T°B1B2 – Mission #1

INTRODUCTION to the  4 Notions

T°L_ES_S_B1B2_mission #1_2017

 A TIME LINE from 1492 to 2016   immigration

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

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You are an immigrant or the child of an immigrant in the US. You are invited to a radio programme to tell about your personal and family story, what you had to go through to integrate American society and why, your failures and success, your advice to newcomers.

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Listening: Methodology

  • I will learn how to watch and listen to contemporary interviews on immigration and discrimination.

Reading:

  • I will learn how to read excerpts from the press or novels.

Speaking TO the group:

  • I will learn how to tell my personal story and explain my views on immigration.

Writing: Methodology

  • I will learn how to write a letter.
  • I will learn how to write an essay on the issue of immigration.

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I will need the following tools:

vocabulary

  • Immigration then and now : causes, consequences, purposes
  • Verbs & phrases to express feelings, opinions and the notions of hope and fear
  • agreeing and disagreeing

grammar

  • linkwords
  • passive form
  • modals
  • “I wish …” structures to express wishes and regrets
  • the expression of the past : present perfect vs preterit ( + irregular verbs revision)
  • the expression of duration (for/since/ago/during)

phonology

  • getting acquainted with the different English sounds and their transcription
  • discovering accents
  • word stress and sentence stress
  • sentence intonation to express incredulity, shock and disapproval / to convince someone

The American Dream