In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous Block and continue the transition from A1 to A2 or Breakthrough to Waystage. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas. In this block the learner is introduced to modal verbs for ability, more prepositions as well as the present simple forms of many more common verbs. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topic areas. The block is comprised of a series of interactive exercises such as word-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.


The company secretary 4 telephone role-plays in an office to practice basic telephone expressions. Telephone language: Who’s calling?, isn’t here, can I take your name?, Can you hold the line? I’ll put you through, take/leave a message.Where’s my pen? Possessive adjectives and pronouns. Prepositions of place: in, on, under, next to, behind. Expressions we use at work: it’s up to you, what about..?, look on the internet, throw away.Where is the manager’s office? Introduction to some common expressions we can use at work. Giving directions around a building: turn, go, left, right, at the end, straight on. Vocabulary for different places in a building: lift, floor, corridor, open plan office, coffee machine.Responsibilities Practice using: (Don’t) Have to, can/can’t (permission) to talk about the things we have to do at work. More verb/noun partnerships: meet a deadline, target, prepare for a business trip, wear protective clothing.How many messages? Describing quantity using: both, enough, some, many, few, a lot (of) etc. Organizing a meeting, asking for information Role-play a telephone conversation to reserve a hotel room over the telephone.Business trip Extended speaking practice through role-plays about different travel situations: reserving tickets with a travel agent, checking in at the airport and arriving at a hotel.Health and safety - An accident at work (British version) In this lesson the student will learn about issues related to health and safety at work. The student will learn about standard work practices to prevent accidents and eliminate risk. The student will learn what to do if there is an accident at work. In addition the student will practice vocabulary related to this topic and consolidate the use of imperatives to give instructions and orders. You´ve got mail: In this section the student will answer the spoken questions the tutor has prepared and plan and write an email following the tutor´s written instructions. The tutor will give feedback on this work.Health and safety - An accident at work (American version) In this lesson the student will learn how members of staff describe health and safety procedures at work and react in a safe way when an accident occurs. Learners will see how to implement the measures that would make people take care and stay safe as they resolve an emergency situation explaining what they must do and why. The student will see the incident and the discussion of what went wrong. The student will dub and record the talent of choice in the movie to practice intonation, stress and pronunciation. In this way the student will be involved in a real life dialogue that improves intonation and emphasis. In this way the learner will practice and consolidate the language of health and safety procedures in context using the vocabulary of prevention and elimination of risk and accidents and structures such as conditionals, imperatives, cause and effect and the simple past. At the end of the lesson the learner will complete the tests to see what was learned from the unit with different activities that match images, useful words and expressions.

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