Course size — 12 hours, independent work — 136 hours

1. Content

Course Map (Class Work)

Term 7





Speech Practice

Air pollution (global warming).

Energy crisis.



Speech Practice

The major environmental problems confronting

Britain today.

The Green Movement.



Speech Practice

Environmental problems in Belarus












Speech Practice / Reading

Final test.


2. Course examination

1. At the end of term 7, you will have to write the final test which will check the progress of your independent work. To get ready for the test, you are expected to do the exercises in the guides to the texts and tapes and practice the vocabulary units.

2. The oral examination which you take in winter involves the following activities:

Part 1: Presentation of the given speaking point.

Part 2: Answer to the questions after the given short story and commentary on its central idea(s).

Part 3: Definition of 3 active vocabulary notions given by the examiner.

Here , you will find extended information of the structure and proceedings of the exam.


Step 1. Working independently in September-December consider the information indicated in the scheme of independent work, listen to the tapes, watch the videos, accomplish independent tests and compile a file of useful information and vocabulary items.

For better time management and effective learning, we suggest a weekly step-by-step scheme of independent work in term 7 .


As you study the materials, keep the student’s language learning diary in a notebook (See: What is a language-learning diary? ). The language-learning diary is a document to help you learn the material more effectively and focus on your objectives, and a learning style that suits your needs. It helps you to think about how you learn; it is a summary of your language learning experience; it will help you keep any evidence of the work done as well as keep your progress. This will help you to get ready for the exam in term 7.

Step 2. Study the list of the relevant vocabulary items . Make sure you are able to explain the meaning of each item in English (consult a good English-English dictionary if necessary). Put down the definitions in English in your language-learning diary.

Step 3. In your language-learning diary, make plans and then compile the speaking points to be presented at the exam at the end of terms 7.

Step 4. Read the information about the main points of analysis of the short story and the short stories for independent reading, accomplish all necessary vocabulary work, sum up the stories and answer the After You Read questions for each short story. In your language-learning diary, make summaries and analyse the short stories to be presented at the exam at the end of terms 7.

Revision will be a substantial component of students’ curriculum and independent work this term. Follow the scheme of effective time management, so as to have enough time for the revision of the material studied in terms 5 and 6. Mind the fact that the examination speaking points, the examination stories and the examination active vocabulary involve those studied throughout terms 5, 6 and 7. (See: Tips for the students taking the speaking exam in discourse practice ).