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Speaking Express L7

Secondary 1

30 (Suggested)

1 hr (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 Express L7

Level: Secondary 1

No. of Lessons: 30 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr (Suggested)

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

Descriptions

Eureka’s Speaking Express programme combines drama and media elements, such as role-plays, magazine writing and vlogging, to make English learning fun and engaging. At the same time, students can also gain skills that could help them better integrate into and serve the school community in the forms of taking part in school drama plays, being an English ambassador, emcee, a campus reporter or school club leader. Topics have been carefully chosen to match what students will need to learn at Junior Secondary level and are relatable to their everyday lives.

Objectives

The programme aims to encourage students to practise drama, speaking and writing skills through a variety of themes and activities that are adaptable and relatable to daily life.

Features

  • Integrates drama and media studies into one succinct programme
  • Authentic and original role-play scripts provided on a range of topics
  • Guidance is provided to students depending on their abilities
  • A variety of outputs, such as vlogs, role-play performances, storytelling and interviews are used to showcase what students have learnt

Outline

Topic 1: Learning About Myself


    • Lesson 1: My Dream Job
      Activities:
      – Basic self-introduction
      – My strengths (adjectives)
      – Jobs and characteristics
      – About my dream job
    • Lesson 2: Hire Me: Self-Introduction
      Activities:
      – Reading: Job descriptions
      – Speaking practice: Job Interview
      – Writing and presentation: An effective self-introduction
    • Lesson 3: Interviewing a Friend
      Activities:
      – An interview with a friend
      – Open and closed questions
      – Planning and writing: An interview
    • Lesson 4: Sharing Session

Topic 2: Student Ambassadors


    • Lesson 5: The Campus
      Activities:
      – School facilities
      – Speaking practice: Giving directions
      – Role-play: Can you show me around?
    • Lesson 6: Attention: School Announcements
      Activities:
      – Listening exercise: School announcements
      – Role-play: School announcements
      – Planning: Make an announcement
    • Lesson 7: School Clubs
      Activities:
      – Role-play: The activities fair
      – Planning: Start your own club!
      – Speaking practice: Join my club!
    • Lesson 8: School Tour
      Activities:
      – Planning and writing: A school tour
      – Speaking practice: Giving a school tour
    • Lesson 9: Sharing Session

Topic 3: Speaking Up!


    • Lesson 10: Weather Report
      Activities:
      – Vocabulary: The weather
      – Warning symbols
      – Speaking practice: 7-day forecast
      – Role-play: When should we go hiking?
    • Lesson 11: News Headlines
      Activities:
      – Video: A TV news report
      – Reading: A newspaper article
      – Role-play: Live reporting
    • Lesson 12: Radio Show
      Activities:
      – Video: A radio show
      – Listening exercise
      – Role-play: A radio show
    • Lesson 13: Voice-over
      Activities:
      – Video: Voice-over artists
      – Vocal warm-up: Tongue twisters
      – Voice-over: An animation
    • Lesson 14: Sharing Session

Topic 4: Going Places: Hong Kong & Macau


    • Lesson 15: Welcome to Hong Kong!
      Activities:
      – Note-taking: Tourist attractions in Hong Kong
      – Brainstorming: Hong Kong itinerary
      – Role-play: A walking tour of Central
    • Lesson 16: Landmarks in Hong Kong
      Activities:
      – Game: Hong Kong trivia
      – Video: Landmarks around the world
      – Role-play: Not to be missed!
      – Scriptwriting: Recommend a landmark
    • Lesson 17: A Day Trip to Macau
      Activities:
      – Note-taking: Tourist attractions in Macau
      – Role-play: Tourist information centre
    • Lesson 18: Landmarks in Macau
      Activities:
      – Language: Expressing likes and dislikes
      – Reading & note-taking: Landmarks in Macau
      – Group discussion: Which landmark should I visit?
    • Lesson 19: My Travel Vlog
      Activities:
      – Video: A travel vlog
      – Role-play: Vloggers visiting Hong Kong
      – Script planning and writing: My vlog
    • Lesson 20: Souvenir Designer
      Activities:
      – Souvenirs from Hong Kong and Macau
      – Designing a souvenir
      – Speaking practice: Why you should buy my product
    • Lesson 21: TV Commercials
      Activities:
      – Videos: TV Commercials
      – Role-play: The best products ever!
      – Script planning and writing: My TV commercial
    • Lesson 22: Festivals in Hong Kong
      Activities:
      – Role-play: How we celebrate Chinese New Year
      – Reading & note-taking: Festivals in Hong Kong
      – Planning: A festive event
    • Lesson 23: Emcee at a Festive Event
      Activities:
      – Video: An emcee at an event
      – Role-play: Emcee at an event
      – Language and delivery
      – Scriptwriting: Emcee script
    • Lesson 24: Sharing Session

Topic 5: All About Food


    • Lesson 25: At the Supermarket
      Activities:
      – Vocabulary: The supermarket
      – Speaking practice: Using the self-service checkout
      – Role-play: Grocery shopping
    • Lesson 26: Recipes
      Activities:
      – Video: A cookery show
      – Role-play: Cookery show host
      – Reading and comprehension: Recipes
      – Scriptwriting: My favourite recipe
    • Lesson 27: A Cooking Competition
      Activities:
      – Video: A cooking competition
      – Vocabulary and useful phrases: Describing food
      – Role-play: Judges and contestants
    • Lesson 28: At a Fast-Food Restaurant
      Activities:
      – Role-play: At a fast-food restaurant
      – Speaking practice: Ordering at a fast-food restaurant
      – Useful phrases
    • Lesson 29: A Five-Star Experience
      Activities:
      – Vocabulary: Setting the table
      – Listening exercise: Setting the table
      – Role-play: At a five-star restaurant
    • Lesson 30: Sharing Session