Course Content

 

Level 3

Grade – Upper Elementary

Level - Intermediate Reading/Conversation Skills

Reading longer articles / magazines / short chapter books

Month 2 Issues

Episodes 1-2 – Tales of the West

Episodes 3-4 – Disaster

Level 3 is for upper elementary school students who are reading longer magazine articles or are starting to read chapter books. The subjects and vocabulary are more mature, suitable for this age range. The focus is on the harder words and phrases that we know many Taiwanese students may not be familiar with at this age. The pace is quicker, and these interesting stories and themes open up the conversation even more. We also welcome Jr. high students to join for some great conversation and fun practice.

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Month 2 -Issue 1 
Tales of the West

Episode 1
Articles

  • Contents Page – Types of Articles

  • Welcome to Tales of the West – Introduction Page

  • It’s Junior Rodeo Time – Photo Essay

  • Covered Wagons – Nonfiction

Vocabulary
35 Words

Tale故事, West 美國西部, Photo Essay專題攝影, Covered Wagons 有篷的馬車, Scary Story 恐怖故事, Lumberjack 伐木工人, Carve 雕刻, Hail 冰雹, Stretch The Truth 誇大事實, Whopper大謊言, Junior Rodeo 少年牛仔競技表演, Whoop 吶喊, Holler 叫喊, Contest 比賽, Buckaroo 牛仔(俚語), Ride A Steer 騎馬, Bucking Beast 暴衝難馴的猛獸, Barrel Race 繞桶比賽, Tumble 翻滾, Give Chase開始追逐, Breakaway Calf Roping 用套索套住逃脫的小牛, Lasso 用套索捕捉(牛,馬等), Mutton Riding 騎綿羊, Bareback Event 不用馬鞍的騎乘活動, Saddle 鞍, Bronco 野馬, Bronco Busting 馴馬, Tame 馴服 Covered Wagons 有篷大馬車, Pioneers 先鋒, Trail 小徑, Prairie 草原, Sea Of Grass 草海, Canvas Tops 帆布車蓋, Prairie Schooner 大草原縱帆船(指:草原篷車)

Episode 2
Articles

  • Whoppers Stretch the Truth – Tall Tales

  • The Diary of Clare Brown – Diary

  • Campfire Chorus – Group Play

  • Gather Round the Campfire – Poem

  • Puzzle it Out – Compound Word Puzzles

Vocabulary
37Words

Tall Tales 荒唐的故事, Diary 日記, Play 戲劇/話劇, Exaggerate 誇大, Stretch The Truth 誇大事實, Rugged Worker 粗曠的工人, Outdo The Other 超越對方, Logging Camps 伐木營, Leave His Mark 留下標記, Great Lakes 五大湖, Keelboat Captain 龍骨船長, Shore 岸邊, Overflow 溢出, Cyclone 龍卷風, Squeeze 擠壓, Twister 龍卷風, Carve Out 雕刻出, Grand Canyon 大峽谷, Slave 奴隸, Freedom自由, Worn Out 疲憊不堪的, Slavery 奴隸制, Chorus 合唱, Settle 定居, Chinese Railroad Worker 鐵路工人, Stranger 陌生人, Cattle 牛, Panic 恐慌, Stampede 亂竄狂奔, Have It Rough 過得很艱辛, Pick & Shovel 鋤頭和鏟子, Blasting Powder 爆炸火藥, Antelope 羚羊, Discouraging Word 令人洩氣的話, Strum A Banjo 彈奏班鳩琴, Weave A Tale 編織故事, Glint 閃爍

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Month 2 - Issue 2 
Disaster

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Episode 1
Articles

  • Contents Page – Types of Articles

  • Welcome to Disaster – Introduction Page

  • Nature’s Fury – Photo Essay

  • A Storm to Remember – Realistic Fiction

  • Puzzle it Out – Synonyms

Vocabulary
27 Words

Disaster 災難, Strike 侵襲, Earthquakes地震, React應對, Nature’s Fury 大自然的反撲, Natural 自然的, Destructive Events 破壞性事件, Volcano 火山, Tornado 龍捲風, Tsunami 海嘯, Magma 岩漿, Lava 熔岩, Ash 灰燼, Whirling Funnel Cloud 旋轉龍捲雲, Plow Through 撞過, Splinter 碎片/裂成碎片, Fierce 凶猛的, Damage 損害, Huge Sections 巨大的部分, Pressure 壓力, Warning Systems 預警系統, Hurricane Warning 颶風警報, Shutters 百葉窗, Storm Cellar 防風窖, Silence 寧靜, Eye of The Storm 風暴之眼/颶風中心, The Storm Raged 風暴肆虐, Terrible 糟糕的

Episode 2
Articles

  • Train Wreck – Radio Play

  • On the Way to School – Comic Strip

  • Rusty to the Rescue – News Feature

  • Don’t Let Disasters Get You Down – Poem

Vocabulary
32 Words

Narrator 旁白, Program 節目, Tracks 軌道, Screeching 尖叫著, Warn Them 警示他們, Railroad 鐵路系統, Dash Into The Doorway 衝進門道, As Fast As Lightning 快如閃電, Flow 流動, Made A Hiss 發出嘶嘶聲, Search And Rescue Team 搜救專對, Respond To Disasters 應對災害, Buried Under Rubble 被埋在瓦礫下, Animal Shelter 動物收容所, Abandon 拋棄, His Future Was Uncertain 他的未來是渺茫的, Trained 訓練(過去式), High Spirits 熱情, Bravery 勇氣, Devoted To 奉獻給, Eager To Please 渴望討好, Survivor 生還者, Ruins 廢墟, Shift 輪班工作時間, Weary 疲倦的, Keep His Spirits High 振作精神, Victim 受難者, Alert 使警覺, Reward 獎賞, Get You Down 讓你沮喪, Oversleep 睡過頭, Terrible 糟糕的

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Level 3

Grade – Upper Elementary

Level - Intermediate Reading/Conversation Skills

Reading longer articles / magazines / short chapter books

Month 1 Issues

Episodes 1-2 – In Space

Episodes 3-4 – It’s a Mystery

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Month 1 - Issue 1 
In Space

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Episode 1
Articles

  • In Space – Space Words Brainstorm

  • How to Read a Table of Contents – Kinds of Articles

  • Welcome to In Space - Introduction Page

  • Space News – News Briefs

  • Moon Legends of the World – Legends

Vocabulary
25 Words

News Brief 新聞簡報 , Legends 傳奇, Hurricane 暴風驟雨, Astronomer 天文學家, Dwarf 矮人, Dwarf Planet 矮行星, Erupt爆發, Geyser 噴泉, Surface 地表, The Universe 宇宙, Space Dust 太空塵埃, Particles  粒子, Punishment懲罰, Gleaming 閃閃發光, Character 人物, Harvest Festival 中秋節, Get A Glimpse 看一眼, Egg Yolk 蛋黃, Symbolizes象徵著, Native American美洲原住民, Cultures文化, Coyote 郊狼, Trickster騙子, Influence影響 ,Have A Crush On Someone 暗戀某人, Numbers 1,000,000 – 130,000,000,000

Episode 2
Articles

  • Table of Contents – Kinds of Articles

  • Attic Alien – Science Fiction

  • A Field Guide to the Planets – Field Guide

  • Out of This World! Space Tourism – Nonfiction

  • Planet Hopping - Poem

Vocabulary
33 Words

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Science Fiction 科幻小說, Field Guide 現場指南, Poem 詩, Attic 閣樓, Alien 外星人, Suede 絨面革, Fringes 流蘇, Dangling 懸空 , Antennae 天線, A. Space Pod 太空艙, Galaxy Hopper 太空船, Control Room 控制室, Neptune 海王星, Degree 度, Celsius 攝氏, Fahrenheit 華氏, Uranus 天王星, Saturn 土星, Jewelry 珠寶, Jupiter 木星, Air Tank 氧氣筒, Mars 火星, Sand Dune 沙丘, Mercury 水星, Venus 金星, Earth 地球, Quarter 四分之一,  Tourism 旅游, Cosmonaut 宇航員, Hefty沉重的, Aeronautics航空學, Reservation 預訂, Orbit 軌道

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Month 1 - Issue 2
It's a Mystery

Episode 1
Articles

  • Table of Contents – Kinds of Articles

  • Welcome to It’s a Mystery - Introduction Page

  • The Mystery of the Shredded Net – Realistic Fiction

  • Be a Good Detective – How-to Article

  • Why the Monsoon Comes Each Year - Folktale

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Vocabulary
28 Words

Mystery 神秘, Realistic Fiction 現實派小說, How-to Article 操作方法,  Folktale 民間傳說, Questions 問題, Wonder 想知道, Know 知道, Shredded 撕碎, Concerned 擔心, Confused 疑惑, Confounded 困惑, Get to the bottom of 揭開 , Litter 弄亂, Detective 偵探, Clues 線索, Ridges 嶺, Pattern 圖案, Scraggly 雜亂, Solve解決, Facts事實, Scene of the Crime犯罪現場, Pretend假裝, Sleep on It 需要時間思考, Monsoon 季風, Vietnam 越南, Emperor 皇帝, Spirit 靈魂, Waves Break 海浪拍打, Flood 淹水, Wash Away 沖刷掉

Episode 2
Articles

  • Table of Contents – Kinds of Articles

  • Follow the Bouncing Lightning Ball – Nonfiction

  • The Oak Island Myster – Nonfiction

  • As I Was Going to St. Ives – Rhyming Riddle

  • Detective Hound - Poem

Vocabulary
20 Words

Rhyming Riddle 押韻謎語, Lightning 閃電, Swiftly 迅速, Thunder 雷聲, Rumbles 隆隆聲, Bolt of Lightning 一道閃電, Fizzing Sound 嘶嘶聲, Bitter Odor 苦味, Comet 彗星, Disbelief 不相信, Phenomenon 現象, Microwave Oven 微波爐, Treasure 寶藏, Pirate 海盜, Layer of Stone石頭層, Clay 黏土, Drill 鑽, Putty 油灰, Ruined 毀了

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