Whilst revising and re-cycling the structures and vocabulary covered in previous blocks, the learner receives extensive practice in all areas. By the end of this block the learner will have been exposed to the range of vocabulary and grammar necessary to reach the C1 level of the CEFR and therefore be classed as a proficient user of English. This final section focuses on fluency and natural usage of grammatical structures in a variety of more complex situations. The learner will encounter lexical fields such as: superstitions, describing scenery, agriculture, ecology, politics and giving impressions of art through the review and extension of grammatical structures such as: Conditional phrases, Future Perfect and Continuous, verb/noun transformations, compound adjectives, quantifiers and synonyms and antonyms. In addition to the extension of abilities in all of the skills areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking, the learner will be encouraged to eliminate any recurring errors through a full tense review and continued pronunciation guidance.
Level C1 - Block 1
In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous Blocks and complete the crossover from B2/pre-C1 to a C1 Proficient User level. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas, motivating the learner to become conversant on diverse subjects such as the family, work issues and making arrangements. In terms of grammatical structures there will be continued revision and extension of the structures in all tenses with focus on the future tenses to talk about completed or predicted actions in the future. Productive and receptive skills are stretched with more phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, the differences between British and American vocabulary, making predictions and talking about future plans, offering, suggesting. As with the other blocks on the course, there is frequent pronunciation practice and the learner has exposure to long and short sounds, word stress, vowel sounds, contractions as well as general vocabulary and sentence level practice. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topics covered. The block is comprised of a series of interactive exercises such as word-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues, sentence transformation, error detection and correction and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.
Unit 1 - Lesson 1 - Starting out the theatre group I
Aims: To expand the structures and vocabulary covered in the previous Blocks through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items, where student has to listen and repeat the presented sentences. Structures and functions: Presentation of target vocabulary through contextual sentences. Vocabulary: Introduction to new vocabulary items: variety, diagram, lecturer, to look up, to fetch, gesture. Activities: Association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures, Multiple choice listening comprehension: real life dialogue