Here we talk about inventions of the modern world.
We gather information about the invention of the car and learn more about the biography of Henry Ford.
To conclude unit 1, we listen to The Beatles: Drive My Car!
And talking about cars, here’s a song for the women who aren’t allowed to drive:
POWERPOINTS for unit 1:
auxiliary verbs (intermediate WB p5)
We read a text on clown doctors and talk about their work in hospitals. This documentary shows what clini clowns do in a children’s hospital in Sheffield.
Another topic discussed in unit 2 is sports. Let’s listen to Rod Stewart, “I am sailing”. This is also an exercise on the present continuous, the tense we revise in this unit.
You love him or you hate him. Anyway, “Mr Bean at the department store” is another exercise to practise the present continuous.
POWERPOINTS for unit 2:
In this unit we revise the past tenses. With the following exercise, “Mr Bean in hospital” you have a good exercise on the past simple, past perfect and past continuous.
And if the following exercise is a piece of cake for you, then you know how to use the different past tenses correctly.
The theme of this unit is arts and literature. We read texts about Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. The following document serves as an introduction.
One of my students suggested we listen to Don McLean’s Starry Night, a song about Vincent Van Gogh.
POWERPOINTS for unit 3:
In this unit we talk about modal verbs of obligation and permission.
Theme: good manners, table etiquette, …
POWERPOINTS for unit 4:
In this unit we’re going to revise future forms.
We will also talk about the weather, a favourite topic of conversation in England.
There are plenty of songs about the weather. Here’s a nice example.
POWERPOINTS for unit 5:
This is the last unit of the year. Maybe you’re planning a citytrip to London or New York? These lessons may give you some inspiration. Enjoy your trip!
This is how Sting feels as an Englishman in New York:
POWERPOINTS for unit 6: