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1 English i ENGLISH B SYLLABUS, ASSESSMENT and UNIT PLANNERS GENERAL AIMS Develop intercultural understanding, enable accurate and fluent use of English in various contexts, with many text types and for many purposes both in writing and orally, enhance clear, coherent and convincing communication, expose HL students to literature in English CORE Communication and media (advertising, bias in media, the press, sensationalism ) global warming, the environment and sustainability ) Social relationships Global issues (energy reserves, (relationships, social behavior and stances ) OPTIONS Cultural diversity Customs and traditions Health Leisure Science and technology LITERATURE only HL, WORKS 1984 White Teeth Death of a Salesman Great Gatsby Lord of the Flies ASSESSMENT SUMMARY

2 EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT (sent to an examiner) Paper 1 1h 30m Texthandling (SL 4 texts on core topics, HL 5 texts) Paper 1h 30m SL writing task based on option topics, words HL Section A words, B words Written assignment words word rationale SL words + 50 word rationale HL INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (evaluation on orals evaluated by the teacher) 3 interactive oral tasks based on the core, the best one chosen 10% 1 recorded individual oral based on a photo on option topics 0% UNIT PLANNERS 1-9 group Language acquisition UNIT 1

3 section(s) Introduction to Core: Social relationships Intercultural understanding, getting to know parts of the English-speaking world, using English orally and in writing for a variety of purposes with enjoyment, language of instruction constantly and only English Group and pair orals, writing a chosen text type, expanding vocabulary, Paper 1 Description of unit s main CORE: Social relationships (Spiral approach) TEXT TYPE: Article, blog or diary entry, advertisement, interview, speech, debate, news report, official report, review, guidelines, essay (choice based on the texts used in class) MATERIAL: Textbook and internet sources, videos and films, grammar and vocabulary exercises Links to TOK / CAS /ATL (= Approaches to Learning) Introducing teaching and learning techniques and why they are used, How to improve one s study skills, Relationship between language and culture, Social norms reflected in language, Interviewing foreign students, Refugee policies, Racism and prejudices UNIT section(s) Introduction to Core: Global issues Intercultural awareness and concern, the English-speaking world in global perspective, using English orally and in writing for a variety of purposes with enjoyment Group and pair orals, writing a chosen text type, expanding vocabulary, Paper 1 and Description of unit s main CORE: Global issues (Spiral approach) TEXT TYPE: Article, blog or diary entry, advertisement, interview, speech, debate, news report, official report, review, guidelines, essay (choice based on the texts used in class) MATERIAL: Textbook and internet sources, videos and films Links to TOK / CAS /ATL How to improve one s study skills, Critical reading skills and interpreting statistics/scientific results, How to make moral judgements, How does world politics function, The shrinking world, Thinking globally acting locally, Fairness in life HL UNIT 3 section(s) Introduction to literature in English Literature Understanding and interpreting poems, short stories, plays and/or novel

4 Group and pair discussions with analysis, writing a review or an analysis, acting out a scene, expanding vocabulary and improving pronunciation, mini written assignment Description of unit s main LITERATURE: a play, short stories or a novel studying in detail TEXT TYPE: intervie w, speech, debate, review, guidelines, essay MATERIAL: literary work, videos and films Links to TOK / CAS /ATL Learning deep-level reading and literary terminology for written assignment rationale and discussions, How do we recognize the value in a literary work, What can we learn about life from literary works UNIT 4 section(s) The Power of Media Core: Communication and media Critical approach to various media and their means in influencing us, using English orally and in writing for a variety of purposes with enjoyment Group and pair orals and discussions, writing and informal language, Paper 1 and chosen text types, expanding vocabulary and learning about formal Description of unit s main CORE: Communication and media (Spiral approach) TEXT TYPE: Article, advertisement, interviews, speech, debate, news report, official report, MATERIAL: Textbook and internet sources, videos and films Links to TOK / CAS /ATL How to improve one s study skills, How are we being manipulated, How does propaganda or advertising affect us, Is media useful or harmful or both, The effect of culture on language, Verbal and non-verbal communication UNIT 5 section(s) Revision on the Core Core: Social Relationships, Global issues, Communication and Media Options: Introduction Intercultural understanding, the English-speaking world in global perspective, using English orally and in writing for a variety of purposes with enjoyment, options chosen Group and pair orals, writing a chosen text type, Interactive oral activity: Group discussion. May mock exam Paper 1 and Description of unit s main CORE: Social Relationships, Global issues, Communication and Media OPTIONS: of them chosen TEXT TYPE: Article, blog or diary entry, advertisement, interview, speech, debate, news report, official report, review, guidelines, essay (choice based on the texts used in class) MATERIAL: Textbook and internet sources, videos and films Links to TOK / CAS /ATL bias How to make society work democratically, Global issue solutions, Analyzing newspaper and magazine articles for group

5 HL UNIT 6 section(s) Creative writing Literature Intercultural awareness, promoting fluency, vocabulary and creative writing skills Creative writing tasks, Class discussions and presentations, Written assignment Draft 1 Description of unit s main : Revision on the literary work studied in Unit 3, detailed study of work bearing in mind preparation for Written Assignment inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, reflective Links to TOK / CAS What is art- quality literature, How can we evaluate it, Is translation in literature possible group UNIT 7 section(s) Essential core, Optional Options Interactive oral activity: Group discussion based on listening (core topics) from: Cultural diversity, Customs and traditions, Health, Leisure, Science and technology IA and Studying the chosen option from many perspectives Focus on internal assessment and speaking with some writing assignments One option Description of unit s main : Oral activities aiming at Group orals on Core topics, preparation for Individual orals, gathering materials and discussion topics inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, reflective Links to TOK / CAS Core topics studied from the viewpoint of different English-speaking countries, Mixture of geographical, political and cultural ideas group UNIT 8 section(s) Option in Action Individual interactive oral activity: (on a core topic) IA and Studying the chosen option from many perspectives One text option IA (interactive oral component, 1 of 3), various text type pieces of writing, November mock exam Paper 1 and

6 Description of unit s main : Individual presentation or performance (on a core topic) and traditions, Health, Leisure, Science and technology Interactive oral activity: One option from: Cultural diversity, Customs inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, reflective Links to TOK / CAS Detailed scrutiny on the options in the English-speaking world group UNIT 9 section(s) Individual orals, Revision on the Core issues, Revision on Text types March mock exams: Paper 1 and Description of unit s main : Individual orals recorded, Mock exam preparation, Text type revision knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced, reflective Links to TOK / CAS

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