In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous lessons and achieve the A2 level. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas. In this block the learner is introduced to the past simple of the verb ‘To Be’, regular verbs and some common irregular verbs. There is also extended practice of comparative structures as well as the presentation of the present continuous forms of many common verbs, the difference between the present simple and continuous, ‘going to’ and various time expressions. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topics covered. 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, grammar and expressions.


How was the trip? Talking about travel experiences using the past simple. Responding to questions about a trip. Revision of common adjectives: good/bad, old/new, fast/slow.Comparing companies Comparative adjectives: happy, interesting, good, modern, bad, big, tall, good. Using information in a table to compare two companies. Free speaking practice: comparing people or countries.He’s talking to the boss Describing pictures using the present continuous. Talking about activities happening at the time of speaking. Telephone role-play. A busy secretary in an office, answering calls and giving information. Telephone language: I’ll put you through, hold the line, can I take a message?What time is the meeting? Asking for and telling the time using more complex structures: quarter past/to, fractions of an hour. Practice using the present continuous for things fixed future plans. Prepositions of time: In the morning/afternoon, at night midday/midnight.A guest at work Contrast habitual activities with temporary ones using the present simple and continuous and ‘but’. Showing an important visitor around your office and giving explanations for small problems.My last job Talk about the past and compare it with the present. Speaking practice: use information to compare a fictional change in jobs, what you did in the past and what you do now. Contrasting situations using ‘when’ and ‘now’.It isn't working! (British version) In this lesson the student will hear and follow instructions that explain how to use equipment around the workplace and what to do when things go wrong. In addition students will learn vocabulary related to work equipment and its use. 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.It isn´t working! (American version) In this lesson the learner watches and comprehends conversations between office staff with duties that require using office equipment responsibly and safely. The learner will listen and understand routine office conversations that describe how to solve everyday user problems with the office machinery and equipment. The student will participate in dubbing and recording 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. The consolidation of the language in context and practice includes useful phrases such as: what´s happening? it doesn´t work, it´s broken, can you fix it, as well as this/these/that and those. At the end of the lesson the learner completes the tests to see what was learned from the unit with different activities that match images, useful words and expressions.

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