Unit 1: Gateway NYC

4. Reading corner: Ellis Island (p. 22)

a) Reading

exercise 1: Practice reading together with your partner.
exercise 2: Now prepare the text - note new words or phrases into your vocabulary book and look them up.
exercise 3: Now do the exercises 3, 4, 5 and 6.
exercise 4: For more reading practice do exercises 1-3 in your workbook on page 10.

b) vocabulary reading corner

Unit 1: Gateway NYC

3. Station 2

a) text: Living the dream? (p.18)

exercise 1: Read & prepare the text on page 18 (TB)
exercise 2: practice reading with your partner
exercise 3: do the exercises 2, 3 (listening) and 4 (TB) into your exercise book.

c) Grammar: The Past Perfect

first, let’s understand the Past Perfect

Before you start, read here for an overview of all the tense forms: Three main tenses, 3 different variations of each tenseform.

exercise 1: Now look into your textbooks, page 20 and read the green box. Can you answer the question?
exercise 2: Read and copy the grammar-page (TB, 159)

Now let’s practice the Past Perfect.

exercise 3: TB page 159 - do the "test yourself" exercises
exercise 4: Do the exercises 6, 7 and 8 on page 20/21 (TB).
exercise 5: Train with your workbooks, page7/8, exercises 5, 6, 7, 8.

For revision, use this:

d) writing a maganzine article on José

exercise 1: TB page 21 - write an article 

e) vocabulary

Unit 1: Gateway NYC

2. Station 1

2a) text: A taxi ride in NYC (p. 14)

exercise 1: read and prepare the text on page 14 (prepare: note down all words, clauses or sentences that you do not understand)
exercise 2: practice reading with your partner
exercise 3: Now work on the exercises 2, 3 and 4 in your textbooks.

2b) Situations: Act as a citiy guide (p.15)

exercise 1: Look at exercise 5 on page 15 in your TB and do it orally with your partner.
exercise 2: Do exercise number 3 in your WB (page 3).

2c) Time for Grammar: The Simple Past (p.16)

The Past-Tense is one the three main tenses in the English language. You can get an overview of all the tenseforms here.

To understand the meaning and the structure of the Simple Past, first read this. Then do the following exercises:

exercise 1: TB page 16 - Look at the green box and answer the question orally with your partner.
exercise 2: TB page 158 - read the grammar-page and copy it. If you like, you can create a better handout about the Simple Past (mindmap, ...)

To practice the Simple Past, the following exercises will help you:

exercise 3: Do the exercises 6, 7 and 8 (TB).

exercise 4: WB page 4 and 5. Work on exercises 4-8)

exercise 5: Learn the irregular Verbs - you need them to articulate Sentences in the Past Tenses (Simple Past, Past Progressive, Past Perfect) 

When you have learned the irregular verb-forms, you can practice her: https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/verbs.htm

2d) Vocabulary station 1

Unit 1: Gateway NYC

1. Way in

1a) Youtube: Travelguide NYC

exercise 1: First, watch the short video clip about NYC and take notes. Compare to your partners' sentences and correct them yourselves.

1b) TB page 12/13

Now let’s start with your books, open them on page 12/13.

exercise 1: Look at the five pictures - they all show places in New York City (NYC). Read out loud.
exercise 2: Look at number 1b) - there are five headlines that match to the five pictures. Copy the text number 1 into your exercise book and use the correct headline. Go on with pictures 2 till 5. 
exercise 3: exercise number 2 - copy the sentences into your exercise-book and comment with "right" or "wrong. After that correct the wrong sentences. 

1c) workbook pages 2/3

exercise 1: workbook page 2 - do the exercises 1a and 2. On page 13 do the exercise 1

1d) vocabulary way-in

Now it’s time for vocabulary: