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English Guide

Starters A 1.1

English Guide Starters A 1.1

JAIME ALBERTO RINCÓN PRADO
Presidente

MAURICIO ALVARADO HIDALGO
Rector

CARLOS MARIO LOPERA
Vicerrector Académico

LILIANA IVONNE ORDOÑEZ PARRA
Directora Centro de Idiomas

English Guide Starters A 1.1

AUTHORS AND DESIGNERS

LEONARDO ÁLVAREZ HERNÁNDEZ
CLARA ALICIA BECERRA VARGAS
YURY BELTRÁN FOREROMARÍA CAROLINA GARCÍA GALINDO
ANDREA GARCÍA MERA

© CUN – Corporación Unificada Nacional de Educación Superior
CENTRO DE IDIOMAS
Noviembre de 2010

Calle 17 No. 4-95 Piso 2
Teléfono 3813222 Ext. 1513
Bogotá –Colombia

English Guide Starters A 1.1

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 1
MY ICONS 2
UNIT 1: INTRODUCING YOURSELF 3
UNIT 2: MAKING PLANS 6
UNIT 3 TALKING ABOUT FAMILIES10
UNIT 4: WHAT ARE THEY DOING? 14
UNIT 5: FOOD AROUND COLOMBIA 17
GRAMMAR BOXES 20
MY VOCABULARY 23
PRONUNCIATION 25
HAVE FUN AND LEARN 27
CYBERGRAPHY 29

STARTERS A.1.1
INTRODUCTION

English Guide Starters A.1.1 is a useful tool for students learning English at CUN at the starter level. It provides them with practical exercises that promote communication in oral andwritten ways.
This guide has been developed according to the syllabus that teaches English emphasizing the communicative competence which includes the following topics:
Linguistic component: it is based to understand English basic structures.
Sociolinguistic component: it is based on stimulating the use of English from cultural and social aspects.
Pragmatic component: it is based on theimportance of use of the language according to different contexts such as formal and informal.
The main aim is to develop skills in order to learn English and use their communicative competence to ask for and give information about themselves. Starting from their own environment, students can develop strategies in which they acquire linguistic competences and also autonomy to achieve their own linguisticgoals.
This guide follows Task Approach characteristics where students can solve problematic issues involving different aspects of the language. Based on different situations, the students can find activities related with a specific topic and vocabulary.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
LISTENING:  Students can recognize familiar words and basic vocabulary concerning themselves, their families andsurroundings. Moreover the students can identify different kind of English sounds.
READING: Students can understand familiar names, words and simple sentences and texts, for example news, tales, posters or catalogues. They can find main ideas from magazines, articles and advice columns to understand the author’s point of view giving their own interpretation about reading. 
SPOKEN INTERACTION:Students can interact in a simple way; they can ask and answer basic questions about familiar topics.
SPOKEN PRODUCTION: Students can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and people who they know. Therefore they can discuss topics related to daily situations.
WRITING: Students can write short descriptions, texts or postcards. They can fill out forms with personal details; theycan also identify events and feelings expressed in written texts. In addition, they will be able to write ideas or comments.

My Icons
Dear students here you have your English Guide Starters A 1.1. This guide is going to be one of your principal tools during this level. Here you have a description of the things you will find in it:
 
This icon means that a reading time is coming. The readingcould be in silence or high voice depending on the necessities of the module.

  This icon means that it is necessary to write something for this level
 
This icon shows some web pages that you can consult in order to have further information about the topic we are going to practice at class.
 
This icon means is necessary to elaborate or consult new vocabulary.

This icon means that...
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