Brief Description:


RAFFLES’ POWER ENGLISH is designed to accommodate students of English who
enrolled in the midst of the regular REP program. This is a 4-week bridging program designed for students in the
intermediate level. Ultimately, this course prepares students to enter the regular 11-week REP.

Suggested timetable and course content:


Week 1

Focus Skills Competencies Suggested Activities
Reading
  • Scanning skills, context clues
  • Skimming and reading for details
  • Use the vocabulary in sentences
  • Article reading and word power
  • Silent reading
  • Pair work
Speaking
  • Talk about past using
  • Wh-questions, practice giving additional information 
  • Discuss childhood habits
  • Pair work
  • Storytelling
  • Role-playing

Week 2

Focus Skills Competencies Suggested Activities
Writing
  • Write a paragraph about childhood with used to
  • Write a letter of complaint
  • Learn e-mail writing skills
  • Brainstorming
  • Guided writing activity
Speaking
  • Talk about transportation and city services
  • Describe positive and negative features
  • Make comparisons, and talk about lifestyle changes
  • Simulation Activity
  • Role-playing
  • Conversations

Week 3

Focus Skills Competencies Suggested Activities
Speaking
  • Express wishes
  • Talk about food, expressing likes and dislikes 
  • Give instructions
  • Role-playing
  • Conversations
Writing
  • Write a recipe
  • Write a travel suggestion
  • Write a set of guidelines
  • Brainstorming
  • Guided writing activity 

Week 4

Focus Skills Competencies Suggested Activities
Writing
  • Write note giving instructions
  • Write a travel guide
  • Write a description of a person
  • Brainstorming
  • Guided writing activity 
Speaking
  • Describe vacation plans
  • Make requests; accept and refuse requests 
  • Express excuses and complains
  • Give suggestions
  • Picture analysis
  • Role-playing
  • Conversations

 

Book to be used:

Title: English for Life

Author: Tom Hutchinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press 
ISBN: 9780194307277 
Number of pages: 128