|科目の目的・到達目標||This is a communicative course aimed at increasing students' confidence in communicating about many general day to day events, plus current affairs topics in English.|
|授業の概要||A textbook with authentic content from National Geographic Videos and various interesting speaking and listening activities based on current topics will be used. Students will be required to speak in pairs or groups for all activities, discuss ideas and give opinions and do roleplays; plus give group presentations. Vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar lessons will be presented throughout the course related to the topics in the book.|
|授業計画||There are 14 units in the book and one unit will span over 2 lessons. Units 1-7 will be studied in Semester 1.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Units 1 & 2: Leisure
Lesson 2: Unit 1: "Adventure Activities" Video - Adventure New Zealand. Express Preferences about adventure activities. Decide on a tour schedule of adventure activities in groups.
Lesson 3: Unit 2: "Festivals" Video - Cheese Rolling. Ask questions about festivals and describe festivals in various countries.
Lesson 4: Unit 2: Create a festival in groups.
Units 3 & 4: Media
Lesson 5: Unit 3 "Sounds Good" Video - Steel Drums. Ask and answer about music preferences. Past and present tenses.
Lesson 6: Unit 3: In groups, organise the music schedule at an event.
Lesson 7: Unit 4: "The Big Screen" Video - Making Movies. Talk about what happens in movies, how to describe a movie. Language of prediction and sequencing.
Lesson 8: Unit 4: Describe the time you went to a movie theatre. Make a film outline.
Lesson 9: Presentation work. Students prepare presentations in groups of 3-4 students on a topic of their own choice.
Lesson 10: Students give presentations to class. Feedback given on the day.
Units 5 & 6: Places
Lesson 11: Unit 5: "Now and Then" Video- Lamu Past and Present. Talk about the changes over time in cities and towns. Language of comparisons.
Lesson 12: Unit 5: Describe the town you grew up in. Discuss changes in your country.
Lesson 13: Unit 6: "Out of the City" Video - Life on the Orinoco. Ask questions about Nature. Language of superlatives. Describe a natural area you have been to. Survival game.
Units 7 & 8: Tourism
Lesson 14: Unit 7: "Travelling Around" Video - A Tour of Giza. Language of Recommendation. Recommend things to do on vacation. Recommend a travel itinerary.
Lesson 15: Review
|評価方法||Grading will be based on class participation, attitude, weekly homework, a listening test. a speaking test, 1 written test and 1 presentation.|
|テキスト・参考文献等||Global Connections by Sarah Morikawa/Luke Harrington. Publisher Cengage.|
|授業外の学習活動||Students will be required to do weekly homework exercises and sometimes some small research of information presented in the textbook.|