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CEFR Level B2 Practice Online (American)

CEFR Level B2

ISBN 9780230740761

Ge-student-2016
£12

This course is to match CEFR Level B2. 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 ideas of complex texts on both abstract and concrete topics 
  • interact with native speakers without particular strains 
  • develop the appropriate vocabulary to produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects 
  • be able to express your viewpoints and opinions

Key features

  • each unit links to the Council of Europe 'Can do' statements 
  • 266 resources in total with a varied range of exercise types 
  • can be used independently or alongside any coursebook at CEFR Level B2
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Syllabus details

  1. People: famous people
    1. An interview with Picasso
    2. Cher
    3. Salvador Dali
    4. Bob Marley
    5. Relative clauses: structure 1
    6. Relative clauses: structure 2
    7. Relative clauses
  2. People: social customs and traditions
    1. The Ambassador's Cocktail Party
    2. Upper Intermediate Test 03
    3. Habits
    4. Lucky charms
    5. TOEFL Reading 035
    6. Third/Unreal conditional: use
    7. Third/Unreal conditional: affirmative
  3. People: celebrations and special occasions
    1. Witch Hunt
    2. Order of adjectives
    3. A party invitation
    4. A wedding day to remember
    5. Ability: could, be able to
    6. Festivals around the world
  4. People: crime and criminals
    1. Mrs. Lee's purse
    2. Prepositions of place 5
    3. Prepositions following verbs 2
    4. A policeman's tale
    5. Past tenses
    6. A burglary
    7. Picasso painting stolen
    8. Phrasal verbs
    9. A kidnapping plan
    10. Hidden secrets
  5. Education: computers
    1. What do you do online?
    2. Mr. Microsoft
    3. Linkers
    4. Connectors: contrast
    5. The Website Project
    6. Future tenses
  6. Education: higher education
    1. Prepositions following adjectives
    2. Paper 1 Part 1
    3. My old teacher
    4. TOEFL Listening 058: dialog
    5. TOEFL Reading 007
    6. TOEFL Listening 064: dialog
  7. Education: learning languages
    1. Learning languages
    2. Preposition expressions: recipient, goal, target
    3. Preposition expressions: means, instrument, agent
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Language myths (Task 3)
    5. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Language myths (Task 2)
    6. Studying English abroad
    7. Learning a language
    8. English: a global language
  8. Education: attending courses
    1. Preposition expressions: exception and addition
    2. Upper Intermediate Test 09
    3. Presentation about a training company
    4. Taking a study course
    5. TOEFL Reading 003
  9. Entertainment: reading
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Wilfred Owen (Task 2)
    2. Agatha Christie
    3. The world of mystery and crime
    4. Defining vs. non-defining relative clauses: use of that
    5. Object pronoun omission in relative clauses
    6. A professional storyteller
    7. Could Shakespeare write?
    8. How to tell a story
    9. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Wilfred Owen (Task 1)
    10. Children's literature
  10. Entertainment: the arts
    1. IELTS Listening Section 2: Dorset Arts Week
    2. IELTS Listening Section 4: Origins of the theatre (Task 1)
    3. Paper 3 Part 4
    4. Punctuation 1
    5. Ancient art
    6. TOEFL Reading 023
    7. TOEFL Reading 031
    8. Art galleries online
  11. Entertainment: museums
    1. Working at the Tower of London
    2. Advice/opinion: had better, would rather
    3. The U.K. National Maritime Museum
    4. Science museums online
  12. Entertainment: cinema and television
    1. Upper Intermediate Test 08
    2. Phrasal verbs: word order 2
    3. Fan club radio phone-in competition
    4. The last movie I saw
    5. The making of Titanic
    6. Here is the news...
    7. Movie trailers
  13. Employment: looking for a job
    1. Job advertisements
    2. Interview questions
    3. Did you get the job?
    4. Prepositions following nouns
    5. How to succeed at an interview
    6. Conditional: comparison of all forms
    7. A job interview
  14. Employment: getting a job
    1. Preposition expressions: accompaniment
    2. Work survey
    3. A job description
    4. How much do you earn?
    5. Are you sure you want that new job?
  15. Employment: in the workplace
    1. Wanting and not wanting
    2. Advice from an old hand
    3. Problems in dispatch
    4. Would: offers
    5. At work
    6. Humor in the workplace
    7. Office politics
    8. Would: suggestions/advice
  16. Employment: staff
    1. Reading a memo
    2. Meeting between company manager and staff representative
    3. A memo to staff on company changes
    4. Connecting words
    5. Preposition expressions: despite, in spite of
    6. Drafting a memo
    7. Do you want a pay raise?
    8. Customer service
  17. Places and travel: advice
    1. Traffic chaos
    2. Quantifiers
    3. An aircraft announcement
    4. Traveling light
    5. Booking flights
    6. Advice/opinion: should, ought to
    7. Modifiers and quantifiers
    8. Getting a winter break
    9. A visit to New York
  18. Places and travel: vacation plans
    1. Planning a vacation
    2. Guest information
    3. At the hotel
    4. The passive: passive vs. active
    5. Embedded/Indirect questions: use
    6. Embedded/Indirect questions: word order
    7. IELTS Listening Section 2: Booking a ferry crossing
    8. If things were different
    9. Vacations
  19. Places and travel: cities and countries
    1. Word formation - affixes: list of prefixes
    2. Word formation - affixes: prefixes
    3. Bus tour of London
    4. Word formation
    5. Word formation - affixes: list of suffixes
    6. IELTS Listening Section 4: Antarctica
    7. IELTS Listening Section 2: Going on an expedition
    8. A trip to Vancouver, Canada
  20. Places and travel: business travel
    1. A telephone conversation
    2. Expense claim
    3. Visitor hopes and expectations
    4. Unreal tenses: wish, if only, would rather, it's time, hope
    5. How has your visit been?
    6. Inversion
    7. Inversion: negative expressions
    8. Inversion
  21. Communication: sending a message
    1. Travel agent's answering machine messages
    2. Imperative: Let's
    3. TOEFL Reading 043
    4. Participles: gerund
    5. Upper Intermediate Test 02
    6. TOEFL Reading 001
  22. Communication: media and the news
    1. Upper Intermediate Test 17
    2. Business News
    3. Here is the news...
    4. IELTS Listening Section 3: Business communication (Task 2)
    5. IELTS Listening Section 3: Business communication (Task 1)
    6. Business news
    7. Past perfect: use
    8. Past perfect vs. past perfect progressive
  23. Communication: radio
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Car for sale
    2. Upper Intermediate Test 16
    3. Connectors: sequencing
    4. Connectors: time
    5. TOEFL Reading 005
    6. Radio advertisements
    7. News pieces on the radio
  24. Communication: advertising
    1. Advertising
    2. Reported speech: reporting verbs in the present
    3. Reported speech: past reporting verbs
    4. Presentation about an advertising campaign
    5. Job ad
    6. Developments in advertising and marketing
    7. Recognition of company logos and brands
  25. Business: meetings
    1. What's on the agenda?
    2. Setting up a meeting
    3. Advice about taking part in meetings
    4. Would: willingness
    5. Would: would that
    6. Meetings and greetings
    7. Colleagues discussing department meetings
    8. Effective meetings
  26. Business: attending conferences
    1. Conference arrangements
    2. Welcome to the conference
    3. Prepositions of place 6
    4. Conference facilities
    5. Setting up a conference
    6. Too vs. enough: use and word order
    7. The ideal venue
    8. Modifiers: use of so, such, too, enough, quite
  27. Business: making presentations
    1. Attending a presentation
    2. Advice about giving presentations
    3. What is the speaker talking about?
    4. Mind-mapping techniques in meetings
    5. Planning a presentation
    6. Some, any, no, a/an
    7. Indefinite pronouns: some, any, every, no + compounds
  28. Business: correspondence
    1. Drafting a memo
    2. Delayed deliveries
    3. Job losses
    4. Punctuation 2
    5. Punctuation 3
  29. History: ancient times
    1. Upper Intermediate Test 12
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Archeology (Task 1)
    3. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Archeology (Task 2)
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Archeology (Task 3)
    5. Interview with Dr. Martin
    6. Wonders of the world
    7. Nile News
    8. Exploring Easter Island
    9. The passive: impersonal statements
  30. History: architecture
    1. Upper Intermediate Test 07
    2. Native Americans
    3. TOEFL Reading 002
    4. Prague vs. New York
    5. TOEFL Reading 004
    6. Cities of the U.S.A.
    7. Future in the past
    8. Simple future perfect vs. progressive
  31. History: myths
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Yeti (Task 2)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Yeti (Task 3)
    3. Unidentified flying objects
    4. Past perfect progressive: negative
    5. Used to vs. simple past
    6. Verbaticus Temple
    7. TOEFL Reading 001
    8. Mysteries: the Nazca Lines
    9. A strange creature
    10. Common collocations
    11. Past perfect progressive: use
  32. History: early inventions
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Time (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Time (Task 2)
    3. TOEFL Reading 027
    4. Public transportation
    5. Simple past active and passive
    6. Narrative tenses contrasted
    7. TOEFL Reading 042
    8. Adverbs of time: duration and span
    9. Adverbs of time: relative position in time