Learning outcomes of the course unit
Achievement of B1 level (Common European Framework for Languages – CEFR) in English as a foreign language.
Course contents summary
Articles and demonstratives
possessives and saxon genitive
some / any and compounds
count and non-count nouns
much / many / a little / a few
comparatives and superlatives
the main prepositions of time and place
main verbs + prepositions
Present Simple and Present Continuous
Past Simple (regular and irregular verbs)
Present Perfect Simple
the future (going to, will, Present Simple, Present Continuous)
Conditional 1 and temporal subordinate (when, after, etc. + Present Simple)
Passives (Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Perfect)
modal verbs (can, could, must, will, would, should)
numbers (prices, quantities, dates, etc.).
home and decor
public places and shops
jobs and professions
food and drink
parts of the body and health problems
means of transport
describing people (appearance and personality)
expressing time, dates, appointments, etc.
describing habits, routines and everyday actions
ordering in a restaurant or hotel
understanding signs, notices, labels
providing / understanding directions
describing trips, holidays, etc..
describing objects (size, color, shape, etc.)
giving warnings or prohibitions
expressing obligation or lack of obligation
expressing agreement / disagreement
making criticisms and complaints
describing physical sensations and emotions
Grammar for PET (with answers) + CD
Louise Hashemi and Barbara Thomas
(Cambridge University Press)
Face-to-face communicative approach using coursebook material supplemented by audio and videol; presentation/elicitation of syntactic rules and lexis, developing listening and reading skills through classroom activities. Comparative approach.
Assessment methods and criteria
Multiple choice test to verify grammatical, lexical, and functional knowledge (Use of English); comprehension of spoken language (Listening) and comprehension of written texts (Reading) on everyday topics.