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ITE Piria 2018/2019

Lesson Program

DATES: FROM 18 Feb TO 31 May 2019

TIMES: Day Mon and Thur 13:00 TO 14:00

  • Classe 1B/1C: Aula 7 ogni lunedì

  • Classe 1A/1D: Aula 9 ogni giovedì


Il corso si adegua al Calendario Scolastico del Comune di Calabria almeno che non viene espresso diversamente.

Il contenuto e l'ordine degli argomenti del programma sono indicativi e possono variare secondo le esigenze e interesse degli alunni.



Getting to know someone

  • Listening:  A dialogues between speakers asking about each other’s background, work, hobbies, travel experience, etc. 

  • Speaking: Getting to know one another using the language from the lesson. revision of terms for describing people you know, e.g. an acquaintance, a mutual friend, a flatmate, a colleague, etc.

Describing jobs & Attending a job interview

  • Speaking: Typical adjectives and expressions used for describing work.

  • Speaking: Useful vocabulary for attending a job interview in English.​

  • Reading: An article about things candidates shouldn't say during an interview.

Discussion activity and role play exercise at the end of the lesson.

Travel & Places

For and against

  • Speaking : Useful expressions for giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing.

  • Listening: An animated video of three travellers discussing the impact of tourism on a historical European town.



  • Speaking: Talking about a sightseeing holiday.

Grammar: common adjectives for describing a tourist destination.


Extreme adjectives

  • Speaking: Learn how to be more descriptive using extreme adjectives, e.g. brilliant, terrible, dreadful, exhausted, huge, tiny, filthy, starving, etc.

  • Using the adjectives when talking about a film, a performance (e.g. sport, music, acting), the weather, a holiday/vacation, food you have tried, etc.

Land and sea

  • Speaking: Using vocabulary related to land and sea.

  • Listening: geography quiz


  • Speaking: talking about the potential dangers of ecotourism.

  • Grammar: The structure be/get used to doing something.

Suggesting ideas

Using vocabulary for describing and discussing ideas.

  • Listening: A dialogue between two friends planning a weekend break

  • Speaking: asking for, making and responding to suggestions. 

Role play in groups


Making plans

  • Speaking: Making plans and arrangements.

  • Listening and role play: Learn how to schedule, cancel and re-schedule a meeting.

  • Grammar: use of the present continuous for stating future plans is also studied, as well as common phrasal verbs used when making arrangements. 

Planning ahead

  • Reading: An article on an unusual, statistical approach to planning their week.

  • Grammar: Collocations for describing several routines and activities are studied. In the grammar exercises, students learn how to express probability and chance using modal verbs and other useful structures. 

  • Speaking: Talking about a list of topics and discussing what will happen in each case.

Common expressions 1

  • Speaking: Common social expressions that English speakers use in a variety of situations, including be careful, bless you, congratulations, cheers, good luck, never mind, etc.


Staying with people

  • Speaking: Using vocabulary and expressions related to the topic of staying and living with other people. 

  • Listening and role play: Welcome a guest, make small talk, make offers and requests, as well as thank somebody for their hospitality. 


Helping people

  • Speaking: Using expressions for offering, accepting and refusing help. Common phrases for responding when other people express their gratitude.

Common expressions 2

  • Speaking: Common social expressions that English speakers use in a variety of situations, including by all means, calm down, get well soon, what a pity, get well soon, it doesn’t matter, etc.

Apologies, excuses and promises

  • Speaking: Common expressions for making apologies, excuses and promises.

  • Listening and role play: Apologise for something, accept or reject an apology, explain a problem or mistake and promise action.


Crazy idea

The theme of this lesson is the migrant crisis in Europe.

  • Reading: A text about an Egyptian billionaire who wants to accommodate desperate refugees on two privately-owned Greek islands. 

  • Speaking: Discussion about the topic.

Grammar: reported speech

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