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Britain Today

Britain Today workbook

Age: 15+
Level: B1/B1+

Suitability

This course is for students who have done three or more years of English and would like to combine a week of English learning with the opportunity to discover more about everyday life in Britain.


Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can identify typical British behaviour
  • I can go shopping for clothes
  • I can share my opinions with others
  • I can talk about major British sporting events
  • I can talk about British society, colonialism and multiculturalism
  • I can give information about different cities in Britain

Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for learners who want a week of communicative language practice but with a strong cultural element. It is also a great option for intermediate level classes who may already have taken a general English course, but would like a week that incorporates a range of different topics and content.

Learning activities include:

  • Rank-ordering activities
  • Board Races
  • Role plays
  • Surveys
  • Presentations
  • Jigsaw readings
  • Creative design sessions
  • Discussions
  • Dialogue writing and acting

CORE WORKBOOK LESSONS

  • Understanding Britain
  • Shopping With Style
  • Come Dine With Me
  • Iconic Britain
  • If Britain Were A Village
  • Keep Your Eye on the Ball
  • School's In
  • What's On?
  • Music Festivals
  • The Royal Family
  • What is a Briton?
  • Beyond London

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES – WEEKLY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Icebreaking Activities Iconic Britain School's In The Royal Family Revision activities

 

End of course games

 

Learning review

Lesson 2 Understanding Britain If Britain Were A Village What's On? What is a Briton?
Lesson 3 Shopping With Style Keep Your Eye on the Ball Music Festivals Beyond London
Lesson 4 Come Dine With Me Tailored lessons Project completion
Lesson 5 Project groups and topic choices Initial project preparation Ongoing work on projects Ongoing work on projects Afternoon show performance or preparation for evening performance
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation

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