A time to remember
People; childhood; memories
Introducing yourself; talking about
yourself; exchanging personal information; remembering your childhood; asking about someone’s
Past tense; used to for habitual actions.
Reduced form of used to Listening to people talk about their past
Writing a paragraph about your childhood
“Drew Barrymore: Actor, Producer, Director”: Reading about the life and work of this Hollywood star
“Class profile”: Finding out about a classmate’s childhood.
Caught in the rush
Transportation; transportation problems; city services
Talking about transportation and
transportation problems; evaluating city services; asking for and giving information
Expressions of quantity with count and
noncount nouns: too many, too much, fewer, less, more, not enough; indirect questions from Wh-questions
Listening to a description of a transportation system
Writing an online post on a community message board about a local issue “New Ways of Getting
Around”: Reading about new transportation inventions
“Tourism campaign”: Suggesting ways to attract tourists to a city.
Time for a change!
Houses and apartments; lifestyle changes; wishes
Describing positive and negative
features; making comparisons; talking about lifestyle changes; expressing wishes
Evaluations and comparisons with
adjectives: not…enough, too, (not) as…as; evaluations and comparisons
with nouns: not enough…, too much/
many. .., (not) as much /many …as; wish
Listening to people talk about capsule hotels
Writing an e-mail comparing two living spaces
“Break those bad habits”: Reading about ways to end bad habits
“Wishful thinking”: Finding out about a classmate’s wishes.
I’ve never heard of that!
Food; recipes; cooking instructions; cooking methods
Talking about food; expressing likes
and dislikes; describing a favorite snack; giving step-by-step instructions
Simple past vs. present perfect;
sequence adverbs: first, then, next, after that, nnally
Listening to descriptions of foods
Writing a recipe
“Food and Mood”: Reading about how food affects the way we feel
“Is that so?”: Surveying classmates about their experiences.
Travel; vacations; plans
Describing vacation plans; giving travel advice; planning a vacation
Future with be going to and will; modals for necessity and suggestion: must, need to, (don’t) have to, ought to,
–‘d better, should (not)
Linked sounds with /w/ and /y/ Listening to travel advice
Writing a letter with travel suggestions “Volunteer Travel- A vacation with
a difference”: Reading about how volunteer vacations work
“Fun vacations”: Deciding on a trip.