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Macmillan Practice Online is the easy way to get all the benefits of online learning and with over 100 courses to choose from, covering all competence levels and ranging from business English to exam practice and from academic to general English, you re sure to find the one that suits your needs. Take a look at the syllabus below for a complete list of the resources offered by this Macmillan Practice Online course. This course accompanies 'American Inspiration 1'. It corresponds to CEFR level A1. There are eight s and four 'Progress Check' items. Resources are grouped into six categories - ' Focus', ' ', '', '', '' and ''. UNIT 1 Welcome to New York This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about ourselves and others and ask about people. It also provides practice of the simple present of 'be', possessive adjectives and questions. Reference Focus to the alphabet song and filling in the missing letters. Practicing the consonant sounds /v/ and /w/. Practicing ordinal numbers. Practicing words relating to family members and possessive adjectives. Practicing telling the time. Checking your knowledge of the simple present affirmative form of 'be'. Checking your knowledge of the simple present interrogative form of 'be'. Checking your knowledge of the use of possessive adjectives. Checking your knowledge of the indefinite article. to someone talking about her family. to sets of letters and numbers and identifying them. Practicing word order in personal questions. Practicing the present tense of the verb 'to be'. Practicing the verb 'to be' in the simple present. Practicing questions and answers with 'be'. Practicing possessive adjectives. Practicing making nouns plural. School open house Possessive adjectives Who are you? Plurals 1 Be: present simple affirmative Be: present simple interrogative Possessive adjectives: use Articles: use of indefinite article Numbers What time is it? Interview with Maria Alphabet rap Consonant sounds Mandy's family tree Letters and numbers The family tree Family life UNIT 2 Communication This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about ability, making requests and giving instructions. It also provides practice of 'have', 'can', the definite article and imperatives. Focus Reference Practicing 'have' and adjectives to describe people. Practicing imperative verbs. Practicing 'can' and 'can't' for ability. Practicing definite and indefinite articles. Practicing the use of 'have'. Practicing the use of 'can' to make polite requests. Practicing classroom instructions. Practicing adjective word order. to what people say they can do. to instructions given at a gym lesson. Practicing words that you can use to describe people. Practicing spelling words for clothes. Practicing clothes and colors. Practicing consonant sounds. Identifying the words 'can' and 'can't' in simple sentences and questions. Checking your knowledge of affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. Checking your knowledge of imperatives. Checking your knowledge of the definite article. Following instructions On the phone Can for ability Classroom language Articles Describing people Ability: can Imperative Articles: use of definite article Wanted! What color is it? Consonant sounds Can you do this? Exercising Can you do this? Taking exercise My family and I 2 Progress Check s 1 and 2 This syllabus item provides additional practice of the language studied in s 1 and 2. Focus Practicing the use of articles before nouns. Practicing the use of 'on', 'in', 'under' and 'at'. Practicing singular and plural nouns. Contrasting the conjunctions 'and', 'but' and 'or'. Practicing the demonstratives: 'this/these', 'that/those' to complete a conversation in a store. Practicing the question words 'when', 'why', 'what', 'how' and 'where'. Practicing questions and answers with contractions of 'be'. Practicing spelling numbers from one to a hundred. Practicing words indicating time. Practicing the full form of common English abbreviations. Articles To be or not to be? Where are the keys? Meet my family Singular and plural nouns Getting the time right Can I help you? Acronyms Conjunctions Beginner Burglars Game Question words Elementary Test 08 UNIT 3 Lifestyle This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about preferences, routines and leisure activities. It also provides practice of the simple present, questions and adverbs of frequency. Reference Focus Checking your knowledge of adverbs of frequency. Checking your knowledge of the affirmative form of the simple present. Checking your knowledge of the simple present interrogative. Checking your knowledge of negative forms of the simple present. Listen to two people talking about the sports they like. to a conversation about preferences for colors and clothes. Identifying the number of syllables in single words. Identifying single words which have more than one syllable. Practicing words about food. Practicing names for sports. Practicing words for leisure activities. Reading about someone's daily routine and putting events next to the time they happen. Practicing personal pronouns and simple present verb forms by completing sentences about a family's possessions. Practicing the simple present. Practicing the third person singular and plural of verbs in the simple present. Practicing adverbs of frequency: 'always', 'usually', 'sometimes', 'never'. Practicing 'wh-' questions in the simple present. Present simple Question formation Present simple The lake club Adverbs of frequency: never to always 3 Present simple: affirmative Present simple: interrogative Present simple: negative Food Sports Just relax! Max's day Family possessions Syllable stress Syllable count What sports do you like? I don't like the color! UNIT 4 Sightseeing This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about what's happening now and places and attractions. It also provides practice of the present progressive and 'there is/ are'. Focus Reference Practicing the present progressive. Practicing the use of 'there is' and 'there are'. Practicing 'there is/there are' and 'there isn't/there aren't'. Practicing vowel sounds. Identifying interested intonation in questions. Checking your knowledge of the use of 'there is/there are'. Checking your knowledge of the present progressive affirmative. Checking your knowledge of the present progressive interrogative. Checking your knowledge of use of the present progressive. Practicing the use of 'there is', 'there are', 'there isn't' and 'there aren't' to complete a text about a town map. Contrasting 'there is' and 'there are' with the pronouns 'it' and 'they' to complete a text about a view from a hotel. Practicing words for classroom objects. Practicing words for parts of the body. Practicing words related to places. to someone talking about places in a town. to a rap song about parts of the body. Present progressive Classroom objects There is, there are Parts of the body Countable and uncountable nouns There is/are: use Present progressive: affirmative Present progressive: interrogative Present progressive: use Places - town and country Is there a bank on this street? Beach life Intonation My town Body Rap 4 Progress Check s 3 and 4 This syllabus item provides additional practice of the language studied in s 3 and 4. Focus Practicing the simple present of 'don't like'. Contrasting 'Do you' and 'Are you' for simple present questions. Practicing adverbs of frequency: 'always', 'usually', 'sometimes', 'never'. Practicing the prepositions of time 'in', 'on' and 'at'. to sentences using the present progressive and completing sentences. Practicing words for food. Practicing words for furniture and appliances. Practicing school subjects. Dislikes The taxi driver The lake club Prepositions of time Dates and times Beginner Test 07 Fruit, vegetable, dairy or meat? Furniture and appliances What are you studying? Mr. Fletcher's Grocery Store Game UNIT 5 People and places This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about routines, jobs and the weather. It also provides practice of the simple present and the present progressive, possessive pronouns and comparatives. Reference Focus Identifying the schwa sound in single words. Practicing word stress. Practicing words for different types of jobs. Practicing words to describe the weather. Practicing personality adjectives. to an interview. to a conversation about a vacation trip. Practicing the simple present and the present progressive to complete a conversation about recycling trash. Checking your knowledge of possessive pronouns. Checking your knowledge of comparatives formed by adding '-er' to the adjective. Checking your knowledge of 'more' + adjective. Contrasting the simple present and the present progressive. Practicing using the possessive 's'. Practicing questions with 'whose', 'when' and 'how'. Practicing comparative adjectives. Present progressive v. present simple Comparative adjectives: + -er Possessives Question words Spot the difference Possessive pronouns Comparative adjectives: more + adjective Simple present vs. present progressive What's your job? What's the weather like? 5 Days of the week Contrastive stress The recycling center My job Find the schwa On vacation UNIT 6 Looking back This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about the past. It also provides practice of the simple past. Focus Reference to two people talking about their hobbies. to two people talking about their daily routine in different countries. Classifying regular verbs according to the spelling of their past forms. Contrasting the use of 'was' and 'were' to complete short conversations. Practicing the weak and strong forms of 'was', 'were', 'can' and 'are'. Practicing different endings for regular verbs in the simple past. Practicing making questions and giving short answers with 'was' and 'were'. Practicing the simple past. Practicing the simple past and simple present forms of irregular verbs. Practicing the simple past. Practicing the use of nationality nouns and adjectives. Practicing languages and countries. Practicing recognizing feelings. Checking your knowledge of the simple past of 'be'. Checking your knowledge of the affirmative form of the simple past regular. Checking your knowledge of use of the simple past regular. Checking your knowledge of use of the simple past irregular. Questions and short answers with was and were Past simple Past and present hobbies Simple past irregular: use Where are they from? What language do they speak? What did you do last weekend? Be : simple past use Past simple regular: affirmative Simple past regular: use Were you sick? Weak and strong forms Two stories Daily routine Two stories Daily routine 6 Progress Check s 5 and 6 This syllabus item provides additional practice of the language studied in s 5 and 6. Focus Practicing words for the seasons in a year. Practicing words for different types of weather. Practicing words that you can use to describe people. Practicing possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns. to people talking about their possessions. Practicing the simple present and the present progressive. Practicing questions in the simple past. Practicing irregular forms of the simple past. Where is it? The weather forecast Present simple v. present progressive Questions in the past simple Different hobbies Wanted! Wanted! Beginner Test 02 Poker Game Game UNIT 7 Taking action This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about future plans and intentions. It also provides practice of the future with 'going to', gerunds and superlatives. Focus Reference Practicing the sounds /ai/, /i/, and /ei/. Practicing the vowel sounds /i:/ and /i/. to a conversation about a vacation trip. Practicing the future with 'going to'. Practicing superlatives. Practicing comparative and superlative adjectives. Practicing questions and negatives with 'like' and giving short answers. Matching conversations with pictures and completing sentences with 'going to'. Practicing comparatives and superlatives. Practicing names of animals. Practicing expressions that are useful when using public transportation. Practicing words associated with traveling by plane. Checking your knowledge of the different uses of the future with 'going to'. Checking your knowledge of the use of gerunds and infinitives. Checking your knowledge of irregular superlatives. Checking your knowledge of superlatives formed by adding 'the most' before the adjective. Superlatives Mammal, insect, bird,... Ask the pilot Likes and dislikes Future with going to: use Traveling by public transportation Traveling by plane Who is the fittest? Superlative adjectives: irregular superlatives Superlative adjectives: the most + adjective On vacation 7 On holiday Hotel check-in UNIT 8 Party time This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about making and accepting offers. It also provides practice of countable and uncountable nouns, 'some' and 'any' and 'have got'. Reference Focus Practicing vowel sounds. Practicing the sounds /v/ and /w/. to two people ordering food. to people asking about how much things cost. Practicing words related to eating and drinking. Practicing words and phrases used in cooking. Matching words and drawings related to fruit and vegetables. Checking your knowledge of uncountable nouns that represent food. Checking your knowledge of the difference between countable and uncountable nouns. Checking your knowledge of question tags. Checking your knowledge of the different uses of 'have'. Practicing contractions with 'have'. Contrasting the use of 'a', 'some' and 'any'. Practicing 'some' and 'any'. Practicing the simple present of the verb 'to be' with countable and uncountable nouns. Practicing the affirmative, negative, interrogative and short answer forms of the verb 'have'. Practicing question tags with 'to be'. Quantifiers Countable and uncountable nouns Have got: present simple use Eating and drinking Have Cooking Question tags Uncountable nouns: food What animals do you have? In my room Countable v uncountable nouns: definition and contrast Consonant sounds Question tags: word order What's on the menu? Shopping Shopping Progress Check s 7 and 8 This syllabus item provides additional practice of the language studied in s 7 and 8. Focus Practicing words for different types of health problems. Practicing forms of transportation. Practicing words relating to spare time. Practicing question words. Practicing word order and comparatives and superlatives. to children talking about what they eat and putting the interviewer's questions in the correct order. Practicing the use of 'a', 'some' and 'any'. Practicing countable and uncountable nouns. Practicing 'have' and words for describing animals. 8 Interview with a TV director Elementary Test 02 Elementary Test 01 A, some, any Countable and uncountable nouns Animal features Getting around Leisure time Spare time Dart the Monkey in the Kitchen Game 9
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