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On a Flight to New York

Introducing yourself and talking about people you've recently met. 

The objective of the unit is to familiarize students with an intermediate vocabulary and syntax necessary to introduce themselves and hold a simple conversation with a new acquaintance: ask them where they are from, what they do in life, where they are coming from, and going to, what they are going to do, etc. Students will also study how to talk about other people they have met.

Hours: Approximately 5 hours

Unit Objectives:

  1. By the end of the unit, you should be:
    • Introduce yourself and ask people simple questions: where they are from, where they are going to, how long they are traveling, and other general information.
    • Ask and answer questions about other people: Where they are from, how long they are traveling, their profession, and additional general information.
  2. The primary exercises provide students with the key vocabulary necessary to introduce themselves to someone, ask someone about themselves or provide information about someone. Students are also encouraged, through conversational exercises, to build vocabulary related to their specific needs. 

Associated exercises

  • The days and the months.
  • Cue cards: Introducing yourself

On a Flight to New York – Part 1

The days and the months – Spelling – Part 2

On a Flight to New York – Part 2

On a Flight to New York – Part 3

On a Flight to New York – Part 4

The key themes see in this Unit are: 

  • Office spaces
  • Job interviews
  • Talking about your day
  • Preposition: From

  • Affirmative questions with the verb "go"

  • Frequency Adverbs: How long, for

  • Pronoun: Anything

  • Contraction "Wh" particles and verb to be's Possessive vs. Contraction

  • Past simple interrogative: did

  • Past simple affirmative: Was, have, had

  • Past participle: Been

  • Present perfect affirmative: Has been

  • Reported speech

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