الخميس، 25 أغسطس 2016

Engage With English



Engage With English

Dear Students,
Welcome to Grade 11 and the revised Engage with English textbooks for Semester A.
There are a whole set of new features for you to work through and enjoy, with some features
remaining the same.
The focus for your Post-Basic Education English work will be on revising and consolidating the
language work you have been introduced to over the previous ten years.The themes you will
study and talk about are a mixture of themes you have been introduced to before and those
which are brand new.
You will see that there are four main themes in your Coursebook andWorkbook. In each theme
there are five units which are each about a different aspect of the main theme. Each unit in the
theme has a different main language focus.These are reading; grammar; vocabulary; listening and
speaking; and writing.You will also be integrating the language skills throughout the themes.
In addition to the main themes there are two additional sections which follow on from each
theme – Across Cultures and Reading for Pleasure. Each section is for you to study by yourselves.
Across Cultures focuses on a different country after each theme while Reading for Pleasure
introduces you to a range of different reading genres. Moreover, a page of extra grammar
activities has been added to each theme to provide you with further opportunities for grammar
practice.
In addition to the Coursebook and theWorkbook you will need an exercise book to make
notes and to write down the answers to some of the activities in the Coursebook.As before,
remember to look after your Coursebook for students who will use it again next year.
Have a great semester!
A note from the
Writing Committee
Sultanate of Oman
Ministry of Education
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First published in 2007
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matters raised.
Writing Committee:
Authors
Anne Collins
James Echelberry
English Language Curriculum Advisor
Shahira Issa Al Ismailya
Curriculum Officers
Azza Hamed Al Riyamia
Asma Suleiman Al Harthiya
Ibrahim Said Al Yahmadi
Younis Abdullah Al Balushi
Production Team:
Designer
Abdullah Mohammed Al Jabri
Illustrator
Aneesa Humood Al Amriya
Editorial Support
Zainab Al Rashdiya
Editor
Nasreen Akhtar
Contents Map page ii
Theme 1 Communication page 1
Theme 2 Those Teenage Things page 17
Theme 3 Travellers and Tourists page 33
Theme 4 Innovation page 49
Communication Activities page 65
Acknowledgments page 72
Conttenttss
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
2
3
4
1
Theme Unit 1 Unit 2
Contents
ii
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
ocus 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
take part in a debate
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
Map
iii
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
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
iv
Learning Objectives for Grade 11A
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
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