Английский язык (Upper-Intermediate)

Для кого этот курс

Продвинутый курс, данный уровень обеспечивает возможность поступления в западные университеты, устраиваться за рубежом на работу, не требующую чрезмерного общения с клиентами.

Чему вы научитесь

  • Легко вести переговоры
  • Составлять сложные разговорные конструкции
  • Достаточный уровень знаний, чтобы пробовать сдавать международные экзамены

Программа курса

  • There's no place like home. Dates. Numbers. Spelling.
  • Грамматика: времена simple, continuous, perfect, активный и пассивный залоги, вспомогательные глаголы do, be, have.
  • Словарь: Compound nouns lifestyle, house-warming, home town. Word formation 'organize organi'zation.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Home is where you make it» — a gap fill exercise about a man with an unusual home. «People who emigrate» — two families who move to another country (jigsaw).
  • Лексика: Exchanging information about families who have emigrated. Discussion — the pros and cons of living in another country.
  • Аудирование: A song — Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.
  • Письмо: Correcting language mistakes in two informal letters. Identifying mistakes in common.
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  • Been there, done that! Exclamations. Wow! How amazing! Oh! What a surprise!
  • Грамматика: Present Perfect — simple and continuous. Continuous verb forms. You're very kind. You're being very kind.
  • Словарь: Guessing meaning. Synonyms. Hot Verbs (1) take and put, take my advice, put sb down.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Death by tourism» — how tourists are ruining the places they visit on holiday.
  • Лексика: Information gap and roleplay — the Virgo Group. Discussion. Tourism. Discussion — your earliest memories.
  • Аудирование: Topic. «World traveler and lavender farmer» — an interview with Natalie Hodgson.
  • Письмо: Note-taking. Position of adverbials. Writing a biography.
2 5
  • What happened was this… Expressing interest and surprise — reply questions «James lives in a castle». «Does he?»
  • Грамматика: Narrative tenses. Past Simple. Past Continuous. Past Perfect: active and passive.
  • Словарь: Adjectives that describe character reckless, unreliable. Suffixes responsible, responsibility. Prefixes irresponsible, self-conscious.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Girl barred from top store» — an exercise on tenses about a girl who was barred from Harrods. An extract from The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy.
  • Лексика: Talking about books. Questions about books.
  • Аудирование: Topic. «The news». A dramatized version of the extract from The Mayor of Casterbridge. Three people talking about a book they've liked.
  • Письмо: A review of a book or film.
2 5
  • It's a deal! Social expressions. Hang on a sec. There's no point.
  • Грамматика: Expressing quantity — a little money, lots of ideas, few friends, not much experience, hardly any food, fewer people. Countable and uncountable nouns — money, dollars, time/times.
  • Словарь: Exports and imports — gold, sugar, spices. Words with variable stress 'export, ex'port, re'fuse, 'refuse, row.
  • Чтение: Topic. «The businesswoman who went to Australia and made a fortune» (jigsaw). «Three thousand years of world trade» — an extract from an encyclopaedia.
  • Лексика: A class survey of shopping habits. A maze — You've decided to open a restaurant, but how will you go about it? A group decision-making exercise.
  • Аудирование: Topic. «An English couple who opened an English restaurant in France talk about their experiences».
  • Письмо: Note-talking. Research and report writing. Trade in your country.
2 5
  • Whatever will be, will be. Telephone conversations — beginning a call, ending a call.
  • Грамматика: Future forms — will do, shall do, going to do. Present Continuous. Present Simple — will be doing/will have done. Tense usage in clauses. When I've read the book, I'll give it back to you.
  • Словарь: Word pairs neat and tidy, give and take, pros and cons. Hot Verbs (2) to be + adverb or preposition. What's up with you? She's into yoga.
  • Чтение: Topic. «This is your captain Лексика» — an exercise on tenses. «I'll marry you, but only if…» — an American couple's prenuptial agreement leaves nothing to chance.
  • Лексика: Discussion — who make the best couples? Exchanging information about three people's arrangements to meet.
  • Аудирование: Topic. "Vox pops — eight people talk about the future. The reunion — three old friends arrange to meet (jigsaw).
  • Письмо: Formal and informal letters — recognizing formal style, writing an informal letter.
2 5
  • People, places, and things. English signs. Do not exceed the stated dose. Diversion ahead.
  • Грамматика: Relative clauses. Politicians, who tell lies, … Participles — a girl wearing a red suit. Infinitives. I didn't know where to go.
  • Словарь: edl-ing adjectives, depressed, depressing. Synonyms in context -writer, author, risky, dangerous.
  • Чтение: Topic. «The man who could buy anything» — a gap fill exercise about Bill Gates. «I've never seen anything like it!» — a strange person, place, and a thing (jigsaw).
  • Лексика: Describing a picture. Exchanging information about the strange person, place, and thing. Group work — devising an advert.
  • Аудирование: Topic. «Seven radio advertisements».
  • Письмо: Describing your favorite part of town.
2 5
  • Doing without. Soundbites. Eat here or take away? Will passengers in rows A to K — please board now?
  • Грамматика: Verb patterns — enjoy playing, good at cooking, plan to do, stop, try, remember. Reduced infinitives. I'd love to. You aren't allowed to.
  • Словарь: Consumer durables — camcorder, mobile phone, microwave. Hot Verbs (3) — get. You've got to go. I got back late. Stop getting at me!
  • Чтение: Topic. «Letters between Sean and his grandmother» — an exercise on verb patterns. «The family who turned back the clock» — a family who give up all domestic appliances for three days.
  • Лексика: Discussion — domestic life fifty years ago, things you couldn't life without. Discussion — the pros and cons of television.
  • Аудирование: A song — Fast car, by Tracy Chapman.
  • Письмо: Contrasting ideas — whereas. However — although. Writing about an invention you couldn't life without.
2 5
  • Famous for fifteen minutes. Exaggeration and understatement. I'm starving. I'm a little puckish.
  • Грамматика: Modal auxiliary verbs — probability. She might be at home. He could have left early; other uses — May I go now? Can you ski? You don't have to come.
  • Словарь: Making sentences stronger — Adverbs and adjectives very clever, absolutely brilliant. Adverbs and verbs strongly agree, totally forget.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Jane Austen, the hottest writer in Hollywood» — the famous English novelist who is enjoying a revival.
  • Лексика: Talking about the lives of famous people. Discussion — the lives of women past and present.
  • Аудирование: One side of a phone conversation. An interview with Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics to Jesus Christ Superstar, and Paul Nicholas, who played Jesus.
  • Письмо: Writing a fan letter.
2 5
  • Nothing but the truth. Being polite. I'm sorry to bother you, but… A present for me? How kind! You shouldn't have.
  • Грамматика: Questions. Who wants to speak to me? I wonder what he wants. Don't you like tea? Negatives. I don't think you're right. I told her not to go.
  • Словарь: Groups — workaholics, agoraphobics. Making connections in texts — Antonyms happiness, misery, rich/plain food, rich/poor person.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Mysteries of the universe» — puzzles that have plagued human beings for thousands of years.
  • Лексика: General knowledge quiz. Discussion — retelling a story from another point of view.
  • Аудирование: Topic. «Saying I won't» — a radio programme about people who change their mind at the altar. A song — Waiting at the church.
  • Письмо: Joining sentences. Conjunctions whenever, unless. Adverbs anyway, actually.
2 5
  • Things ain't what they used to be! Time expressions — all day long, the other day, in time, on time.
  • Грамматика: Expressing habit — present habit. I'm always losing my keys; — past habit. We'd play on the sand. Belget used to. I'm used to working hard.
  • Словарь: Money, money, money! tight-fisted, extravagant, fall on hard times. Hot Verbs (4) come and go. I'll go to any lengths. The kinds come first.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Living history» — the 100-year-old lady who lives in the past. «People and their money» — who's rich and who's poor these days? (jigsaw).
  • Лексика: Giving a short talk about your first friend or teacher. Attitudes to money. Homelessness.
  • Аудирование: Homelessness — interviews with people who live on the streets, and those who try to help them.
  • Письмо: Writing about a period in history.
2 5
  • If only things were different! Moans and groans. How many times do I have to tell you? I could kick myself.
  • Грамматика: Hypothesizing — about the present. If only I had a new car!; about the past. I wish I hadn't said that. You shouldn't have done that.
  • Словарь: Idioms. I had time to kill. I was at a loose end. Bury your head in the sand.
  • Чтение: Topic. "Those life's perfect anyway? — two people's lives. «Things we never said» — a short story about a failed relationship, by Fiona Goble.
  • Лексика: Roleplay — two lovers tell each other the truth. Acting out a dramatic scene.
  • Аудирование: Topic. A radio play, based on the text. «Things we never said». «Family secrets» — two people talk about a secret in their lives.
  • Письмо: Writing a play with stage directions.
3 5
  • Icons. Linking and commenting personally, obviously, ideally, basically.
  • Грамматика: Noun phrases a boy licking an ice-cream. Articles and determiners. It's a city in the north, each/every/either, both/all. Adding emphasis — word order, the passive. What annoys me…
  • Словарь: Homophones war or wore? Homonyms a dusty plain, plain food.
  • Чтение: Topic. «Michelangelo» -one of the world's greatest artists. «It blows your mind!» — eye-witness accounts of the first atomic explosion.
  • Лексика: Discussion — famous photos of the twentieth century. Discussion — how the atomic bomb changed history.
  • Аудирование: Topic. Children's jokes. Various people describe great events of the twentieth century.
  • Письмо: Describing a career. Word order and focus of attention.
2 5
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