NEW BROADWAY - COURSE BOOK VIII

 

Contents

 

Unit 1              Travel

Section I           A Voyage to Brobdingnag- JONATHAN SWIFT

Section II         Adventures in Antarctica-SURAVI THOMAS

                       AND TISHI THOMAS

Section III        Travel-R.L. STEVENSON

 

Unit 2              Acts of Courage

Section I           Sound Sensations from Evelyn Glennie

                       -DEBORAH COWLEY

Section II         The Hour of Heroism-ANTHONY SPEATH

Section III        The Hero-RABINDRANATH TAGORE

 

Unit 3              Scientific Temper

Section I           Mere Shadow Play-Jayant Narlikar

Section II         The Day of an American Journalist in 2889

                      -JULES VERNE

Section III        Archimedes’s Principle

 

 

Unit 4              Shishya

Section I           The Mahatma’s Marksheets- RAMACHANDRA GUHA

Section II         Pepper, the Phantom Pet- PARO ANAND

Section III        Arithmetic- CARL SANDBURG

 

Unit 5              Freedom

Section I           A Mother’s Struggle- HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Section II         Princess September-SOMERSET MAUGHAM

Section III        Song of Freedom-SUBRAMANIA BHRATI

 

Unit 6              Women’s Empowerment

Section I           No longer Helpless-SONALI KUMAR

Section II         Queen of the Skies-MOUTUSSI ACHARYA

Section III        Woman Work-MAYA ANGELOU

 

Unit 7              Peace and Harmony

Section I           Tangerine the Wasp-HUGH LOFTING

Section II         The End of Living-The Beginning of Survival

                      -CHIEF SEATTLE

Section III        A prayer for Healing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Unit


Section


Reading


Vocabulary


Grammar


Spelling/ Pronunciation/ Dictionary skills


Writing


Speaking


Listening


Activity


1

Travel


I

A Voyage to Brodingnag

II

Adventures in Antarctica

III

Travel


* Factual , Inferential

 

 

* Factual , Inferential, Extrapolative

 

Appreciation


* Compound words

 

 

* Collocation


* Compound sentences

 

 

*Participial phrases


* ie or ei

 

 

 

* Making notes


Formal Letter: expressing thanks


Seeking clarifications, asking questions


Gap filling in brochure


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing a tourist brochure


2

Acts of courage


I

Sound Sensations from Evelyn Glennie

II

The Hour of Heroism

III

The Hero


* Factual , Inferential

 

 

 

* Factual , Inferential, Extrapolative

 

Appreciation


* Colours express emotions

* Colourful Language


* too and enough

* Conditional Clauses

 

* Ellipsis in Responses


* Pronunciation: Stress in polysyllabic words

* What part of speech is the word?


Report for school magazine


* Using conditionals

* Expressing a view and justifying it


Completing a route map


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designing a poster


3

Scientific Temper


I

Mere Shadow Play

II

The Day of an American Journalist in 2889

III

Archimedes’ Principle


* Factual , Inferential

 

 

* Factual , Inferential, Extrapolative

 

Appreciation


One word-many meanings


* Future Perfect Tense

* Gerund Phrases


Plurals of foreign words


Preparing a notice


Discussing and evaluating developments


Making notes from interview


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing a wall magazine


4

Shishya

 

 

 


I

The Mahatma’s Marksheets


* Factual , Inferential

 


Idioms


* Conditionals without if


* Noun/Verb variations

* US/Br Spelling and Vocabulary


Letter to a friend


Discussing causes and solutions


Completing a table


 


5

Freedom


I

A Mother’s Struggle

II

Princess September

III

Song of Freedom


* Factual , Inferential Extrapolative

 

* Factual , Inferential

 

Appreciation


Idioms with Catch


* Past perfect continuous

* Reporting Questions

* Infinitives or Gerunds

 


* Spelling changes with addition of suffixes

* Which prepositions/ particle goes with a particular word


Designing a poster


Contributing ideas in a discussion


Gap-filling in notes


 

 

 

 

 

 

Composing a poem


6

Women’s Empowerment


I

No Longer Helpless

II Queen of the skies

III

Woman Work


* Factual , Inferential

 

* Factual , Inferential,

 

Appreciation


* Expressions of the face

 

* Abstract Nouns


* Non-defining Adjective Clauses  

* Question Tags


* -ence/-ance

 

 

* Looking up idioms and expressions


Script for a speech


Making choices and giving reasons


Gap filling and making connections


 

 

 

 

 

 

* Writing a script

* Enacting a skit


7

Peace and Harmony


I

Tangerine the Wasp

II

The End of Living

III

A prayer for Healing


* Factual , Inferential

 

* Factual , Inferential,

 

Appreciation


Expressions with heels


* Object Complements

* Comparative Constructions  

* Adverbial clauses of time, purpose, reason, concession


* Doubling of consonants with –ing/-ed

* Summarizing


Letter to the Editor of Newspaper


Seeking and providing information


Gap filling in lyrics of song


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sending messages for Peace meeting at Hiroshima

 

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