Unit 1 - Describing routines at home and at work.

Objectives for Unit 1:
Describing routines at home and at work. Describing professional
duties.

1. Vocabulary: jobs and duties
2. Grammar : the present tense (irregular verbs)
3. Video : young professionals
4. Video : young professionals
5. Grammar: the present continous
6. Video : a young Spanish entrepreneur
7. Listening: how was your day?
8. Grammar : the perfect tense
9. Grammar : ya/todavía no
10. Culture : La distribución del trabajo doméstico en España.
11. Listening and vocabulary
12. Written Task
13. Extension work

Unit 2 - Looking for accommodation

Objectives for Unit 2:
Looking for accommodation. Relating past events:
holidays

1. Video activity: at the estate agents
2. Video activity: at the estate agents
3. Speaking: looking for a flat
4. Grammar: Possesive adjectives and pronouns
5. Grammar: possesive pronouns
6. Vocabulary: expresiones temporales
7. Grammar: El pretérito indefinido. Regular verbs
8. Grammar: El pretérito indefinido. Irregular verbs
9. Culture: los indios Guajiros de Colombia
10. Listening: un viaje a Colombia
11. Grammar: translating a postcard
12. Written Task
13. Extension work

Unit 3 - Describing the past, imperfect tense

Objectives for Unit 3:

Describing the past, imperfect tense. Contrasting the past and the present.

1. Vocabulary: adjectives to describe someone’s character
2. Listening: Teenagers
3. Grammar: the imperfect tense
4.
Reading and grammar.
5. Listening: then and now
6. Culture: Luis Buñuel.
7. Grammar: then and now.
8. Grammar quizz: imperfect /preterit tenses
9. Listening: changes in a village
10. Vocabulary revision
11. Extension work

Unit 4 - Relating past events

Objectives for Unit 4:
Relating past events. Friendships and love stories. Telling what your plans are.

1. Vocabulary: verbs
2. Video activity
3.
Video activity: how did you meet?
4. Grammar and vocabulary
5. Listening: Happy ever after?
6. Grammar: preterite and imperfect tenses together
7. Grammar: preterite and imperfect tenses together
8. Grammar: preterite and imperfect tenses together
9. Culture: el bolero
10. Listening: Have you got any plans?
11. Grammar: ir a+ infinitive, pensar + infinitive...
12. Written task
13. Extension work

Unit 5 - Relating past events: anecdotes

Objectives for Unit 5:
Relating past events: anecdotes

1. Grammar: desde, hace, desde hace.
2. Grammar: desde, hace, desde hace
3. Listening: anecdotes
4. Reading and vocabulary
5. Writing and grammar: linking words
6. Video: Latin-Americans in Spain
7. Video: Latin-Americans in Spain
8. Culture: Inventors’ anecdotes
9. Listening: stressed syllables
10. Accent rules
11. Written task
12. Extension work

Unit 6 - Talking about health matters

Objectives for Unit 6:
Talking about health matters. Giving advice and instructions. Describing people.

1. Vocabulary: physical description
2. Listening: describing people
3. Vocabulary: clothes
4. Listening: Stress at work
5. Reading and grammar: letter to a friend
6. Grammar: giving advice
7. Listening: agony aunt
8. Grammar: giving advice (imperative forms for tú) 9. Culture: Alternative holidays in Spain
10. Grammar: imperative tense with reflexive verbs
11. Reading: Health matters
12. Written task
13. Extension work

Unit 7 - Describing personality traits

Objectives for Unit 7: Describing personality traits. Uses of ser and estar.

1. Reading and vocabulary: adjectives to describe someone’s personality
2. Llistening: people’s personalities
3. Grammar: uses of ser and estar
4. Grammar: uses of ser and estar
5. Culture: Los jóvenes españoles
6. Listening and reading: Matching personalities
7. Listening: describing places
8. Grammar: uses of ser and estar
9. Vocabulary: the weather (revision)
10. Grammar: revision
11. Grammar: past tenses
12. Written task
13. Extension work

Unit 8 - Giving instructions: recipes

Objectives for Unit 8:
Giving instructions: recipes. Expressing opinions

1. Vocabulary
2. Video activity: tortilla de patatas
3. Video activity: tortilla de patatas
4. Grammar: formal imperative
5. Reading: el chocolate
6. Culture: Sociedades Gastronómicas (video)
7. Grammar: empezar a, dejar de, llevar + gerundio...
8. Grammar: empezar a, dejar de, llevar + gerundio...
9. Vocabulary: expressing opinions and preferences
10. Listening: expressing opinions.
11. Revision: superlative and comparative adjectives
12. Written task
13. Extension work

Unit 9 - Making arrangements to go out

Objectives for Unit 9:
Making arrangements to go out. Making suggestions and hypothesis

1. Video: a casual encounter
2. Video: arranging to meet
3. Role play
4. Reading and vocabulary
5. Grammar: qué, cuál/es, quié, cómo, cuándo…
6. Culture: Two musicians.
7. Listening: Holiday plans
8. Grammar: the conditional tense
9. Grammar and speaking: giving advice with the conditional tense
10. Reading: good manners
11. Grammar: prepositions
12. Written task
13. Extension work

Unit 10 - Shopping for clothes

Objectives for Unit 10:
Shopping for clothes. Pronouns

1. Video: Shopping for clothes
2. Video: At the clothes shop: exchanging items
3. Grammar: Direct and indirect object pronouns
4. Role play: shopping for clothes
5. Grammar: Direct and indirect object pronouns
6. Grammar: Direct and indirect object pronouns
7. Culture
8. Vocabulary
9. Listening
10. Grammar: revision of past tenses
11. Written task
12. Extension work

Unit 11 - Revision

Objectives for Unit 11:
Revision

1. Video: young professionals
2. Grammar: the present perfect
3. Role play: renting a flat
4. Grammar: posssive pronouns
5. Listening: plans
6. Grammar: past tenses
7. Grammar: past tenses
8. Listening: expressing opinions
9. Reading and vocabulary; describing-- personality traits
10. Grammar: desde, desde hace
11. Grammar: the imperative form
12. Accent rules