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Intermediate English

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Outline:
Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Leisure & lifestyle
  • Describing feelings
  • Daily routines
  • Jobs
  • Special occasions
  • Describing people
  • Physical appearance
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Question forms
  • Present simple
  • Past simple
  • Time phrases
  • Making requests & asking for permission: can/can’t/have to/don’t have to
  • Modals of advice: should/shouldn’t
  • Present continuous & present simple
  • Present continuous for future arrangements
  • Comparative & superlative adjectives
Cultural content:
  • Keeping fit
  • TV
  • Birthdays
  • New Year celebrations
Skills work:
  • Writing – punctuation, linkers, paragraphs, invitations, newspaper reports, descriptions
  • Speaking – compiling facts, telling a story, choosing a job, talking about dates & calendars, describing
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation

 

 

Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Holidays & free time
  • Ambitions & dreams
  • Countries & cultures
  • Geography
  • Modern & traditional houses
  • Health & accidents
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Intentions & wishes: going to, planning to
  • Predictions: will/won’t
  • Present perfect & past simple with ‘for’ & other time words
  • Articles
  • Quantifiers with countable/uncountable nouns
  • Future modals: may/might/will
  • Used to
  • Past continuous
Cultural content:
  • Fame
  • Dreams
  • Social chit-chat
  • Heroes
Skills work:
  • Writing – postcards, mini-biographies, directions, notes, time phrases in narratives
  • Speaking – chit-chat, planning a holiday, asking for & giving directions
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation

 

 

 

 

 
Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Hobbies & interests
  • Surveys
  • Everyday objects
  • Brands
  • Personal characteristics
  • Money
  • Imagination
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Gerunds after verbs of liking & disliking
  • Present simple passive
  • Past simple passive
  • Present perfect continuous
  • Present perfect simple
  • Past perfect
  • Past time words
  • Conditionals
Cultural content:
  • Interests
  • Popular brands
  • Dealing with money
Skills work:
  • Writing – replying to invitations, application forms, paying online, letters, correcting errors
  • Speaking – surveys, making suggestions, choosing, telling a picture story
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation
 
 
 
 
 
Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Everyday activities
  • People around you
  • Remembering and forgetting
  • Towns and cities
  • Life events
  • Characteristics of people
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Present & past, simple & continuous
  • Used to
  • Comparatives & superlatives
  • Present perfect, simple & continuous
Cultural content:
  • Family life
  • Life stories
  • Interests & tastes
  • Childhood memories
  • School & education
Skills work:
  • Writing – CVs, emails, note keeping
  • Speaking – discussing, designing a tour, giving opinions
  • Using dictionaries
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Work
  • Social customs & behavior
  • TV & Radio
  • News stories
  • Reviews – books, music
  • Describing objects
  • Making arrangements
  • Shopping
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Future forms
  • -ed & -ing adjectives
  • Passives
  • Request forms
  • Modal verbs – requests, offers, spontaneous decisions
  • Relative clauses
  • Quantifiers
  • Extreme adjectives
Cultural content:
  • Success & celebrity
  • Traditional job roles
  • Formal telephone calls
  • International Media
  • Socializing & nights out
  • Possessions
Skills work:
  • Writing - covering letters, reviews
  • Speaking – decision-making, presenting opinions, choosing,
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation
 
 
 
Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Society & change
  • Telling stories
  • Problems & solutions, advice
  • Predicting
  • Making decisions
  • Giving opinions
  • Agreeing & disagreeing
  • Advantages & disadvantages
  • Rules & freedom
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Prediction language
  • Conditionals
  • Past perfect
  • Reported speech
  • Modal verbs: obligation/permission
  • Past modal verbs – could have/should have/would have
  • Linking words
Cultural content:
  • Litigation & compensation
  • Dilemmas & decisions
  • Problems & solutions
  • Relationships
Skills work:
  • Writing narratives
  • Speaking – discussing, giving opinions, narrating, finding solutions
  • Listening
  • Pronunciation
 
 
 
 
Topics & Vocabulary:
  • Life circles
  • Biographies
  • Feelings
  • Mishaps
  • Storytelling
  • The unexpected
  • Achievements
  • Giving advice & making suggestions
  • Events & celebrations
  • Strange events
  • Making decisions
  • Media
Grammar:
  • Review, consolidate & extend grammar, including:
  • Verb forms – present, past & future
  • Nouns, gerunds & infinitives
  • Aspect: perfect, continuous
  • Passives
  • Articles
  • Relative clauses
  • Modals
  • Conditionals
  • Reporting & summarizing
Cultural content:
  • Important life events, International holidays
  • Family events
  • Comedy
  • Events, celebrations, festivals
  • Socializing
Skills work:
  • Writing –biographies, narratives, formal letters, messages, reviews
  • Linking ideas & arguments
  • Speaking – discussing life, feelings, telling stories, describing events, summarizing, making decisions
  • Listening
  • Pronunciation

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