Extrait de support de cours interactif (ici module "A friendly introduction")
utilisé par le professeur et les élèves dans le cadre de tous les cours
par visioconférence :
 

 Describing people

  • Module 1 "A friendly introduction"
Vocabulary :

Stealing, Confused, Pouting
Expressing desires

Grammar :

Gerund : I like + V-ING
Present continuous
He/she is V+ing
They are V+ing

 

 Everyday Life in different Countries of the English-Speaking World

  • Module 2 "Changing Seasons"
  • Module 3 "Yesterday was a Busy Day"
Vocabulary :

Temperatures in degrees Celsius
Weather words
Chores
Nanny
Travel Agent
Meeting
Interview
Raise
What’s wrong ? Describing emotional states

Grammar :

Present continuous
Comparison
Simple Past

 American Culture and Traditions

  • Module 4 "Horsing Around"
  • Module 5 "Native Culture"
Vocabulary :

Horsing around , rodeo / ranch jobs
words
Pioneer, ghost town, Sheriff, Totem pole
First Nations’Traditions and Arts
Dreamcatchers

Grammar :

Comparison
Simple Past
Used to
WH-questions

 

 Transport and Communication

  • Module 6 "Going From Here to There"
  • Module 7 "Life-long Friendship "
Vocabulary :

Means of transport
Communication
Pen-pals
Years (nineteen forty-nine)
Assassinated
Nationalists
Go by…

Grammar :

WILL
Have you ever ?
Frequency : Often/rarely/ sometimes
Comparison Prepositions

 

 Looking for a job on the US West Coast

  • Module 8 "Seattle Job Search"
  • Module 9 "Jobs of Sunny California"
Vocabulary :

Job applicant, Resume, Flexible hours, Full-time position
Word of mouth
Wants Ads
Wages
Expression of : possibility, requirements, suggestions

Grammar :

Used to/Would
Should/ shouldn’t/ must/ has to/mustn’t …
If ....would …
Whom/which

 In New York City

  • Module 10 "The Big Apple’s skyline : New York City’s historic monuments and skyscrapers"
  • Module 11 "The Green Heart of NYC : Central Park "
Vocabulary :

Big Apple
Immigration Architecture
Skyscraper
Map Legend
Memorial
Planetarium

Grammar :

Simple past
Could
Superlatives : most/least
If I went to NYC, I would ...

 Celebrating the British holidays from December to January.

  • Module 12 "An Advent Adventure : a Holiday Countdown "
  • Module 13 "New Year’s Resolutions"
Vocabulary :

Holiday activities
Advent Calendar
New Year’s resolutions
Beside/next to/above/under

Grammar :

Words of placement
Quantifiers
Frequency :How often ?
He’d like…
Any/some/none/all
Future, will…

 Threats on the Environment

  • Module 14 "Saving Our Environment : What must we do to reduce air pollution ?"
  • Module 15 "Protecting the Animal Kingdom "
Vocabulary :

Environment
Threats
Global warming : causes and effects
Endangered species
Solutions : recycling,
Greenpeace
World Wildlife Fund

Grammar :

We must stop V+ing
We should/ought to…
We’d better…

 

 Predictions and superstitions

  • Module 16 "Silly Superstitions ?"
  • Module 17 "Fortune Telling"

Vocabulary :

Superstitious beliefs
I (don’t) think/believe that…
In my opinion…
Predictions
Astrological signs
Optical illusions
It is (un)lucky…
I would wish for…
It is (un)likely/ (im)possible

Grammar :

Making wishes :
Would/ Could
Likelihood and possibility

 

Glimpses of North American pop culture

  • Module 18 "Are grafitti artistic ?"
  • Module 19 "Let’s Dance : America’s dance culture"
Vocabulary :

Culture,Art
Public, Private
Illegal
Menacing,
(un)impressive, imaginative, provocative
Patriotism
Types of dances
Practice

Grammar :

How often ?
Relative clauses
Once/ twice/ three times A week…

 

 The British Parliament

  • Module 20 "Big Ben’s Neighbour : Governing next to the River Thames"
  • Module 21 "Debating Politics : British social issues"
Vocabulary

House of Lords /Commons
Members of Parliament
Debate, social issues
taxes ,unemployment,
Education
Laws
Lead to ...
Be caused by…

Grammar :

For/since
Possibility
While + V-ing
Passive voice
In fact/And yet/However/ Therefore

 British Literature : Legendary couples

  • Module 22 "Fighting for love "
  • Module 23 "Shakespeare’s Tragic Love stories"
Vocabulary :

Knights of the Round Table
History/ Middle Ages
Castle/ War
Agony, poison
Isolde and Tristan, Lady Guinevere and Sir Lancelot,
Hamlet and Ophelia Romeo and Juliet.
Citing quotations
Comparing : expressing similarities & differences

Grammar :

Relative clauses.
Passive Voice
Each other

 The US Presidency

  • Module 24 "How to become the US President"
  • Module 25 "Life in the White House : a young woman’s dream "
Vocabulary :

Election, Diplomat
Republican, Democrat
A Representative /Senator
Congress, Capitol, Government, Campaign, Primary election, White House, Air Force One

Grammar :

Will + V/Going to + V
If… would
Superlatives
some/any/ no

 Two famous Advocates of Nonviolence

  • Module 26 "The Greatness of Ghandi : Principles of peace"
  • Module 27 "Bob Marley’s Reggae Revolution : the Rastafari movement"
Vocabulary :

Humanitarian, Peace, Principles, Non-violence, Vegetarian
Philosophy, Revolution, Uprising
Reggae, Rastafari movement however, yet, unless, until..

Grammar :

For/since +Past perfect
Had to + V
Words of sequence : Started/Then/ Finally/
We would have seen…
If we had seen it when…

 Defending Human and Civil Rights

  • Module 28 "A King’s Dream : ending racism in America"
  • Module 29 "Mandela’s Opposition to Apartheid : A success story ?"
Vocabulary :

Civil Rights
Opposition to racism/Slavery
Fight for/against..
Public speech, Equality, Apartheid, Imprisonment, Freedom
Right / wrong Comparing statistics

Grammar :

Simple Past
Comparisons
Contrast :Whereas Used to…( but now…)
Too much/(not) enough + GN
Both /neither…

 

 From Jennifer Smith’s Diary.

  • Module 30 "Dear Diary : it was a really bad day !"
  • Module 31 "Dear Diary : A romantic moment !"
Vocabulary :

Adjectives
Members of a wedding party
Travel vocabulary Formulate reproaches
Give advice

Grammar :

Emphatic phrases
Past continuous + when+ Simple past
Superlative + Have + V-en
What (a/an)/ such (a,an)… !
Should /ought to+ have + V-en…

 Do you remember ?

  • Module 32 "A Year of Memories "
  • Module 33 "Magical Moments"
Vocabulary :

Revision of the year’s vocabulary
Descriptions :
This picture is missing…
It may/might be… Asking questions

Grammar :

Revision of past grammar lessons
Conditional
May/might be
Relative clauses