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CURRICULUM OUTLINE | TERM 2. 2016 - 2017
Department: English  
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  • Gothic Tales
  • Forming Words using affixes
  • Use of descriptive language in creating setting and atmosphere
  • Punctuating various forms of dialogue
  • Joining sentences using appropriates connectives
  • Creating a real-life character
  • Engaging imagination in writing
  • Producing persuasive radio advert script
  • Writing an opening chapter of a book
  • Writing a horror story
  • Appreciating features of texts from different cultures
  • Narrative viewpoints
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Expressing viewpoints and justifications
  • Vocabulary for gothic stories
  • Poem analysis and writing
  • Commenting on writer’s viewpoint
  • Writing poems for specific purpose and audience
  • Writing to argue and persuade
  • Vocabulary for poetry

Unit 1 Advertising

  • Recognising the purpose of advertising and the effect it has on its target audience
  • Identifying examples of persuasive language in advertisements and understanding their effect on the audience
  • Recognising how descriptive language is used in adverts to make a product more appealing
  • Writing a short description of an advert using compound and complex sentences, clauses, prepositions, connectives
  • Focus on writing skills including punctuation (commas and full stops) and paragraphs
  • Understanding the effect of advertising images on an audience
  • Understanding how an advert is made to appeal to its target audience
  • Creating a presentation on a brand new product aimed at a teenage market in a group
  • Develop an argument and look at how to respond to the opinions of others
  • Look at formal and informal language and be able to tell the difference between the two and understand when each is appropriate
  • Learn how to plan a letter and write a formal letter
  • Practice writing a formal letter in the correct format using persuasive language, a range of complex sentences and paragraphs

 

Unit 2 Drama

 

  • Introduction to playscripts and identifying how playscripts differ from other genres of writing
  • Understand the importance of dramatic techniques and their effect on an audience
  • Explore how settings can be created and openings can grab an audience's attention
  • Learn to identify and explore the plot structure of radio, television and film drama
  • Understand how characters are presented in dramas
  • Explore and understand the features of comedy as a genre of drama
  • Practice reading skills by understanding the author's craft using the playscript Gregory's Girl
  • Work as a group to improvise a scene
  • Work as a group to make decisions about how you would direct a scene and make notes on the playscript for an actor
  • Plan and write a range of texts, including the opening of a film script and a short scene for a play, using a range of linguistic and literary techniques
  • Experiment with different ways of presenting texts
  • Identifying and understanding the proper use of noun and verb phrases
  • Understand the use of tense (past, present, future) in Standard English and use it in a writing task

 

Extra-curricular activities

 

  • Reading for pleasure and writing practice: All students read a book of choice and write a short piece in various styles of writing every two weeks
  • Speaking: All students participate in debate once a week
  • Writing competition: Commonwealth Class Story Writing competition with the theme of Belonging
Group project work: British Council Your World Competition: Hope. Students create a short video based on the theme of Hope

Theme: Leisure and travel

Unit 1 Focusing on reading skills with speaking and writing

  • Introducing and practicing skimming and scanning techniques and how to apply them
  • Identifying and retrieving facts and details in short texts such as an advertisement, brochure, notice, guide, report, manual and a set of instructions
  • Discussing things people do in their free time: hobbies 
  • Discussing and talking about preferences and suggestions
  • Answering questions about different types of texts using short answers
  • Looking at adjectives and noun combinations
  • Breaking down exam style questions and how we answer them
  • Reading and summarising different genres of literature based on personal preference
  • Breaking down key vocabulary and practice spelling

 

Unit 2 Focusing on reading skills with speaking and writing

  • Concentrate on the importance of skimming and scanning skills, which are vital for identifying and retrieving facts
  • Looking at texts with diagrams, pictures and graphs and how to understand and select relevant information from the graphic
  • Discussing TV and how much we watch through a questionnaire
  • Looking at information in graphs and completing reading comprehension
  • Studying adverbs and applying them to writing tasks
  • Practice using adjective phrases in speaking and writing tasks
  • Reading about activities for teenagers and about Kuala Lumpur and comparing them to Malawi
  • Answering questions about different texts using long answers
  • Speaking tasks using formal expressions in the form of modal verbs would and wouldn't
  • Changing words from one part of speech to another: adjective, noun, adverb, verb
  • Writing a short email to a someone in your family describing a place, asking for more pocket money and saying why you need it
  • Breaking down exam style questions on the theme of Lighting

 

Extra-curricular activities

  • Reading for pleasure and writing practice: All students read a book of choice and write a short piece in various styles of writing every two weeks
  • Speaking: All students participate in debate once a week
  • Writing competition: Commonwealth Class Story Writing competition with the theme of Belonging
  • Group project work: British Council Your World Competition: Hope. Students create a short video based on the theme of Hope.

Theme: Education and work

 

Unit 6 Focusing on reading and writing skills with speaking activities

 

  • Talk and read about different jobs
  • Concentrate on skills needed to make notes
  • Practice making brief notes on a various texts
  • Identifying and retrieving facts and details, as well as understanding and selecting information from various texts
  • Understanding ideas, opinions and attitudes, as well as the connection between ideas about different careers
  • Writing in paragraphs
  • Study language for giving advice
  • Listen to career advisory and interview each other about future careers
  • Read and complete an order form
  • Interviewing someone about their job and presenting the information in various styles in class
  • Practice some exam style questions preparing a talk about Indian camels and their breeders

 

Unit 7 Focus on writing and speaking skills

  • Talk and read about British and American spellings
  • Look at methods for recording vocabulary
  • Listen to students discussing a speaking exam
  • Look at some advice and strategies for developing speaking skills
  • Practise speaking in small groups on education as a preparation for work
  • Look at different style and formats of formal and informal language using a letter
  • Concentrate on the skills needed to write a formal letter
  • Write a letter of application for the job in which you describe yourself and your qualifications, why you are suitable, and when you are available for interview
  • Look at ways we conduct ourselves in a job interview and act out job interviews with a partner
  • Write a letter expressing your opinions and commenting on views
  • Practice an exam style question explaining your views

 

Unit 8 Focus on listening skills

  • Talk about different jobs
  • Discuss and write your own CV/resume
  • Listen to careers advisors on a radio and answer multiple choice questions
  • Take part in a job interview
  • Read about jobs for teenagers and discuss the differences with Malawi and outline some ideas for jobs teenagers in Malawi
  • Write a report to a school magazine describing an interview you had
  • Research and produce a recording or video interview

 

Theme: People and achievements

 

Unit 9 Focus on reading

  • Talk about world records and compare with Malawi
  • Read about some strange Olympic sports and discuss various sports in Malawi
  • Talk and about read about heroes and create a presentation on your hero
  • Analyse various vocabulary and their definitions and apply them to various formats of writing
  • Write a short piece describing someone's feelings when they received an object
  • Practice answering true or false questions
  • Reading comprehension tasks on the topic of Asthma

 

 

Extra-curricular activities

 

  • Reading for pleasure and writing practice: All students read a book of choice and write a short piece in various styles of writing every two weeks
  • Speaking: All students participate in debate once a week
  • Writing competition: Commonwealth Class Story Writing competition with the theme of Belonging
  • Group project work: British Council Your World Competition: Hope. Students create a short video based on the theme of Hope.

Theme: Education and work

 

Unit 6 Focusing on reading and writing skills with speaking activities

 

  • Talk and read about different jobs
  • Concentrate on skills needed to make notes
  • Practice making brief notes on a various texts
  • Identifying and retrieving facts and details, as well as understanding and selecting information from various texts
  • Understanding ideas, opinions and attitudes, as well as the connection between ideas about different careers
  • Writing in paragraphs
  • Study language for giving advice
  • Listen to career advisory and interview each other about future careers
  • Read and complete an order form
  • Interviewing someone about their job and presenting the information in various styles in class
  • Practice some exam style questions preparing a talk about Indian camels and their breeders

 

Unit 7 Focus on writing and speaking skills

  • Talk and read about British and American spellings
  • Look at methods for recording vocabulary
  • Listen to students discussing a speaking exam
  • Look at some advice and strategies for developing speaking skills
  • Practise speaking in small groups on education as a preparation for work
  • Look at different style and formats of formal and informal language using a letter
  • Concentrate on the skills needed to write a formal letter
  • Write a letter of application for the job in which you describe yourself and your qualifications, why you are suitable, and when you are available for interview
  • Look at ways we conduct ourselves in a job interview and act out job interviews with a partner
  • Write a letter expressing your opinions and commenting on views
  • Practice an exam style question explaining your views

 

Unit 8 Focus on listening skills

  • Talk about different jobs
  • Discuss and write your own CV/resume
  • Listen to careers advisors on a radio and answer multiple choice questions
  • Take part in a job interview
  • Read about jobs for teenagers and discuss the differences with Malawi and outline some ideas for jobs teenagers in Malawi
  • Write a report to a school magazine describing an interview you had
  • Research and produce a recording or video interview

 

Theme: People and achievements

 

Unit 9 Focus on reading

  • Talk about world records and compare with Malawi
  • Read about some strange Olympic sports and discuss various sports in Malawi
  • Talk and about read about heroes and create a presentation on your hero
  • Analyse various vocabulary and their definitions and apply them to various formats of writing
  • Write a short piece describing someone's feelings when they received an object
  • Practice answering true or false questions
  • Reading comprehension tasks on the topic of Asthma

 

 

Extra-curricular activities

 

  • Reading for pleasure and writing practice: All students read a book of choice and write a short piece in various styles of writing every two weeks
  • Speaking: All students participate in debate once a week
  • Writing competition: Commonwealth Class Story Writing competition with the theme of Belonging
  • Group project work: British Council Your World Competition: Hope. Students create a short video based on the theme of Hope.