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Pre-intermediate English

Course mapping by ISCED97

222 foreign language

Learning outcome

Having passed the course a student is able to:

  • satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements

  • can handle limited work requirements

  • can get the gist of most conversations on non technical subjects (topics which require no specialized knowledge)

  • can usually handle elementary constructions

  • have limited control of grammar

Course volume

The course is scheduled for one academic year from September till May:

  • classes take place on a weekly basis twice a week

  • each class lasts for 2 academic hours

  • 140 academic hours - volume of course class work

  • 140 academic hours - volume of individual homework

Total time a student commits to the course is of 280 academic hours during one academical year.

Course content and means

Course covers following topics:

  • meeting  new people

  • gadgets

  • shopping

  • family

  • travelling

  • life stages

  • future

  • environmental issues

  • ilness and health

  • everyday expressions

  • verbs and expressions for giving and reporting opinions

  • changes in life

  • education

  • jobs

  • money

​Following means of education are used:

  • authenic materials are used for various situations

  • listening to audio materials

  • watching video materials with real-life situations

  • role playing games

  • grammatical excersises

  • writing short stories

Every lesson includes different types of education modes with aims to develop all four skills simultaneously: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Course is organized into 5 modules:

Module 1

  • topics: usefull expressions for meeting and getting to know new people, describing character and behaviour, learning English: parts of speech, spelling, unfamiliar words, feelings, gadgets, stories, being a tourist

  • grammar: parts of speech, adjectives and expressions for desribing character and behaviour of people, the present simple, present continuous tenses, prepositional phrases, past continuous tense, grammar on defining relative clauses,

Module 2

  • topics: shopping, buying clothes, travel and transport, life stages from childhood to old age, hotel reservations

  • grammar: past simple and past continous tenses, the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, the structure going to + infinitive

Module 3

  • topics: a job, common nouns, adjectives and expressions used for describing jobs, money vocabulary, in the future, the internet - words and expressions for describing features of web sites and actions that people perform on the web, informal emails, typical words and expressions, greeting someone in an email, writing pleasantries, attaching files, pets, saving the planet, illness and health, making and receiving a complement, colours and shades - some common collocations and ideoms with colours

  • grammar: structures will + infinitive for making predictions, the structures be going to + infinitive, will + infinitive, the present continuous for future, should/should not + infinitive for giving advice and recommendations

Module 4

  • topics: stereotypes, everyday expressions, describing food - flavours and dishes, verbs for giving and reporting opinions, the sences: sight/see, hearing/hear, touch, smell, taste, changes, weather, climate, education

  • grammar: passive voice, the present perfect tense for changes, the past simple and past participle forms of common irregular words, the present perfect tense with since, for, ever, never

Module 5

  • topics: friends, at home, asking questions, sports and games, gestures and manners - good and bad manners among different cultures

  • grammar: question structures - how to structure questions, reported speech, review of the present perfect and past simple tenses, the first conditional structure, verb patterns with the infinitive and gerund

Course structure

Teaching book sets:

  • Speakout pre-intermediate, Jenny Parsons by Pearson Longman

  • Face2Face pre-intermediate, Chris Redston by Cambridge University Press

For corporate clients specific materials can be used upon agreement.

Study materials

Current course curriculum approved on 2016-AUG-15

Curriculum approval