User:Viovio/Programa Bilingue Unap/Level 1

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Bilingual Program Level 1 – Beginner


  • Myself, Family, and Friends
  • Greeting and Leave Taking
  • Food and Beverages, Clothing
  • Home, Home Activities, School (basic)
  • Weather, Seasons, Time, Months and Days

Level 1 provides opportunities for students who have not studied English or who have not mastered the most basic lexicon and language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who pass a diagnostic examination based on Level 1 materials may be exempted from Level 1 and enter Level 2.

This curriculum is organized according to the four basic language acquisition skills, and the classroom activities, assignments, and examinations are based on the lexicon for this level as well as on the identified skills and learning about the cultures of English speaking people.

LISTENING: Upon completion of this level, the student is able to understand the following:

  1. greetings and leave taking;
  2. personal information about the individual and the family;
  3. asking for and thanking, using basic expressions;
  4. basic vocabulary in the lexicon;
  5. sentence length constructions;
  6. variations in simple sentence construction;
  7. simple questions;
  8. formal and informal speech according to the lexicon;
  9. daily routines;
  10. numbers and time according to the lexicon;
  11. two-person dialogs without background noise;
  12. is able to discern the differences in the following sounds:
    1. s-es (especially according to plurals);
    2. sh-ch (e.g., shoe, chew; shine, chime);
    3. th (e.g., the, think, this, thin);
  13. all vowels and consonants according to the lexicon.

SPEAKING: Upon completion of this level, the student is able to speak according to the following criteria and can produce the following utterances:

  1. describe self and family with the lexicon;
  2. introduce self, family, and friends;
  3. speak in simple declarative sentences;
  4. describe in simple sentences all topics according to the lexicon;
  5. use simple compound sentences (with two complete clauses, e.g., I have a brother, and I have two sisters.);
  6. ask and answer simple yes-no questions;
  7. ask and answer numerical questions according to the lexicon;
  8. describe pictures about topics using the lexicon;
  9. discuss the weather according to the lexicon;
  10. describe time and dates according to the lexicon;
  11. accurately use the adverbs in the lexicon;
  12. use appropriate word order, especially adjectives and adverbs;
  13. has mastered with few errors the following sounds:
  14. s-es (especially according to plurals);
    1. sh-ch (e.g., shoe, chew; shine, chime);
    2. th (e.g., the, think, this, thin);
    3. all vowels and consonants according to the lexicon.

READING: Upon completion of Level 1, the student will be able to recognize and understand the meaning of the following:

  1. printed and handwritten letters and words;
  2. all words according to the lexicon;
  3. isolated words;
  4. standard basic phrases (e.g., How are you?; My name is….);
  5. numbers according to the lexicon;
  6. simple sentences on all topics for the level according to the lexicon.

In addition, the student will be able to:

  1. derive meaning from simple sentences using the lexicon;
  2. infer the main idea from simple sentences in clusters of two to three sentences;
  3. read dialog silently and aloud according to the lexicon and topics.

WRITING: Upon completion of Level 1, the student will be able to write and use the lexicon according to the following lexical and grammatical constructions:

  1. simple declarative, interrogative, and negative sentences using the simple present tense;
  2. simple declarative, interrogative, and negative sentences using the present progressive tense;
  3. uses there + to be (singular and plural, simple present and present progressive)
  4. singular and plural nouns with variations in endings;
  5. third person singular present tense verb variation (e.g., John goes, Paula sings);
  6. compound verbs (e.g., run into, come across)
  7. prepositions;
  8. word order in sentences (especially the “do inversion” for interrogatives);
  9. singular and plural possessive nouns and use of apostrophe to designate possession, (e.g., boy’s, boys’).

In addition, students will be able to write and correctly use the following punctuation:

  1. period, question mark, exclamation point;
  2. comma in sequence or list (e.g., grapes, apples, oranges…)
  3. lower and upper case letters as needed (especially for proper nouns, nations and nationalities, languages, business names);
  4. quotation marks as needed.


LEXICON PER TOPIC: The base form has been included in all cases; plurals as well as singular nouns are taught with ending variations as needed, as well as verbs according to the grammar and writing skills of the level and unit. All forms and skills are cumulative.

LEVEL 1 UNIT ONE: Myself, Family and Friends


Adult Adolescent Ankle Arm Aunt Baby Body Boyfriend Buddy Calf Chest Child Chin Cousin Daughter Ear Elbow Eye Eyebrow Face Family (present and preceding generation) Father Finger Fingernail Foot Forehead Friend Friendship Girlfriend Grandfather Grandmother Grandparent Hand Head Hip Knee Leg Mother Mouth Name Neck Nose Pal Parents Parts Parents Shoulder Skin Son Stomach Teenager Thigh Toe Toenail Uncle Wrist

Verbs Verbos

Can Come Negatives: no, not Go Negativos: no, not Have Like See Take To be (present tense only: am, is, are) Want

Adjectives Adjetivos

Cute Fat Friendly Funny Hard Long Middle-aged Nice Old Overweight Senior Short Shy Skinny Slender Slim Tall Teenage Thin Young

Adverbs/Qualifiers Adverbios/Calificativos

Always Here Never Often Sometimes There

Articles Artículos

A An The


And But

Counting (Cardinal and Ordinal) Numeros (Cardinales y Ordinales)

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 First, second, etc. to one hundredth (by tens, e.g., twentieth, thirtieth, etc.)

Prepositions Preposiciones

At In Into On To

Pronouns Personal Nominative Pronouns (order by person; reinforce throughout all levels) Pronombres Pronombres Personales Nominativos (ordenados por persona; reforzados durante todos los niveles)

I You (singular) He, she, it We You (plural) They

Expressions Expresiones

Excuse me (‘scuse me) How many How much I’m sorry No Pardon me Please Thank you Thanks Thanks a lot Yes You are welcome You’re welcome (yur welcome)

Salutations/Addresses Saludos/Títulos

Mr. Mrs. Miss Ms.

LEVEL 1 UNIT TWO: Greetings and Leave Takings, Time NIVEL 1 UNIDAD DOS: Saludos y Despedidas, La Hora

Nouns Sustantivos

a.m. Afternoon Evening Every day/everyday Family name Half past (hour, e.g., half past four) Last name Midday Midnight Minutes past hour (use numbers, as 10 past two or 15 before three) Morning Name Night One o’clock, two o’clock (etc.) p.m. Quarter after (hour) Quarter past (hour) Quarter to (hour) Surname Tomorrow Week Yesterday

Verbs Verbos

Greet Introduce Let Like (you) to Meet Spell Want to

Adjectives Adjetivos

A little A lot Any Bad Beautiful Best Better Close Few Good Hardworking Little Many Much Noisy Pretty Quiet Some Ugly Worse Worst

Adverbs/Qualifiers Adverbios/Calificativos

Awhile (a while) Earlier How Later Next So So long Soon Then There (there is, there are)

Conjunctions/connectors Conjunciones

But Or So Yet

Counting (Cardinal and Ordinal) Números (Cardinales and Ordinales)

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, (20) 21, 22, etc…..99 Eleventh, twelfth, etc. to ninety-ninth

Prepositions Preposiciones

After Before Behind Beside In back of In front of Next to

Pronouns (Personal Objective Pronouns: order by person, reinforce throughout all levels) Pronombres (Pronombres Personales de Objeto: ordenados por persona, reforzar durante todos los niveles)

Me You (singular) Her, him, it Us You (plural) Them

Expressions Expresiones

Any time Any way Bye Bye-bye Don’t mention it Good bye Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Hello Hi Hi, there How are you? I want to introduce ________ (a friend, some friends, a few friends, etc.) I’m glad to meet you. See you later/soon/tomorrow/next week/then/after awhile (see ya) So long Thank you You, too

Salutations/Addresses Saludos/Títulos

Madam/Ma’am Sir

LEVEL 1 UNIT THREE: Food and Beverages, Clothing NIVEL 1 UNIDAD TRES: Comida y Bebidas, Ropa

Nouns Sustantivos


Banana Beef Beer Bread Breakfast Broccoli Brunch Butter Carrots Cereal Cheese Chicken Cigarettes Colors (unit 1) with adjectives (e.g., sky blue, lime green, chocolate brown, etc.) Corn Cost Crab Cream Creamer Dinner Fish Flour Grape Grapefruit Guava Ham Kiwi Lamb Lasagna Lemon Lettuce Llama Lunch Mango Margarine Meal Melon Milk Money Noodles Oil Onion Orange Pasta Pear Pepper Pineapple Pop Pork Potato Rabbit Rice Salmon (and other fish as needed, e.g., sea bass, tuna, etc.) Salt Sea food Shellfish Snack Soda Soft Drink Soup Spaghetti Squash Strawberry Stew Sugar Sweetener Tea Teatime Tomato Turkey Vinegar Water Juice Watermelon Wine


Bathing suit Belt Blouse Belt Boots Bracelet Cap Coat Contacts Dress Earrings Evening dress Glasses Hat Jacket Mittens Necklace Pants Prescription Glasses Purse Sandal Scarf Shawl Shirt Shoes Shorts Skirt Sneakers Socks Stockings Suit Sunglasses Sweater Swimming Suit Tennis Shoes Underwear Vest Wardrobe

Verbs Verbos

Bake Boil Chew Choke Choose Drink Eat Fit Fry Gulp Lick Order Organize Roast Sauté (FRENCH but used by English speakers) See Select Sip Smoke Snack Swallow Wait Wear

Adjectives Adjetivos


Bitter Brown Bunch Cheap Clashing Crunchy Dark (with all introduced colors; other uses) Delicious Dozen Dumb Expensive Filling Fresh Full Gray Good looking Green Handsome Hungry Inexpensive Light (with all introduced colors; other uses) Limp Loose Matching New Orange Perfect Pink Pretty Purple Real Red Salty Satisfied Smart Sour Spicy Stylish Sweet Tasty Terrible Terrific Tight Unfashionable White Yellow

Adverbs/Qualifiers Adverbios/Calificativos

Early Everyday/every day Fast Late Quickly Slowly Usually Well

Prepositions Preposiciones

Between Next to Opposite to Over Under

Pronouns (Possessive Pronouns (adjectival): order by person; reinforce through all levels) Pronombres (Adjetivos Posesivos: ordenados por persona, reforzar durante todos los niveles)

My (e.g., my shirt) Your (singular) His, her, its Our Your (plural) Their

Conjunctions/connectors Conjunciones

Because Neither Nor

Counting (Cardinal and Ordinal) Números (Cardinales and Ordinales)

101, 102….999 (three digit numbers) One hundred first, one hundred second, etc. to nine hundred ninety-ninth

Expressions Expresiones

Are you hungry? Fits great I am hungry/I’m hungry I’m full I’m satisfied I’m sleepy I’m starving I’m thirsty Looks good/bad Mmmmmm Tastes good/bad What a pity! What a shame! Yummy!

LEVEL 1 UNIT FOUR: Home, Home Activities, School (basic) NIVEL 1 UNIDAD CUATRO: El Hogar, Actividades en el Hogar, Escuela (básico)

Nouns Sustantivos


Accommodations Baking Bathroom Bathtub Bed Bedroom Blinds Cabinet Carpet Ceiling Celebration Chair Chores Cleaning Clock Cooking Copy book Counter Crib sheet (two meanings: sheets for baby bed/crib; page with test information/cheating) Curtain Dining Room Dishwasher Dormitory Faucet Floor Garden Guest Guest room House Key Kitchen Laughter Living Room Love Meal Paint Patio Pension Plants Play Roof Rooming house Rooms Rug Shades Shower Sink Sofa Table Tap Television Tile Toilet Trash Trash can Wall Washing Washing machine Waste Waste basket Waste can Window Yard


Administrator Appointment Assignment Attention Backpack Book Booklet Cafeteria Calculator Canteen Cell phone/cellular phone Chair Chalk Class Classmate Classroom Computer Desk Dictionary Director Eraser Evaluation Exam Examination Experiment Grade Hall Handout Headmaster Headmistress Homework Instructor Lab Laboratory Level Library Mark Marker Mobile phone Notebook Office Overhead projector Paper Pen Pencil Pencil case Percent Percentage Principal Print Professor Ruler School Secretary Student Table Teacher Test University Video Work Write

Verbs Verbos

Brush Build Build up Can Cheat Complete Cost Dance Date Describe Drink Drive Eat Fill Fill in Get up Listen Listen to Listen up Match Open Order Organize Pay Pierce Play Read Ride Run Say Sleep Smoke Speak Speak up Study Surf Swim Talk Tattoo Tell Tick Underline Wait Wait for Wake up Walk Work Write

Adjectives Adjetivos

Attentive Awake Complex Complicated Difficult Easy Hard working Inattentive Intelligent Lazy Noisy Quiet Silly Simple Sleepy Smart Start Stop Stupid Typical

Adverbs/Qualifiers Adverbios/Calificativos

Carefully Fast Quick Quickly Slowly Typically Usually Well

Prepositions Preposiciones

Across Across from Below Down On top of Opposite Over Next to Under Underneath Up

Pronouns (Possessive Pronouns (order by person; reinforce throughout all levels) Pronombres (Pronombres Posesivos (ordenados por persona; reforzados durante todos los niveles)

Mine (e.g., That book is mine.) Yours (singular) His/hers/its Ours Yours (plural) Theirs

Expressions Expresiones

Answer carefully. Be quiet. Fill in the blank lines. Fill in the blanks. Get busy. Get to work. Good work. Great job! Let’s get to work. Listen to directions. Listen carefully. Listen up. Get in. Get out. Pay attention. Shut up. Take it easy. You’re so stupid! Work carefully!

LEVEL 1 UNIT FIVE: Weather, Seasons, Time, Months and Days

Nouns Sustantivos

April August Autumn Blizzard Climate December Drizzle Fall February Hail Hour Hurricane January July June March May Minute November October Rain Schedule Season Second September Sleet Snow Spring Squall Storm Storm Summer Time Typhoon Weather Winter

Verbs Verbos

Blizzard Blow Drizzle Dry Freeze Hail Rain Scorch Shine Sleet Snow Storm Warm

Adjectives Adjetivos

Calm Cold Constant Cool Damp Dry Dusty Early Freezing Frigid Frosty Great Horrible Hot Icy Late Lovely Many Much On time Punctual Scorching Stormy Terrible Timely Warm Wet Wonderful

Adverbs/Qualifiers Adverbios/Calificativos

Constantly Eagerly Excitedly How (e.g., How many days are cloudy? How much does it cost?) Punctually Slowly Very When Where


  • Review all Level 1 Prepositions.


  • Revision de todas las Preposiciones del nivel 1


  • Review all Level 1 Pronouns.


  • Revision de todas las Preposiciones del nivel 1

Expressions Expresiones

Be on time. Don’t be late. How many….? How much…? How’s the weather? It’s a great day! It’s cloudy. It’s rainy. It’s hot/cold. This (fruit, vegetable, etc.) is seasonal. Wear your coat/hat/mittens/etc.