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CEFR Level B1 Practice Online (American)

CEFR Level B1

ISBN 9780230740754

Ge-student-2016
£12

This course is to match CEFR Level B1. There are 8 units to this course, each with 4 syllabus items. Each syllabus item has three syllabus components: Grammar Focus, Topic Focus and a 'Can do' statement.

Why choose this course?

It will help you...

  • develop all four language skills
  • understand the main points of texts and conversations on familiar matters 
  • produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest 
  • describe events and experiences and give reasons and explanations

Key features

  • each unit links to the Council of Europe 'Can do' statements
  • 258 resources in total with a varied range of exercise types 
  • can be used independently or alongside any coursebook at CEFR Level B1
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Syllabus details

  1. People: behavior and character
    1. Would: predicting behavior
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Interviews (Task 3)
    3. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Interviews (Task 2)
    4. Describing people
    5. Word-building
    6. Word building
    7. Noisy neighbors
    8. Synonyms - adjectives
    9. Negative adjective prefixes
  2. People: habits and lifestyles
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: William Steig (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: William Steig (Task 2)
    3. Habits
    4. Would vs. used to: past habits vs. past states
    5. The spy granny
    6. Inversion: with so, neither and nor
    7. Friendship
  3. People: personality and emotions
    1. Dealing with difficult phone calls
    2. Women entrepreneurs
    3. Secret diary
    4. Are they angry?
    5. The worst job
    6. Simple past vs. present perfect
    7. Present perfect: been vs. gone
  4. People: problems and ambitions
    1. What do you think I should do?
    2. Would: conditional
    3. Advice/opinion: should, ought to
    4. Personal problem hotlines
    5. First/Real conditional: use
    6. Second/Unreal conditional: use
    7. How to succeed at an interview
  5. Spare time: cinema
    1. Fan club radio phone-in competition
    2. A Titanic romance
    3. A legend
    4. Past perfect: use
    5. A horror story
    6. Simple past vs. past perfect
    7. Intermediate Test 02
  6. Spare time: vacations
    1. Vacation paradise
    2. A vacation in Rio
    3. A great time
    4. Last winter ...
    5. Vacations
    6. Superlative adjectives: the most + adjective
    7. Superlative adjectives: + -est, spelling
    8. Superlative adjectives: irregular superlatives
  7. Spare time: sports
    1. The passive: modals
    2. The passive: present progressive
    3. Uncountable nouns: activities/sports
    4. Life of a fitness freak
    5. The rules of soccer
    6. Obligation/necessity: mustn't, don't have to
    7. The passive: passive vs. active
    8. Windsurfing
    9. PET/PET for Schools Paper 1 Reading Part 3
    10. The Magic Forest
  8. Spare time: music
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Blues music (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Blues music (Task 2)
    3. IELTS Listening Section 1: Making music (Task 1)
    4. The music of Cuba
    5. Direct speech: definition
    6. Music
    7. Interview
    8. IELTS Listening Section 1: Making music (Task 2)
    9. Reported questions: yes/no questions
    10. Reported questions: wh- questions
    11. Reported speech: tense changes
  9. Shopping: shopping around
    1. What can you buy here?
    2. Something to sell
    3. Shopping around
    4. Some, any, no, a/an
    5. Going shopping
    6. Can I help you?
    7. Are you buying or selling?
  10. Shopping: food and clothes
    1. The passive: past progressive
    2. The passive: shall/will
    3. Supermarket reviews
    4. Healthy food in our supermarkets
    5. Buying goods and equipment
    6. In the sports store
    7. Comparative adjectives: more + adjective
    8. Department Stores
  11. Shopping: advertising
    1. Prepositions following verbs 1
    2. Nouns followed by prepositions: on, to, of
    3. Nouns followed by prepositions: about, for, in
    4. Job advertisements
    5. A successful exhibition
    6. Advertising
    7. Say vs. tell: differences and uses
    8. Virtual businesses
  12. Shopping: the shopping business
    1. Simple present vs. present perfect
    2. Business news
    3. Online shopping
    4. Planning a presentation
    5. The science of shopping
    6. Corporate competition
    7. Connecting words
    8. Why do prices rise?
    9. Compounds: spelling of nouns
    10. Simple present vs. present progressive vs. present perfect
  13. Food and drink: delicious food
    1. Sentence stress
    2. Eating and drinking
    3. Food
    4. Uncountable nouns: food
    5. Fruit, vegetable, dairy or meat?
    6. Quantity
    7. Quantity words
    8. Chocolate
  14. Food and drink: cooking
    1. Determiners - quantifiers: a lot of, lots of, tons of, several
    2. Determiners - quantifiers: all, half, none, the whole, most
    3. Cooking
    4. Soup recipe
    5. Definite, indefinite and zero articles
    6. Quantity words
    7. Taking a study course
    8. Determiners
  15. Food and drink: eating out
    1. Let me buy you lunch
    2. Determiners - quantifiers: each, every
    3. Sentence stress
    4. International food
    5. Determiners - quantifiers: both ... and, either ... or, neither ... nor
    6. Determiners - quantifiers: No, none/none of, neither of
  16. Food and drink: eating habits
    1. Irregular countable nouns: -ves
    2. Breakfast all over the world
    3. Modifiers and quantifiers
    4. Determiners - quantifiers: (not) enough, too + adj + infinitive
    5. Food and nutrition
    6. Too and enough
    7. Food around the U.S.A.
  17. Future: plans for the future
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Making music (Task 2)
    2. Lynne's plans
    3. Future progressive: use
    4. Round-the-world trip
    5. Sally's appointment book
    6. What are your plans?
    7. Intermediate Test 12
    8. A kidnapping plan
  18. Future: what the future holds
    1. Leaving messages
    2. Future progressive: negative
    3. A future quiz
    4. Peter telephones Sally
    5. What's happening in the future?
    6. Talking about the future
    7. Future arrangements
    8. The rain will have stopped by then
    9. Future progressive: affirmative
  19. Future: science or science fiction?
    1. What do you know about astronomy?
    2. Mr. Smith and the UFO
    3. Astro Explorer - Average
    4. Astronaut
    5. Will vs. future progressive vs. future perfect
    6. Future in the past
    7. Terraformer - Average
    8. Science museums online
  20. Future: life in the future
    1. Future perfect: interrogative
    2. Virtual reality
    3. Future perfect: use
    4. Life in the year 2100
    5. Our future environment
    6. English: a global language
    7. Learning English
    8. Simple present with future meaning: other uses
  21. Health: health problems
    1. Reflexive pronouns vs. each other: use
    2. Reflexive pronouns: vs. object pronouns vs. no pronoun
    3. Intermediate Test 11
    4. Feeling sick
    5. Spa promises
    6. Home from the health farm
    7. Will/won't vs. simple present
  22. Health: healthy lives
    1. IELTS Listening Section 4: 1660s London (Task 2)
    2. Past perfect: negative
    3. Molly in the Building on Fire
    4. Healthy eating
    5. Healthy food in our supermarkets
    6. Past tenses
    7. Health and safety
    8. Past perfect: affirmative
  23. Health: becoming older
    1. A demographic challenge
    2. What could you do?
    3. Ability: could
    4. Permission: can, may, be allowed to
    5. Young people now and then
    6. Generation gap
    7. Comparative adjectives: (not) as ... as; less ... than
  24. Health: keeping fit
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Sports club (Task 1)
    2. The infinitive without to: form + use
    3. Infinitive vs. -ing form
    4. -ing forms and infinitives
    5. Keeping in shape the right way
    6. Modals of advice
    7. Modals of advice
    8. Verbs followed by the infinitive without to: modals
  25. The natural world: the animal kingdom
    1. Noun suffixes
    2. From a verb to a noun
    3. Passive forms
    4. Passive
    5. A smart dog
    6. Street Cats
    7. The passive: present perfect
  26. The natural world: the environment
    1. Phrasal verbs: A-F
    2. Phrasal verbs: G-M
    3. The rain forests
    4. Phrasal verbs: word order 1
    5. Today I'm saving the world!
    6. The environment
  27. The natural world: environmental problems
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Lights (Task 1)
    2. Environmental problems
    3. Points of view
    4. Ibiza - paradise lost
    5. The environment
    6. Simple present perfect vs. present perfect progressive
    7. How are bottles recycled?
    8. Environmental advice
    9. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Lights (Task 2)
  28. The natural world: global warming and the forces of nature
    1. Slimy Monster
    2. Volcano
    3. Another hot day
    4. Tsunami
    5. Past tenses
    6. Present, past or future?
    7. Certainty and possibility
    8. Past perfect vs. past perfect progressive
    9. Environmental problems
  29. Education: school
    1. A school play
    2. First day at school
    3. A school day
    4. A school trip
    5. A visit to the school library
    6. Sentence stress
  30. Education: students
    1. IELTS Listening Section 3: Local history studies (Task 2)
    2. Where in the world ... ?
    3. No regrets!
    4. School days of a rock star
    5. Obligation/necessity: need, must, mustn't, have to, don't have to, didn't need to.
    6. Students talking over coffee
  31. Education: teachers and learning
    1. Pre-intermediate Test 07
    2. IELTS Listening Section 3: Arranging a teachers' conference (Task 1)
    3. IELTS Listening Section 3: Arranging a teachers' conference (Task 2)
    4. Learning languages
    5. Connectors
    6. If you asked ...
    7. Connectors: condition
    8. Choosing the right job
  32. Education: work and study
    1. Booking a course
    2. Connectors: condition
    3. Brown University, USA
    4. Connecting words
    5. IELTS Listening Section 2: Going on an expedition