PRE-INTERMEDIATE

 

Objectives:

  • Improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills
  • Learn to communicate in various situations
  • Discuss a range of familiar topics
  • Use appropriate language in familiar situations
  • Talk about future plans
  • Understand a range of simple statements and answer simple questions
  • Attempt to use grammar accurately

Structure:  We will help you reach the course objectives through the introduction and practice of the following language points:

  • frequency adverbs and expressions;
  • review of elementary verb forms and questions;
  • have to/had to;
  • irregular verbs;
  • present continuous vs. present simple;
  • past continuous vs. past simple;
  • activity and state verbs;
  • present perfect for life experiences;
  • present perfect for unfinished past with for, since, how long, should/shouldn’t, must;
  • present perfect for giving news with just, yet, and already;
  • questions with ever;
  • -ed and –ing adjectives;
  • past participles;
  • past simple passive;
  • used to;
  • articles;
  • relative clauses with who, which, that and where;
  • echo questions;
  • sentence stress and rhythm;
  • linking words;
  • phonetic symbols;
  • have got;
  • word building: noun endings;
  • verb-noun collocations;
  • will for prediction, might, will be able to, be going to
  • comparatives and superlatives;
  • verbs and prepositions;
  • prefixes and opposites of adjectives;
  • present continuous for future arrangements;
  • quantifiers;
  • possessive pronouns;
  • literal and idiomatic phrasal verbs;
  • 1st 2nd and conditional;
  • future time clauses with when, as soon as, before, after, until, too, too much/too many, and (not) enough;
  • present simple passive;
  • adverbs;
  • much/many, some/any, a few/a little, something/someone/somewhere;
  • pronounce English sounds correctly;
  • relevant vocabulary;
  • correct pronunciation of vocabulary;
  • use of correct grammatical structures;