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MODULE 9 (20h)
3A: How we really spend our time?
How do people spend their leisure time? How do people waste time at work? Do you cook or order takeaway? What sort of plans are you looking forward to? This introductory unit takes you through some useful, everyday vocabulary to warm you up and get you thinking in English. You’ll also have the chance to review the most basic present tenses and remember why you shouldn’t say “I’m thinking this wasn’t a good idea”. Don’t forget: a solid foundation is the cornerstone of learning intermediate English.
3B: A wedding I'll never forget
Do you know how to talk about weddings and special events? What is an aisle? Is “reserve a venue” correct English? Can you use “a whirl of activity” in your own sentence? In this unit, you will learn vocabulary to talk about weddings before reviewing the past tenses and how to use them together to talk about past events. Had you been to Spain or did you go to Spain before the wedding? Complete this unit to learn more.
3C: Leading a successful life
What does success mean to you? Do you think money is the only indicator of leading a successful life? After completing this unit, you’ll be able to discuss this topic with confidence. Can you use “ambition” and “ambitious” correctly on your own? Are you jealous of or jealous on someone? After learning new vocabulary, you will learn multiple ways to talk about the future. Will you go to the meeting or are you going to the meeting? Or even—are you going to go to the meeting? The future isn’t set in stone, yet some ways to talk about the future are. Complete this unit to find out more.
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MODULE 10 (20h)
3D: How has your life changed
3E: I’ve been writing emails all day!
Learn to talk more precisely about work, the career ladder and specific work tasks. How important do you think in-house training is? Do you get a salary rise or a pay rise? Would you like to be in charge of or in charge for your own department at work? Can you use “resignation” in a sentence? After learning new work-related vocabulary, this unit focuses on lengthy recent actions and their consequences (otherwise known as the present perfect continuous tense). Why is Simon frustrated? Because he’s been dealing with difficult customers all day. And what about you—what have you been doing all day?
3F: My childhood friends
After completing this unit, you will be able to talk about the people around you in much more depth and detail—ranging from appearance to personality traits. Who among your friends is a barrel of laughs? Is Linda middle-aged or in her middle ages? When you’ve learnt how to describe people, you’ll then start to compare them using comparative and superlative adjectives. Is Frank franker than you? Is Jack funner or more fun than Daniel? Who is the most reserved person you know? Is she cleverer or more clever than I am? You’ll also learn to talk about big and small differences between things and people with words like considerably, slightly and marginally. What are you waiting for?
MODULE 11 (20h)
3G: Should I see a doctor?
3H: He can't have been an upstanding citizen, then!
3I: What's on TV tonight?
MODULE 12 (20h)
3J: What will it take to save the planet?
3K: If I weren't stuck in the office...
How much time do you spend talking about your travel plans or past holidays you’ve been on? The vocabulary in this unit will make daydreaming about travelling even more enjoyable. After learning about the difference between the words “journey”, “trip” and “travel”, you’ll learn new words and phrases connected to flights and flying. Do you know what the opposite of a return journey is? Who tells you to fasten your seatbelt? After addressing these questions, you’ll learn all about holiday accommodation and sightseeing. Oh, how nice it would be to travel during work time! With this thought in mind, our wishful thinking continues with the second conditional (if you were in China at the moment, what would you visit?), then compares it with the first conditional.
3L: We used to sort things out together
Who do you usually talk things over with when you have a problem? How quickly do you normally come up with solutions? This unit deals with vocabulary to discuss problems as well as finding solutions with an emphasis on phrasal verbs that are very common in everyday English. The grammar part of this unit then focuses on talking about habits—namely, past habits and the difference between used to and would! If it’s correct to say “I would cycle around the city every week.”, then why can’t you say “I would own a pet parrot when I was a child?” Complete the unit to find out why.
4A: How much is a little cash?
In this unit, you’re going to learn many common phrases and idioms about money and financial circumstances. Who is on the breadline and who is well off? I wish I made a killing like my neighbour John! Have you ever had to pay through your nose for something? The unit covers useful vocabulary for prices as well, before moving on to review words like “some”, “enough”, “plenty of”, “neither” and similar. These are… quantifiers! Little words that make describing quantity much easier! They’re also very easy to use once you know how.
4B: Drop me off on the main street, please
Do you know what draw up, pull in and drop off mean? In this unit, you will learn to use phrasal verbs and other vocabulary to talk about driving and traffic, before moving on to learn more about urban areas. After completing this unit, you will be able to talk about quaint buildings, upmarket shops, and high-rise flats in the inner city. You will also learn how to correctly use a/an and the. Is the litter strewn in the street, or a litter strewn in a street, or possibly just litter strewn in street? Complete this unit to find out.