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UNIT

Our World

Academic Track: Sociology/Anthropology


Academic Pathways: Lesson A: Identifying purpose
Reflecting
Lesson B: Reading a summary with infographics
Lesson C: Writing sentences about your
life today

Unit Theme
What is a typical human like? What does the number 7 billion represent? How do people
communicate?

Unit 1 explores the topic of our world as it relates to:


a description of the typical human a video about population titled 7 Billion
the ways we communicate today the communication habits of students

Think and Discuss (page 1)


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Answer Key
A1.
A2.

For question B1, brainstorm ways students


TIP
Exploring the Theme could calculate how many steps they walk
each day. Ideas might include estimating how far they
15 walk (e.g., 5 km) and guessing how many steps are in
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steps equals 8 kilometers.

IDEAS FOR Expansion

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LESSON A

Preparing to Read (page 4) TIP Review some of the clues that context
words provide to identify the part of speech
30 of target vocabulary items. For example, nouns are
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WARM-UP often preceded by an article such as a or the, as human,
The Lesson A target vocabulary is from a reading about city, job, and nation are in the reading. Adjectives
the typical human on the planet today. The vocabulary frequently appear after a form of the verb be as male,
is presented in two exercises. In the first exercise female, and different do in this reading.
students match sentence parts to make definitions.
In the second exercise definitions are provided and Answer Key
students are asked to complete sentences.
1.
Exercise A. | Building Vocabulary 2.
3.
4.
5.

IDEAS FOR Checking Comprehension


Word Usage

Answer Key
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Exercise B. | Building Vocabulary

Exercise C. | Using Vocabulary

Exercise D.|Predicting
predicting

typical
Word Partners

common language, common interest,

collocations.

Vocabulary Notes A
person people
Human

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Answer Key
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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Exercise C. | Critical Thinking: Guessing


Meaning from Context
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majority
major ity
popular

Overview of the Reading

Understanding the Reading


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Exercise A. | Understanding the Gist 1. 4.
D 2. 5.
3.

Answer Key Exercise D. | Critical Thinking: Reflecting


CT Focus

Answer Key
Exercise B. | Identifying Key Details

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LESSON A

Developing Reading Skills IDEAS FOR Expansion


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Reading Skill: Identifying Purpose

entertain, inform, share an opinion,


purpose.

Exercise B. | Identifying Purpose

should,
I think.

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Exercise A. | Identifying Purpose

Answer Key
a.

I think, should, could

Answer Key
2 1
3

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LESSON B

Viewing: 7 Billion (page 9) Answer Key


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Overview of the Video

While Viewing
Exercise

Before Viewing After Viewing


Exercise A. | Using a Dictionary Exercise A.

Answer Key
1.
2.
Vocabulary Notes 3.
Average 4.
5.
Balance
Exercise B. | Critical Thinking: Synthesizing

Answer Key
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Exercise B. | Thinking Ahead


Answer Key

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LESSON B

Preparing to Read Exercise D. | Expanding Vocabulary


Word Link
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WARM-UP
Lesson B target vocabulary is presented in two ways.
First students are given definitions, and then they are
asked to use the new words to complete sentences. In
the second activity, they guess the meaning of target
vocabulary from context and then match the word with
a definition.

Exercise A. | Building Vocabulary

Answer Key

Answer Key
1. 2. 3. 4.
5.

Exercise B. | Building Vocabulary


IDEAS FOR Expansion
Word Link

-ly

family
Answer Key silly -ly;
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
-ly.

Exercise C. | Using Vocabulary


Word Partners Exercise E.|Predicting

. What kinds of clues helped you answer


the question?

track 1-03

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Asia-Pacific use the computer to connect with social
IDEAS FOR Expansion networking sites? What percentage of
people in Latin America use a tablet?
What percentage of people in Europe use social
networking sites while watching TV?
How much time do females in the U.S. spend social
networking in hours and minutes using a cell phone?

Overview of the Reading

Answer Key
1. 2. 3.
4.
Understanding the Reading
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Meaning from Context
Exercise A. | Understanding Purpose
D

Answer Key

Exercise B. | Identifying the Main Ideas

Answer Key
1. 2. 3.

TIP Point out that the sentences may include the Exercise E. | Critical Thinking: Synthesizing
same or similar words as sentences in the and Reflecting
paragraph. Also the first sentence or the first two
sentences of a paragraph often express the main idea.
Suggest students look for key, or important, words in
the first two sentences of each paragraph.

Answer Key
1. 2. 3.

Exercise C. | Identifying Key Details IDEAS FOR Expansion

What percentage of people in

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LESSON C

Exploring Written English


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Answer Key
1.
2.
3.
Exercise A. 4.
Language for Writing
Exercise D.
Language for Writing
be

Answer Key Answer Key

1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
5. 5.
6.

Exercise B.
Exercise E.
Language for Writing

Answer Key -s
1.
be have
2.
3. Answer Key
4.
5. 1.
6. 2.
7. 3.
4.
5.
Exercise C.

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Writing Task: Drafting Exercise E. | Draft 2

(page 18)
Exercise A.|Brainstorming

You can use students sentences to collect


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(anonymous) examples of good sentences
and common errors for the next class.

IDEAS FOR Vocabulary Review

Exercise B.|Planning

IDEAS FOR Further Research

Exercise C. | Draft 1

Exercise D. | Editing Checklist

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