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About this course

Overview

Four Corners is a course in American English that integrates a framework on measurable learning outcomes with a tried-and-true communicative approach.

Curriculum

Four Corners (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Table of Contents

Each of the twelve units in each level of Four Corners follows the same sequence. Units are divided into four main lessons marked as follows:

Lesson A - presents and practices first set of vocabulary items and first grammar point of the unit.

Lesson B - presents and practices the functional language.

Lesson C - presents and practices second set of vocabulary items and second grammar point of the unit.

Lesson D - practices the skills of reading, writing, speaking (and sometimes listening).

Each unit starts out with a Warm-up page which introduces students to the topic and activates schema. Units end with a Wrap-up page which is used to review the target language, and helps students find examples of English in the real world.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for participants with Basic English Language Skills.

Scope and Sequence chart

LEVEL 1

Learning outcomes

Grammar

Vocabulary

Welcome Unit Pages 2-3

Classroom language page 4

Students can . . .

introduce themselves and others

say hello and good-bye

 

 

 

 

Unit 1 Pages 5-14

 

 

 

New friends

Students can . . .

 

 

 

A What’s your name?

B How do you spell it?

C Are you a student?

D Names and jobs

ask for and say names

spell names

talk about where people are from and

what they do discuss people’s names and jobs

The verb be

Possessive adjectives Subject pronouns

Yes / no questions

with be

Names and titles

Interesting jobs

 

 

Unit 2 Pages 15–24

 

 

 

People and places

A Where are you from?

B What’s your email address?

C Family

D Family and friends

Students can . . .

ask for and say people’s nationalities

ask for and give phone numbers and

email addresses

identify family members and give their ages

give information about family and friends

Plural subject pronouns

Questions with be

Who and How old

with be

Nationalities

Family members

Numbers 0–101

Unit 3 Pages 25–34

 

 

 

What’s that?

A Is this your notebook?

B What’s this called in English?

C Clothing

D Favorite things

Students can . . .

ask about and identify everyday items

ask what something is called in English

talk about clothes and possessions

describe favorite possessions

Demonstratives

Articles a and an

Plurals

Possessive pronouns

Whose

’s and s’

Everyday items

Clothes and colors

Unit 4 Pages 35–44

 

 

 

Daily life

A Getting around

B What time is it?

C My routine

D My weekend

Students can . . .

describe how people get around

ask for and tell the time

ask and answer questions about routines

describe the things they do on weekends

Simple present

statements

Simple present yes / no

questions

Ways of getting

around

Days of the week and

Routines

Unit 5 Pages 45–54

 

 

 

Free time

A Online habits

B How much is it?

C What do you do for fun?

D Online fun

Students can . . .

talk about their online habits

accept and decline help

ask and answer questions about leisure

activities

discuss how they use technology

Adverbs of frequency

Simple present Whquestions

with do

Online activities

Leisure activities and

places

Unit 6 Pages 55–64

 

 

 

Work and play

A What does she do?

B Can I speak to . . . ?

C Can you sing?

D Work and study

Students can . . .

identify and talk about jobs

ask for someone on the telephone

have someone wait

describe their talents and abilities

talk about study and work programs

Simple present Whquestions

with does

Can for ability

And, but, and or

Jobs

Abilities

Unit 7 Pages 65–74

 

 

 

Food

A Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

B I like Chinese food!

C Meals

D Favorite food

Students can . . .

say what meals they eat

say what they like and dislike

talk about their eating habits

talk about their favorite food

Count and noncount

nouns

Some and any

How often

Time expressions

Food

More food

Unit 8 Pages 75–84

 

 

 

In the neighborhood

A Around town

B How do I get to . . . ?

C Fun in the city

D A great place to visit

Students can . . .

give the locations of neighborhood places

ask for and give directions

talk about interesting places in their towns

give a presentation on a city attraction

Prepositions of location

There is, there are

Places in the

neighborhood

Places to visit

Unit 9 Pages 85–94

 

 

 

What are you doing?

A I’m looking for you.

B I can’t talk right now.

C These days

D What’s new?

Students can . . .

describe what people are doing right now

ask if someone can talk now

explain why they can’t talk on the telephone

describe what people are doing these days

discuss what people are doing

Present continuous

statements

Present continuous

Questions

Actions and

prepositions

Activities

Unit 10 Pages 95–104

 

 

 

Past experiences

A Last weekend

B You’re kidding!

C Did you make dinner last night?

D I saw a great movie.

Students can . . .

say what they did last weekend

show that they’re listening

express surprise

talk about routine events in the past

talk about past activities

Simple past regular

verbs

Simple past irregular

verbs

Yes / no questions

Weekend activities

Things to do

Unit 11 Pages 105–114

 

 

 

Getting away

A Where were you?

B That’s great!

C My vacation

D Travel experiences

Students can . . .

describe where they were in the past

react to news

talk about their last vacation

describe a vacation

Past of be

Simple past Wh questions

Adjectives

Vacation activities

Unit 12 Pages 115–124

 

 

 

Time to celebrate

A I’m going to get married.

B Sure. I’d love to.

C Planning a party

D Birthdays

Students can . . .

talk about their plans for specific dates

accept or decline an invitation

discuss and agree on plans

describe birthday traditions in their cultures

Be going to

Yes / no questions

Wh- questions with be

going to

Object pronouns

Months and dates

Party checklist