American English Level IV - Block 2 (online)

American English Level IV - Block 2 (online)

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In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous Blocks and continue the crossover from the Intermediate Level to a more solid Advanced Level, as well as consolidating the necessary structures to pass satisfactorily the ECCE (The Examination for the Certificate of Competency

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In terms of grammatical structures there will be continued revision and extension of the structures in all tenses with emphasis on parts of the language such as more phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions and the differences between British and American vocabulary. As with the other blocks on the cour

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Level IV - Block 2




In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous Blocks and continue the crossover from the Intermediate Level to a more solid Advanced Level, as well as consolidating the necessary structures to pass satisfactorily the ECCE (The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English). The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas, especially in real-life situations such as work and leisure, house and home, films and habitual actions etc. In terms of grammatical structures there will be continued revision and extension of the structures in all tenses with emphasis on parts of the language such as more phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions and the differences between British and American vocabulary. 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, vowel sounds, elision as well as general vocabulary and sentence level practice. At this point the learner can maintain a conversation with a native speaker on a wider range of subject areas. 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 dialogs and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.



Unit 1 - Lesson 1 - Amanda's plans



Aims: To introduce and learn the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogs and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: - Talking about the weather - Everyday expressions: according to, to waste time, I expect, nowadays - Women's jobs.



Unit 1 - Lesson 2 - Amanda's plans



Aims: To learn and practice the grammar as well as some more structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: - Talking about possibility and probability modal verbs: may, might, can, could, would - Modal verbs for deduction and supposition: can't, may/might, must - Hope vs wait - Quantifiers: plenty of, a few, a lot of, hardly any, enough - Too + adjective / Too + much/many. Vocabulary: - Talking about the weather - Complaining - Everyday expressions: in practice, a long way to go, or else. Activities: - Student-led practice: click on the images - Fill in the blanks - Multiple choice - Association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures: listen and repeat - Reading comprehension: multiple choice - Listening comprehension: true or false - Write sentences.



Unit 1 - Lesson 3 - Amanda's plans



Aims: To expand, review and consolidate the grammar, structures and vocabulary covered in the lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: - Talking about possibility and probability modal verbs: may, might, can, could, would - Modal verbs for deduction and supposition: can't, may/might, must - Quantifiers: plenty of, a few, a lot of, hardly any, enough - Will for predictions. Vocabulary: - Talking about the weather - Describing graphics - Everyday expressions: in practice, a long way to go, or else - Women's jobs. Activities: - Pronunciation: distinguishing sounds - Reading comprehension: true or false - Listening comprehension: fill in the blanks - Real life dialog: dub the movie - Choosing synonymous sentences.



Unit 1 - Lesson 4 - Amanda's plans - Additional exercises



Additional exercises.



Unit 2 - Lesson 5 - Looking for a temporary job



Aims: To learn and assimilate the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogs and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: Talking about work - personal qualities -qualifications. Everyday expressions: don't panic, tend to, to spoil oneself.



Unit 2 - Lesson 6 - Looking for a temporary job



Aims: To learn and practice the grammar as well as structures and vocabulary covered in the lesson through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: First conditional: If vs. Unless. Presentation: second conditional for hypothetical/unlikely situations, First vs. Second conditional, Either / Or / Neither / Nor, Reflexive pronouns. Vocabulary: Talking about work - personal qualities -qualifications. Useful phrases: I'm ringing about, an animal lover, vacation job, against the rules, and so on etc. Activities: pronunciation - listen and repeat, listen and click on the corresponding pictures, choose the correct ending according to the image, Fill in the blanks-complete the sentences with the correct verb tense - Reading comprehension: answer yes or no - Listening comprehension: fill in the blanks -student-led listening -Finish the sentences.



Unit 2 - Lesson 7 - Looking for a temporary job



Aims: To review and expand the vocabulary as well as the structures and vocabulary. Structures and functions: First vs. Second conditional, Applying for a job: interviews. Vocabulary: Talking about work - personal qualities -qualifications. British and American English: common vocabulary differences. Activities: Pronunciation: elision - Substitute the American word for the British synonym - Error detection and correction Fill in the blanks: choose the most appropriate word - Real life dialog: dub the movie - Choosing synonymous sentences.



Unit 2 - Lesson 8 - Looking for a temporary job - Additional exercises



Additional exercises.



Unit 3 - Lesson 9 - Working with animals



Aims: To learn and acquire the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogs and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: Adjectives, talking about cities: bustling crowded. Everyday expressions: rush hour, newspaper stand, to dress up, crazy about, second hand, give up smoking, etc.



Unit 3 - Lesson 10 - Working with animals



Aims :To learn and practice grammar as well as some more structures, functions and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: Present perfect continuous. After, while, before + continuous tenses. Contrasts in usage: Present perfect, Present perfect continuous and past simple. Time expressions: since, for, before, after, during, as soon as, while, until, when, as. Vocabulary: Everyday expressions: let me see, within walking distance, just a minute, by the way, just in case - Directions. Activities: Student-led listening - Fill in the blanks: complete the sentences with the correct verb form -Listening: sentence/image association - Listen and repeat - Sentence construction - Reading comprehension: true or false -Listening: fill the blanks -Correct the errors -Choose the correct word to fill the blank.



Unit 3 - Lesson 11 - Working with animals



Aims: To review and consolidate grammar as well as the structures and vocabulary covered in the lesson. Structures and functions: Present perfect simple vs. Present perfect continuous - Time expressions: before, after, during, as soon as, while, until, when, as - Narrating a series of events - Responding to situations. Vocabulary: Shops and places of interest. Activities: Pronunciation: distinguishing '-sh' sounds, listen and repeat, listen and choose the corresponding sound -Fill in the blanks: choose the correct -word - Error detection and correction -Fill the blanks with the correct verb form - Listening comprehension: order the pictures according to the story - Real life dialog: dub the movie - Choosing synonymous sentences.



Unit 3 - Lesson 12 - Working with animals - Additional exercises



Additional exercises.



Unit 4 - Lesson 13 - It's a bargain! Making a complaint



Aims: To learn and acquire the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogs and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: Useful expressions: bargain, package, to pick up, to complain, to agree with, to be able to afford -Adjectives: amused, thrilled, amazed, surprised, annoying, etc.



Unit 4 - Lesson 14 - It's a bargain! Making a complaint



Aims: To learn and practice the grammar as well as some more structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: -ed and -ing adjectives - Presentation: Past perfect and Past perfect continuous - So + adjective and such + adjective + noun. Vocabulary: Useful phrases: to put things right, to be in somebody's shoes, it's not worth it, it won't show, My goodness!, Indeed etc -Shopping. Activities: Association of words with corresponding pictures -Fill in the blanks: complete the sentences with the Past perfect -Student-led listening -Fill in the blanks: choose the appropriate verb - Reading and listening: true or false - Listening comprehension: multiple choice -Listen and repeat -Fill in the blanks: choose the correct adjective according to the picture.



Unit 4 - Lesson 15 - It's a bargain! Making a complaint



Aims: To review and consolidate the structures and vocabulary related to the lesson through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: -ed and -ing adjectives - Past perfect and Past perfect continuous - So + adjective and such + adjective + noun. Vocabulary: Shopping. Activities: Pronunciation -distinguishing 'ch' and 'dz´ sounds -Fill in the blanks: write the appropriate word -Listen and choose the corresponding sound -Grammar: write -ed/-ing adjectives to finish the sentences - Read the text and write the appropriate verb tense - Real life dialog: dub the movie - Choosing synonymous sentences.



Unit 4 - Lesson 16 - It is a bargain! Making a complaint - Additional exercises



Additional exercises.



Unit 5 - Lesson 17 - Meeting Rick



Aims: To be introduced to and assimilate the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogs and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: Useful phrases - self-centered, hard, to be kidding, chain, stranger, to get to know etc, to let someone down, chain (of stores), misunderstanding.



Unit 5 - Lesson 18 - Meeting Rick



Aims: To learn and practice the grammar as well as some more structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: Talking about character - Adjectives - Reported speech: say and tell - Adverbs -Vocabulary: Everyday expressions: to bump into someone, to meet someone's eyes, living it up, to get used to something. Activities: student-led listening -Listen and repeat -Adjectives: fill the blanks -Complete the sentences using reported speech - Listen and read: answer the questions according to the text -Fill the blanks with adverbs -Complete the sentences according to the pictures.



Unit 5 - Lesson 19 - Meeting Rick



Aims: To review and consolidate the grammar as well as the structures and vocabulary covered in the lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: Tag questions - Gerunds and infinitives - Adjectives - Reported speech: say and tell -Adverbs. Vocabulary: Invitations and offers. Activities: Pronunciation: click on the correct button depending on the intonation (Tag questions) -Correct the verb tenses -Fill in the blanks: choose the correct word from a list -Listen and complete the blanks in the sentences - Real life dialog: dub the movie - Choosing synonymous sentences.



Unit 5 - Lesson 20 - Meeting Rick - Additional exercises



Additional exercises.



Unit 6 - Lesson 21 - You are only young once, Mom!!



Aims: To review and consolidate the grammar as well as the structures and vocabulary covered in the past Block through a series of interactive revision exercises. Activities: Listen and choose the correct ending -Pronunciation: student-led practice - Real life dialog: dub the movie.



Unit 6 - Lesson 22 - You are only young once, Mom!!



Aims: To review and consolidate the grammar as well as the structures and vocabulary covered in the past Block through a series of interactive revision exercises. Activities: Reading and listening comprehension: write the correct place in response to the statements -Reading comprehension: short answers - Error detection and correction -Complete the text with an appropriate word -Fill in the blanks: write the verb in the correct tense.



Unit 6 - Lesson 23 - You are only young once, Mom!!



Aims: To review and consolidate the grammar as well as the structures and vocabulary covered in the past Block through a series of interactive revision exercises. Activities: Listening comprehension: true or false -Listening and writing (spelling), definitions: provide the correct word by arranging the letters.


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