UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

 

Objectives:

  • Improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills
  • Learn to communicate in various situations with a degree of fluency and spontaneity typical for native speakers
  • Read and understand well authentic materials such as articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems
  • Master your pronunciation

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

  • the English verb system, verb patterns;
  • auxiliaries;
  • sentence stress and rhythm;
  • contractions;
  • word building;
  • be used to, get used to;
  • conditional sentences;
  • alternatives for if;
  • weak forms;
  • consonant-vowel link;
  • repeated actions and states;
  • present and past habits;
  • phrasal verbs;
  • connecting words: reason and contrast;
  • narrative verb forms;
  • present perfect simple;
  • present perfect continuous;
  • past perfect continuous;
  • defining, non-defining, and reduced relative clauses;
  • adjectives for giving opinions;
  • future verb forms;
  • intonation;
  • verb + ing;
  • modals: levels of certainty about the future;
  • past forms of modal and related verbs;
  • compound nouns and adjectives;
  • homophones;
  • activity and state verbs;
  • synonyms;
  • homonyms;
  • British and American accents;
  • passive;
  • quantifiers;
  • future perfect;
  • relevant vocabulary;
  • correct pronunciation;