Please call me Beth.
Introductions and greetings; names, countries, and nationalities
Introducing yourself; introducing someone; checking information; exchanging personal information; saying hello and good-bye
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
Linked sounds Listening for names and countries
Writing questions requesting personal information
“What’s in a Name?”: Reading about popular names
“Getting to know you”: Collecting personal information about classmates
What do you do?
Jobs, workplaces, and school; daily schedules; clock time
Describing work and school; asking for and giving opinions; describing daily schedules
Simple present Wh-questions and statements; question: when; time expressions: at, in, on, around, early, late, until, before, and after
Syllable stress Listening to descriptions of jobs and daily routines
Writing a biography of a classmate “Why Do You Need a Job?”: Reading about people who need jobs
“Common ground”: Finding similarities in classmates’ daily schedules
How much is it?
Shopping and prices; clothing and personal items; colors and materials
Talking about prices; giving opinions; discussing preferences; making comparisons; buying and selling things
Demonstratives: this, that, these, those; one and ones; questions: how much and which; comparisons with adjectives
Sentence stress Listening to people shopping; listening for items, colors, and prices
Writing a comparison of prices in different countries
“Tools for Better Shopping”: Reading about electronic tools for shopping
“Flea market”: Buying and selling things
Ireally like hip-hop.
Music, movies, and TV programs; entertainers; invitations and excuses; dates and times
Talking about likes and dislikes; giving opinions; making invitations and excuses
Yes/no and Wh-questions with do; question: what kind; object pronouns; modal verb would; verb + to + verb
Intonation in questions Identifying musical styles; listening for likes and dislikes
Writing a text message
“Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas”: Reading about a famous entertainer
“Are you free this weekend? “: Making plans; inviting and giving excuses.
Icome from a big family.
Families; typical families
Talking about families and family
members; exchanging information about the present; describing family life
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
Intonation in statements Listening for family relationships
Writing an email about family
“Stay-at-Home Dads”: Reading about three fathers
“Family facts”: Finding out information about classmates’ families.