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  • CA Institute of Languages s.r.o. doln 8 602 00 Brno Czech Republic +420 530 346 530

    www.ca-institute.com [email protected]

    General English Advanced

    CEFR Level: C1/C2

    Author of the syllabus: Nicole E. Schwab

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: +420 773 994 129

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    Coordinator: Erik L. Dostal

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: +420 776 178 333

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  • CA Institute of Languages s.r.o. doln 8 602 00 Brno Czech Republic +420 530 346 530

    www.ca-institute.com [email protected]

    General English Advanced Syllabus M-F Open Course duration: 36 lessons 90 minutes each

    CEFR Level C1/C2 CEFR start: B2+ CEFR end: C2 CA Institute of Languages E-Mail: [email protected]

    Overview CA Institutes General English courses are designed for students who are seeking to further expand their understanding and fluency in the English language. End-of-course CAN DO statements: n I can talk about work, personality, family, and language terminology. Use discourse markers, pronouns, and the verb have. n I can talk about the past, time, and relationships. Vocabulary word building and abstract nouns. Phrases to do with get. Narrative tenses, distancing in speech and writing. Write an article. n I can talk about sounds and noises, books and films, and money. Methods of speculation and deduction, adding emphasis, inversion, and unreal uses of the past. Write a review. n I can talk about history, self-help, wealth and affluence. Vocabulary of warfare, compound adjectives, and phone language. Write a discursive essay. n I can understand with ease virtually everything heard and read. n I can summarize information from different spoken and written sources. n I can express myself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely differentiating finer shades of meaning even in

    Materials New English File Advanced Student's book New English File Resource book/Teacher's book New English File Advanced workbook

    Other resources Film, documentaries, TV, projector, internet, dictionaries, special projects

    Milestones Weekly quizzes Midcourse exam End of course exam Certificate upon completion

  • CA Institute of Languages s.r.o. doln 8 602 00 Brno Czech Republic +420 530 346 530

    www.ca-institute.com [email protected]

    more complex situations n I can use phone language; adjectives+prepositions. I can use verbs of the senses and properly use gerunds and infinitives. n I can express future plans and arrangements. n I can add emphasis and can distinguish between words that are often confused.

    Prerequisites Upper-Intermediate understanding of English B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Requirements

    It is necessary to be flexible and prepared. Please complete all assignments beforehand and bring the following to class:

    1. Laptop

    2. Articles, textbooks, documents and homework

    Special activities

    Weekend courses Intensives Movie night

    Topic Outline / Schedule Important Note: Refer to the course calendar for specific meeting dates and times. Activity and assignment details will be explained in detail within each week's corresponding learning module. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor.

    n Lesson 1

    Icebreaker games. Go over course material and goals. Introduce yourself and get to know your classmates and teachers.

    n Lesson 2

    1A: Reading I didn't Get Where I am Today without... Lexis on context. Grammar: Discourse markers and linkers. Discussion of who and what motivates the students. Speaking and Listening Working where the Grass is Always Greener. Complete a work survey. Work vocabulary. Speaking about work.

    n Lesson 3

    1B: Reading and Speaking: Personality quiz. Lexis in context. Grammar: have. Song: The Logical Song. Listening and Speaking Family of Carlos IV. Family vocabulary. Rhythm and intonation when agreeing and disagreeing. Debate several family-related issues.

    n Lesson 4

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    1C:Reading and Speaking Whose Language? Lexis in context. Grammar: Pronouns. Speaking about learning English.

    n Lesson 5

    1C: Listening and speaking: Interview with Cristina and Zoltan. Language terminology. Language quiz. Sound-spelling relationships. Writing: A letter of application. Analyzing and model text, planning what to write, writing.

    n Lesson 6

    Colloquial English: Family secrets. Unit 1 revision.

    n Lesson 7

    Unit 1 test. 2A: Reading When We Were Young. Lexis in context. Grammar: narrative tenses, used to and would. Writing and speaking about childhood.

    n Lesson 8

    2A: Listening and speaking about childhood memory and the psychology of memory making. Vocabulary: abstract nouns and word building.

    n Lesson 9

    2B: Reading and speaking Multi-tasking. Lexis in context. Grammar: distancing. 2B: Pronunciation and listening The Time Bandits. Linking words in speech. Vocabulary expressions with time. Speaking: a time questionnaire.

    n Lesson 10

    2C: Reading and speaking Getting your own back. Lexis in context. Pronunciation: words of French origin. Vocabulary: phrases with get. Song: 50 Ways to Leave your Lover. 2C: Speaking and listening Love by Numbers. Lexis in context. Grammar: get. Get questionnaire.

    n Lesson 11

    Writing: an article. Analyzing a model text, planning what to write, writing. Colloquial English: Time and technology. Listening to several interviews. Unit 2 review.

    n Lesson 12

    3A: Vocabulary and writing Office Sounds. Vocabulary: Sounds and the human voice. Pronunciation: consonant clusters. Listening and speaking Sound Business. 3A Grammar: speculation and deduction. Reading and speaking Breaking the Silence. Lexis in context. Writing a response to the article.

    n Lesson 13

    3B Reading First and Last Lines quiz. Vocabulary and speaking: describing books. Grammar: adding emphasis, inversion.

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    n Lesson 14

    3B Pronunciation: words with silent syllables. Reading Lost in Translation. Lexis in context. Listening Interview with a Translator. Writing a short translation.

    n Lesson 15

    3C Reading and speaking The Sick Society. Questionnaire and discussion. Money vocabulary.

    n Lesson 16

    Unit 3 test. 4A The Scenes you'll Never Forget. Vocabulary: history and warfare. Speaking and writing: describing a film. 3C Reading I Wish Had Married for Money. Lexis in context. Grammar: unreal uses of the past tense. Listening: Relationship between Money and Happiness. Song: A Lady of a Certain Age. Writing: A review. Analyzing a model text, planning what to write, writing.

    n Lesson 17

    Colloquial English: Women and Money. Listening to several interviews. Unit 3 review. Unit 3 test. 4A The Scenes you'll Never Forget. Vocabulary: history and warfare. Speaking and writing: describing a film. 4A: Reading History goes to the Movies. Lexis in context. Listening and speaking: Interview with a film critic. Grammar: Discourse markers, adverbial expressions.

    n Lesson 18

    Mid-term exam.

    n Lesson 19

    4B Reading and Speaking: The Persuaders. Grammar: verb+object+infinitive or gerund. Intonation in polite requests.

    n Lesson 20

    4B Listening and speaking: Self-help books. Lexis in context. Vocabulary: compound adjectives.

    n Lesson 21

    4C Vocabulary and listening: Phone quiz. My Life is out of my Hands. Sounds and spelling. Grammar: conditional sentences.

    n Lesson 22

    4C Reading Are We Hooked on Addiction? Lexis in context. Vocabulary: adjectives+prepositions. Listening and speaking: talking about obsessions. Song: Addicted to Love Writing: a discursive essay, a balanced argument. Analyzing a model text, planning what to write, writing.

    n Lesson 23

    Colloquial English: Fact or Fiction. Listening to several interviews. Review unit 4.

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    n Lesson 24

    5A Vocabulary: Word formations with focus on prefixes. Focus on intonation in exclamations. Grammar: Permission, obligation and necessity. Reading

    n Lesson 25

    5B Verbs of senses. How to write a report. Speaking: Art and artists. How to give extra stress on important words.

    n Lesson 26

    5C Grammar: Gerunds and infinitives. Reading on health and medicine. Review unit 5

    n Lesson 27

    6A Express future plans and arrangements. Speaking and vocabulary around travel and tourism. Game with homophones.

    n Lesson 28

    6B Pets and pests. Punctuation in writing. How to write a discursive essay: taking sides. Weak and strong pronunciation of auxiliary verbs and to.

    n Lesso