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Level B1+ (Intermediate) Vocabulary


Part 1

Words relating to family / social relationships

Words relating to personality traits

Words relating to emotions

Phrasal verbs

 

Part 2

Phrasal verbs and idioms relating to travel

Compound adjectives

Travel-related vocabulary

 

Part 3

Collocations, phrases and idioms relating to work and leisure

Word building: nouns ending in -ant, -or, -er, -ее

 

Part 4

Words relating to sounds

Words easily confused

Word building: nouns ending in -ion. -atlon, -ment, -ence

Expressions with 'tell'

Collocations relating to communication

Phrases relating to gestures

 

Part 5

Idioms deriving from 'food'

Words easily confused

Lexical set: food

Prepositions + nouns

Adjectives + prepositions

Verbs + prepositions

 

Part 6

Idioms and expressions with learn and know

Words easily confused

Words relating to education and certain American English equivalents

 

Part 7

Idiomatic expressions

Words beginning with 'under', 'over' and 'out'

Words with multiple meaning;

 

Part 8

Idiomatic expressions

Words easily confused

Phrasal verbs and vocabulary relating to the environment

 

Part 9

Vocabulary, collocations and phrasal verbs relating to shopping

Idiomatic expressions

 

Part 10

Vocabulary relating to different forms of art

Word building: nouns ending in -ing, -ity, -th

Words easily confused

Adjectives expressing emotions

Phrasal verbs

 

Part 11

Vocabulary relating to science and technology

Collective nouns

Words easily confused

Expressions with under

 

Part 12

Vocabulary relating to crime and criminals; law and punishment

Phrasal verbs

 

 

Level B1+ (Intermediate) Grammar


Part 1

Present Simple

Present Progressive

Stative verbs

be used to + -Ing

 

Part 2

Past Simple

Past Progressive

Used to

would

was going to

 

Part 3

Present Perfect Simple

Present Perfect Progressive

Past Perfect Simple

Past Perfect Progressive

 

Part 4

Future Progressive

Future Simple

Future Perfect

Present Progressive (with future meaning)

Present Simple (with future meaning)

be going to

Time clauses

Comparative / Superlative form of adjectives / adverbs

 

Part 5

Defining and non-defining relative clauses

Countable and uncountable nouns

Quantifiers

 

Part 6

Reported Speech (Statements. Questions, Commands, Requests)

Reporting verbs

 

Part 7

Modal verbs I must - can't

may - might - could

Clauses of consession

 

Part 8

Infinitive and -ing forms

modal verbs II

must - have to - need

 

Part 9

Conditional Sentences Types 0, 1 and 2

should - ought to - had better

 

Part 10

Clauses of purpose and result

Question Tags

 

Part 11

Passive Voice I (all tenses)

Passive Voice II (verbs with two objects)

(embedding verbs: know, believe, say, think)

 

Part 12

Conditional Sentences Type 3

Unreal Past

{wish - if only - would rather - as If - as though - It's time)

Causative form

 

 

Level B1+ (Intermediate) Speaking


Part 1

Distinguishing between permanent and temporary situations

Expressing states and dynamic actions

Expressing opinion and elaborating on a topic

Expressing emotions

 

Part 2

Distinguishing between completed/repeated or habitual past actions in the past

Distinguishing between past actions that were in progress simultaneously, past actions that were in progress temporarily and past actions that were interrupted by another action

Expressing past habits and typical behaviour in the past

Expressing a past intention

 

Part 3

Linking past and present time

Sequencing past actions and events Speculating and making decisions

 

Part 4

Distinguishing between the uses of the future forms

Making comparisons

Expressing opinion and elaborating on a topic

 

Part 5

Defining people, places, things and ideas, and giving additional information about them

Expressing number and quantity

Giving advice, making suggestions and expressing opinion

 

Part 6

Reporting

Expressing preference

Expressing opinion

 

Part 7

Expressing obligation and absence of necessity

Making decisions, expressing and justifying an opinion

 

Part 8

Expressing obligation and absence of necessity

Making decisions, expressing and justifying an opinion

 

Part 9

Expressing hypotheses about what is likely or unlikely to happen in the present/future

Giving advice / making suggestions

Expressing a threat or warning

Comparing

 

Part 10

Expressing result and purpose

Asking for confirmation

Expressing opinion and preference

Expressing dissatisfaction

 

Part 11

Emphasising an action using the Passive Voice

Placing emphasis on the direct / indirect object using the Passive Voice

Expressing supposition / fact

Speculating and making decisions

 

Part 12

Referring to hypothetical situations in the past

Expressing wishes and regret about present / past events

Expressing preference

Complaining and criticising

Describing how a situation seems

Giving advice, making suggestions and expressing opinion 

 

 

Level B1+ (Intermediate) Reading


Part 1

A descriptive article

Developing skills:

Using descriptive language

 

Part 2

An informal e-mail / letter

Developing skills:

Writing functions:

Explaining

Suggesting

Expressing opinion

 

Part 3

A story

Developing skills:

Using narrative tenses and time expressions

 

Part 4

A discursive essay

Developing skills:

Using linking words / phrases

(introducing points, adding points, giving examples, concluding, contrasting)

 

Part 5

An informal letter / e-mail

Developing skills:

Writing functions:

Expressing opinion

Giving advice

Expressing sympathy

 

Part 6

A letter (to the editor) expressing opinion

Developing skills:

Using linking words / phrases (giving examples, expressing opinion, expressing result / consequence)

Brainstorming (using a mind-map)

 

Part 7

A book review

Organising idea

Using register appropriate for review

 

Part 8

A letter / e-mail of application

Developing skills:

Organising ideas

Using register appropriate for letters of application

 

Part 9

A report

Developing skills:

Paragraph headings

Using linking words and relative pronouns

 

Part 10

An opinion essay

Developing skills:

Topic sentences

Brainstorming

 

Part 11

An article

Developing skills:

Organising ideas

Using descriptive language

Brainstorming (completing a table)

 

Part 12

An opinion essay

Developing skills:

Text organisation, cohesion and coherence

Brainstorming