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CEFR Level B1 Practice Online (British)

CEFR Level B1

ISBN 9780230740679

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