Nombre English Course B2.2

Área Idiomas

Horas 90

Objetivos

  • Comprender discursos y conferencias extensos e incluso seguir líneas argumentales complejas siempre que el tema sea relativamente conocido.
  • Comprender casi todas las noticias de la televisión y los programas sobre temas actuales.
  • Comprender la mayoría de las películas en las que se habla en un nivel de lengua estándar.
  • Ser capaz de leer artículos e informes relativos a problemas contemporáneos en los que los autores adoptan posturas o puntos de vista concretos.
  • Comprender la prosa literaria contemporánea.
  • Poder participar en una conversación con cierta fluidez y espontaneidad, lo que posibilita la comunicación normal con hablantes nativos.
  • Poder tomar parte activa en debates desarrollados en situaciones cotidianas explicando y defendiendo puntos de vista.
  • Presentar descripciones claras y detalladas de una amplia serie de temas relacionados con mi especialidad.
  • Saber explicar un punto de vista sobre un tema exponiendo las ventajas y los inconvenientes de varias opciones.
  • Ser capaz de escribir textos claros y detallados sobre una amplia serie de temas relacionados con mis intereses.
  • Poder escribir redacciones o informes transmitiendo información o proponiendo motivos que apoyen o refuten un punto de vista concreto.
  • Saber escribir cartas que destacan la importancia que se le da a determinados hechos y experiencias.

Programa

Unit Grammar Focus Theme/Lexical focus Functional focus Writing task
1 Wonders of the brain Modals: speculation and deduction Wonders of the brain/Verbs of thinking Reminding someone to do something Write a story about a time when you forgot to do something very important
2 Music to my ears Countable and uncountable nouns Articles Music/ Types of music Expressing preferences Write a review of either a concert that you have been to recently or a CD that you have bought recently
3 No news is good news Reported speech
Linking words
The news/The media Interviews ‘Over fifty percent of what is in the news is unimportant.’ Do you agree?
4 Cracking the code! Relative pronouns & clauses Codes & Puzzles/Games Expressing agreement and disagreement What are the pros & cons of playing computer games?
5 Right as rain Modals: advice and suggestions Healthy living/Being Healthy Giving and responding to advice Describe the pros and cons of being a vegetarian
6 Party on! Gerunds & infinitives Celebrations & festivals/Verbs Making & responding to invitations and arrangements Write an email to a penfriend in another country describing a local festival where you live
7 Hobbies or pastimes? Mixed conditionals Hobbies/ Hobbies Showing interest Write a letter to a friend persuading them to come on an activity weekend with you
8 The calm before the storm Concessive clauses and complex sentences Wild weather/ Natural disasters Asking for clarification ‘The summers were warmer when I was young.’ Write a story with this title
9 On the run Third conditional Wish/if only Crime/Crimes (nouns & verbs) Expressing regrets Write a report suggesting ways of reducing levels of crime in your town
10 Keeping it in the family Phrasal verb focus Family and history/Family phrasal verbs Expressing congratulations Write an article describing the person who has most affected your life
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