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English Voyage Level 6

Primary 6 – 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 6

Level: Primary 6 – 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: Buying Presents


    • Speaking: Comparing presents
    • Sample dialogue:
      – ‘I Need a Present for Mother’s Day!’
    • Paired work:
      – Exchanging opinions
      – Expressing disagreement
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Adjectives
      – Skills: Useful phrases to give advice

Unit 2: Persuading My Parents to Get a Pet


    • Paired work: Missing words
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Pretty Please, Can We Get a Pet?’
    • Video: Pros and cons of having a rabbit
    • Role-play: ‘Persuade Your Parents!’
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Adverbs and conjunctions
      – Skills: Persuasive language

Unit 3: Hired as a Member of the School Committee


    • Warm-up: Labelling
    • Speaking: Interviewing
    • Group work: Constructing arguments
    • Presentation: Deliver a persuasive presentation
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Modifiers
      – Skills: Agreeing and disagreeing

Unit 4: Detective for a Day


    • Speaking: Spot the difference
    • Sample dialogue: ‘The Mystery of the Missing Cake…’
    • Song: The 5 Ws
    • Discussion: Can you solve these murder riddles?
    • Language:
      – Vocabulary: Solving problems
      – Grammar: Interrogatives
      – Skills: Useful phrases to express opinion

Unit 5: Sports Commentator for a Day


    • Warm-up: Exchanging opinions
    • Listening: Athletes
    • Video: Rules and instructions
    • Sample dialogue: ‘Who Will Cross the Finish Line First?’
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to sports
      – Skills: Useful and transferable phrases

Unit 6: Spain: Music and Dance


    • Video: La Tomatina
    • Sample dialogue: ‘The Biggest Tomato Fight!’
    • Speaking: Comprehension questions
    • Interactive learning: Dance steps to la flamenco
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Adjectives
      – Skills: Following instructions

Unit 7: Romans


    • Labelling: Gladiators
    • Video: ‘The Roman Colosseum’
    • Sample dialogue: ‘The Romans’
    • Speaking: Comparing mosaics
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Roman items and clothing
      – Skills: Following instructions

Unit 8: Space: Aliens


    • Video: ‘Our Solar System’
    • Dialogue: ‘Do Aliens Exist on Mars?’
    • Drawing: ‘Your Planet’
    • Paired work: Preparing a short dialogue
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Related to space
      – Skills: The 5 Senses
      – Grammar: Conditional II

Unit 9: How to Survive on a Desert Island


    • Sample dialogue: ‘Food or Water?’
    • Video: How to survive on a desert island
    • Speaking: Comprehension questions
    • Creative task: ‘Dear Diary…’
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Items on an island
      – Skills: Following instructions
      – Grammar: Conditional II

Unit 10: Preparing for a Camping Trip


    • Warm-up: Matching
    • Speaking: Problem solving
    • Sample dialogue: ‘There’s a Bear at the Campsite!’
    • Paired work: Preparing a dialogue
    • Language focus:
      – Vocabulary: Items at the campsite
      – Skills: Useful and transferable phrases