First term: Travelling and immigration
Travel and tourism
Personal travelling anecdotes
The impact of travel and tourism
The development of means of transport and their impact on travel and migration
Pack for an imaginary journey a way of transport, a destination and things to take with you.
Describe different types of luggage and learn how to fill in a lost luggage claim form.
Asking questions about booking procedures, timetables, duration of trip, accommodation, weather forecast , currency rates and traveling requirements
Plan different kind of trips.
Produce a travel plan
Use the Internet to make good travel choices: flights, offers, accommodation reviews, travel tips, blogs.
Travel in literature: poems
Analyze poems features: repetitions, alliteration and imagery, metaphor and similes.
Dictionaries, thesaurus and rhyming dictionaries as language learning tools.
Migration issues: migration flows, migration causes and consequences
News coverage of migration issues and personal stories
Migration in literature, songs and films
Presenting information orally
Grammar: Revision of past and present tenses simple and continuous, revision of question forms, present perfect in narratives, conditional tenses, first and second conditional sentences, linking words for cause and consequence, expressing plans (going to) ; making decisions; expressing likes ( I prefer, I like best) , considering options and making decisions (I would choose, I would take)
Vocabulary: travel and migration, headlines, media
Phonetic: silent letters, intonation, pronunciation of –ed, homophones
1.en.14 Objects that tell stories about your roots (Reading exercise. Searching a web site that provides visuals and stories of a migrant family in the UK)
1.en.13 Freedom of movement in a walled world (Reading, understanding and comparing activity. Pair work presentations on different walls that were built in the last 25 years)
1.en.12 Migration death toll (Interpreting a map. Comment current news stories about migration flows using a map on different migrant routes in the Mediterranean) Oral presentations using visual prompts.
1.en.11 Migration: facts and figures ( Listening exercise and speaking exercise using a you tube video with facts and figures about migration )
1.en.10 Migration narratives (Reading exercise. Read personal narratives using an article about migrants that appeared in the New York Times) Comparing and discussing personal stories.
1.en.9 Writing a postcard (Writing and reading exercise. Visiting a web page that mixes old and new: Write a customised postcard in your phone and the addressee will receive it by mail)
1.en.8 setting sail with the BBC: listening and vocabulary activities connected with travelling (listening and vocabulary activities connected with travelling from the BBC)
1.en.7 The song of a compulsive traveller: I’ve been everywhere ( A song to illustrate the use of Present perfect. Practice pronouncing names of places in the USA)
1.en 6 Instructions to carry out your travel project (3 documents explaining how to carry out your travel project: tips for oral presentations, assessment form and project requirements)
1.en.5 Let’s look at the history of transport in 10 minutes (video covering the history a of transport. It provides a good model of transport vocabulary in context)
1.en.4 Let’s take and orbital tour of cities at night (listening practice. Cities around the world. A good way to develop your awareness of how different we pronounce toponyms in English)
1.en.3 listening practice. listening practice. At the airport/train station/means of transport
1.en.2 Travel unit: aims and materials ( A power point that includes Images, texts and links to materials we shall be working with in the first unit: luggage description; poetry; instructions on how to pack; vocabulary)
1.en.1 New journey together : travelling quotes