UNIT 1 OBJECTIVES
Hello, my name is Trishia and I´ll lead your way along this course.
In this unit we are going to learn how to describe people´s personality and appearance, link sentences by using the correct relative word and make deductions.
UNIT 2 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to talk about probability and possibility, to hypothesize about the past, present and future, and to use vocabulary related to animals.
UNIT 3 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to listen to people talking about their place.
We are also going to learn how to use modals of obligation and advice, in the present and the past and how to use have/get something done.
We are going to learn vocabulary related to the different types of housing, the different rooms in a house, the different types of housework and phrasal verbs related to personal relations.
UNIT 4 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to use infinitives with or without to and–ing forms and to decide whether certain verbs are followed by infinitive or –ing or both.
We are also going to use words, set phrases and idioms related to money and to talk about money matters.
UNIT 5 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to learn some structures to emphasize some parts of the speech and we are also going to learn vocabulary related to crime.
UNIT 6 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to talk about the past and about travelling, extreme sports and other leisure activities.
UNIT 7 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to listen to people giving their opinion on TV and learn vocabulary related to TV: people, TV programmes and a TV guide.
Grammar-wise, we are going to learn words and phrases to express contrast and impersonal passive structures.
UNIT 8 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to learn vocabulary related to parts of the body, health and illness. Also, we are going to report statements, questions and commands.
UNIT 9 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to learn to express wishes and regrets, talk about preferences with would rather and would sooner, give advice using had better and describe feelings.
UNIT 10 OBJECTIVES
In this unit we are going to use the Future Perfect and the Future Continuous, compounds with –ever, and the definite article when generalising.
UNIT 1 NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
VOCABULARY Describing people: personality and appearance. Compound adjectives
GRAMMAR Defi ning and non-defi ning relative clauses. Modals for deduction (past and present)
WRITING An informal email
PRONUNCIATION Compound adjectives
UNIT 2 DOWN-TO-EARTH
VOCABULARY Animal idioms. Animal collocations: animal sounds
GRAMMAR Modals and expressions of probability. Conditionals. Alternatives to IF
WRITING An article
PRONUNCIATION Contractions. Linking
UNIT 3 HOME SWEET HOME
VOCABULARY Types of housing. Places in the home. Housework. Phrasal verbs connected to people relations
GRAMMAR Modals of obligation/absence of obligation/prohibition/advice. Have/Get something done
WRITING A report
PRONUNCIATION Consonant clusters
UNIT 4 A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
VOCABULARY Money. Jobs
GRAMMAR Infi nitive versus –ing. Participle clauses
WRITING A covering letter
PRONUNCIATION Stress shift
UNIT 5 CAUGHT RED-HANDED
VOCABULARY Crime. Criminals
GRAMMAR Emphasis (do, so and indeed). Cleft sentences. Inversions
WRITING An opinion composition
PRONUNCIATION How to sound emphatic
UNIT 6 OUT AND ABOUT
VOCABULARY Leisure activities: Travelling. Extreme sports
GRAMMAR Used to, Would. Narrative tenses
WRITING A blog post
UNIT 7 TV OR NOT TV?
VOCABULARY Headlines. Television (people, TV programmes and a TV guide)
GRAMMAR Impersonal report structures. Contrast (despite, in spite of, although…)
WRITING A “for and against” composition
PRONUNCIATION Contrastive intonation
UNIT 8 AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
VOCABULARY Health and illness. Idioms related to the parts of the body. Food and Diet
GRAMMAR Reported speech. Reporting statements, commands and questions.
WRITING A complaint email/letter
PRONUNCIATION Homographs. Homophones
UNIT 9 NO REGRETS JUST LESSONS LEARNED
GRAMMAR I wish/If only. Would rather, would sooner, had better. It´s time
WRITING A personal anecdote
PRONUNCIATION /s/ - /z/ - /?/
UNIT 10 FACEBOOK = LANGUAGE FACELIFT?
VOCABULARY Compounds with –ever. The Internet. Fast Writing
GRAMMAR Future perfect and continuous. Use of the article for generalizing
WRITING A review
PRONUNCIATION Words pronounced diff erently in Spanish/English
LISTENING TRANSCRIPTS PER UNIT