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MISIÓN

La oficina de Lenguas Extranjeras de la Corporación Universitaria Autónoma de Nariño, tiene como misión establecer competencias de aprendizaje y desarrollo de prácticas pedagógicas con destrezas y habilidades óptimas en una lengua extranjera con medición global, mediante la satisfacción de las necesidades de la comunidad; generando transformación social y compromiso con la excelencia académica a la comunidad.

VISIÓN

Posicionar a la Corporación Universitaria Autónoma de Nariño “AUNAR como formadora de ciudadanos del mundo en la práctica de competencias comunicativas en lengua extranjera y sus estándares internacionales, con el fin de formar profesionales íntegros y competitivos en el mundo laboral globalizado.

OBJETIVO GENERAL DEL ÁREA 

Desarrollar las competencias comunicativas de lengua extranjera en sus niveles de A1, A2 y B1 del Marco Común Europeo Referencial que faciliten las prácticas de comprensión, expresión oral, interacción internacional, interpretación de texto, el intercambio cultural que permita el relacionamiento de los estudiantes en entornos académicos, científicos y tecnológicos en otros países o acceder a las oportunidades educativas internacionales.

 OBJETIVOS ESPECÍFICOS 

Potencializar los conocimientos en una lengua extranjera

Promover espacios de interculturalidad que permitan la comunicación y acercamiento de diferentes culturas.

Desarrollar estrategias metodológicas que promuevan la comunicación en contextos reales y propicien la búsqueda de la improvisación comunicativa para dar respuesta a las situaciones y eventos inesperados.

Desarrollar habilidades de investigación y trabajo colaborativo con estudiantes internacionales a través de los contenidos académicos y los proyectos de aula colaborativo.

METODOLOGÍA
METODOLOGÍA.

Las corporaciones Universitarias autónomas de Nariño Extensión Villavicencio tienen una metodología basada en el marco Común Europeo en los niveles de A1, A2 y B1 a través de la plataforma Cambridge Learning Management system.

El nivel A1 corresponde a usuarios de un nivel básico, es decir, que pueden comunicarse con expresiones comunes y de uso frecuente haciendo uso de vocabulario elemental. además, que puede presentarse a sí mismo y a otros, a su vez puede dar información de su domicilio y hablar sobre personas que conoce.

El nivel A2 corresponde a usuarios de un nivel básico independiente en competencias comunicativas en el aprendizaje de una segunda lengua (ingles) capaz de comprender frases y expresiones de uso frecuente relacionadas con áreas de experiencia que le son especialmente relevantes y sabe comunicarse a la hora de llevar a cabo tareas cotidianas, aspectos de su pasado y su entorno, así como cuestiones relacionadas con necesidades inmediatas.

El nivel B1 corresponde a usuarios de un nivel competente en comprensión de textos claros y en la lengua estándar si tratan sobre cuestiones que le son desconocidas o en situaciones de trabajo de estudio o de ocio, situaciones de viaje donde se necesita la lengua, producir textos sencillos y coherentes de intereses personales y describe experiencias y justificar brevemente sus opiniones o explicar sus planes.


NIVEL 1 INTERCHANGE DE CAMBRIDGE

UNIT 1 PLEASE CALL ME BETH

Introductions and greetings, names, countries and nationalities.

SPEAKING
Introducing yourself; introducing someone: checking information; exchanging personal information; saying hello and good bye.

GRAMMAR
*Wh-questions and statements with be; questions with: what, where, who, and
how; yes/ no questions and short answers with be: subject pronouns; possessive
adjectives.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Linked sounds. Listening for names and countries.

WRITING/READING
Writing questions requesting personal information.
“what´s in a Name?”: Reading about popular names.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Getting to know you”: Collecting personal information about classmates.

UNIT 2 JOBS, WORKPLACES, AND SCHOOL; DAILY SCHEDULES; CLOCK TIME.
What do you do?
Jobs,workplaces, and school; daily schedules; clock time.

SPEAKING
Describing work and school; asking for and giving opinions, describing daily schedules.

GRAMMAR
Simple present: Wh-questions and statements; questions: when; time expressions.
Questions: when, time expressions: at, in, on,around, early, late, until, before, and
after.

UNIT 3 SHOPPING AND PRICES; CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS; COLORS AND MATERIALS.
How much is it?
Shopping and prices; clothing and personal items; colors and materials.

SPEAKING
Talking about prices; giving opinions, discussing preferences; making comparisons; buying and selling things.

GRAMMAR
Demonstratives: this, that, these, those: one and ones; questions: how much and which; comparisons with adjectives.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Sentence stress. Listening to people shopping listening for items, colors and prices.

WRITING/READING
Writing a comparison of prices in different countries. “Tools for better Shopping”: Reading about electronic tools for shopping.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Flea market”: Buying and selling things.

UNIT 4 Music, movies and TV programs: entertainers, invitations and excuses, dates and times.
I really like hip-hop.
Music, movies and TV programs: entertainers, invitations and excuses, dates and times.

SPEAKING
Talking about likes and dislikes; giving opinions; making invitations and excuses.

GRAMMAR
Yes/no and Wh –questions with do; questions: what kind; object pronouns; modal verb and would; verb + to+verb.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation in questions. Identifying musical styles; listening for likes and dislikes.

WRITING/READING
Writing a text message “Fergie of the Black Eyed peas” Reading about a famous entertainer.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Are you free this weekend?”: Making plans. Inviting and giving excuses.

UNIT 5 FAMILIES: TYPICAL FAMILIES.
I come from a big family.
Families: typical families.

SPEAKING
Talking about families and family members; exchanging information about the present: describing family life.

GRAMMAR
Present continuous yes/no and Wh-questions, statements and short answers, quantifiers: all, nearly all most, many, a lot of, some, not many and few, pronoun: no one.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation in statements. Listening for family relationships.

WRITING/READING
Writing an email about family “Stay-at-Home Dads”. Reading about three fathers.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Family facts”: Finding out information about classmates families.

UNIT 6 SPORTS, FITNESS ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE; ROUTINES
How often do you exercise?
Sports, fitness activities and exercise; routines.

SPEAKING
Asking about and describing routines and exercise; talking about frequency ; discussing {sports and athletes; talking about abilities.

GRAMMAR
Adverbs of frequency: always, almost always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever, and never; questions: how often, how long, how well, and how good, short answers.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation with direct address. Listening to people talking about free-time activities: listening to descriptions of sports participation.

WRITING/READING
Writing about favorite activities “Health and Fitness Quiz” : Reading about and taking a quiz.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Do you dance?. Finding out about classmates abilities.

UNIT 7 FREE-TIME AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES.
We had a great time!

SPEAKING
Talking about past events; giving opinions about past experiences, talking about vacations.

GRAMMAR
Simple past yes/no and Wh-questions, statements, and short answers. with regular and irregular verbs; past of be.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of did you.
Listening to descriptions and opinions of past events and vacations.

WRITING/READING
Writing an online post.
“Vacation Posts”: Reading about different kinds of vacations.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Thinking back” Playing a board game.

UNIT 8 STORES AND PLACES IN A CITY; NEIGHBORHOODS, HOUSES, AND APARTMENTS.

What´s your neighborhood like?
Stores and places in a city; neighborhoods, houses, and apartments.

SPEAKING
Asking about and describing locations of places; asking about and describing neighborhoods, asking about quantities.

GRAMMAR
There is/There are: one, any, and some: prepositions of place; quantifiers; questions; how many and how much; count and noncount nouns.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of there is/ there are.
Listening for locations and descriptions of places.

WRITING/READING
Writing a “ roommate wanted” ad.
“The World in One Neighborhood”: Reading about a Toronto neighborhood.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Where Am I ? : describing and guessing locations”.

NIVEL 2 INTERCHANGE DE CAMBRIDGE

UNIT 9 BASIC FOODS; BREAKFAST FOODS; MEALS

Do we need any eggs?
Basic foods; breakfast foods; meals

SPEAKING
Talking about foods likes and dislikes; giving opinions about healthy and unhealthy foods; talking about foods you have and need; describing eating habits.

GRAMMAR
Count and noncount noun; some and any; adverbs of frequency; always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever, never.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Sentence stress. Listening for people´s food preferences.

WRITING/READING
Writing about mealtime habits “Eating for Good Luck”: Reading about foods people eat for good luck in the new year.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Snack survey”: Taking a survey about snacks you eat and comparing answers.

UNIT 10 SPORTS

What sports do you play?

SPEAKING
Asking about free-time activities, asking for and giving information about abilities an talents.

GRAMMAR
Simple present wh-questions; can for ability; yes/no and wh-questions with can.

LISTENING/PRONUNCIATION
Pronunciation of can and can’t. Listening for people’s favorite sports to watch and play; Listening to people to talk about their abilities.

WRITING/READING
Writing questions about sports “An Interview with Shawn Johnson”: Reading about the life of an athlete.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Hidden talents”: Finding out more about your classmates’ hidden talents.

UNIT 11MONTHS AND DATES; BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS, AND SPECIAL DAYS

What are you going to do?
Months and dates; birthdays, holidays, festivals, and special days.

SPEAKING
Asking about birthdays; talking about plans for the evening, weekend, and other occasions-

GRAMMAR
The future with be going to; yes/no and Wh-questions wit be going to; futures time expressions.

LISTENING/PRONUNCIATION
Reduction of going to. Listening to people talk about their evening plans.

WRITING/READING
Writing about weekend plans “What Are You Going to Do on Your Birthday?”: Reading about birthday customs in different places.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Guessing Game”: Making guesses about classmates’ plans.

UNIT 12 PARTS OF THE BODY; HEALTH PROBLEMS AND ADVICE, MEDICATIONS

What’s the matter?
Parts of the body; health problems and advice, medications.

SPEAKING

Describing health problems; talking about common medications; giving advice for health problems
GRAMMAR

Have + noun; feel + adjectives; negative and positive adjectives; imperatives.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Sentence intonation. Listening to people talk about health problems; listening for medications.

WRITING/READING
Writing advice for health problems “10 Simple Ways to Improve your Health”: Reading about ways to improve your health.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Helpful advice”: Giving advice for some common problems.

UNIT 13 BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, YEARS, SCHOOL DAYS

Where did you grow up?
Biographical information, years, school days.

SPEAKING
Asking for and giving information about date and place of birth; describing school experiences and memories.

GRAMMAR
Statements and questions with the past of be; Wh-questions with did, was and were.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Negative contractions. Listening for places and date of birth.

WRITING/READING
Writing questions about a young person’s life “Turning Pain to Gain”: Reading about a young woman’s life.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Life events”: Making a time line of important events in your life.

UNIT 14 LOCATIONS; TELEPHONES CALLS; INVITATIONS; GOING OUT WITH FRIENDS

Can she call you later?
Locations; telephones calls; invitations; going out with friends.

SPEAKING
Describing people’s locations; making; accepting; and declining invitations; making excuses.

GRAMMAR
Prepositional phrases; subject and object pronouns; invitations with Do you want to …?; verb + to.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of want to and have to. Listening to phone conversations; listening to voice-mail messages.

WRITING/READING
Writing about weekend plans “Around Los Angeles: This Weekend”: Reading about events on a web page.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Let’s make a date!”: Making plans with your classmates.

UNIT 15 BASIC FOODS; BREAKFAST FOODS; MEALS
Do we need any eggs?
Basic foods; breakfast foods; meals.

SPEAKING
Talking about foods likes and dislikes; giving opinions about healthy and unhealthy foods; talking about foods you have and need; describing eating habits.

GRAMMAR
Count and noncount noun; some and any; adverbs of frequency; always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever, never.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Sentence stress. Listening for people´s food preferences .

WRITING/READING
Writing about mealtime habits “Eating for Good Luck”: Reading about foods people eat for good luck in the new year.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Snack survey”: Taking a survey about snacks you eat and comparing answers.

UNIT 16 ASKING ABOUT FREE-TIME ACTIVITIES, ASKING FOR AND GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT ABILITIES AN TALENTS

What sports do you play?

SPEAKING
Asking about free-time activities, asking for and giving information about abilities an talents.

GRAMMAR
Simple present wh-questions; can for ability; yes/no and wh-questions with can.

LISTENING/PRONUNCIATION
Pronunciation of can and can’t. Listening for people’s favorite sports to watch and play; Listening to people to talk about their abilities.

WRITING/READING
Writing questions about sports “An Interview with Shawn Johnson”: Reading about the life of an athlete.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Hidden talents”: Finding out more about your classmates’ hidden talents.

NIVEL 3 INTERCHANGE DE CAMBRIDGE

UNIT 1 PEOPLE; CHILDHOOD;MEMORIES

A TIME TO REMEMBER
People; childhood;memories.

SPEAKING
Introducing yourself; talking about yourself;exchanging personal information; remembering your childhood; asking about someones’s childhood.

GRAMMAR
Past tense; used to for habitual actions.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduced form of used to
Listening to people talk about their past.

WRITING/READING
Writing a paragraph about your childhood
Reading about the life and work of a Hollywood star

UNIT 2 TRANSPORTATION; TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS; CITY SERVICES

CAUGHT IN THE RUSH
Transportation; transportation problems; city services.

SPEAKING
Talking about transportation and transportation problems; evaluating city services; asking for and giving information.

GRAMMAR
Expressions of quantity with count and noncount nouns: too many, too much, fewer, less, more, not enough; indirect questions from wh-questions.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Syllable stress
Listening to a description of a transportation system.

WRITING/READING
Writing an online post on a community message board about a local issue”New Ways of Getting Around”: Reading about new transportation inventions

UNIT 3 HOUSES AND APARTMENTS; LIFESTYLE CHANGES; WISHES

TIME FOR A CHANGE!
Houses and apartments; lifestyle changes; wishes.

SPEAKING
Describing positive and negative features; making comparisons; talking about lifestyle changes; expressing wishes.

GRAMMAR
Evaluations and comparisons with adjectives: not…enough, too(not) as…as; evaluations and comparisons with nouns: not enough…, too much/many…as; wish.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Unpronounced vowels
Listening to people talk about capsule hotels.

WRITING/READING
Writing an e-mail comparing two living spaces
“Break those bad habits”: Reading about ways to end bad habits.

UNIT 4 FOOD; RECIPES; COOKING INSTRUCTIONS; COOKING METHODS

I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT
Food; recipes; cooking instructions;cooking methods.

SPEAKING
Talking about food; expressing likes and dislikes; describing a favorite snack; giving step-by-step instructions.

GRAMMAR
Simple past vs. present perfect; sequence adverbs: first,then, next, after that, finally.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Consonant clusters
Listening to descriptions of food.

WRITING/READING
Writing a recipe
“Food and Mood”: Reading about how food affects the way we feel

UNIT 5 TRAVEL; VACATIONS;PLANS

Going places
Travel; vacations;plans.

SPEAKING
Describing vacation plans; giving travel advice; planning a vacation.

GRAMMAR
Future with be going to and will; modals for necessity and suggestions: must, need to, (don’t) have to, ought to, -‘d better, should(not).

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Linked sounds with /w/ and /y/
Listening to travel advice.

WRITING/REDING
Writing a letter with travel suggestions “Volunteer Travel- A vacation with a difference”: Reading about how volunteer vacations work

UNIT 6 HOUSEHOLD CHORES; REQUEST;EXCUSES; APOLOGIES

OK. No problem!
Complaints; household chores; request;excuses; apologies.

SPEAKING
Making requests; agreeing to and refusing requests; complaining; aplogizing; giving excuses.

GRAMMAR
Two-part verbs; will for responding to requests; request with modals and Would you mind…?

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Stress in two-part verbs
Listening to the results of a survey about family life.

WRITING/READING
Writing a set of guidelines
“How to ask for a favor”: Reading about ways to ensure a positive response for a favor

UNIT 7 TECHNOLOGY; INSTRUCTIONS

What’s this for?
Technology; instructions.

SPEAKING
Describing technology; giving instructions; giving suggestions.

GRAMMAR
Infinitives and gerunds for uses and purposes; imperatives and infinitives for giving suggestions.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Syllable stress
Listening to a radio program; listening to people give suggestions for using technology.

WRITING/READING
Writing an email asking for specific favors
“Modern-Day Treasure
Hunters”: Reading about the new hobby of geocoaching

UNIT 8 HOLIDAYS; FESTIVALS; CUSTOMS; CELEBRATIONS

Let’s celebrate!
Holidays; festivals; customs; celebrations.

SPEAKING
Describing holidays, festivals, customs, and special events.

GRAMMAR
Relative clauses of time; adverbial clauses of time: when, after, before.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Stress and rhythm
Listening to a description of Carnaval in Brazil.

WRITING/READING
Writing an entry on a travel website about a cultural custom
“Customs Around the World”: Reading about interesting customs and cultural events

NIVEL 4 INTERCHANGE DE CAMBRIDGE

UNIT 9 LIFE IN TH PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE; CHANGES AND CONTRASTS; CONSEQUENCES

Times have changed!
Life in th past, present and future;changes and contrasts; consequences.

SPEAKING
Talking about change; comparing time periods; describing possible consequences.

GRAMMAR
Time contrasts; conditional sentences with if clauses.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation in statements with time phrases
Listening to people talk about changes.

WRITING/READING
Witing a paragraph describing a person’s past, present and possible future.

“Are you in love?”: Reading about the signs of being in love

UNIT 10 ABILITIES AND SKILLS; JOB PREFERENCES; PERSONALITY TRAITS; CAREERS

I hate working on weekends.
Abilities and skills; job preferences;personality traits; careers.

SPEAKING
Describing abilities and skills; talking about job preferences; describing personality traits
GRAMMAR
Gerunds; short responses; clauses with because.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Unreleased and released /t/ and /d/
Listening to people talk about their job preferences.

WRITING/READING
Writing a cover letter for a job application
“Find the Job That’s Right for You”: Reading about how personality type affects career choices

UNIT 11 LANDMARKS AND MONUMENTS; WORLD KNOWLEDGE

It’s really worth spreading!
Landmarks and monuments; world knowledge.

SPEAKING
Talking about landmarks and monuments; countries; discussing facts.

GRAMMAR
Facts with by (simple past); passive without by (simple present)
PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
The letter o
Listening to descriptions of monuments; listening for information about a country.

WRITING/READING
Writing a guidebook introduction
“A Guide to Unusual Museums”: Reding about interesting museums

UNIT 12 STORYTELLING; UNEXPECTED RECENT PAST EVENTS

What happened?
Storytelling; unexpected recent past events.

SPEAKING
Describing recent past events and experiences; discussing someone’s activities lately.

GRAMMAR
Past continuous vs. simple past;
present perfect continuous.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Constrastive stress in responses
Listening to stories about unexpected experiences.

WRITING/READING
Writing a description of a recent experience
“From the streets to the screen”: Reading about the rise of an unusual group of musicians

UNIT 13 ENTERTAINMENT; MOVIES AND BOOKS; REACTIONS AND OPINIONS

Good book, terrible movie!
Entertainment ; movies and books;
reactions and opinions.

SPEAKING
Describing movies and books; talking about actors and actresses; asking for and giving reactions and opinions.

GRAMMAR
Participles as adjectives; relative pronouns for people and things.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Emphatic stress
Listening for opinions;listening to a movie review.

WRITING/READING
Writing a movie review
“Special Effects”: Reading about the history of special effects

UNIT 14 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION; GESTURES AND MEANING; SIGNS; DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

So that’s what it mens!
Nonverbal communication; gestures and meaning; signs; drawing conclusions.

SPEAKING
Interpreting body language;
explaining guestures and meanings;
describing acceptable and prohibited behavior in different situations; asking about signs and their meaning.

GRAMMAR
Modals and adverbs: might, may, could, must, maybe, perhaps, possibly, probably, definitely; permission, obligation, and prohibition.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Pitch
Listening to people talk about the meaning of signs.

WRITING/READING
Writing list of rules
“Pearls of Wisdom”: Reading about proverbs and their meaning

UNIT 15 MONEY; HOPES; PREDICAMENTS;
SPECULATIONS

What would you do?
Money; hopes; predicaments;
speculations.

SPEAKING
Speculating about past and future events; describing a predicament; giving advice and suggestions.

GRAMMAR
Unreal conditional sentences with if clause; past modals.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of have
Listening to people talk about predicaments; listening to a call-in radio show.

WRITING/READING
Writing a letter to advice columnist
“The Advice Circle”: Reading an online advice forum

UNIT 16 REQUESTS; EXCUSES; INVITATIONS

What’s your excuse?
Requests; excuses; invitations.

SPEAKING
Reporting what people said; making polite requests; making invitations and excuses.

GRAMMAR
Reported speech: requests and statements.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of had and would
Listening for excuses.

WRITING/READING
Writing a report about people’s responses to a survey; “The Truth About Lying”: Reading about “white lies”

NIVEL 5 INTERCHANGE DE CAMBRIDGE

UNIT 1 THAT IS MY KIND OF FRIEND! PERSONALITY TYPES AND QUALITIES; RELATIONSHIPS; LIKES AND DISLIKES.

SPEAKING
Describing personalities; expressing likes and dislikes; agreeing and disagreeing; complaining.

GRAMMAR
Relative pronouns as subjects and objects; it clauses + adverbial clauses with when.

PRONUNCIATION/ LISTENING
Sentence stress Listening to New Year’s resolutions.

WRITING
Writing a message of advice “Improving the World – One Idea at a Time”: Reading about young scientist Jack Andraka.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Absolutely not!”: Discussing different points of view of parents and their children.

UNIT 2 WORKING 9 TO 5 JOBS; CAREER BENEFI TS; JOB SKILLS; SUMMER JOBS

SPEAKING
Talking about possible careers; describing jobs; deciding between two jobs.

GRAMMAR
Gerund phrases as subjects and objects; comparisons with adjectives, nouns, verbs, and past participles.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Syllable stress Listening for dates and time periods; listening to predictions.

WRITING/READING
Writing a biography “Looking Into the Future”: Reading about futurists and their predictions for the year 2050.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“History buff”: Taking a history quiz.

UNIT 3 LANDMARKS AND MONUMENTS; WORLD KNOWLEDGE

SPEAKING
Making direct and indirect requests; accepting and declining requests.

GRAMMAR
Requests with modals, if clauses, and gerunds; indirect requests.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Unreleased consonants Listening to people making, accepting, and declining requests.

WRITING/READING
Writing a message with requests “Can You Tell It Like It Is?”: Reading about talking to friends about difficult topics.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Beg and borrow”: Asking classmates to borrow items; lending or refusing to lend items

UNIT 4 THE MEDIA; NEWS STORIES; EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS

SPEAKING
Narrating a story; describing events and experiences in the past.

GRAMMAR
Past continuous vs. simple past; past perfect.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation in complex sentences Listening to news stories; listening to messages and a podcast.

WRITING/READING
Writing a personal account “Believing More Than We Should”: Reading about the reliability of online content.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Spin a yarn”: Inventing a story from three random elements

UNIT 5 EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS CULTURAL COMPARISONS AND CULTURE SHOCK; MOVING ABROAD; EMOTIONS; CUSTOMS; TOURISM AND TRAVEL ABROAD

SPEAKING
Talking about moving abroad; expressing emotions; describing cultural expectations; giving advice
GRAMMAR
Noun phrases containing relative clauses; expectations: the custom to, (not) supposed to, expected to, (not) acceptable to.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Word stress in sentences Listening for information about living abroad; listening to opinions about customs.

WRITING/READING
Writing a pamphlet for tourists “Culture Shock”: Reading about moving to another country.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Cultural dos and taboos”: Comparing customs in different countries

UNIT 6 THAT NEEDS FI XING. CONSUMER COMPLAINTS; EVERYDAY PROBLEMS; PROBLEMS WITH ELECTRONICS; REPAIRS

SPEAKING
Describing problems; making complaints; explaining something that needs to be done.

GRAMMAR
Describing problems with past participles as adjectives and with nouns; describing problems with need + gerund, need + passive infinitive, and keep + gerund.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Contrastive stress Listening to complaints; listening to people exchange things in a store; listening to a conversation about a “throwaway culture”.

WRITING/READING
Writing a critical online review “Ask the Fixer!”: Reading about a problem with a ride-sharing service.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Home makeover”: Comparing problems in two pictures of an apartment.

UNIT 7 WHAT CAN WE DO? THE ENVIRONMENT; GLOBAL CHALLENGES; CURRENT ISSUES

SPEAKING
Identifying and describing problems; coming up with solutions.

GRAMMAR
Passive in the present continuous and present perfect; prepositions of cause; infi nitive clauses and phrases.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of auxiliary verbs Listening to environmental problems; listening for solutions.

WRITING/READING
Writing a post on a community website “Turning an Invasion Into an Advantage”: Reading about a creative solution to lionfish on St. Lucia.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Take action!”: Choosing an issue and deciding on an effective method of protest; devising a strategy

UNIT 8 NEVER STOP LEARNING. EDUCATION; LEARNER CHOICES; STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING; LIFE SKILLS

SPEAKING
Asking about preferences; discussing different skills to be learned; talking about learning methods; talking about life skills.

GRAMMAR
Would rather and would prefer; by + gerund to describe how to do things.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation in questions of choice Listening to a conversation with a guidance counselor; listening for additional information.

WRITING/READING
Writing about a skill “Are You Studying the ‘Right’ Way?”: Reading about different studying styles.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Making choices”: Choosing between different things you want to learn

NIVEL 6 INTERCHANGE DE CAMBRIDGE

UNIT 9 GETTING THINGS DONE EVERYDAY SERVICES; RECOMMENDATIONS; SELF-IMPROVEMENT

SPEAKING
Talking about things you need to have done; asking for and giving advice or suggestions.

GRAMMAR
Get or have something done; making suggestions with modals + verbs, gerunds, negative questions, and infi nitives.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Sentence stress Listening to New Year’s resolutions.

WRITING/READING
Writing a message of advice “Improving the World – One Idea at a Time”: Reading about young scientist Jack Andraka.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Absolutely not!”: Discussing different points of view of parents and their children

UNIT 10 A MATTER OF TIME HISTORIC EVENTS AND PEOPLE; BIOGRAPHY; THE FUTURE

SPEAKING
Talking about historic events; talking about things to be accomplished in the future.

GRAMMAR
Referring to time in the past with adverbs and prepositions: during, in, ago, from…to, for, since; predicting the future with will, future continuous, and future perfect.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Syllable stress Listening for dates and time periods; listening to predictions.

WRITING/READING
Writing a biography “Looking Into the Future”: Reading about futurists and their predictions for the year 2050.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“History buff”: Taking a history quiz

UNIT 11 RITES OF PASSAGE MILESTONES AND TURNING POINTS; BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY; REGRETS

SPEAKING
Describing milestones; describing turning points; describing regrets and hypothetical situations.

GRAMMAR
Time clauses: before, after, once, the moment, as soon as, until, by the time; expressing regret with should (not) have + past participle; describing hypothetical situations with if clauses + past perfect and would/could have + past participle.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction of have and been Listening to descriptions of important events; listening to regrets and explanations.

WRITING/READING
Writing a message of apology “Stella’s Answers”: Reading about a conflict with a friend and advice on how to fix it.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Good choices, bad choices”: Playing a board game to talk about how you were and could have been

UNIT 12 KEYS TO SUCCESS QUALITIES FOR SUCCESS; SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES; ADVERTISING

SPEAKING
Describing qualities for success; giving reasons for success; interviewing for a job; talking about ads and slogans.

GRAMMAR
Describing purpose with infi nitive clauses and infi nitive clauses with for; giving reasons with because, since, because of, for, due to, and the reason
PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduced words Listening for features and slogans.

WRITING/READING
Writing a TV or web commercial “Brain Invasion: Why We Can’t Forget Some Ads”: Reading about what makes some advertisements memorable.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Advertising taglines”: Creating a slogan and logo for a product

UNIT 13 WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PET PEEVES; UNEXPLAINED EVENTS; REACTIONS; COMPLICATED SITUATIONS AND ADVICE

SPEAKING
Drawing conclusions; offering explanations; describing hypothetical events; giving advice for complicated situations.

GRAMMAR
Past modals for degrees of certainty: must (not) have, may (not) have, might (not) have, could (not) have; past modals for judgments and suggestions: should (not) have, could (not) have, would (not) have.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Reduction in past modals Listening to explanations; listening for the best solution.

WRITING/READING
Writing about a complicated situation “Messages from Outer Space, or a Leaking Pipe?”: Reading about unexplained events.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Think of the possibilities!”: Drawing possible conclusions about situations.

UNIT 14 CREATIVE CAREERS MOVIES; MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONS; PROCESSES

SPEAKING
Describing how something is done or made; describing careers in fi lm, TV, publishing, gaming, and music.

GRAMMAR
The passive to describe process with is/are + past participle and modal + be + past participle; defi ning and non-defi ning relative clauses.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Review of stress in compound nouns Listening for parts of a movie.

WRITING/READING
Writing about a process “The Truth About Being a Film Extra”: Reading about what the job of film extra is like.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“Celebrities”: Guessing famous people from clues

UNIT 15 A LAW MUST BE PASSED! RECOMMENDATIONS; OPINIONS; COMMUNITY ISSUES; CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS

SPEAKING
Giving opinions for and against controversial topics; offering a different opinion; agreeing and disagreeing.

GRAMMAR
Giving recommendations and opinions with passive modals: should be, ought to be, must be, has to be, has got to be; tag questions for opinions.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Intonation in tag questions Listening for solutions to everyday annoyances; listening to issues and opinions.

WRITING/READING
Writing a persuasive essay “That’s Plagiarism?”: Reading about plagiarism in the digital age.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“On the wrong side of the law”: Deciding on punishments for common offenses.

UNIT 16 T REACHING YOUR GOALS CHALLENGES; ACCOMPLISHMENTS; GOALS; INSPIRATIONAL SAYINGS ITLES/TOPICS

SPEAKING
Giving opinions about inspirational sayings; talking about the past and the future.

GRAMMAR
Accomplishments with the simple past and present perfect; goals with the future perfect and would like to have + past participle.

PRONUNCIATION/LISTENING
Stress and rhythm Listening to past obstacles and how they were overcome; listening for people’s goals for the future.

WRITING/READING
Writing a personal statement for an application “Soaring Like an Eagle”: Reading about the athlete Michael Edwards.

INTERCHANGE ACTIVITY
“A digital nomad”: Taking a quiz about working remotely