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CEFR Level C1 Practice Online (American)

CEFR Level C1

ISBN 9780230740778

Ge-student-2016
£12

This course is to match CEFR Level C1. 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 a wide range of long, demanding texts 
  • interact with native speakers spontaneously and express yourself fluently 
  • develop the appropriate vocabulary and grammar knowledge to produce detailed texts on complex subjects 
  • feel comfortable with using English for social, academic or professional purposes

Key features

  • each unit links to the Council of Europe 'Can do' statements 
  • 257 resources in total with a varied range of exercise types 
  • can be used independently or alongside any coursebook at CEFR Level C1
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Syllabus details

  1. People: showbiz
    1. An aging movie star looks back
    2. The Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards
    3. Dido - now a world-famous singer
    4. Advanced Test 04
    5. Dealing with fame
    6. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
    7. I wish I'd done that
    8. The making of Titanic
  2. People: motivation and decisions
    1. Participles: clauses
    2. Meeting David Beckham
    3. Participle clauses
    4. Computer games
    5. TOEFL Listening 091: conversation
  3. People: celebrations
    1. A society wedding
    2. Collective nouns: singular or plural verb
    3. Celebrations
    4. Amy's wedding
    5. Getting married
    6. A party invitation
    7. Uses of have: have somebody / something doing something
  4. People: feelings and reactions
    1. Overheard phone calls
    2. Plastic surgery
    3. Speaking with feeling
    4. Connectors: purpose
    5. TOEFL Listening 025: conversation
  5. Relationships: family
    1. Meeting the parents
    2. Connectors: manner
    3. Meet the boyfriend
    4. My grandfather
    5. My aunt
    6. Rituals
    7. My sister
  6. Relationships: friends and lovers
    1. Modal verb structures
    2. A money problem
    3. Certainty/deduction: must, can't
    4. Friendship
    5. Possibility: be likely, be possible
    6. Trouble and strife
    7. Aladdin Trouble
  7. Relationships: at work
    1. Get the balance right
    2. Horrible boss
    3. Prepositions following verbs 3
    4. Appraisal
    5. Paper 3 Part 5
    6. CEO faces the press
  8. Relationships: socializing
    1. What's on offer?
    2. TOEFL Reading 017
    3. The social side of business
    4. TOEFL Reading 025
    5. Entertaining company visitors
    6. The infinitive: form, subject, complement, purpose and split
    7. -ing forms and infinitives
    8. TOEFL Reading 029
  9. Media: television
    1. Inventions
    2. Switching TV channels
    3. Prepositions of time: before, after, till/until, since
    4. Modifiers: downtoners
    5. TV soaps
    6. Modifiers: emphasizers
    7. TOEFL Reading 020
    8. Advanced Test 06
  10. Media: newspapers and the news
    1. A politician's statement
    2. Conference discussion
    3. Business headlines
    4. Business news extracts
    5. Police appeal for witnesses
    6. Article titles
    7. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
    8. Nile News
  11. Media: radio programs
    1. News pieces on the radio
    2. Soccer reports
    3. Small-town politics
    4. Radio advertisements
    5. IELTS Listening Section 2: What's on?
    6. Reporting verbs: list
    7. Reporting verbs: use
  12. Media: communication and technology
    1. Recycling computers
    2. Adverbs: adjectives that look like adverbs
    3. Revising the website
    4. Articles: contrast of all forms
    5. Home networking
    6. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
  13. Spare time: cinema
    1. Sylvester Stallone
    2. Comments on the movies
    3. Prepositions of movement 2
    4. Horror movies
    5. Marilyn Monroe
    6. A night at the Oscars!
    7. Movie trailers
  14. Spare time: doing sports
    1. Olympic planning
    2. A cycling hobby
    3. Anyone for tennis?
    4. Paper 3 Part 6
    5. Keeping in shape the right way
    6. Word formation - affixes: suffixes
    7. Getting to the top
  15. Spare time: hobbies
    1. PC games
    2. Computer games
    3. Video games
    4. Why video games are so popular
    5. Being a student DJ
    6. Will computers become the new pleasure domes?
    7. General knowledge quiz
    8. Connectors: cause
  16. Spare time: shopping
    1. Dinner's in the Dog
    2. Conversations in a store
    3. Future perfect progressive: use
    4. Simple present with future meaning: subordinate clauses
    5. Terraformer - Difficult
    6. Buy and sell
  17. Culture: literature
    1. Graham Greene
    2. Subject pronouns: pronoun reference
    3. What do you think?
    4. Highway 101
    5. Object pronouns: pronoun reference
    6. Pronoun reference
    7. CAE Paper 4 Part 3
    8. Non-sexist pronouns: other gender-neutral terms
  18. Culture: music
    1. Music in the future
    2. TOEFL Listening 096: conversation
    3. Adjectives followed by prepositions: in, of, to, with
    4. My musical friend
    5. Adjectives followed by prepositions: about, at, by, for
    6. Scissor Sisters
    7. TOEFL Listening 030: mini-lecture
  19. Culture: the arts
    1. TOEFL Listening 070: mini-lecture
    2. TOEFL Reading 026
    3. Negative questions: use
    4. TOEFL Listening 058: dialog
    5. Negative questions: word order
    6. TOEFL Reading 019
    7. Conversation openers
    8. TOEFL Reading 014
    9. TOEFL Listening 042: mini-lecture
  20. Culture: the world of culture
    1. Language and culture
    2. TOEFL Reading 010
    3. Talking about actors
    4. Direct speech: writing conventions
    5. Comparative adjectives: double comparatives
    6. Comparative adjectives: the ... the
    7. TOEFL Listening 014: conversation
    8. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
  21. Work: attitudes to work
    1. Attitudes about work
    2. Does he believe it?
    3. Advice on problems at work
    4. An unsatisfactory job
    5. Write an email for me
    6. A dull job
    7. Possessives - own: word order
    8. Inversion: statements
  22. Work: motivation and training
    1. Manager's motivational speech
    2. About my evaluation ...
    3. Phrasal verbs
    4. Training needs meeting
    5. New training
    6. Training points
    7. Defining vs. non-defining relative clauses: punctuation
    8. Defining vs. non-defining relative clauses: comparison
    9. BEC Higher Writing Part 2
  23. Work: human resources
    1. Deciding on the best applicant
    2. A tough training course
    3. HR meeting agenda
    4. Appraisals
    5. Job interviews
    6. Permission: can, may
    7. It as a subject
    8. Appraisal of candidates for promotion
  24. Work: leaders and managers
    1. CEO faces the press
    2. -ing form: purpose
    3. Consultant's report on management
    4. Progress report
    5. Successful team leading
    6. Getting the best out of people
    7. Theories of management
  25. Travel: traveling around
    1. Fear of flying
    2. Traveling light
    3. Travel comments
    4. At the airport
    5. Reported requests
    6. My mother's travels
    7. IELTS Listening Section 2: Booking a ferry crossing
  26. Travel: destinations
    1. Emilio's trip to the U.S.
    2. Word formation
    3. City quiz
    4. European travel
    5. A bad experience at the airport
    6. Language needs
    7. The subjunctive: form and use
    8. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
  27. Travel: vacations
    1. Vacation email
    2. Win a luxury Caribbean vacation!
    3. The passive: infinitive
    4. The passive: make + infinitive
    5. A trip overseas
    6. A visit to New York
    7. Bus tour of London
  28. Travel: places
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Visiting Australia (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Listening Section 1: Visiting Australia (Task 2)
    3. Inversion
    4. Connectors: balancing
    5. Paper 3 Part 6
    6. A trip to Vancouver, Canada
    7. The Word is Not Enough - Difficult
  29. Companies: companies
    1. Funding of projects and companies
    2. Small and medium-size enterprises in the UK
    3. A company takeover
    4. Company security
    5. Company update
    6. Inversion: conditional sentences
    7. Starting a business
  30. Companies: competition
    1. TOEFL Listening 039: mini-lecture
    2. Corporate competition
    3. Business news extracts
    4. Business news
    5. Initial consultancy meeting
    6. Linkers
    7. Past participle: verb, adjective, clause
  31. Companies: crisis and negotiation
    1. Negotiations
    2. Crisis meeting minutes
    3. An emergency meeting
    4. Meeting minutes
    5. Responses to complaints
    6. Reported commands: reported imperative
    7. Preposition expressions: support and opposition
  32. Companies: advertising
    1. Market research
    2. Advertising and marketing methods
    3. Advertising
    4. Selling points
    5. Preposition expressions: respect
    6. Presentation about an advertising campaign