It’s a very exciting place!
Cities; hometowns; countries
Asking about and describing cities;
asking for and giving suggestions; talking about travel
Adverbs before adjectives;
conjunctions: and, but, though, and
however; modal verbs can and should
Can’t and shouldn’t
Listening to descriptions of cities and hometowns; listening for incorrect information
Writing an article
“Greetings from . . .”: Reading about interesting cities
“City guide”: Creating a guide to fun places in a city.
It really works!
Health problems; medication and remedies; products in a pharmacy
Talking about health problems; asking for and giving advice; making requests; asking for and giving suggestions
Adjective + infinitive; noun + infinitive; modal verbs could and should for suggestions; modal verbs can, could, and may for requests
Reduction of to
Listening to health problems and advice
Writing a letter to an advice columnist “Rain Forest Remedies?”: Reading about natural products as medicine
“Help!”: Playing a board game.
May I take your order?
Food and restaurants
Expressing likes and dislikes; agreeing and disagreeing; ordering a meal
So, too, neither, and either; modal verbs
would and will for requests
Stress in responses
Listening to restaurant orders
Writing a restaurant review
“To Tip or Not to Tip?”: Reading about tipping customs
“Plan a menu”: Creating a menu of dishes.
The biggest and the best!
World geography and facts; countries
Describing countries; making comparisons; expressing opinions; talking about distances and
Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives; questions: how far, how big, how high, how deep, how long, how hot. and how cold
Questions of choice Listening to a TV game show
Writing about a place in your country “Things You Can Do to Help the
Environment”: Reading about the environment.
“How much do you know?”: Taking a general knowledge quiz.
I’m going to a soccer match.
Invitations and excuses; leisure-time activities; telephone messages
Talk ing about plans; making invitations; accepting and refusing invitations; giving reasons; taking
and leaving messages
Future with present continuous and be going to; messages with tell and ask
Reduction of could you and would you
Listening to telephone messages
Writing unusual favors
“Celi Phone Etiquette”: Reading about cell phone manners
“Weekend plans”: Finding out about classmates’ weekend plans.
A change for the better!
Life changes; plans and hopes for the future
Exchanging personal information; describing changes; talking about plans for the future.
Describing changes with the present tense, the past tense, the present perfect, and the comparative; verb + infinitive.
Vowel sounds foul and /A / Listening to descriptions of changes
Writing a plan for a class party “Setting Personal Goals”: Reading about goals and priorities
“My possible future”: Planning a possible future.