Engage With English

Engage With English
Anne Collins
James Echelberry

Learning Objectives for Grade 11A page iv
Cross – Curricular Links page vi
Introduction page xi
Theme 1 Communication page 1
Theme 2 Those Teenage Things page 21
Theme 3 Travellers and Tourists page 39
Theme 4 Innovation page 61
Communication read a text both for gist and
detail
analyse the structure of a reading
text
review ways of differentiating
between uses of present simple and
present continuous verb forms
review question words
Those Teenage
Things
identify the main ideas in a reading
text
use language associated with
adolescence
review ways of differentiating
between uses of past simple
and past continuous verb
forms
Travellers and
Tourists
practise skimming and scanning skills
sort information into categories
review ways of expressing the future
put paragraphs into a sequence
Innovation
consider ‘focus questions’ when
reading a text
infer meaning from context
match words and phrases to meanings
review past participles of verbs
review past passive verb forms
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Theme Unit 1 Unit 2
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Contents
use language associated with
mobile phones, and SMS language
understand and use abbreviations
analyse what makes a conversation
successful
practise conversational strategies
analyse the structure of an
e-mail
consider rules for writing
an e-mail
write an informal e-mail
focus on adjectives describing
personal qualities
use language associated with
friendship
listen for specific information
practise ways of asking questions
understand and use a
simple correction code
for proofreading
write an informal letter to
a problem page
use language associated with holiday
brochures and tourist attractions
focus on adjectives used in descriptions
of places
listen for gist and specific information
practise making and responding to
suggestions
make a presentation
analyse a description of a
tour
listen to a series of events
and put them into
sequence
design a tour for visitors
to Oman
use language associated with
innovation and inventions
build up a table of word forms
use language associated with virtual reality
practise the use of indirect questions
focus on strategies to make a listening text
easier
use language associated
with e-shopping, and joining
an online DVD club
write an e-mail of complaint
Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
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Map
In Theme One you will –
• consider and discuss different ways of communication, particularly body
language and the Internet
• analyse the structure of a reading text
• practise strategies for reading a text both for gist and in detail
• review usages of the present simple and present continuous
• expand vocabulary associated with mobile phones and practise SMS abbreviations
• practise listening for specific information
• analyse the structure of a successful conversation
• improve your conversational skills
• examine rules for writing e-mails and analyse e-mails according to the rules
• write your own e-mails
Learning Objectives fforr Grraadee 11A
In Theme Two you will –
• consider and discuss the changes brought about by adolescence
• identify the main ideas in a reading text
• develop your vocabulary by finding words with similar meanings
• discuss the relationship between parents and teenagers
• review usages of the past simple and past continuous
• create a poem for your best friend or someone else important to you
• consider and discussWestern influences on teenagers
• listen to interviews and fill in information on a chart
• use a simple correction code for proofreading and editing
• write an informal letter to a problem page
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In Theme Four you will –
• consider and discuss innovations and inventions
• find specific information in a reading text
• do a trivia quiz
• review the usage of the past passive
• discuss the inventions which you consider to be most helpful and most harmful
• talk about the uses and limitations of virtual reality
• use prediction skills to help with understanding a listening text
• consider e-shopping and the disadvantages of buying something online
• read and discuss terms and conditions for joining an online DVD club
• write an e-mail of complaint
In Theme Three you will –
• discuss different types of holidays and tourism
• consider the differences between travellers and tourists
• review usages of future tense forms
• write a description of a tour
• expand vocabulary associated with holidays and tourism
• listen for specific information
• do a role play about tourist development
• make and respond to suggestions
• design a tour for visitors to Oman
• write a description of a trip to theWahiba Sands desert
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Theme 1: Communication
Social studies/Life skills
Knowledge of body language and facial expressions used by some professionals
Understanding how body language is used in interviews and presentations
Knowledge of body language used in formal and informal situations
Developing an awareness of good conversational strategies
Learning about another culture
Learning about Shakespeare’s life, and Romeo and Juliet
Science/Technology
Knowledge of the history of the Internet and the development of computers
Knowledge of the usages of the Internet and personal blogging
Developing an awareness of computer and Internet addiction
Developing an awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones
Knowledge of Internet services such as e-mailing, e-shopping, blogging and social networking
Knowledge of the various ways animals use to communicate
Learning/Communication skills
Co-operation with a partner or group
Taking turns when playing a game
Taking part in a role play
Learning about ways of dealing with shyness
Learning how to improve conversational skills
Critical thinking skills
Recognising and using language associated with communication technology
Analysing the structure of an e-mail, and writing an informal e-mail
Justifying opinions
Reviewing the writing process
Recognising and using abbreviations and collocations
Evaluation of the theme, and self-evaluation
Cross Curricular Links
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Theme 2: Those Teenage Things
Social studies/Life skills
Developing an awareness of teenagers’ interests and issues affecting teenagers
Developing an awareness of the relationship between parents and teenagers
Understanding the nature of adolescence
Understanding the factors that cause changes in teenage behavior
Increasing an awareness of the dangers of smoking
Developing an awareness of healthy eating and sleeping habits
Developing an awareness ofWestern influence on Omani teenagers
Understanding the importance of communicating feelings and emotions
Understanding the importance of teenage friendships
Learning about another culture
Learning about famous teenagers in the past
Science/Technology
Developing an awareness of how to balance computer usage
Learning/Communication skills
Co-operation with a partner or group
Taking part in a role play
Giving a presentation to a partner
Asking questions
Understanding the benefits of having friends from different cultures
Critical thinking skills
Proofreading and editing a text
Writing a letter to explain a problem
Recognising and using language associated with adolescence
Matching synonyms and antonyms
Justifying opinions
Categorisation
Evaluation of the theme, and self-evaluation
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Theme 3: Travellers and Tourists
Social studies/Life skills
Developing an awareness of different types of holidays and tourism
Developing an awareness of the benefits and disadvantages of tourism
Analysing the impact of foreign tourism on local culture
Knowledge of popular tourist sites in Oman
Learning about another culture
Learning about Omani sailing heroes
Learning/Communication skills
Co-operation with a partner or group
Expressing future plans and intentions
Choosing the criteria for a stay at a hotel
Taking part in a debate
Making and responding to suggestions
Finding out about things to do on holiday
Planning and preparing for a holiday
Writing a postcard
Critical thinking skills
Analysing advertisements for different types of holidays
Analysing descriptions of different places
Categorisation
Considering suitable holidays for different groups of people
Writing a description of a tourist resort
Writing a description of a tour
Planning and designing a tour for visitors to Oman
Evaluation of the theme, and self-evaluation
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Theme 4: Innovation
Social studies/Life skills
Developing an awareness of life in the past in Oman
Developing an awareness of the differences brought about by technology
Analysing an online DVD company’s regulations and membership terms
Analysing ways of making a complaint
Learning about another culture
Learning about young Omani inventors
Science/Technology
Developing an awareness of various inventions and innovations
Knowledge of features and benefits of smart homes
Understanding how inventions can be helpful or harmful
Developing an awareness of virtual reality
Considering the benefits and disadvantages of e-shopping
Learning/Communication skills
Co-operation with a partner or in a group
Taking part in a trivia quiz
Asking questions
Giving advice
Critical thinking skills
Recognising and using language associated with innovation and inventions
Analysing whether inventions are helpful or harmful
Analysing the changes brought about by smart homes
Presenting an argument
Justifying opinions
Writing a formal letter or e-mail of complaint
Evaluation of the theme, and self-evaluation
Read about Omani heroes in the past and present