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Inglés Nivel B1.2

Objetivos

In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous Blocks and begin the transition from B1 to a solid B2. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas, especially in situations such as travel and accommodation, expressing oneself and responding to questions. In this block the learner will practice the narrative tenses (Past simple, Past continuous and Present perfect) and begin to practice re-telling personal experiences and stories from journeys or past events. As with the other blocks on the course, there is frequent pronunciation practice and the learner has exposure to long and short sounds, correct regular past tense endings as well as general vocabulary and sentence level practice. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topics covered. The block is comprised of a series of interactive exercises such as word-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.

Duración

50 horas

Unit 1

In this unit students learn to express duration and to discuss continuous actions in the past. They revise and consolidate vocabulary previously studied focusing on terms about trips, airports and plans for the future. Students also learn expressions such as: "get on well", "have you ever", "how long does it take", etc, as well as vocabulary about music, types of music, etc. Regarding grammar, students revise the verb tenses they have learnt in the previous courses: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, "going to" + infinitive and past simple, focusing on the use of the past simple to talk about actions in progress in the past.

Students practice listening through a series of short dialogues that have been adapted to the students’ language knowledge and related to the day-to-day life. As for reading comprehension tasks, they consist on a series of interactive exercises throughout the lesson following the instructions given, including filling in the gaps, writing or putting the words in the correct order to make sentences. Thanks to the voice-recognition system in the exercises, students practice speaking and the pronunciation of the words and structures studied in this lesson. Among these activities students find one in which they must dub a short fragment of a movie.

The unit finishes with a test to revise all the skills acquired through the lessons.

Rock band

Aims: to acquire and learn structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. The vocabulary focus is on types of music and common expressions.

We're going to perform at Glastonbury

Aims: to learn and practice the grammar as well as introduce some more useful phrases through a series of interactive exercises. The structures and functions covered are: past continuous for describing actions in the past, common expressions such as ‘get on well’, travel scenarios: check-in at the airport, ‘have you ever?’ to ask about past experiences and ‘how long does it take?’ to ask about duration. The vocabulary input continues on the themes of types of music, travelling and country settings. The activities seen in this lesson are: student-led listening, complete the sentences by filling in the gaps, listening to and repeating sentences and expressions, listening comprehension and multiple choice, listening practice with a fill in the gaps exercise as well as the association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures.

"Dark Night"

Aims: to revise and consolidate all grammatical structures and functions covered by the topics covered in the lessons through a series of interactive exercises. The structures and functions reviewed are: the past continuous for actions in the past and talking about the duration of journeys using ‘how long does it take?’ The vocabulary review deals with the themes from the previous lessons such as: types of music, common expressions like ‘get on well’, travelling and country settings. The range of activities include: pronunciation practice by listening and repeating as well as choosing the correct sound, completing the sentences, filling in the gaps, choosing the correct word or option and answering questions. There are also comprehension exercises such as choosing synonymous sentences and the real life dialogue film dubbing exercise.

How long does it take? - Master class

Students attend a class where the teacher, who speaks only English, asks questions that the students must answer. The student interacts with the teacher through a series of guided dialogues. The main focus of these dialogues is using appropriately the expression “How long does it take?” After attending the class, students have to complete a series of comprehension exercises and the dexway system immediately evaluates their answers. E.g.: pronunciation and writing.

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 2

In this unit students learn to narrate stories and express obligation and conditions. They practice vocabulary about travelling to the country, parks and camping and, regarding grammar, they focus on the difference between past simple and past continuous. Students also learn the use of the modal verb "must/mustn’t" to prohibit and to talk about obligations, as well as the adverbs of manner and the pronoun "one".

Students practice listening through a series of short dialogues that have been adapted to the students’ language knowledge and related to the day-to-day life. As for reading comprehension tasks, they consist on a series of interactive exercises throughout the lesson following the instructions given, including filling in the gaps, writing or putting the words in the correct order to make sentences. Thanks to the voice-recognition system in the exercises, students practice speaking and the pronunciation of the words and structures studied in this lesson. Among these activities students find one in which they must dub a short fragment of a movie.

The unit finishes with a test to revise all the skills acquired through the lessons.

Camping in the countryside

Aims: to learn and acquire structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items on the theme of the countryside.

Cut that wire

Aims: To acquire, learn and practice the target grammar through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions seen in this lesson include: past continuous vs. past simple to talk about actions in the past, adverbs, expressing obligation and prohibition: modal verbs ‘must’ and ‘mustn’t’, adverbs of manner and the pronoun ‘one’. The vocabulary covered in this lesson is a review of colours and prepositions of place, as well as adding to the previous topic of parks and campsites. Activities: listen and repeat sentences and structures, student-led listening: click on the vocabulary, gap-fill: supply the correct word or verb tense, listening: follow the instructions and the association of sentences and words with their corresponding pictures.

Camping rules

Aims: to review and consolidate all the structures and vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the previous lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: past continuous vs. past simple when narrating a simple story, adverbs, expressing obligation and prohibition using the modal verbs ‘must’ ‘mustn’t’ and the pronoun ‘one’. Vocabulary: common expressions, parks and campsites. Activities: listen and repeat the sentences, listen and choose the correct option, pronunciation: listen and repeat, choose the correct sound, fill in the gaps with the correct word or option, complete the gaps with the correct verb tense, a comprehension exercise to choose the synonymous sentences and a real life dialogue film dubbing exercise.

Free time - Master class

Students attend a class where the teacher, who speaks only English, asks questions that the students must answer. The student interacts with the teacher through a series of guided dialogues. This lesson focuses on free time activities. After attending the class, students have to complete a series of comprehension exercises and the dexway system immediately evaluates their answers. E.g.: pronunciation and writing.

Life outside - Additional vocabulary

This lesson provides students with additional materials to expand their knowledge of vocabulary to talk and describe different outdoor activities. Vocabulary is presented in context and there are follow-up exercises that provide extended practice.

Suggestions - Writing assignment

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 3

In this unit students learn to explain causes and consequences and to define jobs and different objects. They revise and consolidate vocabulary previously studied and expand it with words and expressions about travelling and professions. The most used phrasal verbs and adjectives to describe the face are also introduced. Regarding grammar, students revise grammar points previously studied and learn the use of relative pronouns and of the conjunctions "so" and "because" to indicate causes and consequences, as well as new phrasal verbs.

Students practice listening through a series of short dialogues that have been adapted to the students’ language knowledge and related to the day-to-day life. As for reading comprehension tasks, they consist on a series of interactive exercises throughout the lesson following the instructions given, including filling in the gaps, writing or putting the words in the correct order to make sentences. Thanks to the voice-recognition system in the exercises, students practice speaking and the pronunciation of the words and structures studied in this lesson. Among these activities students find one in which they must dub a short fragment of a movie.

The unit finishes with a test to revise all the skills acquired through the lessons.

You are not invited to the party

Aims: to introduce and learn structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. The vocabulary presentation introduces some of the key words for this lesson.

Why don't you come in?

Aims: to acquire, learn and practice the target grammar through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: relative pronouns, conjunctions ‘so’ and ‘because’ and an introduction to phrasal verbs. Vocabulary: common phrasal verbs, the face and jobs. Activities: student-led listening - click on the vocabulary, fill in the gaps, finish the sentences, listen and repeat, association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures and choose the best word or option.

I liked your new song

Aims: to review and consolidate structures and vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the previous lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions found in this lesson are: relative pronouns, conjunctions ‘so’ and ‘because’, synonyms and travel: checking in to a hotel. The vocabulary review is on: parts of the body, common phrasal verbs, jobs and the face. Activities include: listening to and repeating useful phrases, listening and reading then supplying the correct word or expression, pronunciation practice: listen, repeat, then choose the correct sound, choose the correct word or option, complete the sentences, listening to fill in the gaps, click on the vocabulary, a comprehension exercise to choose the synonymous sentences and real life dialogue to give extra practice by dubbing the film.

What must you do if...? - Master class

Students attend a class where the teacher, who speaks only English, asks questions that the students must answer. The student interacts with the teacher through a series of guided dialogues. This lesson focuses on daily obligations. After attending the class, students have to complete a series of comprehension exercises and the dexway system immediately evaluates their answers. E.g.: pronunciation and writing.

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 4

In this unit students learn to make suggestions and search for confirmation and conversational support. They study new terms about eating out in a restaurant and food. Regarding grammar, the lessons in this unit introduce a new way of making suggestions with the verb "should/shouldn’t" and the question tags. Students practice listening through a series of short dialogues that have been adapted to the students’ language knowledge and related to the day-to-day life. As for reading comprehension tasks, they consist on a series of interactive exercises throughout the lesson following the instructions given, including filling in the gaps, writing or putting the words in the correct order to make sentences. Thanks to the voice-recognition system in the exercises, students practice speaking and the pronunciation of the words and structures studied in this lesson. Among these activities students find one in which they must dub a short fragment of a movie.

The unit finishes with a test to revise all the skills acquired through the lessons.

Let me treat you to a drink

Aims: to learn and acquire structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. This lesson looks at food and restaurant vocabulary.

Shouldn't I?

Aims: to learn and practice the grammar through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: making suggestions using ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ and comment tags. Vocabulary: food and restaurant vocabulary. Activities: student-led listening, click on the vocabulary and fill in the gaps.

I feel ill

Aims: to review and consolidate all structures, vocabulary and grammar covered in the previous lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: making suggestions using ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t and comment tags. Vocabulary: food and restaurant vocabulary and complaining. Activities: listen and repeat useful sentences, listening choosing the correct option, pronunciation: listen and repeat and then select the correct sound, fill in the gaps with the correct word or option, student-led listening, complete the sentences, comprehension exercise to choose a synonymous sentence and real life dialogue practice with the film dubbing exercise.

Your ideal job - Master class

Students attend a class where the teacher, who speaks only English, asks questions that the students must answer. The student interacts with the teacher through a series of guided dialogues. This lesson focuses on manners and dress code in a job interview and the different professions. Students revise the use of should/shouldn’t. After attending the class, students have to complete a series of comprehension exercises and the dexway system immediately evaluates their answers. E.g.: pronunciation and writing.

Suggestions - Speaking assignment

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 5

In this unit students learn to request information, to await information and practice useful language for shopping. They acquire more vocabulary about shopping, containers and contents. Regarding grammar, students revise and consolidate grammar points such as question tags, how to make suggestions and verb tenses, and they learn the use of the infinitive and the gerund.

Students practice listening through a series of short dialogues that have been adapted to the students’ language knowledge and related to the day-to-day life. As for reading comprehension tasks, they consist on a series of interactive exercises throughout the lesson following the instructions given, including filling in the gaps, writing or putting the words in the correct order to make sentences. Thanks to the voice-recognition system in the exercises, students practice speaking and the pronunciation of the words and structures studied in this lesson. Among these activities students find one in which they must dub a short fragment of a movie.

The unit finishes with a test to revise all the skills acquired through the lessons.

I fancy going to the United States

Aims: to learn and acquire structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. The vocabulary theme is shopping.

What has happened here?

Aims: to study and practice the grammar as well as some more phrases. Structures and functions: question tags, verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives and common expressions. Vocabulary: shopping, additional verbs, containers and contents. Activities: student-led listening, complete the sentences, association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures, listen and repeat as well as f ill in the gaps.

Your plans in life

Aims: to review and consolidate the structures and vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: question tags and verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives. Vocabulary: common expressions, shopping vocabulary, additional verbs, containers and contents. Activities: listen and choose the correct option , listen, repeat and then choose the correct sound, fill in the gaps with the right word or option, association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures, finish the sentences, listen and fill in the gaps, choose the synonymous sentence, real life dialogue: dub the film.

Road signs - Master class

Students attend a class where the teacher, who speaks only English, asks questions that the students must answer. The student interacts with the teacher through a series of guided dialogues. This lesson puts the main emphasis on talking about the meaning of different road signs. Students revise the use of should/shouldn’t. After attending the class, students have to complete a series of comprehension exercises and the dexway system immediately evaluates their answers. E.g.: pronunciation and writing.

Let's get a takeaway - Additional vocabulary

This lesson provides students with additional materials to expand their knowledge of vocabulary on the subject of holidays. Vocabulary is presented in context and there are follow-up exercises that provide extended practice.

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 6

In this unit students find a revision of all the content studied in the previous lessons. Moreover, students revise the structures to express obligation and prohibitions. Students attend a class where a teacher poses questions and activities to the students. Students interact with the teacher through guided dialogues. At the same time the teacher will evaluate the student user on their performance and inform them of their progress through our very own exclusive dexway method, using text and voice to clarify and specific areas. The unit finishes with a test that is used to review and consolidate all the language skills acquired.

Falling in love

Aims: to revise and consolidate the structures, vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the block through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: expressing obligation and prohibition using the modal verbs ‘must’ and ‘mustn’t’, gerunds and infinitives, question tags and common expressions. Vocabulary: shopping vocabulary: try on, fit etc. Activities: listen to and watch a film, student-led listening, fill in the gaps and real life dialogue practice through dubbing the film.

The bill is wrong

Aims: to revise and consolidate the structures vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the bock through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: a review of past tenses - past simple and past continuous. Vocabulary: food and restaurants, complaining. Activities: listen and fill in the gaps, reading comprehension to complete a postcard by filling in the gaps.

African-American writers

Aims: to revise and consolidate the structures vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the block through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: phrasal verbs, expressing obligation and prohibition using the modal verbs ‘must’ and ‘mustn’t’ and making suggestions with ‘should’ and ‘shouldn't’. Vocabulary: food and eating out. Activities: true or false reading comprehension, and a listening gap-fill.

Comparing - Writing assignment

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 7

Students revise and consolidate the contents of the level through a variety of exercises and activities. Interactive exercises include word/sentence-picture association. Students take part in a typical situation about activities in that are performed in their free time. This lesson is a practical immersion in the language where by the student lives through a real life situation going camping. They also practise their listening comprehension skills by listening to the typical situation and by carrying out a dictation exercise. Moreover, students attend a class where a teacher poses questions and activities to the student. The unit finishes with a test that is used to review and consolidate all the language skills acquired.

Travelling adventures - Typical situation

A practical immersion in the language, whereby students will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the context of the language they are learning. In this typical situation students will listen to the experiences of a couple travelling. In order to achieve this successfully, students will be introduced to new vocabulary and then, they will have the opportunity to listen to the conversation using the vocabulary they have learnt and repeat the dialogue. After that, students will receive feedback on their pronunciation.

At the Castle bed and breakfast hotel - Typical situation

A practical immersion in the language, whereby students will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the context of the language they are learning. In this typical situation students will listen to a couple checking into a bed and breakfast hotel. In order to achieve this successfully, students will be introduced to new vocabulary and then, they will have the opportunity to listen to the conversation using the vocabulary they have learnt and repeat the dialogue. After that, students will receive feedback on their pronunciation.

Near and far - Dialogue

The student will listen to a series of questions which they can answer freely. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.

Commuting and public transport - Reading

In this lesson students read and listen to a written passage of text that explains the pros and cons of commuting for work or school on a daily basis and using the public transport. These questions follow a sequential order and elicit students' skills on active reading. Readers are asked to peruse the passage for the general meaning, particular details and logical inferences. The suggested activities comprise multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as an exercise on finding the statement that best summarises the text as a whole. By practicing active and effective reading students acquire strong cognitive skills such as attention, auditory analysis, sound blending, sound segmenting, memory, processing speed and visualisation.

Commuting and public transport - Dictation

In this lesson students have to follow the dictation of a text about the pros and cons of commuting for work or school on a daily basis and using the public transport. Students practice first and foremost their listening and writing skills and within the latter a range of sub-skills from spelling to punctuation. Moreover, this dictation makes students practise and enhance their vocabulary, syntax, grammar and, when reviewing his/her work, proofreading. The written passage of text has been divided into different phrases or sentences and it is listened to by the student, who has to write it. Students can listen to the phrase or sentence as many times as they wish and even ask for help if needed. Once a paragraph has been completed, students re-read it while listening to the audio and move on to the next paragraph.

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 8

This unit focuses on the topic of buying shoes and students learn vocabulary related to types of shoes and materials. By using this terminology in context, students discover how to describe products, give explanations about the differences between shoe types and their basic purposes. Students also practice how to ask for a refund or to exchange a faulty or unwanted item, as well as to ask about prices and methods of payment. Moreover, students enhance their writing skills by writing a short article of about 125 words narrating the biography of a relative. All the language skills are put into practice (reading, writing and speaking) thanks to the interactive activities that the unit includes. It finishes with a test to revise all the skills acquired through the lessons.

Types of shoes - Specific vocabulary

After this lesson, the learner will be able:

  • Describe products and give explanations about the differences between shoe types and their basic purpose.
  • Complete written exercises that demonstrate you are confidently capable of matching the written forms of expressions to the sounds and images that correspond to them.
  • Test knowledge of the terms in the exercises and keep a record of pronunciation to monitor the progress made and encourage reflection.

Purchasing a pair of shoes - Specific vocabulary

After this lesson, the learner will be able:

  • Give information about different products and their purpose.
  • Say what the price of an item is and take payment.
  • Order common expressions in conversations that provide a professional service to the client and record them.
  • Complete written exercises that demonstrate you are capable of matching the written forms of designs to the sounds and images that correspond to them.
  • Test knowledge of the terms in the exercises and keep a record of your pronunciation to monitor the progress you make and encourage reflection.

These shoes are broken! - Specific vocabulary

After this lesson, the learner will be able:

  • Give explanations about the differences between products serving the same basic purpose.
  • Describe products, refund or exchange faulty or unwanted goods and inform clients about purchase prices.
  • Order expressions common in conversations that provide professional service.
  • Complete written exercises that demonstrate you are capable of matching the written forms of designs to the sounds and images that correspond to them.
  • Test knowledge of the terms in the exercises and keep a record of your pronunciation to monitor the progress you make and encourage reflection.

Footwear - Vocabulary practice

After this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their learning by completing the tests that match the written forms of the words to the vocabulary used in describing shoes and purchasing shoes.
  • Confidently take part in conversations between clients and a professional at work in a shoe shop.
  • Check the form, sound and spelling of the terms practiced is adequate and keep a record of your pronunciation to monitor the progress you make and encourage reflection.

Comparing - Speaking assignment

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Unit 9

Students revise and consolidate the contents of the level through a variety of exercises and activities. Interactive exercises include word/sentence-picture association. Students take part in a typical situation about food shopping at the supermarket. This lesson is a practical immersion in the language where by the student lives through a real life situation at the supermarket. They also practise their listening comprehension skills. Moreover, students attend a class where a teacher poses questions and activities to the student about going out. The unit also includes a text about typical food in the USA and reading comprehension activities. The unit finishes with a test that is used to review and consolidate all the language skills acquired.

Food shopping - Typical situation

A practical immersion in the language, where by the student will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the language in which they are learning. In this lesson the student will be introduced to new vocabulary, then once the exercise has been completed, they will then have an opportunity to do some practice with this same new vocabulary.

Going out - Dialogue

The student will listen to a series of questions which they can answer freely. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.

Potato salad - Reading comprehension

In this lesson students read and listen to a written passage of text that explains them how to prepare a potato salad and why it is a popular dish in the USA. After reading, students have to answer a series of questions that follow a sequential order and elicit students' skills on active reading. Readers are asked to peruse the passage for the general meaning, particular details and logical inferences. The suggested activities comprise multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as an exercise on finding the statement that best summarises the text as a whole. By practicing active and effective reading students acquire strong cognitive skills such as attention, auditory analysis, sound blending, sound segmenting, memory, processing speed and visualisation.

What's for dinner? - Writing assignment

Test exercises

In the last lesson of this unit, students find a variety of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the language skills acquired in previous lessons.

Course revision
End-of-module test.
Final test

In this last lesson of the course and as a way to revise, the student will come across a variety of exercises which will help consolidate and evaluate any knowledge which has been acquired throughout the duration of the course

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