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CEFR Level C1 Practice Online (British)

CEFR Level C1

ISBN 9780230740693

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. Made in Brazil
    2. An ageing film star looks back
    3. A transatlantic pop star
    4. The Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards
    5. Dido - now a world-famous singer
    6. Advanced Test 04
    7. Dealing with fame
    8. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
    9. I wish I'd done that
  2. People: motivation and decisions
    1. Participles: clauses
    2. Meeting David Beckham
    3. Participle clauses
    4. Computer games
    5. Big decisions
    6. CAE Paper 1 Part 2
    7. BEC Higher Listening Part 3
  3. People: celebrations
    1. CAE Paper 4 Part 4
    2. A society wedding
    3. Collective nouns: singular or plural verb
    4. Celebrations
    5. Amy's wedding
    6. Getting married
    7. A party invitation
    8. Uses of have: have somebody / something do something
  4. People: feelings and reactions
    1. Overheard phone calls
    2. CAE Paper 1 Part 3
    3. CAE Paper 4 Part 2
    4. CAE Paper 1 Part 4
    5. Plastic surgery
    6. Speaking with feeling
    7. Connectors: purpose
  5. Relationships: family
    1. Meeting the parents
    2. Connectors: manner
    3. A message from Mum
    4. Meet the boyfriend
    5. My grandfather
    6. My aunt
    7. Rituals
    8. 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. BEC Higher Listening Part 2
    6. Chief Executive faces the press
  8. Relationships: socializing
    1. What's on offer?
    2. The social side of business
    3. Entertaining company visitors
    4. The infinitive: form, subject, complement, purpose and split
    5. -ing forms and infinitives
  9. Media: television
    1. Inventions
    2. Switching TV channels
    3. Prepositions of time: till/until, since, from
    4. Modifiers: downtoners
    5. TV soaps
    6. Modifiers: emphasizers
    7. What's on the box?
    8. Advanced Test 06
  10. Media: newspapers and the news
    1. A politician's statement
    2. The home of the future
    3. Conference discussion
    4. Business headlines
    5. Business news extracts
    6. Police appeal for witnesses
    7. Article titles
    8. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
  11. Media: radio programmes
    1. News items on the radio
    2. Football reports
    3. Small town politics
    4. Radio advertisements
    5. IELTS Listening Section 2: What's on?
    6. Reporting verbs: list
    7. CAE Paper 4 Part 2
    8. Reporting verbs: use
  12. Media: communication and technology
    1. BEC Higher Reading Part 5
    2. BEC Higher Listening Part 1
    3. Recycling computers
    4. Adverbs: adjectives that look like adverbs
    5. Revising the website
    6. Articles: contrast of all forms
    7. Home networking
    8. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
  13. Spare time: cinema
    1. Sylvester Stallone
    2. Comments on the cinema
    3. Prepositions of movement 2
    4. Horror films
    5. Marilyn Monroe
    6. A night at the Oscars!
    7. Interviewing a young star
    8. CAE Paper 3 Part 2
  14. Spare time: doing sport
    1. Olympic planning
    2. A cycling hobby
    3. Anyone for tennis?
    4. Keeping fit the right way
    5. CAE Paper 3 Part 1
    6. Word formation - affixes: suffixes
    7. Getting to the top
    8. CAE Paper 2 Part 2
  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 shop
    3. Shopping trends
    4. CAE Paper 4 Part 2
    5. Future perfect continuous: use
    6. The home of the future
    7. Present simple with future meaning: subordinate clauses
    8. Terraformer - Difficult
  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. Adjectives followed by prepositions: in, of, to, with
    3. My musical friend
    4. Adjectives followed by prepositions: about, at, by, for
    5. Scissor Sisters
    6. CAE Paper 1 Part 3
  19. Culture: the arts
    1. Young British Artists
    2. A biography of Andy Warhol
    3. Art galleries online
    4. Negative questions: use
    5. Negative questions: word order
    6. Conversation openers
  20. Culture: the world of culture
    1. Language and culture
    2. Talking about actors
    3. Direct speech: writing conventions
    4. Comparative adjectives: double comparatives
    5. Comparative adjectives: the ... the
    6. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
  21. Work: attitudes to work
    1. Attitudes to 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 appraisal ...
    3. Phrasal verbs
    4. Training needs meeting
    5. New training
    6. Training points
    7. Defining v non-defining relative clauses: punctuation
    8. Defining v 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 dummy subject
    8. Appraisal of candidates for promotion
  24. Work: leaders and managers
    1. BEC Vantage Reading Part 3
    2. Chief Executive faces the press
    3. -ing form: purpose
    4. Consultant's report on management
    5. Progress report
    6. Successful team leading
    7. Getting the best out of people
    8. Theories of management
  25. Travel: travelling around
    1. Fear of flying
    2. Travelling light
    3. Travel comments
    4. Travel expressions
    5. Travel log
    6. At the airport
    7. Reported requests
    8. CAE Paper 1 Part 4
  26. Travel: destinations
    1. Emilio's trip to England
    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: holidays
    1. Holiday email
    2. Ecotourism
    3. Win a luxury Caribbean holiday!
    4. The passive: infinitive
    5. The passive: make + infinitive
    6. A trip abroad
    7. A visit to London
    8. CAE Paper 2 Part 1
  28. Travel: places
    1. Urban adventures
    2. IELTS Listening Section 1: Visiting Australia (Task 1)
    3. IELTS Listening Section 1: Visiting Australia (Task 2)
    4. Inversion
    5. Connectors: balancing
    6. CAE Paper 3 Part 2
    7. Three cities
  29. Companies: companies
    1. Funding of projects and companies
    2. Small and medium-size enterprises in the UK
    3. A company takeover
    4. A business report
    5. Company security
    6. Company update
    7. Inversion: conditional sentences
    8. Starting a business
  30. Companies: competition
    1. Corporate competition
    2. Business news extracts
    3. Business news
    4. Initial consultancy meeting
    5. Linkers
    6. Past participle: verb, adjective, clause
  31. Companies: crisis and negotiation
    1. Negotiations
    2. BEC Higher Reading Part 1
    3. Crisis meeting minutes
    4. An emergency meeting
    5. Meeting minutes
    6. Responses to complaints
    7. Reported commands: reported imperative
    8. Preposition expressions: support and opposition
  32. Companies: advertising
    1. Market research
    2. CAE Paper 1 Part 2
    3. Advertising and marketing methods
    4. Advertising
    5. Selling points
    6. Preposition expressions: respect
    7. Presentation about an advertising campaign