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Director General
Profr. Julio Alfonso Martnez Romero
Director Acadmico
Dr. Manuel Valenzuela Valenzuela
Director de Administracin y Finanzas
C.P. Jess Urbano Limn Tapia
Director de Planeacin
Ing. Ral Leonel Durazo Amaya

ORAL ENGLISH COMMUNICATION 1


Mdulo de Aprendizaje.
Copyright , 2010 por Colegio de Bachilleres
del Estado de Sonora
todos los derechos reservados.
Tercera edicin 2012. Impreso en Mxico.
DIRECCIN ACADMICA
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COMISIN ELABORADORA:
Elaborador:
Lydia Lagarda Snchez
Revisin Disciplinaria:
Edna Elinora Soto Gracia
Correccin de Estilo:
Diana Patricia Lugo Peuri
Apoyo Metodolgico:
Jess Moiss Galaz Duarte
Supervisin Acadmica:
Mtra. Luz Mara Grijalva Daz
Diseo de Portada:
Alejandro Garca Lagarda
Diseo:
Joaqun Rivas Samaniego
Mara Jess Jimnez Duarte
Edicin:
Cynthia Deyanira Meneses Avalos
Coordinacin Tcnica:
Claudia Yolanda Lugo Peuri
Diana Irene Valenzuela Lpez
Coordinacin General:
Mtro. Vctor Manuel Gmez Blanco

Esta publicacin se termin de imprimir durante el mes de junio de 2012.


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PRELIMINARES

DATOS DEL ALUMNO


Nombre: _______________________________________________________________
Plantel: __________________________________________________________________
Grupo: _________________ Turno: _____________ Telfono:___________________
E-mail: _________________________________________________________________
Domicilio: ______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

Ubicacin Curricular

COMPONENTE:
FORMACIN PARA EL TRABAJO

HORAS SEMANALES:
03

CAPACITACIN PARA EL
TRABAJO:
IDIOMAS (INGLS)

CRDITOS:
03

PRELIMINARES

PRELIMINARES

Content
Presentacin ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
Mapa de asignatura .......................................................................................................................................... 8
BLOCK 1: REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS ........................................9
Didactic Sequence 1: Review of Simple Conversations (Functions) .................................................................10
Didactic Sequence 2: Daily activities..................................................................................................................16
Didactic Sequence 3: What do you do? .............................................................................................................27
BLOCK 2: COMMUNICATES REGARDING DIFFERENT SUBJECTS .................................................. 35
Didactic Sequence 1: Talking about Business...................................................................................................36
Didactic Sequence 2: Shopping and Services...................................................................................................54
Didactic Sequence 3: From Here to There .........................................................................................................64
BLOCK 3: SOCIALIZES IN DAILY, WORKING AND CULTURAL SITUATIONS ................................... 77
Didactic Sequence 1: Social Relationship .........................................................................................................78
Didactic Sequence 2: Talking about Festivities .................................................................................................92
Bibliography ......................................................................................................................................................101

PRELIMINARES

PRELIMINARES

Presentacin
Una competencia es la integracin de habilidades, conocimientos y actitudes en un contexto especfico.
El enfoque en competencias considera que los conocimientos por s mismos no son lo ms importante, sino el uso
que se hace de ellos en situaciones especficas de la vida personal, social y profesional. De este modo, las
competencias requieren una base slida de conocimientos y ciertas habilidades, los cuales se integran para un
mismo propsito en un determinado contexto
El presente Mdulo de Aprendizaje de la asignatura Oral English Communication 1 es una herramienta de suma
importancia, que propiciar tu desarrollo como persona visionaria, competente e innovadora, caractersticas que se
establecen en los objetivos de la Reforma Integral de Educacin Media Superior que actualmente se est
implementando a nivel nacional.
El Mdulo de aprendizaje es uno de los apoyos didcticos que el Colegio de Bachilleres te ofrece con la intencin de
estar acorde a los nuevos tiempos, a las nuevas polticas educativas, adems de lo que demandan los escenarios
local, nacional e internacional; el mdulo se encuentra organizado a travs de bloques de aprendizaje y secuencias
didcticas. Una secuencia didctica es un conjunto de actividades, organizadas en tres momentos: Inicio, desarrollo y
cierre. En el inicio desarrollars actividades que te permitirn identificar y recuperar las experiencias, los saberes, las
preconcepciones y los conocimientos que ya has adquirido a travs de tu formacin, mismos que te ayudarn a
abordar con facilidad el tema que se presenta en el desarrollo, donde realizars actividades que introducen nuevos
conocimientos dndote la oportunidad de contextualizarlos en situaciones de la vida cotidiana, con la finalidad de que
tu aprendizaje sea significativo.
Posteriormente se encuentra el momento de cierre de la secuencia didctica, donde integrars todos los saberes que
realizaste en las actividades de inicio y desarrollo.
En todas las actividades de los tres momentos se consideran los saberes conceptuales, procedimentales y
actitudinales. De acuerdo a las caractersticas y del propsito de las actividades, stas se desarrollan de forma
individual, binas o equipos.
Para el desarrollo del trabajo debers utilizar diversos recursos, desde material bibliogrfico, videos, investigacin de
campo, etc.
La retroalimentacin de tus conocimientos es de suma importancia, de ah que se te invita a participar de forma activa,
de esta forma aclarars dudas o bien fortalecers lo aprendido; adems en este momento, el docente podr tener una
visin general del logro de los aprendizajes del grupo.
Recuerda que la evaluacin en el enfoque en competencias es un proceso continuo, que permite recabar evidencias a
travs de tu trabajo, donde se tomarn en cuenta los tres saberes: el conceptual, procedimental y actitudinal con el
propsito de que apoyado por tu maestro mejores el aprendizaje. Es necesario que realices la autoevaluacin, este
ejercicio permite que valores tu actuacin y reconozcas tus posibilidades, limitaciones y cambios necesarios para
mejorar tu aprendizaje.
As tambin, es recomendable la coevaluacin, proceso donde de manera conjunta valoran su actuacin, con la
finalidad de fomentar la participacin, reflexin y crtica ante situaciones de sus aprendizajes, promoviendo las
actitudes de responsabilidad e integracin del grupo.
Nuestra sociedad necesita individuos a nivel medio superior con conocimientos, habilidades, actitudes y valores, que
les permitan integrarse y desarrollarse de manera satisfactoria en el mundo social, profesional y laboral. Para que
contribuyas en ello, es indispensable que asumas una nueva visin y actitud en cuanto a tu rol, es decir, de ser
receptor de contenidos, ahora construirs tu propio conocimiento a travs de la problematizacin y contextualizacin
de los mismos, situacin que te permitir: Aprender a conocer, aprender a hacer, aprender a ser y aprender a vivir
juntos.
PRELIMINARES

ORAL ENGLISH
COMMUNICATION 1

BLOCK 1. REVIEWS
AND CONVEYS INTO
ORAL WORKING
SITUATIONS

Didactic Sequence 1.
Review of Simple
Conversations
(Functions).

Didactic Sequence 2.
Routines and Facts.

Didactic Sequence 3.
What do you do?

BLOCK 2.
COMMUNICATES
REGARDING
DIFFERENT SUBJECTS

Didactic Sequence 1.
Talking about Business.

Didactic Sequence 2.
Shopping and Services.

Didactic Sequence 3.
From Here to There.

BLOCK 3. SOCIALIZES
IN DAILY, WORKING
AND CULTURAL
SITUATIONS

Didactic Sequence 1.
Social Relashionship.

Didactic Sequence 2.
Talking about Festivities.

PRELIMINARES

Competencias Profesionales:

Realiza comprensin oral y auditiva de diversos tipos de texto en otro idioma.


Realiza comprensin escrita y de lectura de diversos tipos de texto en otro idioma.
Realiza expresin o produccin oral en otro idioma.
Realiza interaccin oral en otro idioma.
Realiza expresin o produccin escrita de diversos tipos de texto en otro idioma.

Unidad de competencia:

Expresa y analiza dilogos para comunicarse en situaciones cotidianas y laborales, que le permitan
referirse a elementos de su entorno.

Atributos a desarrollar en el bloque:


4.1
4.2

Expresa ideas y conceptos mediante representaciones lingsticas, matemticas o grficas.


Aplica distintas estrategias comunicativas segn quienes sean sus interlocutores, el contexto
en el que se encuentra y los objetivos que persigue.
4.3 Identifica las ideas claves en un texto o discurso oral e infiere conclusiones a partir de ellas.
4.4 Se comunica en una segunda lengua en situaciones cotidianas.
4.5 Maneja las tecnologas de la informacin y la comunicacin para obtener informacin y
expresar ideas.
6.4 Estructura ideas y argumentos de manera clara, coherente y sinttica.
7.1 Define metas y da seguimiento a sus procesos de construccin de conocimiento.
8.2 Aporta puntos de vista con apertura y considera los de otras personas de manera reflexiva.
10.3 Asume que el respeto de las diferencias es el principio de integracin y de convivencia en los
contextos local, nacional e internacional.

BLOCK 1. Reviews and conveys into oral working


situations.

Time assigned: 15 hours.

Didactic Sequence 1
Review of simple conversations (functions)
Start up activities
Exercise 1
Listen and read
Ed : Hi, Carla
Carla: Hello, Ed.
How are you?
Ed : Fine, thanks and you?
Carla :Fine too. Goodbye Ed
Ed: Bye, Carla.
Greetings
good morning
good afternoon
good evening

polite inquires
is your family?
is your mother
is (name)

& answers
well
ok
great

Goodbyes
good night
later
See you tomorrow

Exercise 2
Change information of the previous dialogue and act it out. The words in the boxes will help.

Exercise 3

Introduce yourself, then introduce a partner.

Im ..
My name is
This is .....
Id like you to...
Im please to ....
May I introduce ......?
Nice to meet you.

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REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS

Exercise 4
Write the letters of the alphabet in the correct place:
A, I, L, U, V, E, G, S.
i
ei
H,
B, C,
J,
D, P,
K,

ai

F, M,
N, X,

au

Y,

O,

iu

Q,
W,

R,

Exercise 5

Now pronounce all the letters.

Exercise 6
Listen and repeat the following sounds:
SH

CH

TH

EE

OO

PH

Exercise 7

Add words with the sounds:

Ship, cheap, the,


vowel, before, bee,
book, physical....

STRESS
Important words in English are stressed.
We say them louder and clearer:

BLOCK 1

Nice

to

meet

you.

Stressed

Not stressed

Stressed

Not stressed

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Activity 1
Listen to the conversation. The underlined words are stressed.
Bruce:
Betty:
Bruce:
Luigy:
Betty:
Luigy:
Betty:
Luigy:

Betty! How's it going?


Bruce! Hi! Im fine. How are you?
Fine, thanks. Betty, this is Luigy. Luigy, this is my friend, Betty.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too. Are you from around here?
No, Im from Finland.
Thats interesting. Do you speak English there?
A lot of people do, but we speak Finish and Swedish.

Activity

1
Factual

Identifies and reaffirms the use of vocabulary and


stressed words.
Auto evaluation

EVALUATION
Product: Stress identification.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Value:
Attitude

Obtains knowledge identifying stress words.


C

MC

Shows interest and respect.


NYC

Obtained value:

Development activities
Do you remember how to:
Exercise 8
Give and ask personal information (name, address, telephone, mail, age, place of birth).
Complete the functions:

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1.

What is your name?

_________________________________________________________________

2.

_____________________________________________________________ My address is 213 Maple St.

3.

What is your telephone number? __________________________________________________________

4.

What is your e-mail address? ____________________________________________________________

5.

______________________________________________________________________ I am 16 years old.

6.

Where are you from?____________________________________________________________________

REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS

Exercise 9
Ask your partner personal information about a friend.
Write the question and the answer.
e.g. What is your friends name?
Her name is Donna.
1. _________________________________________________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________________________________________________
4. _________________________________________________________________________________________
5. _________________________________________________________________________________________

Exercise 10

Read and complete the dialogue (underline his or her).


Liza:
Raul:
Liza :
Raul:
Liza:
Raul:
Liza:
Raul:
Liza:
Raul:
Liza:
Raul:

Good ______________________. My name is Liza Simson.


Whats your name?
Hello, I am _______________________________________.
Where are you from?
______________________________________ Mxico City.
What is your friends name?
His-her name is___________________________________.
What is his-her address?
His-her address is_________________________________.
and his-her cell phone number?
___________________ 6441-375976.
________________________________________________?
___________is 17 years old.

Exercise 11

What other information can you ask for?.... Write down questions and answers.
-Spelling
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________
-Time
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________
HELP:
-Distance
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________
How do you...
-Population
____________________________________________?
How far..
How much...
_____________________________________________
How long....
-Transportation ____________________________________________?
How can you get to...
_____________________________________________
By...bus, subway,
-Preferences
____________________________________________?
ferry, train, airplane.
_____________________________________________
-Pastimes
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________
-Professions
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________
-Costs
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________
-O t h e r
____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________

BLOCK 1

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Activity 2
Listen to the dialogue and read it aloud.
At a party
Sam:
Belinda:
Sam:
Belinda:
Sam:
Belinda:
Sam:

Hi! May I introduce myself?


Sure!
My name is Sam. What is yours?
I am Belinda.
Would you like to dance?
Sure!
Youre pretty and you dance terrifically!
What is your cell phone number?
I dont give out my phone number.
I like you and Id like to know you more.
I want to give you a call and ask you for a date.
Ok, fine. My number is 6441-278391.
6441-278391?
Thats right.
Wait for my call. Ill see you!

Belinda:
Sam:
Belinda:
Sam:
Belinda:
Sam:

Activity

Factual
Repeats and confirms information given in a
dialogue.
Auto evaluation

NOTE:
You can say:
- I dont give out my
personal information.
- I dont give out my
address or phone number.
- Id rather not say.
NOTE:
To confirm the information
you hear, you can repeat it.

EVALUATION
Product: listen and Pronunciate dialogue.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

MC

Attitude
Shows interest and respect listening and
pronouncing the models

Practices and models the conversation.


C

Value:

NYC

Obtained value:

CONTRACTIONS:
They are formed when you put two words together and you drop letters
and replace them with an apostrophe ( ). They are used for speaking
and in writing.
Long Form
Contraction
I am from Mexico City.
Im from Mexico City.

Exercise 12
Listen to the following sentences. Circle the letter that you hear.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

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a. How are you?


a. Im fine.
a. She is from Canada.
a. Its the capital of the state.
a. Marys my friend.
a. Whats the answer?
a. Thats a lot of people.

b. Howre you?
b. I am fine.
b. Shes from Canada.
b. It is the capital of the state.
b. Mary is my friend.
b. What is the answer?
b. That is a lot of people.

REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS

Closing activity
Activity 3
In teams of six you are going to practice a conversation using the functions for asking and giving
information about yourself, other people and places. Then, you are going to present it in front of the
group. Previously, you have to hand in the written conversation to your teacher.

Activity

3
Factual

Presents and reproduces a created conversation by


teams.
Co evaluation

BLOCK 1

EVALUATION
Product: Conversation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Value:

Creates and dramatizes a conversation.


C

MC

NYC

Attitude
Shows order to achieve a good
presentation. Shows initiative and interest
in a collaborative form
Obtained value:

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Didactic Sequence 2.
Daily activities.
Start up activities
Exercise 1
Listen and learn this little poem.
MOTHER
Mother is a treasure
Mother is a joy
Mother is a blessing
To every girl and boy

Exercise 2
First listen, repeat silently and then repeat aloud.
POEM
MY TOOTHBRUSH
I have a little toothbrush.
I hold it very tight.
I brush my teeth each morning and then again at night.

Exercise 3

Now the Poems name is HER TOOTHBRUSH. Change the subject for she and write it down:

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REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS

Exercise 4
Answer the questions about the poems.
1. Which poem represents a routine? _________________________________________________________________
2. Which one represents a fact? Or, what do you think? _________________________________________________
3. What happens if you change mother for mothers __________________________________________________

Development activities
Exercise 5
Color the squares with the correct sounds.
Can you find the mystery words? The first one is done for you.
1

cleans

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

S IZ S IZ S IZ S Z S Z Z Z S Z Z Z S S Z S S S IZ IZ S S

watches

IZ S Z S Z S IZ S Z IZ S Z S IZ S IZ Z Z IZ S S S Z S Z S

gets up

Z S Z IZ IZ S IZ IZ IZ S S Z Z S S Z IZ IZ S S S IZ IZ IZ Z IZ

goes

S S Z IZ Z S IZ S IZ Z S IZ S Z IZ Z S IZ Z S Z IZ S IZ S IZ

dresses

Z S Z IZ S Z S Z Z IZ IZ IZ Z IZ S Z IZ S IZ IZ IZ Z S Z S Z

eats

S S Z S S S Z S Z S Z S IZ IZ IZ S Z IZ Z S IZ S S S Z IZ

drinks

Z IZ IZ S Z S IZ S Z S Z S S Z IZ S IZ IZ IZ S Z S IZ Z IZ Z

plays

Z Z S Z S Z IZ Z IZ Z IZ Z S Z IZ Z S Z Z Z IZ Z Z Z IZ S

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listens

IZ Z S Z IZ Z IZ Z IZ Z S Z IZ S Z Z IZ Z S Z IZ S IZ Z S S

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washes

IZ

IZ IZ S IZ IZ IZ S IZ IZ IZ S IZ Z Z Z IZ S IZ IZ IZ S IZ IZ IZ S Z

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does

IZ S IZ Z IZ S S IZ IZ S Z Z Z Z S IZ Z Z Z IZ IZ S IZ S IZ S

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chases

Z S IZ Z IZ S Z S Z S IZ Z S IZ Z S IZ Z S Z S Z S Z S Z

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has

IZ

S Z IZ S IZ Z S IZ S IZ Z Z Z Z IZ S Z Z IZ S IZ S IZ S IZ S

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takes

IZ

S S S S S S S Z Z Z S IZ S IZ IZ IZ S IZ Z Z Z IZ Z IZ Z IZ

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finishes

IZ

S Z S Z Z Z Z IZ S S IZ Z Z IZ Z Z IZ IZ IZ Z Z S S Z S Z

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visits

Z Z IZ IZ S S S S IZ S Z S Z S IZ IZ S IZ Z Z S IZ Z IZ Z IZ

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brushes

Z S Z S IZ S S S Z IZ S IZ Z IZ IZ S IZ Z Z Z IZ S S S Z S

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relaxes

S Z S Z IZ IZ IZ S Z IZ S IZ Z IZ S IZ IZ Z S Z IZ S Z Z S S

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exercises

Z S Z S IZ Z S Z S IZ Z IZ S IZ Z S IZ Z S Z IZ S Z S Z S

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rides

IZ

IZ S S IZ Z IZ S IZ S Z Z Z IZ Z S S Z IZ S IZ Z S Z S S IZ

starts

IZ

Z IZ IZ Z Z Z Z Z IZ Z Z IZ Z IZ Z IZ Z IZ Z IZ S Z IZ Z IZ Z

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18

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25

BLOCK 1

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Exercise 6
According to the previous exercise, discuss the present tense rules. Categorize the verbs by sound and
rule.

Activity 1
Reflect a routine of your daily life about health. (You may want to bring a video or an oral presentation).

http://dentistry.about.com/od/brush3/Brushing_Teeth_Children.htm

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: oral presentation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

1
Factual

Presents an oral production to reinforce English


skills.

Attitude

Practices conversation and uses English in a real life


situation.
C

Auto evaluation

Value:

MC

NYC

Shows order, initiative and interest.


Obtained value:

Exercise 7
Underline under the word you hear
work
wrote
would
out
ouls
owl
flying
falling
playing
thing
things
think
hear
head
heard

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tried
coming
trying
knock
knew
kind
trips
trip
trap
real
rides
ready
skip
sky
spy

both
told
old
show
ship
short
days
does
door
teacher
under
slower
white
wheat
wear

loud
sound
learn
watched
catch
watch
tired
tire
tiny
turned
walked
wanted
walk
wall
walked

REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS

Exercise 8
Now discuss the meaning and use of the previous vocabulary:
1.
2.
3.
4.

How many verbs are there?


Is there any adjective?
What does tiny mean?
Any irregular verb?

Add more questions.....


5. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Exercise 9

Game: Tic-Tac-Toe
Form sentences with verbs, frequency expressions, time expressions, auxiliary verbs, and question words.
Time: 15 min.
in the
morning

at the
night

twice a
week

in the
morning

at the
night

twice a
week

plays

does

brushes

plays

does

brushes

Always

what

dont

always

what

dont

Draw a grid on the blackboard and have students to call out words or expressions from previous lessons
and write them on the grid.

Divide the class into two teams. Team X and team O. Decide which team starts first.

Team X

BLOCK 1

Team O

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One student from team X or team O chooses a word or expression from the grid on the blackboard
and makes a sentence with that word or expression. Example:
A student selects the word expression: in the morning.
Yes, it is.

is that sentence
acceptable?

I go to the school
in the morning.

Team O

Team X

If the sentence is acceptable, mark an X over the expression in the morning. If it is incorrect, team
O tries to make a sentence with any word from the grid.
The game continues until one of the two teams has three Xs or three Os in any direction. Look at the
examples.

Exercise 10
Write down the sentences

H E L P.......
VERB

AFFIRMATIVE
PAST TENSE

NEGATIVE
PAST TENSE

INTERROGATIVE
PAST TENSE

1
2
3
4
5
6

work
admire
study
stop
refer
write

worked
admired
studies
stopped
referred
wrote

Did not work


Did not admire
Did not study
Did not stop
Did not refer
Did not write

Did I work?
Did I admire?
Did I study?
Did I stop?
Did I refer?
Did I write?

be

Was-were

Was not
Were not

Was I ?
Were you?

TYPE

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Activity 2
Game: Tic-Tac-Toe
Draw your own grid and write in it expressions and verbs for past tense. Then, form as many sentences as you
can.

Factual

EVALUATION
Product: Past tense and sentences grid.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Enunciates words to form sentences using past


tense and common expressions.

Creates sentences using the words from the grid and


the past tense.

Activity

Autoevaluation

MC

Value:
Attitude

NYC

Participates in class. Shows initiative


and interest.
Obtained value:

Exercise 11
Listen to the pronunciation of regular past tense verbs and add more to the table.
Final - ed has three different pronunciations
1.

/t/ after the sounds


f, p, k, s, ch, sh, x.

looked (t)
asked (t)

BLOCK 1

watched (t)
dressed (t)

2.

/id/ after the sounds


t, d

needed (id)
waited (id)

3.

/d/ all other cases

enjoyed (d)
believed (d)

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Exercise 12
Listen and learn the poem.
THE FLEA AND THE FLY
A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.
Said the flea, Let us fly!
Said the fly, Let us flee!.

Exercise 13

Listen to the poem and deduce what it means.


THE WISE OWL
A wise old owl
Sat in an oak
The more he saw
The less he spoke,
The less he spoke
The more he heard,
Why cant we be like
That wise old bird.

Exercise 14

Underline the verbs in the poems. Discuss the meaning and their form.

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REVIEWS AND CONVEYS INTO ORAL WORKING SITUATIONS

Activity 3
Listen to the song and underline the past tense of the verbs.

I cried a tear,
You wiped it dry.
I was confused,
You cleared my mind.
I sold my soul,
You bought it back for me.
and held me up,
And gave me dignity.
Somehow you needed me.
You gave me strength,
To stand alone again.
To face the world,
Out on my own again.
You put me high,
Upon a pedestal,
So high that I could almost see eternity.
You needed me.
You needed me.

You held my hand,


When it was cold.
When I was lost,
You took me home.
You gave me hope,
When I was at the end.
And turned my lies,
Back into truth again.
You even called me "friend".
You gave me strength,
To stand alone again.
To face the world,
Out on my own again.
You put me high,
Upon a pedestal,
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me
You needed me

And I cant believe it's You.


I can't believe it's true.
I needed You
And You were there
And I'll never leave, why should I leave?
I'd be a fool
'cause I finally found someone
who really cares.

Activity

3
Factual

Selects past tense regular and irregular


verbs.
Autoevaluation

BLOCK 1

EVALUATION
Product: listening activity.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Value:
Attitude
Participates in class. Shows initiative and
interest.

Analyzes and chooses past tense forms.


C

MC

NYC

Obtained value:

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Activity 4
Listen to the conversation and then classify the different uses for CAN
Pat:
Martha:
Pat:
John:
Pat:
John:
Pat:
John:
Pat:
Mr.Berns:
Pat:
Mr. Berns.
Pat:
Mr. Berns:
Pat:

Mom, can I go to Johns house?


I want to buy my guitar,
Yes, you can, but dont be late.
AT JOHNS HOUSE
John can you go with me to buy a guitar?
Can you play the guitar?
Yes, I can. I want to buy a new guitar.
Can you tell me where I can get one?
I dont know, but we can ask my father, he knows where.
Good! Lets ask him.
Fine.
Good evening Mr. Berns.
Hello Pat! What can I do for you?
Can you tell me, where can I buy a guitar?
There are some good ones at Marikos place.
Oh! I know that place. Thank you.
Can you teach me how to improve my guitar playing?
Sure, any time!
Good! Thank you Mr. Berns.

NOTE: Are the uses the same in your language?

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Language identification.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

4
Factual

Enunciates modal verb can and its


uses.

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Attitude

Uses a real English situation to identify different applications


of CAN
C

Autoevaluation

Value:

MC

NYC

Shows initiative and interest.

Obtained value:

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Closing activity
Activity 5
Listen to the conversation and make your own, as a project, to present it in class.
(Teams of 4 people) Beforehand, you have to turn in the written conversation. At the end
of the presentation, identify the grammar topics and the functions used.
English Project:
The Girls and the Handsome Boy
Presentation: This is Team Great People, the conversation is about two friends who are taking a vacation in Los
Cabos B. C., and are meeting a new friend.
Elziarah:
Norely:
Elziarah:
Norely:
Elziarah:
Laura:
Elziarah:
Laura:
Elziarah:
Norely:
Elziarah:
Norely:
Elziarah:
Laura:
Elziarah:
Norely:
Laura:
Norely:
Laura:
Norely:
Laura:
Norely:
Laura:
Norely:
Sergio:
Laura:
Sergio:
Laura:
Sergio:
Norely:
Laura:
Sergio:
Norely:
Sergio:
Laura:
Sergio:

BLOCK 1

Welcome to the Mayan Palace Resort. Can I help you?


Wed like a room for two nights.
Ok. Would you like a single or a double room?
A double room, please.
Ok. Lets see. Room 42. Thats on the second floor.
All right. Do you offer breakfast?
Yes, Mayan breakfast is served from 6 to 11 a.m. and its free.
Perfect! How much is for the room?
$100, please.
Do you accept credit card?
Yes, of course. Please fill in this form.
Here you are.
Thank you. Heres your key. If you need something,you can dial 100 to call the reception.
Thank you for everything.
Youre welcome. Enjoy your stay and have fun in Los Cabos B.C.
Laura, where is our room?
Its on the second floor.
And which number is it?
Room 42.
Laura, look this beautiful room! We can see the pool!
Yeah, cool! Id like to drink something.
Lets go to the L.C. Club. A friend told me that is a fantastic club.
I want to dance with a cute boy.
Thats the attitude. Laura!
Hi! How are you girls?
We are fine. Whats your name?
My name is Sergio and you?
My name is Laura and this is my friend, Norely.
Nice to meet you girls.
Nice to meet you, too.
Where are you from?
Im from Boston, and you?
We are from Vancouver.
Really? I want to go to Vancouver.
You have to go. Its a beautiful place to take vacation.
Do you study?

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Activity 5
Laura:
Sergio:
Laura:
Sergio:
Norely:
Laura:
Norely:
Laura:
Sergio:
Laura:
Sergio:
Norely:
Laura:
Sergio:

Topics:
-

(Continuation)
Yes, Im studying Tourism. How about you?
Im studying Civil Engineer. Would you like to dance with me?
Oh Yes! Its my favorite activity!
I can see you dance very well.
Laura, we have to go, its late.
What time is it?
Its 3 a.m.
Nice to meet you Sergio. I liked dancing with you.
Laura, would you like to go to the movie theater tomorrow?
Yes, I would. My cell phone number is 771-445-669
Ok, Ill call you tomorrow.
Good bye Sergio, take care.
See you tomorrow Sergio.
Sure!

Verb Be
Personal Pronouns.
Possesive adjetives.
Simple Present.
Simple Past.
Simple Future.
Present progressive.
Modal verbs.
Prepositions of place and time.

Functions:
Greeting.
Introducing yourself.
Introducing other people.
Expressing polite expressions.
Asking for the time.
Asking for the origin.
Asking for a price.
Using numbers.

Activity

5
Factual

EVALUATION
Product: Written and oral presentation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Presents and organizes grammatical structures


based in a conversation model.
Co evaluation

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Value:
Attitude

Plans and writes a conversation then


indicates structures in a report.
C

MC

NYC

Shows laboriosity, initiative and interest.


Obtained value:

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Didactic Sequence 3.
What do you do?
Start up activities
Activity 1
Pantomime: Act out the occupation, rest of students guess it. You can add more.

Businessman walking
the road of success

Information desk

Diplomat

Private secretary

Newsreporter &
Cameraman

Laboratory scientist

Peidiatrician

Computer installation

Webmaster

Housekeeper

Conductor

Policeman issuing
a parking ticket

Activity 1a
Discuss what people in the pictures do?
What do you do?

BLOCK 1

Im ... [an IT manager].


(Im responsible for the payroll and Management Information Systems.)
(I work for a gas company in USA).

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Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Pantomime presentation
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

1
Factual

Present Professions and activities in a


performance.

Discusses regarding people's jobs.


C

Co evaluation

MC

Value:
Attitude
Values the use of language and shows initiative and interest.

NYC

Obtained value:

Development activities
Exercise 1
Complete the conversation with: work, job or occupation.
Mandy: Where do you __________________?
Bill: I ________________ at Wal-Mart.
Mandy: Really?.. Do you like your _______________?
Bill: Oh! Yes. Its a fine ____________________?
Mandy: What do you do there?
Bill: Im in charge of personnel and I interview people to ____________ for us.
Mandy: Good! Can you interview me?
Bill: What is your ________________________?
Mandy: Sales.
Bill: Ok, why dont you come tomorrow and bring a resume with you?
Mandy: Thank you very much. I sure need a ________________!

Exercise 2
Listen to the conversation to check the answers.

Exercise 3
Match the following prepositions to know uses of work + preposition phrases.

I work

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in
as
for
on
out
with

a project
a relative
Walmart
Mexico City
a cheft
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Exercise 4
Write a, an or the where necessary to complete the conversation.
A:

What do you do?

B:

Im ______ engineer and I work as Managing Director of______ Intel Company.


And you?

A:

Im ______ Graffic Designer, I work in quality.


________ company is called Rock Designs.

B:

So, you are in clothing design?

A:

Oh, yes!, I like my job a lot because I like rock music .


We also sell ________ licenses to use Rock groups propaganda.
We have three branches in the country and I am _________ copartner in ______ company.

B:

It sounds interesting. Congratulations!

Exercise 5

Listen to the conversation to check the answers.

Exercise 6
Match the following columns to complete telephone expressions.

Could you ...

give
have
take
repeat
put
spell
go
tell

your name?
that?
me through to (Client attention)
him call me?
a message?
over that again?
me where you live?
me some information?

NOTE.
You use indirect questions to sound more polite.
-Could you tell me..?

May I ...

BLOCK 1

speak
call
check
have
take

a message?
extension 206, please?
to Mrs. Sanders, please?
later?
that?

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Activity 2
According to the table, discuss the rules to form nouns from singular to plural form.
N O U N S
TYPE
1

NOUN-SINGULAR
doctor

NOUN-PLURAL
doctors

office

offices

secretary

secretaries

boss

bosses

wife

wives

man

men

Activity 2a.

Give more examples of nouns for each rule:

Activity

2
Factual

Identifies and relates plural nouns rules.


Co evaluation

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Product: class discussion.


KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Value:
Attitude

Practices discussion and determines the


correct use of plurals.
C

MC

NYC

Integrates knowledge and shows initiative and


interest.
Obtained value:

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HELP ...
TYPE
1

ADJECTIVE
cheap

COMPARATIVE
cheaper

SUPERLATIVE
the cheapest

safe

safer

the safest

big

bigger

the biggest

early

earlier

the earliest

important

More/less
important

the most/the least


important

good

better

the best

Exercise 7
Discuss the comparatives.

Activity 3
Listen to the song and underline the comparatives.

I AM ME
My brother is bigger than me.
My sisters more intelligent than me.
My mothers more attractive than me.
But I am me.
I am me.
I am the best mez.
My father is richer than me.
My sister is more modern than me.
My brother is more popular than me.
But I am me.
I am me.
I am me.
I am the best me.
We are different, not the same.
Different habits, different name.
And we play a different game.
Lets rap!

BLOCK 1

We are we.
We are we.
We are the best we.

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Exercise 8
Learn this poem and take the good advice.

GOOD BETTER BEST


Good, better, and best
-Never restTill your good is better
And better is the best.

Activity
Factual
Recognizes grammatical structures about
comparatives.
Autoevaluation

EVALUATION
Product: Listening presentation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Indicates and uses comparative forms
in the song.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Participates in a collaborative form.
Obtained value:

Closing activity
Activity 4
Answer and discuss the following questions.
Do you have a part-time job? If so, what do you do?
Do you have to work overtime?
If so, how often?
Do you have to work on Sundays?
What are some jobs that you think would be boring?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
What are some jobs that you think would be fun?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
What job do you want to have in six or seven years?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
What jobs in your country are considered to be good jobs? Why?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Would you consider yourself to be an ambitious person at work?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Would you describe yourself as a workaholic?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Would you like a job in which you traveled a lot?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Activity 4

(continuation)

Would you like a job that requires you to sit in front of a computer all day?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Would you like to do the same job for the rest of your life?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Would you like to work in an office? Why or why not?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
At what age do people usually retire in your country?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
At what age would you like to retire?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
What do you think you will do after you retire?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Activity

4
Factual

Presents and discusses business


vocabulary and grammatical topics.
Coevaluation

BLOCK 1

Product: Questionnaire discussion.


KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Practices discussion and new business
vocabulary.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows initiative and interest in a collaborative form.
Obtained value:

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Unidad de competencia:
Expresa y analiza dilogos para comunicarse en situaciones cotidianas y
laborales, que le permitan referirse a elementos de su entorno.
Atributos a desarrollar en el bloque:
4.1 Expresa ideas y conceptos mediante representaciones lingsticas,
matemticas o grficas.
4.2 Aplica distintas estrategias comunicativas segn quienes sean sus
interlocutores, el contexto en el que se encuentra y los objetivos que persigue.
4.3 Identifica las ideas claves en un texto o discurso oral e infiere conclusiones
a partir de ellas.
4.4 Se comunica en una segunda lengua en situaciones cotidianas.
4.5 Maneja las tecnologas de la informacin y la comunicacin para obtener
informacin y expresar ideas.
6.4 Estructura ideas y argumentos de manera clara, coherente y sinttica.
7.1 Define metas y da seguimiento a sus procesos de construccin de
conocimiento.
8.2 Aporta puntos de vista con apertura y considera los de otras personas de
manera reflexiva.
10.3 Asume que el respeto de las diferencias es el principio de integracin y de
convivencia en los contextos local, nacional e internacional.

BLOCK 2. Communicates regarding different subjects.

Time assigned: 15 hours.

Didactic Sequence 1.
Talking About Business.
Start up activities
Building Up Business Vocabulary.

Exercise 1
Listen and read.
Some prepositions of place
1.

The Company is in the center of town.

2.

My office is on the third floor.

3.

its above the General Managers office.

4.

its at the end of the hall, at the top of the stairs.

5.

Its by the main photocopier.

The door is next to the photocopier.


6.

The accountants department is behind the reception desk.

7.

The reception desk is below the General Managers office.

8.

Its near the main entrance.

9.

Its opposite the waiting area.

10. Its between the restrooms and the waiting area.


11. The parking lot is in front of the main entrance.

Exercise 1a.
Discuss the uses of prepositions of place.

Activity 2b.

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Exercise 2
Complete the sentence with a preposition of time.
a The company was taken over ... the end of that month.
b I joined MTV . 1998.
c I left .. spring of 2005.
d I got a new job with CDR..... May 1st.
e. I work there ............... 8 am ............. 4 pm.
f

I was sent to Europe .. the beginning of July.

g My boss called me.9 am.. Tuesday 18th. August.


h He wanted me to go to Italy . September.
i

I phoned him back .. 3 pm.

I want to complete the project by the end ......... November.

Exercise 2a
How do you use prepositions of time?... Share with classmates

BLOCK 2

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Exercise 2b
Write questions about times and dates, and ask them to a partner.

Help:
When was your company founded?
When did you join the company?
When did you start work?
When were you born?
When did you leave school/college? ....

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Activity 1
Complete the second speakers responses with the correct question words
who

where

when

1A
B
A
B

The problem is the cost.


Sorry, did you say?
The problem is the cost.
Oh, as usual.

2A
B
A
B

We have the meeting next month.


Sorry, did you say?
Next month.
Oh, I see.

3A
B
A
B

A course will cost $1,000.


Sorry, _ did you say?
$1,000 at least.
Oh, that much?

4A
B
A
B

Mr. Ronn called me yesterday.


Sorry, did you say?
Mr. Ronn.
Oh, yes.

5A
B
A
B

The company is in Tokio.


Sorry, did you say?
In Tokio.
Oh. really?

6A
B
A
B

The company construction might take two years.


Sorry, did you say?
two years.
Oh, as long as that?

what

how long

how much

In business where you are discussing,


facts and figures, saying: Sorry Or I
dont understand is not always enough.
Sometimes you need to be more
precise.

BLOCK 2

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Activity 1a.
Listen and check your answers.

Activity

Factual
Recalls business vocabulary in grammatical
topics.
Coevaluation

EVALUATION
Product: Completes, listens and checks prepositions
& WH questions.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Distinguishes phonetic models.
C

MC

Value:
Attitude
Shows initiative and interest.

NYC

Obtained value:

Exercise 3
Listen and model the sentences for the present progressive tense, contrast with the simple
present tense.
We do a lot of work in the community hospital.
Were building a new medical area in the community hospital.
We dont usally have problems with contractors.
We are having some problems at the moment.
The Project goes well.
The Project is going well.
.
We want to complete the Project by the end of June.
We are waiting to complete the Project by the end of June.
I dont think well finish on schedule.
Im not thinking well finish on schedule.

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Exercise 3a
Listen to some examples for the present continuous tense, contrast with the simple
present tense, then share your own examples.
Learning a lenguage.
Which language do you speak? What are you studying at the moment?
My mother tongue is Spanish.
Im working on my English.
I can speak Italian and French.
Im trying to improve my German.
I know some Polish,
Im working on my own.
I dont speak much Japanese.
My pronunciation is getting better.

Possesion.
Exercise 4
Possession.
Exercise 4. Write replies to these examples, using belong to, it is, they arent, etc.
e.g. Does this cell phone belong to you?
(not mine) .
a Whose is this computer?
(ours) ..
b Is this Mr and Mrs Sommers laggage?
(them)
c I think this is Mikes calculator.
(not him).
d Whose are these files?
(yours).
e Does this briefcase belong to Luis?
(not his).
f Is this Dianes report?
(hers)
g Whose are these cups of coffee?
(me) .
h I think that is Dan and Lizs problem.
(not hers) ..

BLOCK 2

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Activity 2
Oral practice. Use real life objects to describe a teacher of your school.
Write the sentences here:

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Oral and written presentation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Recalls previews vocabulary in grammatical
topics.
Coevaluation

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MC

Attitude
Shows initiative and interest.

Applies knowledge and describes people.


C

Value:

NYC

Obtained value:

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Development activities

Exercise 5
Read and report orally in English, your own words, the history of The Hershey Company. Be prepared
with notes. (The reading can be assigned in small parts to different students).

Hersheys Chocolate
It all started with a decision.
Our company originated with candy-manufacturer Milton Hersheys decision in 1894 to produce sweet chocolate as
a coating for his caramels. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he called his new enterprise the Hershey Chocolate
Company. In 1900, the company began producing milk chocolate in bars, wafers and other shapes. With massproduction, Hershey was able to lower the per-unit cost and make milk chocolate, once a luxury item for the wealthy,
affordable to all. One early advertising slogan described this new product as a palatable confection and a most
nourishing food.
A company on the move.
The immediate success caused the companys owner to consider increasing his production facilities. He decided to
build a new chocolate factory amid the gently rolling farmland of south-central Pennsylvania in Derry Township,
where he had been born. Close to the ports of New York and Philadelphia which supplied the imported sugar and
cocoa beans needed, surrounded by dairy farms that provided the milk required, and with a local labor supply of
honest, hard-working people, the location was perfect. By the summer of 1905, the new factory was turning out
delicious milk chocolate.

BLOCK 2

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Exercise 5 (continuation)
A KISS for the whole world.
Looking to expand its product line, the company in 1907 began producing a flat-bottomed, conical milk chocolate
candy which Mr. Hershey decided to name HERSHEYS KISSES Chocolates. At first, they were individually
wrapped in little squares of silver foil, but in 1921 machine wrapping was introduced. That technology was also
used to add the familiar plume at the top to signify to consumers that this was a genuine HERSHEYS KISS
Chocolate. In 1924, the company even had it trademarked.
New products, hard times.
Throughout the next two decades, even more products were added to the companys offerings. These included
MR. GOODBAR (1925), HERSHEYS Syrup (1926), chocolate chips (1928) and the KRACKEL bar (1938). Despite
the Great Depression of the 1930s, these products helped the newly incorporated Hershey Chocolate
Corporation maintain its profitability and avoid any worker layoffs.
Hersheys Chocolate goes to war.
With the outbreak of World War II, the Hershey Chocolate Corp. (which had provided milk chocolate bars to
American doughboys in the first war) was already geared up to start producing a survival ration bar for military
use. By the end of the war, more than a billion of these Ration D bars had been produced and the company had
earned no less than five Army-Navy E Production Awards for its exceptional contributions to the war effort.
A family friend becomes a family member.
The post-war period saw the introduction of a host of new products and the acquisition of an old one. Since 1928,
H.B. Harry Reeses candy company, also located in Hershey, had been making chocolate-covered peanut
butter cups. Given that Hershey Chocolate supplied the coating for REESES penny cups; (the wrapper said,
Made in Chocolate Town, So They Must Be Good), it was not surprising that the two companies had a good
relationship. As a result, seven years after Reeses death in 1956, the H.B. Reese Candy Company was sold to
Hershey Chocolate Corp.
Growing up and branching out.
The following decades would see the company - renamed Hershey Foods Corporation in 1968 - expanding its
confectionery product lines, acquiring related companies and even diversifying into other food products. Among
the many acquisitions were: San Giorgio Macaroni and Delmonico Foods (1966); manufacturing and marketing
rights to English candy company Rowntree MacKintoshs products (1970); Y&S Candies, makers of Twizzlers
licorice (1977); Dietrich Corp.s confectionery operations (1986); Peter Paul/Cadburys U.S. confectionery
operations (1988); and Ronzoni Foods (1990).
The Hershey Company enters a new century.
Today, The Hershey Company is the leading North American manufacturer of chocolate and non-chocolate
confectionery and grocery products. As the new millennium begins, we continue to introduce new products
frequently and to take advantage of growth opportunities through acquisitions. HERSHEYS products are known
and enjoyed the world over. In fact, we export to over 90 countries. With approximately 13,700 employees and
net sales in excess of $4 billion, The Hershey Company remains committed to the vision and values of the man
who started it all so many years ago.

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Activity 3
Search on the internet the history of a company or an institution of your interest.
Answer the following questions about the company:
Help:
http://www.google.com.mx/search?hl=es&source=hp&q=history+of+companies&meta=&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&o
q=&gs_rfai=
1.
2.
3.
4.

Why did you get interested in this company?


Would you like to work for this company?
What do you like the most of this company?
Prepare: to talk about the history of your company that interest you.
Bring the historical information on companies (when they were
founded, how they have developed; refer to company websites for such
information).

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Written and oral presentation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Organizes and reports about a company of
students interest.
Coevaluation

BLOCK 2

Prepares a presentation based on the web research.


C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Participates and shoes initiative and
interest.
Obtained value:

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Exercise 6
Listen and read the conversation.
John: Excuse me. May I see the General Manager?
Secretary:

Sorry, Im afraid he is not at the moment, but also you have to make
an appointment to see him.
Can I help you?

John:

I would like to apply for a job in this company.

Secretary:

Well, there are not any available job right now, but you can fill out an
application form, and we can give you a call in case there is
something for you.

John:

Ok, thank you very much.

Secretary:

Youre welcome.

Activity 6a
Listen to the telephone conversation.
John: Hello! Whos this?
July: This is July, the secretary at Ford Company. Im calling you about the
job application you handed in here.
John: Oh yes! Is there something for me?
July: It looks like it is so.
John: Can I make an appointment for the interview now?
July: Yes, you may, How about tomorrow at ten? The general manager will be interviewing you.
John: Yes, of course, no problem. Ill be there tomorrow at ten. Thank you very much.
July: Youre welcome, John! See you tomorrow.
John: Bye! And, thanks again!

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Activity 4
Listen and read the conversation.
John:

Good morning Sir.

GM:

Good morning (looking at the job application) John, come in and sit down, please.

John:

Thank you Sir.

GM:

So, you want to work with us What can you do?

John:

Well, Im studying in high school and I would like a part-time job. I can assist customers as a salesperson,
I can be a clerk, an office boy, a secretary, I can sweep and mop floors and I can even entertain children
while the clients buy.

GM:

Good! Why are you interested in working here?

John:

I need to work to pay for my studies, and this Company got my attention because if I get the job I know I
can do my best, and while I get prepared I can look forward to a better position in this company.

GM:

You look like a very ambitious person who knows what you want. I like people with that attitude. The job is
yours and youll be assisting clients/customers

John:

Thank you very much Sir. Ill do my best as I said.

Activity 4a
Answer the questions according to the dialogues:
1.

Who is applying for a job?

2.

Did John get to see the General Manager in his first visit to the Company?

3.

Does John still study?

4.

Who attended John in his first visit to the Company?

5.

Did John call to make an appointment?

6.

Why does John want to work in that Company?

7.

What does ambitious mean?

8.

Did John get the job?

9.

Why do you think he did?

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Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Pronunciation & reading comprehesion
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Recalls listening and reading strategies.

Analyses the conversation and answers questions.

Coevaluation

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows interest and respect.
Obtained value:

Activity 6a.

Excecise 7
Listen and then practice the dialogue with a partner taking turns.
Jason:

Where do you work Andrea?

Andrea:

I work for Thomas Cook Travel.

Jason:

Oh, really? What do you do there?

Andrea:

Im a travel agent.

Jason:

And what do you do exactly?

Andrea:

I make plane and hotel reservations for business travelers.

Jason:

Do you like your job?

Andrea:

Yes, its a great job. Although, the salary is not very high, I often travel to learn about cities, hotels,
airlines and tours, and everything is free!

Jason:

Thats fantastic!

Andrea:

Yes, I love traveling. And what do you do?

Jason:

Im a student, and I have a part-time job too.

Andrea:

Oh! Where do you work?

Jason:

In a fast food restaurant.

Andrea:

Are you a waiter?

Jason:

No, actually Im a singer. I sing with a band there every night.

Andrea:

Do you like your job?

Jason:

Yes, its a lot of fun.

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Excercise 8
Complete the telephone conversation. Use the help in the box
form appointment - is calling - Friday

HELLO, IM AFRAID R2-D2 IS


NOT IN RIGHT NOW. PLEASE
LEAVE A MESSAGE AFTER THE
BEEP-WHEEP-PU-WHEET-ZIPBOOOP

Nancy: Hello, Colpac Company. May I ask who __________________?


Emma: This is Emma. Im calling to ask for an interview ____________.
Nancy: Have you made your application ?
Emma: Oh yes, I have it with me. I also have my rsum
Nancy: Good! Can you come on at 5:30 p.m?
Emma: Sure, Ill be there.
Nancy: Ok. Ill see you then.

Exercise 8a
Listen to the telephone conversation.
Emma: Nancy?
Nancy: Oh yes! What can I do for you?
Emma: Im sorry but I forgot to ask you. How can I get to the Colpac Co.?
Nancy: Where are you?
Emma: Im on Grand Ave. and Maple St.
Nancy: Ok, Take Grand Ave., go straight on, then turn left on Roxbury St., walk three
blocks and turn right and go straight ahead up to Eight St. Colpac is at your right.
Emma: Thank you very much Nancy.

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Activity 8b
Draw a map for Emma to get to Colpac Co.

Activity 5
Read and complete the dialogue:
Interviewer:
Good morning Mr. ________________
Im looking at your resume and Id like to ask you some questions.
B:
Ok, Ill be glad to answer Mr. ________________
I:
Do you have a job
B:
Yes ________ . I work for ______________ . I am a _________________
I have been working for __________ years.
I:
What do you do there?
B:
I am in charge of ________________ and I have had good experience.
I:
How long have you worked there?
B:
For __________ Since ____________
I:
What kind of experience do you have?
B:
Well Im _____________. I know how to __________________________.
I:
Do you __________________. Have you taken any courses.
B:
No, actually I have given courses of _____________________________.
I:
Where did you study?
B:
I went to ___________________ . Im a ___________________
I:
Why do you want to work here?
B:
Because I think this is a good company that offers good opportunities
for improvement
I:
Do you prefer working independently or in a team?
B:
I am equally confortable working as a member of a team or independently.

Activity
Factual
Recalls reading strategies.
Coevaluation

EVALUATION
Product: Pronunciation & reading comprehension.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Analyses the context and fills in the blanks.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Participates and shows interest.
Obtained value:

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Closing activities
Exercise 9
Look at the job interview tips and follow them to prepare your own.
Job Interview Tips
Scott: So what do you know about the Company? Have you done some research?
Carla: Yes, I have. On the internet: I know when it started, where it is, what they do, thats why I
chose it.
Scott: What else have you done to get ready?
Carla: Well, I have also practiced answering some basic questions, that I think theyll ask me.
Scott: Thats a good idea. Also you should arrive early and make sure you pronounce the
Interviewers name correctly.
Carla: That is easy his name is Dave.
Scott: NO! Never call the interviewer by his first name unless he asks you to do so.
Carla: OK, OK, then its Sommers. Ill call him Mr. Sommers.
Scott: Good!

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Activity 6
Dramatize your job interview. Hand in the written conversation.

Activity
Factual
Reports speaking & writing skills.
Coevaluation

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EVALUATION
Product: Writing & dramatization of an interview.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

MC

Attitude
Shows interest making a good
presentation.

Dramatizes the prepared job interview.


C

Value:

NYC

Obtained value:

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Didactic Sequence 2.
Shopping and services.
Start up activity
Exercise 1
Listen and repeat after the speaker.
Long Form
Reduced Form
1. How are you doing?
Howre you doin?
2. Its nice nice to meet you.
Its nice to meetcha.
3. We are going to go shopping.
Were gonna go shopping.
4. Do you want to go?
Do you wanna go?
5. You dont have to come.
You dont hafta come.
6. Arent you coming?
Arencha comin?
7. She doesnt miss them.
She doesnt miss em.
8. Why are you mad?
Whre you mad?
9. Ralph and I are going to watch a video.
Ralph n I are gonna watch a video.
10. Would you like to see me later?.
Wudja like to see me later?

Activity 1
Find a dialogue or a song on the internet where reduced forms are used.

Activity

1
Factual

Recognizes the use of reduce forms.


Autoevaluation

BLOCK 2

EVALUATION
Product: Report of the use of reduced forms.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Distinguishes the use of reduce forms.
C

MC

Value:
Attitude
Shows interest making a good report.

NYC

Obtained value:

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Development activities

Exercise 2

Listen to the dialogue and read it aloud.


Carla:

I want to go shopping because I need to buy some new clothes.

Karen:

I dont have much time to go to stores, so I use my computer to do online shopping. Also I dont
like to carry money, its risky. I use credit card to buy things. Another thing I save energy if I dont
drive, and look for parking is a headache.

Carla:

Well, we can go window-shopping only, but I like to touch and feel things, and also try them on, if I
want to buy clothes.

Karen:

Ok Ill go with you. I am too stressed out. I cant go against my nature, Im a girl and I sure like
shopping. Malls are great! Lets go.

Exercise 2a

According to the dialogue match the statements with a kind of shopping.


a. online shopping

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b. Window-shopping

__a___

You save energy.

______

You can touch things.

______

You can see things.

______

You can save time.

______

You can save money.

______

You can enjoy a nice day.

______

You can use a credit card.

______

You sit in front of your computer.

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Exercise 3
Complete the dialogue with verbs in the simple present or present progressive tense.
Amy: Where ____________ you _____________(go)?
Nicole:

I _____________________ to the new department store.(go)

Amy: What are you ____________________(buy) ?


Nicole:

Some clothes for my little sister.

Amy: What ___________________________ this afternoon? (do)


Nicole:

I ___________________ (have) a party. You ________ (be) invited.

Amy: Good! I dont __________(have) anything to do today. Are you


__________________(invite)Joel?... I am ________________ (die) forhim. Please __________ (invite) him!
Nicole: Ok, I promise! Im not ____________________ (forget) .
____________ ( do) you _______________ (see) him everyday?
Amy: Oh, yes! Everyday.

Exercise 3a
Listen to check the answers.

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Exercise 4
Read the conversation and choose or give an answer.
Kyle: Excuse me! Where are the I Pods?
Clerk:
They are on the 2nd floor, next to the TV sets.
1. Where is Kyle?
a. In a supermarket.
b. In a department store.
2. What is an I pod? . . . How does it function?
3. Ask and answer about where things are in the department store.

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Exercise 5
Listen to the conversation and then discuss the meaning of vocabulary and expressions.
Gloria:
Debbie:
Gloria:

Hi Debbie!
Hi Gloria!
Why dont we go shopping? There are lots of stores on sale this weekend.

Debbie:
Gloria:

We can visit the factory outlets, too. We might get even better prices there.
Lets go then!

Gloria:
Debbie:

At the mall
Look Debbie, the jeans are on sale!
I need some, lets get in.

Gloria:
Debbie:

What size are you?


Im not sure, I just finished a diet and I think Im size 6. I was size 8.

Gloria:

Oh! Thats very good!

Debbie:

Oh yes, I think so too


(to a lady) Where can I find a salesperson ?

Lady:
Debbie:

I am a salesperson, Can I help you?


Yes, please Id like to try these jeans on. Where are the fitting rooms?

Lady:
Debbie:
Lady:

Over there, next to the customer service office.


Thank you.
Youre welcome.

Gloria:
Debbie:

Did the jeans fit you?


Yes, come in. How does it look?

Gloria:
Debbie:
Gloria:
Debbie:
Gloria:

BLOCK 2

Very nice, they look just fine.


Ill take two, a black and a blue one.
Good! I think Ill try some too. Its a real bargain!
Yes, it is. Can we go and eat later? Im hungry.
Sure, Im hungry too.

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Exercise 5a
Write a dialogue where you pretend you are going to a store and buying something for yourself.

Giving reasons
Sometimes you have to give a reason when you return things to a store.
Some reasons are:
It doesnt fit
Its not the right size
It doesnt work
Its too expensive
I dont like the color
When you return things,
You usually need to bring your receipt
You get your money refunded (you get it returned).
You sometimes give the clerk your name and address.

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Activity 2
Discussing Reasons. Work with a partner. Look at these two lists.
On the left are items you can buy at a store. On the right are possible reasons to return them.
Match the item on the left with the reason on the right.
There may be more than one reason for each item.
Item
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Reasons

Shoes _______
a) It doesnt work
Purse _______
b) It was a gift. I already have one.
Calculator _______
c) It was a gift. I dont like this music.
TV _______
d) Its / theyre too small
Shirt _______
e) Its / theyre too big
Radio _______
f) I dont like the style.
CD. _______
g) I dont like the color.
CD. _______
g) I dont like the color.

Activity 2a
Giving Reasons. Dramatizes giving reasons with a partner.
Example:
A: May I help you?
B: Yes, Id like to return this ____________________.
(Item)
A: Did you bring your receipt?
B: Yes, here it is.
A: Why are you returning the ____________________?
(Item)
B: Because ________________________________________________________.
(Reason)

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Oral practice.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

2
Factual

Presents an oral practice.


Co evaluation

BLOCK 2

Value:
Attitude

Dramatizes in a collaborative form.


C

MC

Collaborates respectfully.
NYC

Obtained value:

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Exercise 7
CLIENTSERVICES
Listen and read the telephone conversation.
Nancy: Megacable. Good morning! This is Nancy speaking. May I help you?
Peggy: This is Peggy and I would like to get your cable service.
Nancy: Sure. Have you decided among our different packages we are offering?
Peggy: Yes, Ill take the basic one.
Nancy: We have a promotion: if you pay 6 months on Pay-per-view, you get 6 months free. Are you interested?
Peggy: Oh, yes Ill take it.
Nancy: Good! You wont regret it.
Peggy: When do I get the service?
Nancy: Today. How about 3:00 Oclock.
Peggy: Fine. Ill wait for you here. Can you send the bill so I pay for the service?
Nancy: Ill do that for you.
Peggy: Thank you very much.
Nancy: Youre welcome. Have a nice day!
Peggy: Same to you!

Exercise 8
Listen and read the telephone conversation.
Lady: Customer service. How may I help you?
Abril: Hi my name is Abril. I bought a washing machine from you a day before
yesterday, but it does not seem to work.
Lady: Hello Abril. Thank you for calling us! What type of washing machine is it?
Abril: Its a Maytag.
Lady: What happens when you try to turn it on?
Abril: Nothing happens. It just doesnt work.
Lady: I see. Im going to send one of our technicians to your house and see if he can fix it.
If he cant well send you a new washing machine with no extra cost to you.
Abril: Wow, thats so kind of you! Can your technician turn the electricity in my apartment
back on too?
Lady: Oh, you have no electricity? I think, I know whats wrong with your washing machine!

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Exercise 8a
Discuss what the problem in the dialogue is.

Activity 3
Work in pairs. Pretend you are asking for a client service. Write it down first, then present it orally to the
group.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Report of a client service.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

3
Factual

Recognizes structures for giving and asking


services.
Co evaluation

BLOCK 2

MC

Attitude
Shows respect and responsibility working
in pairs.

Dramatizes a service inquiry.


C

Value:

NYC

Obtained value:

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Closing activities

Activity 4
Debate and solve the following problems.
a.

You are an employee at a Company; the General Manager asks you to be in charge of the Company while he
goes to a business trip.
- What would you do?
Problem solution:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. You are unemployed.
Why do you think there is so much unemployment:
Problem solution:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
c. What can you do to have a good job?
Problem solution:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Problems solution.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

1
Factual

Identifies various customs and behaviors in


his/her own cultural background.
Co evaluation

Value:
Attitude

Recognizes and checks the statements that apply


to his/her own cultural background.
C

MC

NYC

Values the various customs and behaviors


found in cultures around the world.
Obtained value:

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Didactic Sequence 3.
From Here To There.
Start up activity
Exercise 1
Time: 15 minutes.
Material: Copy of the songs lyrics, listening for comprehension.
Classroom arrangement: Pairs.
Produce:
Cut the lines of song and scramble them. Give them to each pair of students.
Students take a guess and try to put the song in order before listening to it.
Students tell the class their guess about the song and the reasons why they think
is in the correct order.
Play the song.
Students listen and move the lines as many times as necessary so that they can:
Put the song in the correct order.
Play the song as many times as necessary.
Encourage students to sing the song.

Exercise 2
Match the sentences on the left and the responses on the right.
1.

Can I help you?

_____No, its optional.

2.

Hurry up!

_____Good idea!

3.

May I ask whos calling?

_____Yes, it does.

4.

How will I recognize you?

_____I need to talk to Miss Rice.

5.

What do you want to be?

_____Ill have the small pepperoni pizza.

6.

Can I take your order?

_____This is Tom Hanks.

7.

What are you going to do this weekend?

_____Im coming.

8.

Is the tip 15%?

_____A business man.

9.

Does Mr. stand for Mister?

_____Im short and long curly blond hair.

10.

Why dont we order a pizza?

______Stay at home and watch

movies.

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Exercise 2a.
Discuss where do you hear or use the previos phrases.

Activity 1
Relaxing Activity: Listen to the Song and solve the Puzzle, Present your song puzzle and sing it.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Song puzzle.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

1
Factual

Recognizes English usage and correct


sentence order.
Coevaluation

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Value:
Attitude

Organizes and solves the puzzle to be aware of


correct English usage.
C

MC

NYC

Participates and shows initiative and


interest.
Obtained value:

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Development activities
Exercise 3
Fill in the blanks to complete the conversations. Say the category of phone call for each dialogue.

Category:
- Long distance call
- Long distance collect call
- Personal call
- Business call
1.
A: Hello
B: This is _______________ . Could I speak to _____________ ?
A: Im sorry, hes not in. Can I take a message?
B: Yes, Could you please tell him that his friend_________________
called and_______________________________________________
A: Sure.
B: Thank you.
2.
A: Directory assistance.
B: Operator. I want to make a call to_____________________.
The number is _________________________.
A: Do you know the are code?
B: No, I do not.
A: Thats alright. Ill look it up. Is this a person-to-person call?
B: Yes, I want to speak to __________________________.
A: Could you tell me the last name please?
B: Yes, of course. Its___________________________.
A: Thank you.
3.
A: Telmex Company. Good________________________
B: Good___________. Could you get me the___________________ Departament?
A: Who do you wish to speak to?
B: ________________________________.
A: That is extension_______________. One moment, please.
B: Thank you.
4.
A: Operator. I want to place a collect call.
B: Where do you wish to call?
A: _____________________________.
B: Do you know the area code?
A: Yes, it is ____________________.
B: Who is calling please?
A: ______________________________.
B: One moment your call is ready.

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Exercise 3a
Act out the dialogues.

Leaving Voicemail Messages


Voicemail makes some people nervous. But its easy to leave a message if you know what to say. Here are five easy
steps for leaving a voicemail message.

1.

Steps
Say your name and the day and time

Examples
1. Hi. This is Livy. Its three oclock, Wednesday the fourth.

2.

Say why you are calling

2. Im returning your call


Im calling about your ad in the newspaper
Im calling to see if you want to go shopping.

3.

Leave instructions or say what you will


do.
Leave your number. Say it slowly
Say good-bye.

3. Call me back when you get a change.


III call you back later.
4.My phone number is 4-1-7-3-6-1-7.
5.Good-bye
Bye
Talk to you later

4.
5.

Activity 2
Read the following situations. Choose one and leave a message.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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You need to ask a question about todays homework. Call another student in the class and leave a message.
Ask him or her to call you back.
You are going to a friends house for dinner. You are going to be a few minutes late. Call and leave a
message.
Your car is not working. Call a mechanic and leave a message.
A friend asked you to go to a party. You cant remember if it was tonight or tomorrow night. You have too
much homework, so you cant go tonight. But you can go tomorrow night. Call your friend and leave a
message.
You have a message to call someone you dont know. When you call back to find out, you get his answering
machine. Leave a message.

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Activity 2a
Say your message, rest of students try to guess which situation you chose.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Voicemail message.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

2
Factual

Expresses the message to communicate in


English.
Coevaluation

Value:
Attitude

Demonstrates the correct usage of English in a real


situation.
C

MC

NYC

Participates in the activity and shows


initiative and interest.
Obtained value:

Exercise 4
RESERVATIONS
Listen and read the telephone conversation.
Hello, Mr. Powers office. May I help you?
Mr. Plats: This is Brad Plats from Colombia Pictures Co. And Id like to speak to
Mr.Powers, please.
Judy: Hold on a second, please.
Sir, Mr. Plats from Colombia Pictures wants to speak to you.
Mr.Powers: Ok, Judy. Thanks.
Mr. Plats: Good morning. Im calling because we read your novel and my
partner and I would like to use it to make a movie.
Mr. Powers: Great! Im glad that you liked it.
Mr Plats: Why dont you come for a meeting and listen to our proposal,
lets say Monday morning about 10:00.
Mr.Powers: Oh, Im sorry! But Ill be busy. Could it be later? I could go after 12:00.
Mr. Plats: Lets see mmm about 2:00 p.m. Is that good for you?
Mr. Powers: Perfect! Thank you for the invitation.
Mr. Plats: Ok. Good Bye!
Mr. Powers: Bye.
Mr. Plats: Molly, can you please make a reservation at the Holiday Inns
Restaurant for five people on Monday at 2:00p.m.?
Molly: Yes, Mr. Plats. Ill call right away.

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Exercise 4a
Read and act out the conversation.
AT THE RESTAURANT.
Restaurant: Sirloin Stockade good day!
Molly: Good day! I want to make a reservation for five people.
Restaurant: I am sorry! But we are closed because we are making
some changes to improve the restaurants image.
Molly: Oh, what a pity! My boss wants to discuss an important deal there.
Restaurant: Well, we have a new restaurant, it is smaller although its more beautiful and comfortable than this one,
besides it has a larger variety of food and it's delicious!
Molly: And where is it?
Restaurant: At the north side of the Hotel, you have to pass through an amazing garden to get into it. I can give you
the phone number if you like.
Molly: All right.
Restaurant: Its 5-7-5-4-3-2-8
Molly: Thank you.
Restaurant: Youre welcome.
Michelle: Hello, Paradise Restaurant, this is Michelle, May I help you?
Molly: Hi, Id like to make a reservation in the name of: Mr. Powers, please!
Michelle: Ok. When would you like it?
Molly: Its for Monday at 2:00 p.m.
Michelle: Youre the luckiest person because that date was cancelled just before you called.
Molly: That is wonderful!
Michelle: How many guests would it be?
Molly: Five.
Michelle: Smoking or non smoking area?
Molly: Non-smoking, please.
Michelle: Ok. That would be all. Well expect for Mr. Powers and guests.
Molly: Thank you very much.
Michelle: My pleasure!

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Activity 4b
Answer the questions from the dialogues and discuss them.
1. Who wrote a novel?
2. What time is the meeting going to be?
3. Whose secretary is Molly?
4. How many times did Molly have to call to make a reservation?
5. Where is the meeting going to be?

Activity 3
Write a conversation where you make a reservation for a flight to go to a business meeting. Act out the
conversation with a partner.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Written and oral representation of a self
created dialogue.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

3
Factual

Reaffirms writing skills and creates a


dialogue.

Prepares and dramatizes a real life conversation.

Autoself evaluation

BLOCK 2

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows curiosity, creativity and respect in the
classroom.
Obtained value:

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Closing activities
Exercise 4
Choose between the dictionary definitions for stress. Stress/stress/ n.
1. The feeling of being worried because of problems in your life.
2. Special force we put onto a word or part of a word.
Are both correct? ..... Why is that?.... Depends on what?

Exercise 4a

Check how stressed you are.


Choose a phrase from the box to complete each sentence.
Put the verb in the right tense.

To have nightmares To feel worry or nervous


To have headaches To forget things
To have a stomach ache To sweat a lot
Other....

1.- He is having nightmares.


2.- She ............................................ .
3.- He .............................................. .
4.- She often ................................. .. .
5.- He is feeling hot and ...................
6.- She................................................

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Exercise 4b
Now write sentences using frequency adverbs and the previous phrases.
Example: I never/sometimes/often have nightmares.

Exercise 4c
For discussion. Answer the questions.
a. Why is someone stressed out?
a. How do people sometimes feel when they are stressed?
b. What kind of things can give you stress?
c. Is stress always bad for you?
Dont get stressed out!

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Exercise 4d
Read the jokes. Are they funny?
1.

A: Waiter! Can you taste my soup?


B: Its something wrong with it Sir?
A: No, no, but please taste it.
B: Im not allowed, but ok.
Where is the spoon?
A: Thats what Id like to know.
How can I eat my soup?

2.

A: Knock knock.
B: Whos there?
A: Joe.
B: Que yo ni que yo, si no me dice quien eres no abro la puerta

A: Doctor, doctor. I keep seeing


green hairy monsters with horrible faces.
B: Have you seen a Psychologist?
A: No, just green hairy monsters with horrible faces.

4.

Teacher: Jane, if you have ten candies and Oscar asks


you for one and Jackie asks
you for two, how many
candies do you have left?
Jane: Ten!, I dont want to share.
Did you get the jokes?

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Exercise 4e
For discussion. Answers the questions.
a . Why do people tell jokes?
c. Do you get less stressed when hearing a joke?
d. Do you think laughter is a good thing when you are stressed?
e. Can you tell the group a joke?

HELP:
Because = Gives you a reason.
But = Anounces a problem.
So = Gives a consequence

Exercise 4f
Read these problems from students of English.
Write down the problems that you have, too.
1. I get stressed when I read in English because there are many words I dont know.
2. Sometimes I cant do the grammar exercises so I get stressed.
3. Like to speak in English, but I worry about my pronunciation.
4. I want to learn lots of words, but I dont know how.

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Exercise 4g
Complete the sentences with because, but or so.
a.

There are many words I dont know, ........................ I can use a dictionary.

b.

I write down new words, .......................... I can look at them again and remember them.

c.

I want to learn English ......................... it is important for many jobs.

d.

English is sometimes difficult, ....................... I like it.

e.

I like having a workbook ......................... it has a lot of exercises.

f.

Sometimes I dont understand, ....................... I can ask my teacher for help.

Take the stress out of learning English!


Activity 4
Discussion, answer the questions or comments.
1. Is learning English stressful?
2. Which things about English can be stressful?
3. Which things can you do to help yourself?
4. Think of ideas to make learning English easier and more enjoyable.
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Activity 4

5. Write an advice from experience.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Class discussion.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

4
Factual

Identifies special days and annual eventscelebrations, holidays, and festivals.


Co evaluation

BLOCK 2

Value:
Attitude

Practices describing customs and events in his/her


or other countries.
C

MC

NYC

Collaborates and appreciates the use of


language to be applied in a real context.
Obtained value:

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Unidad de competencia:

Expresa y analiza dilogos para comunicarse en situaciones cotidianas y laborales, que le permitan
referirse a elementos de su entorno.

Atributos a desarrollar en el bloque:

4.1 Expresa ideas y conceptos mediante representaciones lingsticas, matemticas o grficas.


4.2 Aplica distintas estrategias comunicativas segn quienes sean sus interlocutores, el contexto en
el que se encuentra y los objetivos que persigue.
4.3 Identifica las ideas claves en un texto o discurso oral e infiere conclusiones a partir de ellas.
4.4 Se comunica en una segunda lengua en situaciones cotidianas.
4.5 Maneja las tecnologas de la informacin y la comunicacin para obtener informacin y expresar
ideas.
6.4 Estructura ideas y argumentos de manera clara, coherente y sinttica.
7.1 Define metas y da seguimiento a sus procesos de construccin de conocimiento.
8.2 Aporta puntos de vista con apertura y considera los de otras personas de manera reflexiva.
10.3 Asume que el respeto de las diferencias es el principio de integracin y de convivencia en los
contextos local, nacional e internacional.

BLOCK 3. Socializes in daily, working and


cultural situations.

Time assigned: 15 hours.

Didactic Sequence 1.
Social relationship.
Start up activities
Activity 1
Answer these questions to see how sociable you are.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

When you meet a stranger, do you feel nervous?


Do you try to be the centre of attention of groups?
Do you consider yourself a successful person, socially speaking?
Is it difficult for you to demonstrate in public some of your personal skills (such as telling jokes, dancing,
singing .....)?
Do you have problems when speaking in public?
Are you happy/satisfied with your own image?
Do you prefer eating alone or with a lot of people in a restaurant?
Do you feel you are good at socializing?
Do you accept praise gracefully and naturally?
When you meet strangers, do you listen or speak the most?
Do you show your feelings to friends you dont know very well?
Do you go red when someone shouts your name in public?
Do you feel inferior when introduced to an important person?
Do you often think your contributions to a debate can be relevant?
When you are presented in public, do you sweat, shake a bit, and feel insecure....?
Can you imite a famous person?

Calculate your score.


If you said YES to questions 1,5,10,12,13 and 15, give yourself a ponit for each YES.
If you said NO to questions 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,11,14 and 16, give yourself a ponit for each NO.
If you scored less than 6, your ability to make friends is acceptable.
Between 6 and 10, you have/have had difficulty relating to other people socially.
More than 10 points, new situations and getting to know new people is hard for you.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Test resolution.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Recognizes real English language usage.
Co evaluation

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Value:
Attitude

Practices and recaps information to recall correct


English usage in a test resolution.
C

MC

NYC

Shows initiative, sincerity and respect


participating in the test resolution.
Obtained value:

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Development activities

Exercise 1
Write the opposites of these adjectives.
Comfortable
Helpful

___________________________________ Polite _______________________________________

_________________________________________ On time_____________________________________

Pleasant __________________________________________ Quick ______________________________________


Friendly __________________________________________ Clean ______________________________________
Nice _____________________________________________ Interesting ___________________________________
Efficient __________________________________________ Good ______________________________________

Exercise 2
Listen to the definitions about peoples personalities. Can you add some more examples?
HELP: ADJECTIVES RELATED PERSONALITY
outgoing, careful, calm, relaxed, sympathetic, vain,
stubborn, rebellious, sensitive, sensible, caring, lazy,
positive, selfish, easygoing, laid-back, self-assured,
arrogant, hard-working, egotistical, ambitious, generous,
sociable, unselfish, confident, superstitious, shy
A person who loves talking to new people and going to parties is sociable and outgoing.

He never gets stressed. He doesn't take life too seriously. He is relaxed, calm and positive.

Sad films make him cry. He hates arguments and shouting. He is sensitive.

I dont like talking with other people when I dont know them. Im shy.

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He worries about taking risks and thinks everything is dangerous. He is careful.

If I say: "Here are the keys of my car. Use it whenever you want" I'm unselfish.

My mother always say: "Don't look black cats. It's unlucky". She is superstitious.

When he makes a decision it's impossible to make him change his mind. He is stubborn.

He never buys anyone a present. He is stingy or mean.

Exercise 2A Can you add some more examples?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________
OTHER...
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Activity 2
Read silently and then aloud the Social Types information.

The star: always tries to talk about himself, and gets angry when the chart moves into another topic.
The prankster: is a fun person, but he/she makes you angry when you want to talk seriously.
The complainer: is never happy.
The pedant: pretends to know more, and shows it off. In the end, people avoid rather than admire him.
The flatterer: manipulates people by telling them good things about them even if they are not true.
The serious person: has no visible sense of humor. However, he doesnt have to be boring, and he can make
a good friend.
The cultured/learned person: usually, a highly valued person because we like to be with people who know
more than us. He doesnt show it off!

Activity 2A
Discuss the following questions.
1. Are there any other categories not mentioned here?
Write them down as a brain storming participation in the group:
The cheater ...
The good friend ....
The sociable ....
2. Which type or types match your personality?
3. Which trait predominates more? Why?

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Reading and class discussion.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Introduces vocabulary in grammatical topics
about personality.
Co evaluation

BLOCK 3

Expresses and solves questions in a class


discussion.
C

MC

Value:
Attitude
Shows enthusiasm, initiative and
interest in the class discussion.

NYC

Obtained value:

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Exercise 3.

Write the expressions for starting conversations in the correct box in the chart.
Some may go into two boxes. Then add your own expressions to each box.

Starting conversations:

People often start conversations with people that they dont know. Sometimes this happens at a party or
in a new class, or at a new job because you want to make friends. Sometimes this happens on the
streets because you need help or directions. Here are some expressions people use to start
conversations:
Excuse me. I dont think weve met. My name is ...
Hello. May introduce myself ...
Hi. Can you tell me how to get to ....
Hi. Hows it going?
Hello. How are you? Its nice to see you again.
Excuse me. May I ask you a question?
Excuse me. Do you know when the next bus is coming?
Sorry, do you know the address of ......?

People you know

People you dont know

Formal

Informal

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Exercise 3A

Here are some expressions that end conversations.

Study them and then add them to the chart. Brainstorm some of your own, too.

Ending conversations:
Would you excuse me please?
Im late for a meeting.
Ive got to go now. III talk to you later.
It was nice to meet you.
Thank you for your help. Good-bye.
Lets get together sometime. Call me when you get a change.
Id better get going. Nice talking to you.
Ive enjoyed talking to you. Maybe we could get together sometime.

People you know

People you dont know

Formal

Informal

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Activity 3
Complete the chart below about topics of conversation and decide with whom and when you can
discuss these topics.
Most people can talk about some subjects with some people, and other subjects with other people.
Who
Close friends
Casual (not so close) friends
Family
No one

when
at work or at school
over dinner
at a party
on the telephone

Topics

Who

When

Sports
Politics
Boyfriend or girlfriend
TV or movies
School or work

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Classification of information.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Comprehends, classifies and organizes from start
to finish conversations using proper expressions.
Co evaluation

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Comments and builds formal / informal


conversations. Applies knowledge in class.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows initiative, responsibility and
interest in class.
Obtained value:

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Exercise 4. Write the questions, use the help and follow the example.
e.g

Who/work for? (you)


Who do you work for?

1. What/do? (your brother)


______________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Where/work? (Mr Jones).
______________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Where/be from (your husband).
______________________________________________________________________________________________
4. Where/live? (your parents)
______________________________________________________________________________________________
5. Be/married? (you)
______________________________________________________________________________________________
6. Have/any children? (your boss)
______________________________________________________________________________________________
7. How old/be? (they)
______________________________________________________________________________________________
8. What/do? (your spare time)
______________________________________________________________________________________________

Exercise 4A. Listen to the questions - Intonaion.


Yes/No Questions
Rising intonation
Do you work everyday?
Do you like your job?
Are you in charge of the department?
Are you a lawyer?

BLOCK 3

Wh- questions
Falling intonation
What do you do?
What company do you work for?
Where do you work?
What do you do exactly?

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Exercise 4B. Pretend you are working in a Company and you want to find out about
your colleagues.

Listen to the questions and answers.


What do you do?
Im ....[a manager].
(Im responsable for the payroll and Management
Information Systems.)
(I work for a construction company in Mxico ).
Who do you work for?
A company called [Elco Pacific].
(Ive been with them for about three years.)
Which departament are you in?

[Finance].

Where did you study?

At (Unitec University)

Where did you go to college?

(Phoenix Institute of Technology.)

What qualifications have you got?


(I studied engineering.)

I have [a degree in Business Studies].

Where are you from?


Where were you born?
Where do you live (now)

I am from Spain.
I was born in Madrid, Spain.
In Mexico City.

Are you married?


Do you have any children?
How old are they?

Yes, I am./ No, I am not.


Yes, I have two children. No, I havent
[One is four, the other is two.]

What do you do in your spare time?

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Activity 4
Prepare a presentation where you introduce yourself, say who you are , where you are from, what you
do, etc. Write it down first.
HELP:
Positions:
Financial Controller
Sales and Customer
Service Manager
Store Manager
Managing Director
Customer Service
Engineer
Purchasing Manager
Personal Assistant
Bookeeper

HELP:
I work for a company called Elco Pacific.
I have a degree in accountancy.
I am (Im) married.
I come from London.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Oral and Written Presentation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

Factual
Presents and recognizes vocabulary to create an
oral production about knowing colleagues
Co evaluation

BLOCK 3

Dramatizes and produces conversation models in


class.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Participates and shows initiative in oral
production formation.
Obtained value:

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Activity 5
Complete the dialogue with: some, any, many, much, how many, and how much.
AT THE OFFICE
Lucy: Good morning! Im sleepy. Is there __________ coffee in the coffee pot?
Dan: No, there isnt. Can you make ______________ , please ?
Lucy: _________________________ cups should I make?
Dan: __________________________ coffee is left in the can?
Lucy: Not _____________, I can buy ______________ at the store.
Dan: __________________ money do you need?
Lucy: It costs $15.80 a can.
Dan: Fine. Here you are.
Lucy: OK. There are always _______________ people at the store,
so I wont be back soon.

Activity 5a
Listen to the dialogue and check your answer.

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Exercise completing and listening.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

5
Factual

Recognizes and reaffirms the use of quantifiers


in a social context at work.
Co evaluation

Practices and applies the correct use of quantifiers


in a dialogue.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows respect and initiative answering
the exercise and participating in class.
Obtained value:

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Closing activities
Exercise 5. Read the invitation to a conference of self improvement and self steem and then accept
it or reject it (use the help).

AN INVITATION

HELP:
Date: May 22nd., 2010.

To: DAVE ROBINSON


Please come to The Conferences of Self Imrovement and Self Steem,
given by Dr. Julio Scott.

Would you like to?


I would love to, but
Thanks, but I cant
Oh, thats too bad
Sounds great!
Can you come to?
Thank you for the
invitation

When: May 25th. 2010.


Where: Our Company Auditory.
Jhon Escudero
Managing Director

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Exercise 5A. Write an invitation for a birthday party to your colleagues.


Use your creativity, even the internet, to make it.
HELP
http://www.google.com.mx/search?hl=es&source=hp&q=Parties+at+work&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai

Exercise 5B. Now write a note to accept or reject the invitation.

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Activity 6
Read the text, follow the steps and make a conversation. Pretend you are at a party.

How to make conversation at parties (or anywhere!)


Most people look at "Making Conversation" as if it were "Making a Rock Wall." Making conversation doesn't
involve any heavy lifting and is easier than heating coffee in the microwave. It just takes three things: starting,
going, and stopping.
Step 1. Starting is what stops most people in their tracks. "I don't know what to say!" Think of a good opening line
as the key that will open a door. That key should be a question which invites a response. My all-time favorite
opening line which works for just about everything is, "What happened that was fun or interesting in your life
today?" This helps the other person focus on their day in a positive way and wards off a list of gripes.
Step 2. Another opener, or follow-up, is, "What challenges are facing you today (this week, this year, with this job,
with your kids)?" Everybody has felt "challenged" by something in their life, and has wanted to tell someone else
about it.
Step 3. Going is just a matter of listening. If you listen well, people will think you're a brilliant conversationalist. All
you need to do is to be visibly present and noticeably interested: maintain eye contact, smile, nod, say things like,
"Really?" "Wow!" "What was that like?"
Step 4. Stopping is all about how to leave gracefully. You want the person you're talking with to feel that you
enjoyed the experience of being with them. Extend your hand and say, "It was so nice meeting you," smile and
nod to whatever they say next, and make your exit. You really don't need to give any explanation beyond that,
even if you're just turning around to go to the buffet table, but if you feel you need to, you can follow this with
something like,
"Will you excuse me please?" Nod your head. If you nod, they will nod without thinking about it too much. If you
think you need more, try one of the following:
"I'd better go find out what my husband/wife/child is up to."
"I think I'll see if help is needed in the kitchen." The best is,
"Do you know where the rest room is?" Nobody will ask further!

Activity

EVALUATION
Product: Conversation.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural

6
Factual

Uses real English in social environment.


Co evaluation

BLOCK 3

Value:
Attitude

Creates and dramatizes a conversation in class


following the steps given.
C

MC

NYC

Participates and shows initiative and


interest in the activity resolution.
Obtained value:

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Didactic Sequence 2.
Talking about festivities.
Start up activity
Activity 1
Listen to the conversation and then discuss about this festivity (check the questions at the
bottom).
Fred:

Hello, this is Uncle Fred!

Paul:

Hi, Uncle Fred! How are you?

Fred:

Fine! and you?

Paul:

Fine too. Were looking forward to seeing you for thanksgiving.

Fred:

Actually, thats why Im calling. Are you sure there will be enough room for me?

Paul:
okay?

Dont worriy! Well have plenty of room. Youll be sleeping on the couch in the living room. Will that be

Fred:
Paul:

Thatll be fine .
By the way, Uncle Fred, how long will you be staying with us?

Fred:

For a few days.

Paul:

Thats great! Hope we have a happy Thanksgiving!

1. What do you know about Thanksgiving?


2. Have you celebrate it?... How?...
3. What is the most popular festivity in your country?
4. What is the most important festivity in your family?
5. What holiday is very special for you?
6. How do you celebrate it?

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Activity 1A
Now listen to the acrostic for thanksgiving. Can you say what it means.

Thanksgiving
T is for turkey so crispy and brown,
H is for ham with its sugary crown,
A is for apple pie grandmother makes,
N is for nuts and nice little cakes,
K is for kinsfolk who come to break bread,
S is for sauce made of cranberries red,
G is for gravy, enjoyed not the least,
I is for Indians at the first feast,
V is for voices of young and old,
I is for ice cream so dainty and cold,
N is for nonsense which makes the day bright,
G is for games we all play until night.

Activity

1
Factual

Introduces and interprets intercultural festivities


to create class discussion.
Co evaluation

EVALUATION
Product: Class discussion about festivities and
acrostic interpretation for more discussion.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Discusses and expresses knowledge and point of
view about intercultural festivities.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows initiative and respect participating
in the class discussion.
Obtained value:

Development activities
Exercise 1. Listen to the reading and follow the pronunciation. Then discuss your experiences with this festivity.
Mother's Day in Mexico

Photo: Yazan
A Mother's Day gathering in a town
in Mexico.

BLOCK 3

In Mexico during the early morning hours of May 10 it is a tradition that many
people go to serenade their moms.
Some of they hire a trio or a mariachi band or they meet with several people to
go to sing to their moms.
It is customary to have festivals for mothers in schools, where students
perform dances, sing some songs, or perform some representation; others
tell some jokes, all in order to make moms spend a pleasant time watching
their children doing something for them.
They take advantage of this time to give their moms some gifts. In many
schools students do some crafts before Mother's Day, either an
embellishment for the home or some embroidered detail.
Many families usually gather to entertain their moms. They bring some dishes
and eat together and spend as much time as possible with them to honor on
their day.

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Exercise 2 Listen to the pronunciation of the reading and follow it aloud.


Legend of the Martenitsa in Bulgaria
For more than 1,000 years, we in Bulgaria have celebrated our national
holiday on March 1st called Baba Marta, Grandma March. Mart in
Bulgarian is the name for the month of March. This holiday symbolizes
the coming of spring.
Bulgarians wear a small special ornament made of red and white yarn
on this day, called Martenitsa. We wear it until March 22, and some
people wear it until they see a stork or the first buds of a tree.
Some like to wear the Martenitsa around their wrists. Sometimes
people tie it to the branch of a tree or bush to leave there. You can find
the Martenitsas hanging there in the branches as you walk outside.
The belief is that if you wear the Martenitsa, Baba Marta will help you,
and spring will come more quickly. People often give a Martenitsa as a
gift to a friend or relative.

Exercise 2A. Get familiar to multicultural festivities around the world, find information of a holiday from
anywhere around the world and share it to the group in English.

HELP
http://www.topics-mag.com/internatl/holidays/festivals.htm

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Activity 2
Find cultural traditions from other country and compare them with your own country traditions.
HELP:
Wedding Ceremonies
Vietnam
Germany
Colombia
Indonesia
Turkey
Hong Kong
China
Mexico
Bangladesh

Wedding Traditions
Korean Chest
More customs

http://www.topics-mag.com/index.html

Activity 2A
Notify the group about your investigation.

Activity

Factual
Presents intercultural festivities and traditions to
illustrate cultural differences.
Co evaluation

BLOCK 3

EVALUATION
Product: Report of a festivity or a tradition from
another country.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Reports and discusses cultural differences and
traditions.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows respect, initiative and interest. In
intercultural matters.
Obtained value:

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Closing activities
Activity 3
Listen and read the text, then answer the questions.
CHRISTMAS TIME
Im an employee at Home Depot Department Store. All the employees are working overtime because is Christmas
and there is a lot of people buying things for their homes.
There are lots of things on sale. There is some much people that some clients think they wont be able to get
anything.
All the employees, even the general manager, are attending the clients because the salespeople are not enough
to do it.
This Department Store offers delivery service but this season is not possible because of the excess of people to
attend.
The result of this good response of the consumers is due to the work done before the sale, the advertising section
on the newspapers giving information about the bargains, discounts, sales, coupons for special discounts in
certain products.
People dont care if they have to travel long distance to save money, sometimes very little, but they have been
captured by marketing.
1. Did the general manager write the paragraph?
2. Which holiday are they talking about?
3. Who is attending clients?
4. Are they taking things to clients homes this season?
5. Why do they have so many people buying?
6. Are all the people buying from around the city?
7. Share an experience shopping . . .

Activity

3
Factual

Recognizes vocabulary in a business context.


Co evaluation

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EVALUATION
Product: Reading and listening exercise.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Reads and practices English in a business contexts.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows initiative and respect participating
in the activity.
Obtained value:

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Exercise 4. Listen to the Christmas Carols and learn them.

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE

JINGLE BELLS

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,


With faithful leaves unchanging;
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,
With faithful leaves unchanging;
Not only green in summers heat,
But also winters snow and sleet,
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,
With faithful leaves unchanging.

Dashing through the snow


In a one horse open sleigh
Oer the fields we go
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.

Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,


Of all the trees most lovely;
Each year, you bring to me delight
Gleaming in the Christmas light.
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely.

Jingle bells, jingle bells


Jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
(Twice)

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,


Your leaves will teach me, also,
That hope and love and faithfulness
Are precious thing I can possess.
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,
Your leaves will teach me, also....

WE WISH YOU A MERRY


CHRISTMAS

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

Good tidings to you,


Wherever you are,
Good tidings for Christmas and
A happy new year.

When I was a seeker,


I sought boot night and day;
Asked the Lord to help me,
And He showed me the way.
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and every where;
Go tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is bom.
He made me a watchman
Upon the city wall;
And if I am Christian,
I am the least of all.
Go tell it on the mountain, etc.

We wish you a Merry Christmas


We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy new year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;


Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
And a cup of good cheer.
CHORUS
We wont go until weve got some
We wont go until weve got some
We wont go until weve got some
So bring some out here.
CHORUS
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas...

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Activity 4
Find a place where you can share the Christmas carols or carol videos. It can be a casa
hogar orphanage or a primary school of low resources, maybe an asylum. It is suggested
that you could to share a piata, candies, food, presents, cloth, what ever you might think
leads you to this value of sharing: GIVE & HAVE FUN!!!!
HELP.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fneykA8KXvU&feature=related

Activity

4
Factual

Presents correct English usage in a social


environment .
Co evaluation

EVALUATION
Product: Sharing this activity with needed people in
their immediate surrounding.
KNOWLEDGE
Procedural
Demonstrates and develops English usage in a
social environment.
C

MC

NYC

Value:
Attitude
Shows solidarity and interest in different
social environments practicing English.
Obtained value:

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FOR CONSULTATION ONLY


Knows about false friends.
To better you must know your false friends (cognates) for writing, reading and speaking.
False friends: Palabras en ingls que tienen parecido lxico pero un significado diferente y nos pueden
confundir.
ingls

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en ingls sera...

actually

realmente

actualmente

nowadays

abuse

insultos

abuso

imposition

actual

verdadero, real

actual

present

anticipation

esperanza

anticipacin

advance

apparition

fantasma

aparicin

appearance

arena

estadio

arena

sand

carpet

alfombra

carpeta

file

calve

parir

calvo

bald

cart

carro

carta

letter

code

cdigo

codo

elbow

design

diseo

designar

to designate

dude

petimetre

duda

doubt

emergent

en vas de
desarrollo

emergente

resultant

editor

redactor (jefe)

editor

publishing

floor

piso, suelo

flor

flower

fracas

ria, alboroto

fracaso

failure

fume

humo

fumar

to smoke

gala

fiesta, de fiesta

gala

full dress

grass

hierba

grasa

grease

habit

costumbre

habitar

to occupy

introduce

presentar

introducir

to bring in

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ingls

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en ingls sera...

invidious

odioso

envidioso

envious

lute

lad

luto

mourning

lecture

discurso, debate

lectura

reading

mar

estropear

mar

sea

mayor

alcalde

mayor

main

notice

aviso

noticia

new

notify

avisar

notificacin

notification

official

agente

oficial

officer

pale

plido

pala

spade

panties

bragas, calzones

panties, medias

tights

quiet

reservado

quieto

still

quote

citar

cuota

quota

realize

darse cuenta de

realizar

to achieve

record

registro

recordar

to remember

rice

arroz

rizo

curly

spade

pala

espada

sword

sale

venta

sala

living

scenery

paisaje

escenario

stage

sensible

sensato

sensible

sensitive

tape

cinta

tapa

lid, cover

topic

tema

tpico

local

united

unido

unidad

unit

viva

examen oral

viva

hurrah

SOCIALIZES IN DAILY, WORKING AND CULTURAL SITUATIONS

Bibliography
Emily Austin Thrush / Laurie Blass / Robert Baldwin
Interactions Access Listening / Speaking
McGraw-Hill / Contemporary
New York, N Y
2002
Simon Clarke
In Company Pre-Intermediate
Ed. MacMillan
Spain by Edelvives, S.A.
2007
Mark Powell
In Company IntermediateEd. MacMillan
Spain by Edelvives, S.A.
2008
Jeremy Harmer, Ana Acevedo, Carol Lethaby
Just American Edition
Ed. Marshall Cavendish Education
Mxico
Grupo Infagon, S. A. de C. V.
2007
Ian Badger, Pete Menzies
English for Business Life
Ed. Marshall Cavendish Ltd
Spain by Edelvives, S.A.
2005

Web pages recommended


http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp
http://www.hersheys.com/discover/history/company.asp
http://es.inmagine.com/career-cartoons-photos/lushpixillus-unn202
http://www.e-aprender-ingles.com/conjugador-verbos-ingles.php
http://www.curso-ingles.com/ejercicios-test-ingles/test_conjun.php
http://www.curso-ingles.com/gramatica-inglesa/conjunciones.php

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