Travelling and public transportation



This module is addressing ten students of the 6th grade of an elementary school at the B1 level, according to the CEFR. The teaching method is blended learning, so previous in-person classes are considered as a pre-requisite in order for students to successfully complete the module. Students are going to practice what they have learnt in previous sessions both individually and in groups and forum discussions. The listening audios that were presented in class and the grammatical explanations are also considered as a pre-requisite.Except for the students' assessment on the tasks, they are going to be assessed on their interaction skills in the forum discussions and blogs. In this module there both formative and summative assessment for students.





-activate background and prior knowledge

-summarize what has been taught to them in-class about the advantages of public transport

-apply grammatical rules they have acquired in tasks in the module

-work in groups in order to ac

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Welcome all to Unit 1!


In this unit there is a welcome forum where you can introduce yourself and tell us a few things about you. Reply to your classmates so you get to know them better!

step 2

It's now time to participate in the blog task where there are two exercises activated there for you, share your opinions with your classmates.

step3 you may also check the documents to have the powerpoint in front of you



Let's now recapitulate a few things we did in class last time...


"Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first aeroplane in USA in 1903"

"While the boys were growing up, they were repairing and fixing things"





-for an action which happened in the past

-for a repeated action in the past

-for actions which happened in the past one after the other


Form of regular verbs: verb + ed suffix

e.g play - played

negative form - did not or didn't + verb



-For actions which continued for some time in the past, but whose exact limits are not known or are not important

-for a longer action which was happening when a shorter action interrupted it permanently(the verb that describes the shorter action is in the Simple Past Tense

- for two or more actions which were happening in the past at the same time

form: was/were + verb with -ing suffix  e.g was playing

Step 4

Fill in the blanks using the correct form of Past Simple and Past Continuous

1. In 1904-1905 the Wright brothers -------------------(develop)their flying machine

2. John and his sister ----------(learn) about the Wright, while his aunt WORK on her computer

3. From the beginning of their aeronautical work, Wilbur and Orville ---------------(focus) on developing a reliable method of pilot control as the key to solving "the flying problem".

4. This approach --------------(differ) significantly from other experimenters of the time who put more emphasis on developing powerful engines. Using a small home-built wind tunnel, the Wrights also -------------------(collect) more accurate data than any before, enabling them to design more efficient wings and propellers.

5. When the doorbell rang, John's uncle -------------(send) an email on his computer and his cousin -----------(play)the guitar.

6. Their first U.S patent did not claim invention of a flying machine, but rather a system of aerodynamic control that ------------------(manipulate) a flying machine's surfaces

Step 5

Now go to the forum session to work in groups in order to complete the decision-making task

you will need to assign roles and collaborate with each other. At the end, you are going to go through the process of peer assessment.





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