)