Programa: Cursos de Inglés B1 - Escuela de Idiomas Modernos EIM

BASIC OBJECTIVES

Understanding texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language; understanding the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
Understanding the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc; understanding the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
Writing simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest; writing personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
Connecting phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Briefly giving reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Narrating a story or relate the plot of a book or film or describe your reactions. Dealing with most situations likely to arise while you are travelling in an area where English is spoken. Entering unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

SYLLABUS

GRAMMAR

Revision and Consolidation

Question formation
Simple Present vs. Present Continuous
Simple Past vs. Past Continuous
Present Perfect vs. Simple Past
Defining Relative Clauses
Comparative forms

Consolidation and Expansion

Present Perfect Continuous vs. Simple
Used to + infinitive
Past Perfect Simple
Future forms: will/going to, Present Continuous
Conditionals: 0, 1 and 2; introduction to Conditional 3
Unless
Time clauses with when/until/as soon as etc.
Expressions of ability with Can/could/be able to
Modals of obligation: must, have to, should
Modals of deduction: must/may/might/could /can't + infinitive
Let/make/be allowed to
Indirect questions
Reported Speech
Passive Voice
Question tags
Defining and non-defining relative clauses
Connectors: however, although etc.
Reflexive pronouns/each other
Gerunds and infinitives
Use of the definite article
Expressions of quantity
Both, neither, either
Introduction to phrasal verbs

TOPICS


Food and Restaurants
Money
House and Home
The Cinema
Sport
Travel and Transport
Work
Leisure Interests
Family
Modern Technology
Shopping
Holidays
Relationships
Education
The Environment
The News

Please refer to your coursebook for more details of the syllabus at this level.

MATERIALS

Coursebook: Your teacher will tell you which coursebook you will be using.
Supplementary materials:

A good dictionary English-Castilian/Catalan: Castilian/Catalan-English (for example: the Diccionario Oxford or the Oxford Pocket Català)

Readers:

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH READERS (Levels 3 and 4)
EXPRESS PUBLISHING READERS (Level 4)
MACMILLAN GUIDED READERS (Intermediate)
OXFORD BOOKWORMS (Stage 5 )
OXFORD PROGRESSIVE ENGLISH READERS (Grade 2)
PENGUIN READERS (Level 4)
RICHMOND READERS (Level 4)

EVALUATION

30% continuous assessment

70% final exam

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