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Suggested Year Plan (UK - Other Countries - USA) 2009/2010

Published: 26.08.2010
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Date

 

­August: 11 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

19703

Getting to Know YOU!
Tasks

 


 

sp

 


 


Classroom activity

 

20449

My English
Tasks

 


wr


 


 


Self-assessment

 

9168

The Origins of the English Language Factual

 


 


 

ia

a


 

 

20528

Fill In Facts About English-speaking Countries Tasks

 


 


pr

ia

 


 

 

16396

The Adventure of the Crooked Man Radio Play

 

ca

 

sp

 


 


Act out dialogue

 

9166

English Spreading Worldwide Factual

 


 


 

ia

 


 

 

8490

An English Speaking Filipina
Factual

 

ca

 

sp

 


 


 

 

16339

How to Succeed with English Factual

 


 


 


 

ll

 

 

16347

Hints and Tips for Learning English Factual

 


 

sp

pr


 

ll

Learning styles

 

15196

Why study languages?
Factual

 


wr

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pr


 


 

 

21694

Other Languages

 


 


 

ia

 


 

 

5033

The Tell-Tale Heart
Short story

 


 


 


 


How to analyze a short story

 

14801

Learning Grammar
Tasks

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar vocabulary

 

 

September: 22 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

10328

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Short story

 

ca

 


 


a


 

 

9382

Web wise? How to Search the Internet Instructional

 

ca

wr


 


 


 

 

20026

Interactive Tasks for Self-Assessment Tasks

 


 


 

ia

 

ll

Grammar

 

5557

The UK – An Introduction
Factual

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sp

 

ia

 


 

 

19341

William Shakespeare - his life and works Factual

 

ca

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pr


 


 

 

18983

Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet Play

 

ca

 


 

ia

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External Tasks, BBC

 

15553

1 The Articles

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

6477

England - The largest of the UK countries Factual

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ia

 


 

 

2557

UK - Parliament and Government Factual

 


 


 


 


 

 

5889

The Industrial Revolution,
Factual

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ca

 

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18981

William Blake - London
Fact/Poetry

 

ca

 


pr

ia

 


External Tasks

 

6499

An Introduction to Northern Ireland Factual

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sp

 

ia

v


 

 

13824

The Troubles
Factual

 

ca

 

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pr


 


 

 

20277

John From Belfast
Interview

 

ca

 

sp

 


a


Interview

 

13710

The Orange and the Green
Lyrics

 

ca

wr

sp

 

ia

v


How to analyze poetry

 

13084

Into Exile
Radio Play

 

ca

wr

sp

 


a


 

 

6497

An Introduction to Wales
Factual

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pr

ia

 


 

 

5569

Musical Britain
Factual

 

ca

 

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pr


 


Music project

 

 

October: 20 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

20806

British Food
Factual

 

ca

wr

sp

pr


 


 

 

22188

British Cinema
Factual

 

ca

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ia

 


 

 

14819

3A Pronouns

 


 


 


 

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Grammar

 

4135

An Introduction to Scotland
Factual

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ia

 


 

 

5746

London
Factual

 

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Letter of Complaint

 

15395

The Faces of London
Video/tasks

 


 


pr


a


Make a Present.

 

5583

The North - South Divide
Factual

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sp

 

ia

a


 

 

16485

Doctors Warn British Party Teens Factual

 

ca

 

sp

 


v


 

 

7935

Making Small Talk
Tasks

 

ca

 

sp

pr


 


 

 

14901

Oliver Twist's Story
Novel

 

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5556

Who are the British? Factual

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5713

Immigration to Britain
Factual

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ca

 


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Research

 

 

November: 20 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

20289

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Novel , excerpt

 

ca

 


 


 


How to analyze a novel

 

17166

3B Relative Pronouns

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

5574

Football
Factual

 

ca

 


pr


 


 

 

20489

Football Jargon
Tasks

 

ca

wr


pr


v


 

 

19645

British Pop Art - Richard Hamilton Factual

 


wr

sp

 


 


Art

 

5973

UK -Monarchy - YES or NO
Factual

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wr

sp

 


 


How to Write an Essay

 

17170

3C Indefinite pronouns and determiners

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

10278

Lamb to the Slaughter
Radio Play

 

ca

 


 


a


How to Analyze a Short Story

 

6509

Climate Change and Global Warming Factual

br

ca

 

sp

 


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6019

UK - Education
Factual

 


WR

sp

 


 


 

 

4455

English Public Schools
Factual

 

ca

wr

sp

pr


a


 

 

9554

Next Term We'll Mash You
Short Story

 

ca

 

sp

pr


a


How to analyze a short story

 

13075

News On the Menu
Factual

 

ca

wr

sp

pr


v


How to Write a Newsp Art.

 


December: 14 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

17165

3D Interrogative pronouns

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

6440

Introducing Canada
Factual

 

ca

 


 


 


 

 

6511

Canada - The Tale of the Inuit and their Land
Factual

 


 

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pr

ia

v


 

 

6512

Canada’s Ethnic Cauldron
Factual

 


 


pr


 


 

 

20630

How Do We Reduce Crime?
Video/tasks

 

ca

 

sp

 


v


 

 

19526

Crime Reporter/Journalist

 


wr


 


 


 

 

17496

An Inspector Calls
Radio Play

 

ca

wr


 


 


How to analyze a drama/film
BBC link

 

14821

4 Verbs in the Present and Past Tense

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

6524

Australia – the Land “Down Under” Factual

 


wr

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ia

 


 

 

6437

Australia - Introduction Factual

 


wr

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pr


 


Discussing: net sharing

 

12186

The Lost Generation of Aboriginals Factual

 


 

sp

pr

ia

v


 

 

14350

Preparing for a role in a TV-series Tasks

 


 

sp

 


 


 

 

10217

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat Radio Play

 

ca

wr

sp

 

ia

 


Role play

 

22163

Language in Use
Tasks

 


 


 


 


Text style, genre, functions

 

6524

Australia – the Land “Down Under” Factual

 

ca

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6522

Introducing Ireland
Factual

 

ca

 

sp

 


 


 

 


January: 18 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

6517

Visiting the Green Island
Factual

 

ca

wr

sp

 


 


 

 

2167

Traveling
Factual

 

ca

wr


pr


 


Travel

 

14823

5 Concord Between Subject and Verbal

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

6523

New Zealand - Introduction
Factual

 

ca

 


 


v


 

 

6520

New Zealand - A Backpacker’s Paradise
Factual

 

ca

wr


 


 


 

 

19874

Maori
Video/tasks

 

ca

 


 


v


BBC video

 

19536

Social Media - Dos and Don'ts Factual

 


 

sp

pr


 


Tips and hints for Facebook

 

20771

Marriage is a Private Affair - Chinua Achebe Short Story

 

ca

 

sp

 


 


 

 

6533

South Africa - Introduction
Factual

 

ca

 


 


 


 

 

19879

South Africa - Mandela Inauguration Video/tasks

 

ca

 


 


 


 

 

14824

6 Anticipatory IT or THERE

 


 


 


 

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Grammar

 

3555

The Moment Before the Gun Went Off Short Story

 

ca

wr


 


 


 

 

6529

India - Introduction Factual

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7006

Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies Short Story

 


 


 


 


 

 

2208

A Drive Through Pune in India Travel Essay

 


 


 

ia

 


 

 

1801

Migration to Western Countries Factual

 


wr

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pr


 


 

 

9480

Two Kinds
Short Story

 

ca

wr

sp

 


a


 

 


February: 15 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

20544

Human Trafficking
Factual

 

ca

wr


pr


 


 

 

20968

How to Analyze a Film
Instructional

 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 

4464

The USA – Geography, Regions and Dialects Factual

br

ca

 


 


 


 

 

9113

American Car Craze
Factual

 


 


 


 


 

 

6709

CHICAGO, Sandburg poem
Poem

 

ca

wr


pr


 


How to analyze poetry

 

6168

The USA - Immigration
Factual

 

ca

wr


pr


 


 

 

14825

7 Adjectives

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

21077

Microchips and Space
Factual

 

ca

wr

sp

 


 


 

 

5463

USA – An Overview of American Education
Factual

br

ca

 


 


 


 

 

7954 +7953

How to Write a Formal Letter
How to

 


 

sp

 


 


Grammar

 

19521

An Argument about Dating
video/task

 


 

sp

 


v


 

 

21039

How to Write an Informal Letter Instructional

 


 


 


 


 

 

5519

USA – High School Prom
Factual

 


wr

sp

 

ia

 


 

 

18789

Choose your adjective
video/task

 


wr

sp

 


v

ll

Building vocabulary

 

6252

Hollywood
Factual

 


 


 

ia

 


 

 

14818

2 Nouns

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

9641

Hollywood - Celebrity Culture Factual

 


wr


 

ia

 


Interview

 

13850

Namedropper
Novel, excerpt

 

ca

wr

sp

pr

ia

 


 

 


March: 22 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

20267

Emily Dickinson - life and poetry Fact/poetry

 

ca

 


 


 


 

 

12485

What is art?
Factual

 


 

sp

 

ia

 


 

 

10051

The Last Leaf
Short Story

 

ca

 

sp

pr


a


How to analyze a short story

 

14826

8 Adv/Adverbials

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

20008

Art - Further Work
Factual

 


 


 


 


 

 

6226

The USA – Environmental Awareness Factual

 


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Essay

 

6230

Making Green Choices
Factual

 


wr


pr


 


Cross-cur project

 

20026

Interactive Tasks for Self-Assessment

 


 


 

ia

 

ll

Grammar, Self-assess

 

5194

The Snail-Watcher
Short Story

 

ca

 

sp

 


 


How to analyze a short story

 

19533 19596

How to Stay on Top of an Argument
Instructional

 


 

sp

 


 


 

 

18888

Getting the Message Across
Video/Tasks

 

ca

 

sp

pr


v


Project

 


April: 19 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

6223

USA - Work and Trade Unions Factual

br

ca

 

sp

pr


 


 

 

19017

The Killers - Ernest Hemingway Radio Play

 


 


 


 


How to analyze a short story

 

14827

9 The Verbal Noun (the Gerund)

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

21016

How to Write a Job Application Instructional

 


 


 


 


 

 

19567

How to Write a CV
Instructional

 


 


 


 


 

 

6203

Native Americans - Current Situation Factual

br

ca

 


 


v


 

 

17024

Why the North Star Stands Still Myth

 

ca

wr


pr


 


 

 

19641

Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram's Head and White Hollyhock Factual

 


 

sp

pr

ia

 


Art

 

200439

Tony's Story
Short story

 

ca

 


 


 


How to analyse a short story

 

21695

What Would You Have Done? Tasks

 


wr


 


 


Ethics

 

20457

African Americans Today
Factual

 


 


 


 


 

 

20154

Changes - Tupac
Lyrics/poem

 


 


 


 


 

 

 

May/June: 34 school days

 


 


 


 


 

 

19700

Strange Fruit
Fact/Poetry

 

ca

 

sp

pr


av


Audio

 

18880

Communication between Teenagers and Parents
Video/tasks

 

ca

wr

sp

 


v


 

 

14828

10 Word Order

 


 


 


 

ll

Grammar

 

19644

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!
Factual

 


 

sp

 


 


Art

 

4440

Rosemary's Baby
Novel

 

ca

wr

sp

pr


 

ll

How to analyze a novel +
formal lett.

 

18797

The USA - Immigrants and Refugees
Factual

 

ca

wr

sp

pr


v


 

 

16742

Barack Obama - Time for Change Factual

 


 

sp

 

ia

v


 

 

6410

USA - Checks and Balances

br


wr

sp

 


v


 

 

19470

Tips On Making a Good Speech Factual

 


 

sp

pr


 

ll

 

 

19467

Barack Obama and Martin Luther King - Great Speakers Factual

 


wr

sp

pr


v


 

 

16612
17500

Langston Hughes – The African American Poet
Fact/Poetry

 

ca

wr


 


 


 

 

14343

Did TV Die in 2004?
actual

 


wr

sp

 


v


Letter to the Editor

 


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