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Speaking for Success (Level 6)

Primary 4 – 6

10 (Suggested)

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: Speaking for Success (Level 5)

Level: Primary 4 – 6

No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 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.

Objectives

  • To improve students speaking ability on day-to-day topics
  • To lay foundation on pronunciation, stress and intonation of authentic English speech
  • To provide plenty of in-class speaking practice
  • To introduce vocabulary, sentence patterns and usage in context

Features

The same lesson structure is adopted in all units. However, the contents of each unit are unique, rich, meaningful and interesting. There is visual and audio input at the beginning followed by a brief reading exercise and speaking practice. The role play dialogues are written by an experienced linguist. In class, students get the change to listen to their own recorded voices, locate their weaknesses and improve accordingly throughout the course. The target lexis is consolidated by sentence construction, gap filling and verb tense practice.

Outline

Unit 1: Festivals We Enjoy


    • Warm-up: Scrambled up festivals
    • Vocabulary: The secret festival
    • Pronunciation: The /r/ sound
    • Listening and role-play: Andy from England
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Vocabulary gap filling
    • Speaking: A New Festival

Unit 2: Staying Healthy


    • Warm-up: Fruits and vegetables
    • Vocabulary: Healthy lifestyle
    • Reading and speaking: Old wives’ tales
    • Pronunciation: The unvoiced /th/ sound
    • Listening and role-play: Being healthy
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Vocabulary gap filling
    • Word form practice
    • Speaking: Making a healthy smoothie

Unit 3: Junk Food vs Healthy Food


    • Warm-up: Food riddles
    • Vocabulary: Junk food versus healthy food
    • Pronunciation: /l/ and /r/ sounds
    • Listening and role-play: School picnic
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Vocabulary gap filling
    • Speaking: My diet

Unit 4: At the Doctor’s


    • Warm-up: Word jumble
    • Vocabulary: Pains and illnesses
    • Health tips
    • Pronunciation: The voiced /th/ sound
    • Listening and role-play: Going to the doctor’s
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Gap filling
    • Word form practice
    • Speaking: I’m sick

Unit 5: Weekly Schedule


    • Warm-up: Information exchange
    • Vocabulary: Times and dates
    • Pronunciation: /s/ and /sh/ sounds
    • Listening and role-play: Planning a trip to the library
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Gap filling
    • Contraction
    • Speaking: Billy’s timetable

Unit 6: My Bedroom


    • Warm-up: Chinese whispers
    • Vocabulary: Things at home
    • Consonant vowel linking
    • Listening and role-play: Our bedrooms
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Gap filling
    • Speaking: Welcome to my dream bedroom

Unit 7: Jobs


    • Warm-up: Charades
    • Vocabulary: Jobs
    • Intonation practice
    • Listening and role-play: Career counsellor
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Gap filling
    • Word form practice
    • Speaking: My dream job

Unit 8: Leisure


    • Warm-up: Hangman
    • Vocabulary: Leisure time
    • Intonation practice
    • Pronunciation: The /v/ sound
    • Listening and role-play: My spare time
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Gap filling
    • Word form practice
    • Speaking: My hobby

Unit 9: I’m lost!


    • Warm-up: Directions
    • Vocabulary: Places and buildings
    • Reading and writing: Where is…?
    • Pronunciation: The /z/ sound
    • Listening and role-play: Lost in town
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Vocabulary gap filling
    • Speaking activity: Descriptive drawing

Unit 10: Country Parks


    • Warm-up: Word jumble and discussion about country parks
      Vocabulary input: Country parks
    • Pronunciation: ‘The’
    • Listening and role-play: Hiking with dad
      A. Listening comprehension questions
      B. Vocabulary gap filling
    • Word form practice
    • Speaking Practice: At the country park