Upper Intermediate Level 7

Skills covered in Unit One:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Identifying grammatical mistakes, brainstorming vocabulary, celebrations and festivals vocabulary, sales, merchandise and toys vocabulary, present simple, present continuous.

Reading and Writing

Understanding text organization, writing questions, collating and reporting information, scanning, practice text organization and sequencing skills, writing appropriate questions, reading to complete a summary, predicting, making comparisons, developing strategies to guess the meanings of unknown words, comprehension, designing a poster.

Listening and Speaking

Asking and answering questions, answering a questionnaire, listening for gist, listening for specific information, agreeing and disagreeing, retelling information, asking questions to find out information about someone, making comparisons to show similarity, ranking, discussion, debating a topic, planning and making decisions.

Skills covered in Unit Two:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Present perfect simple and past simple, present perfect continuous, present simple vs present perfect simple machines, inventions

Reading and Writing

Scanning, checking information, making notes, using context to guess meanings of new words, writing a description, sequencing, completing a table of information

Listening and Speaking

Talking about past experiences, advertisements: persuading, describing, discussion, talking about hypothetical situations, making a joint decision, listening for specific information

Skills covered in Unit Three:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Sports, football and exercise vocabulary, like to express similarity, television vocabulary, past simple, past continuous tenses, when and while, past perfect simple, past perfect continuous tense, spotting grammatical errors

Reading and Writing

Comprehension, using context to guess meanings of words, reading for specific information, true, false or not given, writing questions, completing a headline, sequencing events, matching information

Listening and Speaking

Discussion, dictating a text, asking and answering questions, role play – expressing an opinion, ranking information, agreeing and disagreeing

Skills covered in Unit Four:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Expressing quantity: some, any, a few, few, little, a little, lots of, a lot of, either, neither, both divorce, marriage, research, weddings, statistics, money, careers, finance, cooking, countable and uncountable nouns, prepositions

Reading and Writing

Finding information, predicting, interpreting a graph, finding the main idea, scanning, summarizing, writing a persuasive essay, using context to guess meanings of unknown words, comprehension, completing a graph

Listening and Speaking

Expressing a personal opinion, discussing and sharing ideas, making a speech, cloze listening, matching information, asking and answering questions

Skills covered in Unit Five:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Word classes, will as a future form, biological and scientific terms, prepositions, the future perfect, travel and outer space vocabulary, food and food safety vocabulary, future continuous, will and going to, the present continuous for future arrangements, future continuous, the present simple (timetables) car parts vocabulary

Reading and Writing

Skimming, completing a table of information, answering true, false or not given questions, reading for specific information, summarizing, predicting, completing a quiz, finding the main idea, following instructions and finding information to complete a puzzle, making predictions using the future perfect

Listening and Speaking

Brainstorming and listing ideas, conducting an interview, expressing an opinion, discussion, answering a questionnaire,listening for specific information

Skills covered in Unit six:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Smoking, health, international policy, relative clauses – defining and non-defining clauses, statistics, the environment, prefixes and suffixes, present participles, participle forms

Reading and Writing

Completing a headline, scanning, checking information, finding the main idea, comprehension, interpreting information, adding information using a relative clause, writing a letter expressing an opinion, writing definitions, writing a persuasive essay

Listening and Speaking

Discussion, exchanging information, describing a picture, listening for main points and details, debating

Skills covered in Unit Seven:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Verb patterns, storms vocabulary, idioms connected with the weather, Gerunds or infinitives: verbs that take the infinitive, verbs that take the gerund, used to / be/get used to, punctuating direct speech, learning idioms, animal and tourism vocabulary, adverbs – time, spend + object + -ing form, spend + preposition, word order.

Reading and Writing

Matching information, scanning, completing sentences, true or false questions, completing a description, comprehension, working out the meanings of words using the context, reading for specific information, writing a factual description, predicting, writing a diary entry, completing a diagram with correct information, reading and notetaking.

Listening and Speaking

Discussion, listening for specific information, describing an event, making an advertisement, asking and answering questions, listening for exact information, listening comprehension, listening and checking information.

Skills covered in Unit Eight:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Health and scientific vocabulary, may, might, may not, might not, possibility, suffixes, body parts and movement verbs, identifying grammatical errors, should, shouldn’t, have to, don’t have to, had to, must, may, can

Reading and Writing

Recording statistical information, predicting, comprehension, guessing meanings of words using the context, writing a brochure, understanding the main idea, matching information, completing an interview with factual information from the text, writing a letter containing factual information, reading about a process, true, false or not given, scanning, comprehension, choosing the best headline, sequencing

Listening and Speaking

Summarizing, listening and note taking, interview – intonation and pronunciation practice, conducting an interview, brainstorming, talking about hypothetical situations, giving advice, expressing opinions

Skills covered in Unit Nine:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Environmental and scientific vocabulary, direct and indirect speech, identifying grammatical errors, reported speech

Reading and Writing

Practising indirect speech, listening comprehension, listening and filling gaps, discussion

Listening and Speaking

Understanding the main idea, scanning, comprehension, ordering sentences, predicting from a headline, reading to complete a table of information

Skills covered in Unit Ten:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Work, education, study and corporate vocabulary, comparing two different things, prepositions, synonyms, scientific research vocabulary, adverbs of frequency, used to… and past simple to describe past habits and states, present continuous to describe annoying habits, will and would to describe habits, synonyms

Reading and Writing

Reading for specific information, writing questions, identifying factual errors, completing a table of information, finding evidence, categorizing words, comprehension, true, false or not given questions, finding the main idea, writing a letter apologizing and requesting something, using context to guess the meanings of words, scanning, writing definitions,writing an argumentative essay, writing a biography

Listening and Speaking

Ranking information, agreeing and disagreeing, dictation – intonation and pronunciation, listening and writing, discussing an issue, role play: making excuses, talking about habitual actions, listening and filling gaps in a text

Skills covered in Unit Eleven:
Grammar and Vocabulary

First conditional, shopping, finding grammatical errors, expressions used with ‘put’, consumers, marketing, medicinal remedies, vocabulary related to perfume, alcohol, preposition ‘of’, spotting mistakes in conditional sentences, phrasal verbs, zero, first, second and third conditionals

Reading and Writing

Completing a table of information, deciding whether information is true or false, writing a short report using data, predicting from the headline, completing a table of information, writing questions, true, false or not given questions, finding the main idea, filling the gaps, making notes

Listening and Speaking

Making suggestions, agreeing and disagreeing, using a survey to ask questions, discussion, asking and answering questions to complete a jigsaw reading, listening for specific information, listening to connected speech, discussing preferences, listening for differences

Skills covered in Unit Twelve:
Grammar and Vocabulary

Travel and air travel vocabulary, transport vocabulary, polysemy – words with more than one meaning, using a dictionary, definite articles, indefinite articles and zero articles

Reading and Writing

Scanning, using the context to guess meanings, reading for specific information, reading for gist, scanning, reading for detail, checking information, writing a description of an object, understanding the headline, text organization, reading and selecting items from a quiz

Listening and Speaking

Making small talk, talking about different types of transport, giving reasons, ranking information, listening for gist, requesting, apologizing, thanking, brainstorming advantages and disadvantages, giving instructions, role play: giving solutions from a particular point of view, listening and following instructions, arguing forand against something, listening and filling gaps

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