Learning outcomes of the course unit
By the end of the course the students reach level B2 of the European Frame of Reference.
intermediate knowledge of English (equivalent to level B1 of the European Frame of Reference)
Course contents summary
All the topics for English 1
Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous.
The Passive voice
Modal verbs of deduction
Use of prefixes and suffixes to build nouns, adjectives, etc.
For grammar and vocabulary:
M. Vince, L. Pallini, English Grammar Practice for Italian students with key, Macmillan Heinemann ELT
P. Conti, E. Sharman, L. Green, A. Cowan, The Burlington English Grammar, ed. Burlington Books Le Monnier (+ keys) (grammar only)
M. McCarthy, F. O’Dell, English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate (edition with key),
Cambridge University Press (vocabulary only)
A. L. Woods, Vision – A coursebook for FCE, Burlington Books
S. Burgess, J.Newbrook, J.Wilson, New First Certificate Gold Exam Maximiser (with key), Longman (with audio CD set)
Oxford Wordpower Dictionary
Macmillan Essential Dictionary for Learners of English
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Methodology: presentation of structures, deduction of rule, contrastive use of the language, use of different teaching aids (transparencies, audiocassettes, textbook, etc.).
Assessment: final test with multiple choice questions on grammar, lexis, functions, reading and listening comprehension.