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Descripción: A high level of English which let you to manage yourself without any problem with any people of English spoken language and in situations which require a very formal an totally fluent English. It is advised for those one who have a daily contact with the English language, both at work or travelling, or for those ones who simply want to have the personal satisfaction to speak a language perfectly.[TRANSLATED] Nivel de inglés muy alto que le permitirá desenvolverse sin ningún problema con cualquier persona de habla inglesa y en situaciones que requieran un inglés más formal y totalmente fluido. Recomendado para aquellos que tengan un contacto habitual con el inglés, bien por trabajo bien por viajes, o que simplemente quieran tener la satisfacción personal de hablar un idioma perfectamente.
English for adults. (LEVEL V)
A high level of English which let you to manage yourself without any problem with any people of English spoken language and in situations which require a very formal an totally fluent English. It is advised for those one who have a daily contact with the English language, both at work or travelling, or for those ones who simply want to have the personal satisfaction to speak a language perfectly.[TRANSLATED] Nivel de inglés muy alto que le permitirá desenvolverse sin ningún problema con cualquier persona de habla inglesa y en situaciones que requieran un inglés más formal y totalmente fluido. Recomendado para aquellos que tengan un contacto habitual con el inglés, bien por trabajo bien por viajes, o que simplemente quieran tener la satisfacción personal de hablar un idioma perfectamente.
1. Dictionary use
-Functions: Defining words: how to use a dictionary.
-Grammar: Phrasal verbs catch up (on), drop in ( on sb.), fall out, give up, look for, make of, rub out, turnout, etc.
2. Discusion and debate
-Functions: Expressing discussion and debate.
-Grammar: Introductory verbs in reported speech: agree/ promise/+infinitive, deny+gerundTypes of connectors: comparing and contrasting connectors , adding ideas connectors , cause connectors, reason connectors, purpose connectors and result connectors .
-Vocabulary: Discussion and debate
3. Peace pilgrim
-Functions: Using relatives
-Grammar: Meaning and uses of whoever, whichever, whatever, wherever, whenever, however.
4. Women adventures
-Functions: Talking about the past: women adventures.
-Grammar: Different uses and meanings of as and like.
-Functions: Telephoning conversations.
-Grammar: Rules to form the plural: irregular plurals, plurals from latin and greek origin, nouns that are always plural.
Units and containers: a packet, a jar, a carton, a bar, a slice, etc.
Basic telephone conversation: useful expressions: can I speak to...?, would you like me to take a message?, etc.
6. Formal letters
-Functions: How to write formal letters
-Grammar: Inversion in formal language . Inversion in conditionals. Formal expressions: I have been obliged to, in addition to, please do not hesitate to..., etc.
-Vocabulary: Formal letters
7. Colds & flu
-Functions: Expressing health problems: symptoms and prescriptions.
-Grammar: Impersonal pronouns: one, one’s, you, they.Advice+indications: you really should., etc.
-Vocabulary: Health: illnesses( colds and flu), medicines.Giving advices
-Functions: Describing symptoms of depression
-Grammar: Probability and ability
-Vocabulary: Psychology and depression
9. Job Hunting 1
-Functions: How to look for a job
-Grammar: Punctuation marks: apostrophe, suspension points, hyphen, full stop, etc.
-Vocabulary: Jobs and occupationsCurriculum vitae: education, work experience, hobbies and interest, references
10. Job Hunting 2
-Functions: How to do a job interview
-Grammar: Just Indirect questions
-Vocabulary: Letters of application for a job
11. Dolphin therapy
-Functions: Expressing physical or emotional handicaps.
-Grammar: English common expresssions: at speed, be that as it may, even so, in captivity
-Vocabulary: Natural therapy
12. Animal rights
-Functions: Talking about animal rights
-Grammar: Articles: a/an; theExtreme adjectives: absolutely,utterly, totally, etc.
-Vocabulary: Animals and their background
13. Three men in a boat
-Functions: Narrating a story
-Grammar: Verbs+ prepositions of movement: to sail from....to; to drift past; to glide through, etc.
14. The Brontë sisters
-Functions: Talking about the English literature of the nineteenth century (The Brönte Sisters)
-Grammar: Adverb+adjective combinations : strinkingly original, bitterly disappointed, deceptively simple,highly intriguing, deeply religious, deeply disturbing, etc.
Inversion for emphasis: hardly ever/ scarcely ever, no sooner....than, etc.
15. Public speaking
-Functions: Showing how to prepare a public speaking
-Grammar: Revision of modals : able, allowed to, manage to, suceed in, used to, likely, needn’t, Idaresay, etc.
Formal expressions in speeches: I should like to, it gives me great pleasure, etc.
-Vocabulary: Vocabulary used in public speakings
16. Colloquial english
-Functions: Talking about colloquial English
-Grammar: Elipsis( omission of words): back in a moment, etc.Tag questions: imperatives, offers and suggestions.
Idioms and colloquial expressions: don’t hang about, step on it, watch out!, how should I know?, I’ll give you a ring, what a racket!, etc.
-Vocabulary: Colloquial English
17. Feng Shui
-Functions: Talking about oriental phylosopy: feng shui
-Grammar: Prepositions of place: at, in, on, under, below, by, opposite, etc.Common expressions: in the corner, in the middle,inwards, etc.
Clauses of purpose: in order to, so as to, to+infinitive, etc.
Clauses of reason: as, for , since, because, in case, etc.
-Vocabulary: Parts of the houseFurniture
18. The moon's influence
-Functions: Talking about the moon and its influence on the Earth
-Grammar: Uses of itPepositions of time: at,in,on+by, from...to/till, since, uring,etc.
-Vocabulary: Natural phenomena
19. A guide to the Sheychelles
-Functions: Talking about tourism
-Grammar: Prepositional phrases with nouns:at the distance of, by means of, in addition to, incharge of, in search of, in the hope of
Weights and measures
-Vocabulary: Weights and measuresTourism
20. An international language
-Functions: Talking about the English language as an international language
-Grammar: Adjectives+ prepositions: involved in, afraid of, anxious about, etc.Differences between speak and talk ( and tell and say)+ ways of speaking: murmur, whisper,mumble, etc.
-Vocabulary: English words coming from Australia and New Zealand.
21. Alternative schools
-Functions: Talking about alternative education
-Grammar: Nouns+prepositions: a reason for, a disadvantage of, damage to, an attitude to/towards, contact between,etc.
Stative verbs:verbs of senses, mental or emotional verbs, reporting verbs and other verbs such as be, have, seem/appear, belong , etc.
22. Happy families
-Functions: Talking about the family unit
-Grammar: Prepositions+nouns: by accident, undercontrol,etc.See/ watch/notice/hear/listen/feel+object+infinitive or gerund.
Verbs of seeing: see, look, observe, spy, gaze, stare, glance, etc.
-Vocabulary: The family
23. The food of the gods
-Functions: Talking about the history of Latin America
-Functions: Giving instructions
-Grammar: Passives with “get”(more colloquial).Compound nouns: noun+noun, noun+gerund and gerund+noun.
Passive constructions: it is to be done, etc.
25. The first Americans
-Functions: Talking about the history of America
-Grammar: Verbs+prepositions/ adverbs: blame for, refer to, warn of, etc.
-Vocabulary: American Indians
26. Diversity... is the spice of life
-Functions: Talking about diversity
-Grammar: Ways of comparing: irregular adjectives (farther, elder, hard, fast, etc); more and more orbigger and bigger; qualifiers (even more, far less, etc. ); by far the most, at least, as.... as.
Abstract nouns used as countables: it’s a pity/ shame that; it’s a wonder, an interest in, etc.
27. What's on the box?
-Functions: Talking about TV
-Vocabulary: The television: documentaries, soap operas, quiz programmes, comedies.
28. Tarzan of the apes
-Functions: Talking about popular culture: Tarzan of the Apes
-Grammar: Adverbs+adverb phrases/ sentence adverb .Adverbs of manner, place and time.
Position of the adverbs
29. Travelling in space
-Functions: Talking about life in the future
-Grammar: Expressions with have: have a meal, an operation, etc.
-Vocabulary: The space
30. Natural disasters
-Functions: Talking about natural disasters
-Grammar: Types of conditionals: first conditionalPrepositions+gerund : For putting out fire, on seeing an accident, by helping others, in using the lift.
-Vocabulary: Natural disasters
31. Sleep and dreams
-Functions: Talking about dreams
-Grammar: Uses of the relative pronoun: that, who, which, whose, where, when and what.
32. You're as old as you feel
-Functions: Expressing health problems due to the old age
-Grammar: Expressions: you’re as old as you feel, leaves a lot to be desired, etc.Replacing relative clauses with gerund and infinitive.
-Vocabulary: Parts of the human bodyIllnesses
33. Advertising 1
-Functions: Expressing different ways of advertising I
-Grammar: Adjectives+infinitives: it was nice/rude of you to do thatForeign words in common use:French, Spanish, German , Italian, Chinese and Indian words into the
-Vocabulary: Advertising I
34. Advertising 2
-Functions: Expressing different ways of advertising II
-Grammar: Units and containers: packet, box, cartons, bottle, jar, jug, etc.
-Vocabulary: Advertising IIOrganic food
The Royal Navy
35. Learning to write
-Functions: The history of writing
-Grammar: Subordinate clauses
-Vocabulary: Archeological discoveries
36. Stories form over the world
-Functions: Talking about the American literature
-Grammar: Common expressions: and they lived happily ever after, once upon a time, etc.Narrative tense: past simple, past continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous, used to+would, was/were about to/ going to.
37. Great minds
-Functions: Talking about famous people and their discoveries
-Grammar: Reported speech:unchanged verbs and time expressions in reported speech.
38. Twentieth century breakthrougs
-Functions: Talking about the beginning of the twentieth century
-Grammar: English common expressions: comes first, there’s a lot to be said for..., etc.Uses of some/any/no/none.
-Vocabulary: The televisionHousework
Electrical appliances: the vacuum cleaner
39. Choosing your pet
-Functions: Talking about animals
-Grammar: Complaints and irritationVerbs followed by an infinitive with to. Try, mean, hope, etc.
Euphemisms and understatement: she’s poorly, under the weather, etc.
40. Magical and mythical beast
-Functions: Talking about legends
-Grammar: Useful English expressions: as you wish/ please yourself, long in the tooth, etc.�
-Vocabulary: LegendsMythical Beasts
41. Here is the news...
-Functions: Expressing how to write news
-Grammar: Noun+full infinitive: the ability to discover, one’s decision to discover, etc.Verb+that+should ( formal language): they advised that we should visit, etc.
42. Social trends
-Functions: Talking about society
-Grammar: Uses of let and may.Infinitive expressions: to be about to, to make up one’s mind to, to set out to, etc.
-Vocabulary: Social background
43. In the beginning...
-Functions: Talking about the beginning of the earth
-Grammar: Verbs followed by gerund or infinitive
-Vocabulary: BiologyThe space
44. The end of the World
-Functions: Talking about the end of the world
-Grammar: English common expressions: all things considered, in vain, not to mention, on the
verge of, under threat and we can be safe in assuming.
It is a shame/ miracle, etc.
I dread/ don’t mind his paying, etc.
45. Travel broadens the mind
-Functions: Talking about travelling abroad
-Grammar: Changes from a noun into a verb
-Functions: Talking about TV programmes
-Grammar: Review lesson
-Vocabulary: Quiz shows