On completion, students will be able to understand basic expressions and phrases. They will be able to introduce themselves, talk about their family, their typical day, their home town, and holidays. They will be familiar with asking and giving directions, talking about things in the past, and future plans.
On completion, students will be able to understand everyday expressions and simple phrases. They will know numbers, months, some countries and nationalities, personal possessions, places in the city/country, and objects in the flat/house. They will be familiar with: how to ask about time, how to ask about price, how to talk about the news, how to leave phone messages, what to say in the airport.
On completion, students will be able to understand frequently used expressions and conversations on everyday subjects. In particular, they will be able to use day-to-day phrases, talk about spare-time activities, employment, family and relationships, TV and music, describe people’s appearance and character. Other skills acquired during this course include starting and ending a conversation, apologizing, agreeing and disagreeing, asking for opinions, making suggestions and requests.
On completion, students will be able to produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They will be able to talk about weekend activities, discuss likes and dislikes, things in the kitchen, music, work, computers, weather, and health. Other skills acquired during this course include softening opinions, giving and responding to advice, asking for and making recommendations, warnings and advice, and checking information.
- Upper Intermediate
On completion, students will be able to understand the main ideas of complex texts, produce clear and detailed texts on a wide range of subjects. They will be able to talk about education, feeling and opinions, types of crime and punishment, books and reading, plants and gardens, business and trade, the Internet, the cinema, and household jobs. Other skills acquired during this course include keeping a conversation going, agreeing and disagreeing politely, making and refusing offers.
On completion, students will be able to express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions, produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects. They will understand cleft sentences, relative clauses with prepositions, participle clauses, past verb forms with present or future meaning. In terms of vocabulary the students will have had an opportunity to learn more idioms and idiomatic expressions, and been introduced to euphemisms and metaphors.