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CEFR Level B2 Practice Online (British)

CEFR Level B2

ISBN 9780230740686

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 confidently 
  • 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 type
  • can be used independently or alongside any coursebook at CEFR Level B2
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Syllabus details

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