|科目の目的・到達目標||This is a general English course aimed at improving students' speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, function, vocabulary and grammar skills.|
|授業の概要||Lessons will consist of several activities involving the above skills with the main focus on speaking and listening about real life situations in many places in the world. Vocabulary will be introduced thematically. There is also a National Geographic Video at the end of each chapter, based on authentic situations and adventures, which generate good discussion.|
|授業計画||There are 12 chapters in the book so each chapter will last about 2 weeks. Units 1-6 will be taught in the first semester.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Unit 1: "Health": Leisure Activities. Medical Problems. Aging and Illness. Present Simple. Adverbs of Frequency.
Lesson 3: Unit 1: Radio Interview about Longevity. Measuring health and happiness. Video: Slow Food
Lesson 4: Unit 2 "Competitions": Talking about hobbies and interests, pastimes. verb+ing forms. Modals for rules.
Lesson 5: Unit 2: Sports, Unusual sports and competitions. Ambitions. Video-Cheese Rolling.
Lesson 6: Unit 3: "Transport": Modes of Transport. Going on a Journey. Comparatives and Superlatives. Discussing Pros and Cons of Electric Cars.
Lesson 7: Unit 3: Traditional and modern transport. Transport in developing countries. Attitudes about using animals for transport. Video-Indian Railways.
Lesson 8: Unit 4: "Adventure": Discussing Personal Qualities and attitudes towards adventure. Past Simple and Past Continuous in Narration. Intonation for responding.
Lesson 9: Unit 4: True Adventure stories about survival after accidents and mishaps. Famous Adventurers. Retelling a story. Giving opinions. Video- Alaskan Ice Climbing.
Lesson 10: Group Presentations based on topics in the book.
Lesson 11: Unit 5: "The Environment": Recycling and the Environment.
Agreeing and Disagreeing. Giving Suggestions. Countable and Uncountable Nouns.
Lesson 12: Unit 5: Rubbish, Greendex, Discussing an Interview with an Environmentalist. Environmental Friendly Products. Video-Coastal Clean-up.
Lesson 13: Unit 6 "Stages in Life": Life Events, Festivals and Celebrations. Inviting, Accepting and Declining. Grammar- to +inf.
Lesson 14: Unit 6: Life changing decisions. Going to and Will. Video - Steel Drums.
Lesson 15: Review
|評価方法||Grading will be based on class participation, attitude, improvement in language skill, weekly homework, a written test, a speaking and listening test and one group presentation.|
|テキスト・参考文献等||"LIFE" Pre Intermediate by John Hughes, Helen Stephenson and Paul Dummett. Cengage Learning. ISBN 978 - 1-133 31570-4|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to read certain extracts in the book each week in preparation for each lesson.|