Topic outline

  • General

    Preparatory English course for level B2

    • Topic 1

      Unit 1 Immigration

      Unit about Immigration. Introduction: A webquest Listening: Ellis Island. Reading: Multiculturalism; Use of English: Avoiding repetition Vocabulary: Immigration. Speaking: Monologue and Dialogue. Writing: Write an email to apply for a summer job in the UK.

      Exam Practice: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking

    • Topic 2

      Unit 2 Words

      Unit about Literature. Introduction: Matching activity. Match the types of literature with the extracts. Vocabulary: types of literature; Listening: An Interview with John Irving; Reading: Paul Auster; Writing: A Narration; Speaking: Monologue and Dialogue

      Exam Practice: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking

    • Topic 3

      Unit 3 Speech Conditions


      Unit about Speech Conditions. Introduction: Vocabulary: Words describing different sounds and speech conditions. Reading: Stammering. Listening: Foreign Accent Syndrome. Writing: A letter of Complaint. Use of English: Emphasis, Cleft Sentences. Speaking: Monologue and Dialogue

      Exam Practice: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

    • Topic 4

      Unit 4 The Environment

      Unit about the Environment. Introduction: Crossword. Vocabulary: the environment; Reading: Scientist James Lovelock; Listening: Solar, Ian McEwan; Writing: Accepting a job offer. Use of English: Reporting verbs.

      Exam Practice: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

    • Topic 5

      Unit 5 Getting Fit

      Unit about getting fit. Introduction: Fitness quiz: How fit are you? Reading: How to get fit in a Stroke. Writing: Book or Film review. Listening: How to get fit in four weeks. Speaking: Monologue and Dialogue.

      Exam Practice: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

    • Topic 6

      Unit 6 Crisis What Crisis

      Unit about Economy. Vocabulary: Finance. Reading: US bail out Funds. Writing: a report. Listening: Inside Job, the documentary  film. Use of English: Adverbs. Speaking: Monologue and Dialogue

      Exam Practice: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

    • Topic 7

      Unit 7 What's for Afters?

      Unit about food and cooking. Introduction: Recipes. Vocabulary: Ways of cooking. Reading: Tapas bar of the Month: La Comisaria. Writing: a recipe. Listening: An interview with Jamie Oliver. Speaking: Monologue and Dialogue

      Exam Practice: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

    • Topic 8

      Exam Information

      General information about Proves de Certificació.