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Pre-S1 Bridging Course: Social Issues and English Skills
1 hr – 1 hr 30 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:Pre-S1 Bridging Course: Social Issues and English Skills
No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)
Lesson Duration: 1 hr – 1 hr 30 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.
Eureka’s English Summer Bridging Programme integrates all four of the language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It allows students to practise these skills in realistic, relevant and engaging contexts while learning about social issues.
Unit 1: Education
- Warm-up: Two truths and one lie
- Listening: Hong Kong’s big business tutoring centres
- Speaking: Should students spend less time doing extracurricular activities?
- Reading and comprehension: Stress amongst UK primary school children
- Writing and reflection: Comparisons between UK and HK education
Unit 2: Technology
- Warm-up: Don’t blink!
- Listening: Technology addiction
- Speaking: Are you addicted to technology?
- Reading and comprehension:
- Internet addiction
- Reading: The opposite of addiction is connection
- Writing and reflection: Problems with addiction
Unit 3: Popular Culture
- Survey: My favourite….
- Listening: South Korean popular culture
- Reading and comprehension: Korean entertainment faces ban in China
- Speaking and discussion: Should South Korean entertainment be banned?
- Reading and writing: Plastic surgery
Unit 4: Housing Crisis
- Warm-up: My dream home
- Listening: Hong Kong’s micro flats
- Speaking: Owning your own flat
- Reading and comprehension: Consequence of the housing crisis
- Writing and reflection: Pros and cons of Hong Kong
Unit 5: Heritage Buildings
- Warm-up: Where is this?
- Listening: Graham Street wet market
- Reading and comprehension: Heritage preservation in Hong Kong and Macau
- Discussion: Queen’s Pier
- How are heritage buildings judged?
- Group discussion and presentation: The Blue House or Central Market
Unit 6: Immigration
- Warm-up: Where do you want to live?
- Listening: Immigration in Australia
- Speaking: Who’s in? Who’s out?
- Reading and comprehension: The richest countries take the fewest refugees
- Reading and writing: Hong Kong’s construction labour shortage
- Role-play and writing: Immigration officer
Unit 7: Discrimination
- Warm-up: Sorting
- Listening: Turning unfair treatment into laughter
- Speaking: Discrimination and stereotyping in Hong Kong
- Reading and comprehension: Racism in Hong Kong
- Writing and reflection: Break the stereotype
Unit 8: Air Pollution
- Warm-up: How is the air today?
- Listening: Current air quality status
- Speaking: Who can we trust about air pollution?
- Reading and comprehension: Hong Kong shipping / Pollution at home
- Writing and reflection: Air pollution in Hong Kong
Unit 9: Family Issue
- Warm-up: Nosy neighbours
- Listening: The gift of a foster parent / Learning sign language for a deaf sibling
- Speaking: Being loyal and loving to family and friends
- Reading: Love and trust the key to family prosperity
- Writing and reflection: What I love about my family and friends
- Warm-up: Types of Jobs and Requirements Needed
- Listening: What job is right for you?
- Discussion: Employment distribution in Hong Kong
- Reading and comprehension: The benefits of working aboard
- Speaking and reflection: Pros and cons of different jobs