In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous Blocks and begin the crossover from B1 to a B2. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner’s independence in all areas, especially in real-life situations such as travel and eating out, asking for and following directions, health etc. In this block the learner will start to notice an increased confidence when faced with basic functions and will be able to read an English or American newspaper with little difficulty. As with the other blocks on the course, there is frequent pronunciation practice and the learner has exposure to long and short sounds, correct regular past tense endings, minimal pairs, elision as well as general vocabulary and sentence level practice. 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.


Working awayTalking about and comparing working styles in two different places. Contrasting habitual and temporary activities. Read an email and complete the reply using present simple and present continuous.Can I take a message?Practice with telephone language. Giving and taking messages. 3 telephone role-plays. Asking for repetition and clarification: I’m sorry I didn’t catch that, could I read that back to you?, Was that _ or _?, I’m not sure I understand you…How much?!Practice using large numbers and saying complete dates. Role-play a face to face meeting to negotiate prices. Negotiating phrases: We could agree to that if…, would you be prepared to…?, that sounds fair enough, I think that’s reasonable.Prices will go upUsing the future simple to make predictions. Talking about the degree of change. Ways to talk about graphs and predictions for future prices: to go up/down/increase/ decrease /drop/suddenly/ sharply/gradually.From start to finishPractice using the passive voice to talk about processes. Explaining the order a process happens in: firstly, then, later, next, finally.ReviewA comprehensive review of the language covered from A1 to the end of B1. Exercises and speaking practice to reinforce vocabulary and structures.Taking a company to court - Is it worth it? (British version)In this lesson the student will learn what procedures to carry out before taking a company to court. The student will hear and follow how how to request legal advice from a solicitor and to discuss possible decisions and actions.In addition the student will learn vocabulary related to the field of pre-court action procedure.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.Taking a company to court - Is it worth it? (American version)In this lesson the student will watch people take advice from a legal expert to learn about the options open to them before deciding on court action.The learner will understand how the situation develops as the stakeholders consider the costs and benefits for different courses of action before a decision is taken.The learner will hear the lawyer and interviewees describe the legal framework for businesses and the results they can expect to obtain from taking a company to court.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 conversation that improves intonation and emphasis and practices understanding.The lesson practices the language of describing complex legal situations, discussing options and negotiating contract terms in context using everyday language related to logistics and supply, legal issues at work, and basic contract law.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 expressionsYou´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.

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