Unit 4: Schooldays

 

 

This unit has 7 steps:

STEP 

VOCABULARY

Places in school

1.- Match the words in the chart with the definitions:

assembly hall gym canteen art room reception
library school shop IT room science lab playground

1.- We have lunch here. _________________

2.- We do our ICT (Information and Communication Technology) classes here. ____________________

3.- We relax at break time here. _____________________

4.- We buy sweets and drinks here. _____________________

5.- We play sports here and do exercise. ____________________

6.- The school secretary works here. ____________________

7.- We do experiments here. ___________________

8.- All the school meet here in the morning. _____________________

9.- We read books here and work on our projects. _____________________

10.- We learn to draw and paint here. ______________________

 

Now, it’s your turn!

2.- In pairs or small groups DRAW a simple plan of your school on your notebooks. Here you have a simple example:

3.- Go to EDPuzzle and watch the video related to the places in school, for homework.

STEP 

READING

1.- READ and LISTEN to the text below about a KUNG FU SCHOOL: 

KUNG FU is a “martial art”. It’s also a great Chinese tradition. Chinese children can go to special schools and study kung fu every day!

Schools in Wushu City have got 10.000 students! They travel there from other parts of China. After they finish their studies, the students can get good jobs in the army or the police force.

Li Zheng, from Shangai, is 13 years old. She does exercises and practises kung fu in the playground every day with hundreds of other students. She wants to be a police officer in the future.

Every morning and evening she practises her kung fu moves and positions for hours. She can do a lot of different moves like the frog, the dragon and the snake. Her teacher is an expert in kung fu – he can break a brick with his hand! Can your teacher do that? 😉

 

2.- Are these sentences TRUE or FALSE? Discuss in pairs or small groups.

a) Schools in Wushu City are very big.

b) The students at the schools are all from Wushu City.

c) Li Zheng wants to work in a school.

d) She practises different moves and positions every day.

e) Li Zheng can break a brick with her hand.

 

3.- Now, watch the video in class about another KUNG FU SCHOOL in China.

 

STEP 

GRAMMAR

1.- Here you can see many activities. Can you name them?

Now, say which ones you CAN DO and which ones you CAN’T DO. Fill in the two columns:

I CAN…                                                             I CAN’T …

_____________________                               ________________________

_____________________                               ________________________

_____________________                               ________________________

_____________________                               ________________________

_____________________                               ________________________

 

CAN for ABILITY and PERMISSION

HOW TO USE CAN?

Affirmative and Negative

I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they CAN do kung fu.
I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they CAN’T do kung fu.

Questions

CAN  I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they play?

Short Answers

Yes, I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they CAN.
No, I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they CAN’T.

2.-Now, look at these two examples and label them “ABILITY” (habilitat) or “PERMISSION” (permís):

                            

a) Hugo CAN run 100 metres in 11 seconds! –> ____________________

b) I CAN watch TV until late on Friday nights. –>____________________

Can you see the diffence between them? Explain it to the class.

3.- Put the examples into the correct column in the table:

dance                  stay up late on school nights                  write an email in English                play the guitar

go to bed late at weekends                   use my mobile phone in class                  swim 50 metres          do karate

ABILITY PERMISSION

 

STEP 

LISTENING and VOCABULARY

  1.  Look at the New Bank School website, how is New bank different from your school?

perfarts

 

2.  Listen to Tom talking about the school.What’s his favourite class?

3. Now complete these sentences, listen again if you need to.

  1. Pulips at New Bank want to be dancers, singers or…
  2. The school day starts at 9.00 and finishes at…
  3. They’ve got three classes in the morning and…   classes in the afternoon.
  4. In the morning they study Performing Arts. In the afternoon they do…   classes.
  5. On Saturdays they’ve only got classes in the…    .
  6. Tom wants to be a professional…   when he leaves school.

 

School Subjects

“We do subjects like Maths and Science.”

4.-Match the school subjects in the box with the pictures.

Science Geography Maths ICT
PE History French English Music

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GRAMMAR  2

1.- We are ready for Grammar part 2, but before, go to EDPUZZLE and watch a video! 

 

Love, (don’t) like, hate + ing

 

baixa1

love  –  I love going to McDonalds.

 

 

baixa2

 

like  –  I like watching TV.

 

emoticon-feeling-blue

 

don’t like  –  I don’t like doing homework.

 

emoticon-sad
hate  –  I hate getting up early

 

2.-Look at the emoticons above, complete the sentences with love, (don’t) like, or hate and the -ing form of the verb in brackets.

a.  I ……………. (play) basketball. It’s boring.

b.  I ……………. (text) friends after school.  It’s great!

c.  I …………….. (do) exams. I am terrible at exams.

d.  I …………….. (surf) the internet. It is fun!

 

3.- Now, work with a partner. Are the sentences above true for you? Give reasons. 

 

Object Pronouns

“Our teachers tell us it’s really important.”

subject pronoun I YOU HE SHE IT WE YOU THEY
object pronoun ME YOU HIM HER IT US YOU THEM

Can you say in which position are the words in bold?

EXAMPLE A:            She is a very good dancer, not like me!

EXAMPLE B:            I like dancing with her in P.E. class.

Now that you know why they are called subject and object pronouns, do the following online activites on AGENDAWEB. Click on the link below:

http://www.agendaweb.org/grammar/pronouns-objects.html

 

STEPS 

READING: CULTURE

A KITCHEN IN THE CLASSROOM

Read and listen to the question and answers on the forum.

(go to the cambridge teacher!)

SPEAKING: Do we have a similar subject like Food Technology at secondary school in Catalonia? Would you like it ? Give reasons. 

 

FACT Some schools in Britain specialise in one school subject, for example Science or Languages. These are called “Academies”.

Now it is our turn! Let’s integrate cooking in our English sessions!!!

Let’s work on a simple recipe like A CHOCOLATE CAKE!

What ingredients do you think it may need? And tools? List them. If you don’t know them use the Wordreference online dictionary to look them up. http://www.wordreference.com/es/

INGREDIENTS:                                                             QUANTITIES:

______________________________________          __________________

______________________________________         __________________

______________________________________          _________________

______________________________________          _________________

______________________________________          _________________

______________________________________         __________________

______________________________________         __________________

______________________________________         __________________

 

TOOLS:

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

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WATCH THIS TUTORIAL VIDEO to get ideas!

 

TASK

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN:

  1. Choose an easy recipe you can elaborate at home.
  2. Once you’ve done that, write individually the recipe on your notebook: ingredients and quantities, elaboration and steps, etc…
  3. Finally, post the recipe and a picture of your final product, an elaboration video, etc. on your class PADLET.
  1. Click on your class link below to do so.

PADLET 1 A                           PADLET 1 C

PADLET 1 B                           PADLET 1 D

 

HAVE A NICE COOKING TIME!!!

 

*Pictures source: Google images.

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