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English Voyage Level 5

Primary 5 – Secondary 1

10 (Suggested)

80 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: English Voyage Level 5

Level: Primary 5 – Secondary 1

No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 80 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Objectives

  • To introduce a range of useful, transferable vocabulary and phrases
  • To introduce new grammar and sentence structures
  • To allow students to practise using target language in relevant contexts and real-life interactions
  • To build students’ confidence in speaking English in a safe and encouraging space
  • To give students a valuable, enjoyable experience learning English

Features

In this English Voyage course, students are taught through a ‘spiral approach’. The flow of each lesson includes sequencing reception and production activities, both of which gradually prepare students for more complex, open-ended speaking tasks.

Students are encouraged to apply the linguistic skills learned in lessons to real-life conversations and situations; the speaking tasks give them plenty of opportunity to practise this, as well as getting used to applying the most appropriate words and phrases in different contexts. The sample dialogues are designed to mirror the language used by native English speakers in everyday interactions. Other spoken activities include paired and group discussions and presentations, to give students the chance to communicate spontaneously and express themselves in English. Our creative activities allow students to thrive and challenge themselves in a comfortable environment, where they can simply enjoy learning in the classroom.

The topics are interesting, engaging and well-suited to upper primary students. Students are invited to tap into their real-world knowledge and experience, meaning they also benefit from the student-centred learning aspect of this course.

Outline

Unit 1: What’s in the garden?


    • Video: Inside the greenhouse
    • Speaking:
      – Comprehension questions
      – Exchanging opinions
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Beware of the Slimy Snails and the Creepy-Crawlies!’
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to the garden
      – Grammar: Modal verbs

Unit 2: Disaster at the beach!


    • Drawing: ‘Fun Activities at the Beach’
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Forgetful Finlay’
    • Paired work:
      – Expressing concern and disbelief
      – Preparing a short dialogue
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Items at the beach
      – Skills: Interjections and useful phrases

Unit 3: Theme Parks


    • Sample dialogue: ‘I’m Lost!’
    • Speaking: Giving advice and directions
    • Video: Teacups vs roller coaster
    • Creative activity: Designing a brochure
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to theme parks
      – Grammar: Prepositions of place

Unit 4: Royalty: Family Trees and Weddings


    • Interactive learning: Family trees
    • Video: ‘The Royal Wedding’
    • Sample dialogue: ‘A Wedding to Remember’
    • Speaking: Problem solving
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Adjectives with infinitives
      – Skills: Useful and transferable phrases

Unit 5: Africa: Culture and Wild Animals


    • Video: ‘Amazing African Animals’
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Getting to Know South Africa’
    • Speaking:
      – Comprehension questions
      – Exchanging opinions
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Wild animals
      – Skills: Comparatives and superlatives

Unit 6: Ancient Egyptians


    • Paired work: ‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’
    • Video: ‘The Egyptian Mummies’
    • Sample dialogue: ‘The Mummification Process’
    • Speaking: Comprehension questions
      Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to ancient Egypt
      – Grammar: ‘Used to’ and ‘would’

Unit 7: My Dream Job


    • Activity: Jobs and characteristics
    • Sample dialogue: ‘What Do Firefighters Do?’
    • Speaking: ‘What’s Your Dream Job?’
    • Paired work: Preparing a short dialogue
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Jobs and adjectives
      – Skills: Adverbs of frequency
      – Grammar: ‘Would’

Unit 8: Planning My Dream Birthday Party


    • Video: Party games
    • Speaking: Exchanging opinions
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Mia’s Dream Birthday Party’
    • Drawing: ‘Design Your Dream Birthday Cake’
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to parties
      – Grammar: ‘Would’

Unit 9: Ready for take-off!


    • Video: Safety instructions
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Rules for Take-Off’
    • Speaking:
      – Communicating with passengers
      – Cabin crew announcement
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Inside the plane
      – Grammar: Prepositions of place
      – Skills: Saying ‘no’ politely

Unit 10: Knights


    • Videos: ‘Coat of Arms’ and ‘Jousting’
    • Song: ‘Rules of Chivalry’
    • Sample dialogue: ‘How to Become a Knight’
    • Speaking:
      – Exchanging opinions
      – Problem solving
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to knights
      – Skills: Useful and transferable phrases