Unit 1 – Talking about sports; conjugation of ‘jugar’ and ‘practicar’.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say sentences on some sports they and other people do (singular and 1st and 2nd person plural) using the correct verb (jugar or practicar).
Most students will be able to research more sports and write in a paragraph about sports they and others do.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to conjugate the verbs ‘jugar’ practicar and hacer in full.
Key vocabulary: ¿Qué deportes practicas? Juego al badminton/baloncesto/fútbol/tenis/voleibol = I play badminton/basketball/football/tennis/volleyball ;practico el atletismo/ciclismo/esquí/patinaje = I do athletics/cycling/skiin/ice skating; hago la equitación/gimnasia/natación/vela/surfing = I do horseriding/gymnastics/swimming/sailing/surfing.
Unit 2 – Talking about what you like doing in your free time
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say most of the key vocabulary using full sentences and gustar and to write a short paragraph.
Most students will be able to say all of the key vocabulary and use also odio/detest and adapt and expand drawing on previously learnt language e.g. ‘Me gusta ir al cine’.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able use also the verb ‘prefer’ and include in their writing what other people (don’t) like doing e.g. ‘A mi madre no le gusta cocinar’.
Key vocabulary: ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre? What do you like to do in your free time? Me encanta/me gusta = I love/I Like.. No me gusta/ detesto/odio = I don’t like/I hate; Tocar la guitarra/escuchar música/salir con mis amigos/ navegar por internet/hablar por teléfono/ver la tlevisón/ ir de compras/jugar con los videojuegos/ cocinar/leer/bailar/cantar = to play the guitar/ listen to music/go out with my friends/surf the internet/ talk on the pone/watch TV/go shopping/ play videogames/ cook/read/dance/sing.
Unit 3 – Talking about what you do during the week and the weekends; irregular verbs.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to ask and say what they usually do.
Most students will be able to say what others do using also the 3rd person singular and possessive adjectives (mi,tu su) and to use some more expressions that they encountered in a listening exercise.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to write a paragraph saying what they do every day of the week by adapting set phrases/ models and using vocabulary that they have researched independently.
Key vocabulary: ¿Qué haces todos los días? = What do you do every day? Voy al instituto = I go to school; hago los debers/deporte = I do my homework/sport;monto en bici = I ride my bikeJuego con mi playstation = I play with my..; veo la television = I watch TV.
Unit 4 – Saying what you are going to do at the weekend; the near future tense.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to use the near future tense in the singular and first person plural to say basich sentences what they and others are going to do at the weekend.
Most students will be able to use the near future tense for all persons to say/write a paragraph what they are going to do.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to give a more detailed and complicated and extended account what they are going to do by adapting a longer model text.
Key vocabulary: ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana? = What are you going to do this weekend? Voy a…= Iam going to…escuchar música = to listen to music; jugar a las cartas = to play cards; montar en monopatín = to go skateboarding; hacer mis deberse = to do my homework; dormer = to sleep; salir con mis amigos = to go out with my friends; ir de compras = to go shopping; ver la television.
Unit 5 – Saying what you usually do to help at home and how are going to help at home.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to combine present and near future tense by using some of the above and converting these phrases in the near future tense.
Most students will be able to write a paragraph and saying when they normally do/are going to do these chores.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to include opinions and how other family members help at home.
Key vocabulary: ¿Ayudas en casa? ¿Cuando? = Do you help at home? When? ¿Cómo vas a ayudar en casa este fin de semana? = How are you going to help at home this weekend? Cocino la cena = I cook dinner; barro el patio = I sweep the yard; arreglo mi dormitorio = I tidy me room; hago la compra/la cama = I do the shopping/make my bed; saco la basura = I put the bin out; pongo/quito la mesa = I lay/clear the table; friego los platos = I wash the dishes; lavo el coche = I wash the car; plancho mi uniforme = I iron my uniform; no hago nada = I don’t do anything.
Unit 6 – Arranging to go out.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to conduct a basic conversation arranging what to do/when and where to meet.
Most students will be able to take part in a longer conversation first not agreeing on what to do/when/where to meet by using a wider range of vocabulary.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to write short e-mails/text messages using common greetings for these e.g. Un abrazo/beso..
Key vocabulary: ¿Digame? = Hello? Quieres jugar al tenis… ir al polideportivo/cine/parque…? = Would you like to play tennis… to go to the sports centre/ cinema/park? ¿Dónde nos encontramos? = Where do we meet? En mi casa = in my house/en la plaza/entrada the square/at the entrance.. = In the… ¿A qué hora?= at what time? A las 11. = At 11. Está bien. This is fine ; esta tarde = this afternoon; el sábado por la mañana = Saturday morning, esta noche = tonight.
There are regular vocabulary and grammar tests throughout the unit. Students are assessed on their writing, speaking, reading and listening skills.
How to help your child
Please use the vocabulary on this unit under the homework on the website to support your child’s work at home. Please test your child on the related vocabulary, orally and/or in writing. Encourage your child to use the sound files underneath the vocab files. They should listen and repeat several times. Please encourage your child to do learning on a little and often basis as this is the most effective strategy for learning vocab.
Please encourage your child to use a dictionary or online dictionary such as www.wordreference.com to check the meaning of words in their homework book and NOTE this on the text. Encourage your child not to rush their written work but to check all language carefully, using model texts and a dictionary.
It is best not to leave homework until the night before it is due in, in case there are difficulties or questions the teacher could answer. Useful supporting material can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ and on http://www.zut.org.uk/index.html a free online resource available after 4pm and before 9am and weekends.