Trainer: Dr. Michael Foy (Native British)
Can follow a conversation between: e.g. people in everyday situations.
Can understand a monologue about: e.g. survey results, daily routine, a first experience.
Can understand an interview asking about: e.g. Experiences of a course
Can follow a short text about: e.g. physical activities, advice, traditions, life stories.
Can understand the following genres: e.g. a fact file, informal email, interview transcript.
Can ask for and give: e.g. likes and dislikes, sports preferences, daily routine, activities in the past, directions.
Can enact conversations: e.g. social chit-chat, travel agent and tourist.
Can carry out an interview and report back on: e.g. personal details, feelings .
Can talk about: e.g. a story, the first time I did something, daily routine, describing a job, personal appearance.
Can write using these features: punctuation, linking words, paragraphs, notes
Can write in these genres: personal fact file, story, informal invitation letter, postcard, biography, report.
Time phrases often used in the past
Modals of obligation and permission
Present continuous for present and future
Comparatives and superlatives
Predictions —will! won’t
Present perfect and time expressions
Articles — a / an / the! Zero
Words to describe feelings
Phrases with feel
Dates and special occasions
Phrases with day
Phrases with look
Ambitions and dreams
Phrases with for
Can follow a conversation between: friends talking about a photo/lifestyles/holiday plans, new friends introductions, travel agent and tourist
Can understand a monologue about: meeting important people, childhood memories, facts about countries /statistics, who you admire, how you have changed, plans after university, changing jobs, opinions of TV programmes/ books/films/concerts
Can follow a text about: e.g. free time, improving your memory.
Can understand the following genres: informal and neutral email, country fact file, CV, questionnaire, newspaper reports and consumer review
Can ask for and give: personal information, lifestyle preferences, information about people close to me, life experiences, questionnaire answers
Can enact conversations: travel agent and tourist, phone operator and customer, reactions to news
Can make group decisions about: what to do on a trip, who to hire for a job
Can have a discussion about: spending free time, memory, suitable jobs for your partner, watching TV
Can talk about: first meeting someone important to you, a childhood memory, a strange event, comparing countries, comparing your town now to your town in the past, your lifeline, personal characteristics, someone you admire.
Can give a short presentation about: e.g. a customer review
Can write a short text about: daily life, a city, tour itinerary, person you admire, your lifeline
Can write in these genres: CV, informal email, covering letter, consumer review
Questions and answers
Present simple and continuous
Past simple and continuous
Comparatives and superlatives
Comparing things in different ways —similar
to / whereas / different to / same as
Present perfect simple
For / since / ago
Present perfect continuous
Future plans and intentions
Future clauses — if! when / before
Participle adjectives - -ing / -ed
People around you
Phrases with have
Collocations with remember, learn, remind, forget, recognize, lose
Describing towns and cities
Phrases with take