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IEL I: Communication Skills I Version: 2010-2011

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Unit Name: 01 Everyday Language (OPD)

Essential Question

  • What language do I need to survive in my new school? (Overarching EQ)
  • What words are in my language and in English? (cognates)
  • What cultural understandings do I need to have in order to function in my new environment?
  • How do I greet or say hello to friends and teachers?
  • How do I introduce myself?
  • What personal vocabulary do I need to complete common forms?
  • What English can learn to get started?
  • What are some classroom commands?
  • What objects do I know in the classroom?
  • Who are the important areas and peaple in a school?
  • What is the day of the week and date?
  • What is the weather like?
  • How do I complete using a phone technology?
  • How do I use numbers and measurements?
  • What time is it?
  • How do I sequence?
  • When is it?
  • How do I keep track of time? (time and calendar)
  • How do I discuss important events? (time and calendar)
  • How do I describe the world around me?
  • How do indicate location?
  • How much does this cost?

    Enduring Understanding

  • Recognize cultural differences in my new environment.
  • Seek and provide basic information.
  • Incorporate everyday English language into my communication.
  • Identify important people and places in the school.
  • Understand and follow essential commands.
  • Recognize cultural differences in my new environment.
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    Topic 1

    Everyday Language: Meeting and Greeting

    Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • Meeting and Greeting
    • Say, "Hello
    • " Ask, "How are you?
    • " Introduce yourself
    • Smile
    • Hug
    • Wave.
    • Greet people.
    • Bow.
    • Introduce a friend.
    • Shake hands.
    • Kiss.
    • Say, "Goodbye."

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    Topic 2

    Everyday Language: Personal Information

    Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • Say your name.
    • Spell your name.
    • Print your name.
    • Sign your name
    • name
    • first name
    • middle initial
    • last name
    • address
    • apartment number
    • city
    • state
    • ZIP code
    • area code
    • phone number
    • cell phone number
    • date of birth (DOB)
    • place of birth
    • Social Security number
    • sex
    • male
    • female
    • signature

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    Topic 3

    Everyday Language: School

    Topic 3 Vocabulary

    • quad
    • field
    • bleacher
    • principal
    • assistant principal
    • counselor
    • classroom
    • teacher
    • restrooms
    • hallway
    • locker
    • main office
    • clerk
    • cafeteria
    • computer lab
    • teacher's aide
    • library
    • gym
    • coach
    • track

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    Topic 4

    Everyday Language: A Classroom

    Topic 4 Vocabulary

    • chalkboar
    • screen
    • whiteboard
    • teacher / instructor
    • student
    • LCD projector
    • desk
    • headphones
    • clock
    • bookcase
    • chair
    • map
    • alphabet
    • bulletin board
    • computer
    • overhead projector
    • Raise your hand.
    • Talk to the teacher.
    • Listen to a CD.
    • Stand up.
    • Write on the board.
    • Sit down. / Take a seat.
    • Open your book.
    • Close your book.
    • Pick up the pencil.
    • Put down the pencil.
    • dry erase marker
    • chalk
    • eraser
    • pencil
    • (pencil) eraser
    • pen
    • pencil sharpener
    • marker
    • textbook
    • workbook
    • 3-ring binder / notebook
    • notebook paper
    • spiral notebook
    • dictionary
    • picture dictionary

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    Topic 5

    Everyday Language: Studying

    Topic 5 Vocabulary

    • Look up the word.
    • Read the definition.
    • Translate the word.
    • Check the pronunciation.
    • Copy the word.
    • Draw a picture.
    • Discuss a problem.
    • Brainstorm solutions / answers.
    • Work in a group.
    • Help a classmate.
    • Ask a question.
    • Answer a question.
    • Share a book.
    • Dictate a sentence.
    • Fill in the blank.
    • Choose the correct answer.
    • Circle the answer.
    • Cross out the word.
    • Underline the word.
    • Match the items.
    • Check the correct boxes.
    • Label the picture.
    • Unscramble the words.
    • Put the sentences in order.
    • Take out a piece of paper.
    • Put away your books.

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    Topic 6

    Everyday Language: Succeeding in School

    Topic 6 Vocabulary

    • Set goals.
    • Participate in class.
    • Take notes.
    • Study at home.
    • Pass a test.
    • Ask for help.
    • Make progress.
    • Get good grades.
    • test booklet
    • answer sheet
    • score
    • grades
    • Clear off your desk.
    • Work on your own.
    • Bubble in the answer.
    • Check your work.
    • Erase the mistake.
    • Hand in your test.

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    Topic 7

    Everyday Language: A Day at School

    Topic 7 Vocabulary

    • lA. Enter the room.
    • B. Turn on the lights.
    • C. Walk to class.
    • D. Run to class.
    • E. Lift / Pick up the books.
    • F. Carry the books.
    • G. Deliver the books.
    • H. Take a break
    • I. Eat.
    • J. Drink.
    • K. Buy a snack.
    • L. Have a conversation.
    • M. Go back to class.
    • N. Throw away trash.
    • O. Leave the room.
    • P. Turn off the lights.

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    Topic 8

    Everyday Langauge: Everyday Conversation

    Topic 8 Vocabulary

    • start a conversation
    • make small talk
    • compliment someone
    • offer something
    • thank someone
    • apologize
    • accept an apology
    • invite someone
    • accept an invitation
    • decline an invitation
    • agree
    • disagree
    • explain something
    • check your understanding

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    Topic 9

    Everyday Language: Weather

    Topic 9 Vocabulary

    • Fahrenheit
    • Celsius
    • hot
    • warm
    • cool
    • cold
    • freezing
    • degrees
    • sunny / clear
    • cloudy
    • raining
    • snowing
    • heat wave
    • smoggy
    • humid
    • thunderstorm
    • lightning
    • windy
    • dust storm
    • foggy
    • hailstorm
    • icy
    • snowstorm / blizzard

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    Topic 10

    Everyday Language: The Telephone

    Topic 10 Vocabulary

    • receiver / handset
    • cord
    • phone jack
    • phone line
    • key pad
    • star key
    • pound key
    • cellular phone
    • antenna
    • charger
    • strong signal
    • weak signal
    • headset
    • wireless headset
    • calling card
    • access number
    • answering machine
    • voice message
    • text message
    • Internet phone call
    • operator
    • directory assistance
    • 23. automated phone system
    • 24. cordless phone
    • 25. pay phone
    • 26. TDD*
    • 27. smart phone
    • 28. phone bill
    • 29. area code
    • 30. phone number
    • 31. local call
    • 32. long distance call
    • 33. country code
    • 34. city code
    • 35. international call
    • A. Dial the phone number.
    • B. Press "send".
    • C. Talk on the phone.
    • D. Hang up. / Press "end".
    • E. Dial 911.
    • F. Give your name.
    • G. State the emergency.
    • H. Stay on the line.

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    Topic 11

    Everyday Language: Numbers

    Topic 11 Vocabulary

    • 0 zero
    • 1 one
    • 2 two
    • 3 three
    • 4 four
    • 5 five
    • 6 six
    • 7 seven
    • 8 eight
    • 9 nine
    • 10 ten
    • 11 eleven
    • 12 twelve
    • 13 thirteen
    • 14 fourteen
    • 15 fifteen
    • 16 sixteen
    • 17 seventeen
    • 18 eighteen
    • 19 nineteen
    • 20 twenty
    • 21 twenty-one
    • 22 twenty-two
    • 23 twenty-three
    • 24 twenty-four
    • 25 twenty-five
    • 30 thirty
    • 40 forty
    • 50 fifty
    • 60 sixty
    • 70 seventy
    • 80 eighty
    • 90 ninety
    • 100 one hundred
    • 101 one hundred one
    • 1,000 one thousand
    • 10,000 ten thousand
    • 100,000 one hundred thousand
    • 1,000,000 one million
    • 1,000,000,000 one billion
    • 1st first
    • 2nd second
    • 3rd third
    • 4th fourth
    • 5th fifth
    • 6th sixth
    • 7th seventh
    • 8th eighth
    • 9th ninth
    • 10th tenth
    • 11th eleventh
    • 12th twelfth
    • 13th thirteenth
    • 14th fourteenth
    • 15th fifteenth
    • 16th sixteenth
    • 17th seventeenth
    • 18th eighteenth
    • 19th nineteenth
    • 20th twentieth
    • 21st twenty-first
    • 30th thirtieth
    • 40th fortieth
    • 50th fiftieth
    • 60th sixtieth
    • 70th seventieth
    • 80th eightieth
    • 90th ninetieth
    • 100th one hundredth
    • 1,000th one thousandth

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    Topic 12

    Everyday Language: Measurements

    Topic 12 Vocabulary

    • divide
    • calculate
    • measure
    • convert
    • one whole 1 = 1.00
    • one half 1/2 = .5
    • one third 1/3 = .333
    • one fourth 1/4 = .25
    • one eighth 1/8 = .125
    • calculator
    • decimal point
    • 100 percent
    • 75 percent
    • 50 percent
    • 25 percent
    • 10 percent
    • ruler
    • centimeter [cm]
    • inch [in.]
    • height
    • length
    • depth
    • width

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    Topic 13

    Everyday Language: Time

    Topic 13 Vocabulary

    • hour
    • minutes
    • seconds
    • a.m.
    • p.m.
    • 1:00one o'clock
    • 1:05one-oh-five five after one
    • 1:10one-ten ten after one
    • 1:15one-fifteen a quarter after one
    • 1:20one-twenty twenty after one
    • 1:30one-thirty half past one
    • 1:40one-forty twenty to two
    • 1:45one-forty-five a quarter to two
    • sunrise
    • morning
    • noon
    • afternoon
    • sunset
    • evening
    • night
    • midnight
    • early
    • on time
    • late
    • daylight saving time
    • standard time
    • Hawaii-Aleutian time
    • Alaska time
    • Pacific time
    • Mountain time
    • Central time
    • Eastern time
    • Atlantic time
    • Newfoundland time

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    Topic 14

    Everyday Language: The Calendar

    Topic 14 Vocabulary

    • date
    • day
    • month
    • year
    • today
    • tomorrow
    • yesterday
    • Sunday
    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • week
    • weekdays
    • weekend
    • last week
    • this week
    • next week
    • every day / daily
    • once a week
    • twice a week
    • three times a week
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    • spring
    • summer
    • fall / autumn
    • winter

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    Topic 15

    Everyday Langauge: Calendar Events

    Topic 15 Vocabulary

    • birthday
    • wedding
    • anniversary
    • appointment
    • parent-teacher conference
    • vacation
    • religious holiday
    • legal holiday
    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Presidents' Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Fourth of July / Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas

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    Topic 16

    Everyday Language: Describe Things

    Topic 16 Vocabulary

    • little hand
    • big hand
    • fast driver
    • slow driver
    • hard chair
    • soft chair
    • thick book
    • thin book
    • 9. full glass
    • 10. empty glass
    • noisy children / loud children
    • quiet children
    • heavy box
    • light box
    • same color
    • different colors
    • good dog
    • bad dog
    • expensive ring
    • cheap ring
    • beautiful view
    • ugly view
    • easy problem
    • difficult problem / hard problem

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    Topic 17

    Everyday Language:Colors

    Topic 17 Vocabulary

    • red
    • yellow
    • blue
    • orange
    • green
    • purple
    • pink
    • violet
    • turquoise
    • dark blue
    • light blue
    • bright blue
    • black
    • white
    • gray
    • cream / ivory
    • brown
    • beige / tan

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    Topic 18

    Everyday Language:Prepositions

    Topic 18 Vocabulary

    • The yellow sweaters are on the left.
    • The purple sweaters are in the middle.
    • The brown sweaters are on the right.
    • The red sweaters are above the blue sweaters.
    • The blue sweaters are below the red sweaters.
    • The turquoise sweater is in the box.
    • The white sweater is in front of the black sweater.
    • The black sweater is behind the white sweater.
    • The orange sweater is on the gray sweater.
    • The violet sweater is next to the gray sweater.
    • The gray sweater is under the orange sweater.
    • The green sweater is between the pink sweaters.

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    Topic 19

    Everyday Language: Money

    Topic 19 Vocabulary

    • Money 1. $.01 = 1¢
    • a penny / 1 cent 2. $.05 = 5¢
    • a nickel / 5 cents 3. $.10 = 10¢
    • a dime / 10 cents 4. $.25 = 25¢
    • a quarter / 25 cents 5. $.50 = 50¢
    • a half dollar
    • $1.00 a dollar coin
    • $1.00 a dollar
    • $5.00 five dollars
    • $10.00 ten dollars
    • $20.00 twenty dollars
    • $50.00 fifty dollars
    • $100.00 one hundred dollars
    • Get change.
    • Borrow money.
    • Lend money.
    • Pay back the money.

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    Topic 20

    Everyday Language: Shopping

    Topic 20 Vocabulary

    • pay cash
    • use a credit card
    • use a debit card
    • write a (personal) check
    • use a gift card
    • cash a traveler's chec
    • price tag
    • regular price
    • sale price
    • bar code
    • SKU number
    • receipt
    • price / cost
    • sales tax
    • total
    • cash register
    • buy / pay for
    • return
    • exchange

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    Topic 21

    Everyday Language: Same and Different

    Topic 21 Vocabulary

    • twins
    • sweater
    • matching
    • disappointed
    • navy blue
    • happy
    • shop
    • keep

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