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SYLLABUS
LANGUAGE- 2nd YEAR

The contents and the order in which the units of this syllabus will be covered are subject to change depending on the students’ needs.

UNIT 1

READING AND WRITINGUnderstanding genre: The ghost story: Techniques to create tension

The adventure story: Verbs for action to create a sense of excitement

GRAMMAR
Describing present andpast actions (part 1): Revising present and past tenses

UNIT 2

READING
Understanding genre: Science fantasy: features of science fantasy- “Lyra’s Daemon”- Vocabulary from text explored in class.WRITING
Letter Writing: Writing formal and informal letters/ Exploring formal and informal language

GRAMMAR
Describing possible situations in the present and future and unreal situations in thepresent: Revising conditionals type 1 and 2

UNIT 3

READING
Reading texts in different forms: “Meeting the Artful Dodger”: Links between a text and when it was written/Differences between astage play and a novel / Exploring dramatic irony /Vocabulary from text explored in class.

WRITING
Describing people: Describing people (physical appearance – personality-lifestyle)- Linking wordsUsing evidence from text: Making a point and quoting – Expressions to quote and to introduce comments- e.g.: What impression do you get of Fagin?

GRAMMAR
Describing imaginary situations in thepast: Revising conditional type 3

UNIT 4

READING
Understanding genre: science fiction: “Boy’s Best Friend”- Features of science fiction- Vocabulary from text explored in class.

WRITINGDescribing places: lay- out - Phrases of location, location verbs and prepositions- Vocabulary connected to senses- Order of adjectives

GRAMMAR
Reporting what someone said, asked or ordered: Revisingreported speech, reported commands. Reporting a dialogue.

UNIT 5

READING
Understanding point of view/ Anthropomorphism, irony, following an argument:
“Chumley, the Chimpanzee”- “Saving the...
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