The proposed collection of additional tasks in the format of GIA-a new component of the UMK «English in focus» for grade 7. The creation of this manual is a response to the teacher’s request to expand the Arsenal of tasks in the format of the state final certification in English for the course of primary school, which will help to provide a more consistent, gradual, deep preparation for the exam, and not only.
The new FSES of the basic school inextricably links the issues of assessment, including the final certification, with the need to monitor the level of development of key competencies of students, the level of achievement of not only subject, but also personal, metasubject results, the level of formation of universal educational actions.
The test and measurement materials of the GIA in English-in their current form (2013) — are made taking into account long-term experience of the international language examinations where the concrete speech abilities providing success in situations of real communication, including intercultural are subject to check. The GIA 2013 codifier has a content-activity character, reflecting the main objective-the development of foreign language communicative competence. Determination of the level of foreign language communicative competence is carried out only on the basis of evaluation of the products of speech activity of students in a foreign language. The tasks of this collection also serve to achieve this important task. In addition to the content of the main components of the UMK, the teacher is offered a system of tasks for the development of reading, writing, lexical and grammatical skills as the basis of speech skills. They not only solve the problem of training the established formats of examination tasks, but also serve the development of vital universal educational actions. So, the reading assignments in the format of TRUE/FALSE/NOT STATED, the establishment of correspondences between the texts/parts of the text and headings — steps in the development of semantic skills of reading — one of the most important interdisciplinary skills, which should provide the modern school. One of the difficult tasks — the formation of derivatives from these words to fill in the gaps in the text — requires not only knowledge of word formation and grammatical material, but also the development of linguistic and contextual guess — components of linguistic competence.
Of course, the task for seventh graders cannot duplicate exam papers for school graduates. The collection includes exercises for the development of relevant skills, taking into account the stage of training. The authors recommend using the materials of the collection for the development of skills and abilities, and not for the control and verification work, refer to the tasks for differentiated work with students, taking into account their personal achievements and difficulties.
Dear seventh grader! We, the Russian authors of UMK «English in focus», are glad to meet you again. Before you is a new collection of tasks. His name is the word, probably already familiar to you: SFE — state final examination. This is the name of the exam, which graduates pass grade 9, presenting the state level of mastery of the subject, including English, for the course of primary school. And the state today needs people who are knowledgeable and skilled, active and creative, striving for constant development and able to work in a team. Only such people can make the country more beautiful and stronger, the world around is more convenient and kinder.
Tasks collection in addition to the textbook, workbook and other components of the UMK, will help you develop many important skills, even deeper into the patterns and features of the English language, learn how to use them in speech. So and truly prepare for an important exam. The collection is easy to use and independent work. Tasks on reading, vocabulary and grammar are built in accordance with the modules of the textbook «English in focus» for grade 7, i.e. based on the lexical and grammatical material studied in the modules. A variety of tasks will be useful for older children — to practice, repeat and self-test their skills and abilities. If you are studying in the school other teaching materials — is also not an obstacle. Tasks of the collection include topics common to all Russian schools in accordance with the new standards of education.
Good luck with English in focus!