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CEFR Level C2 Practice Online (American)

CEFR Level C2

ISBN 9780230740785

Ge-student-2016
£12

This course is to match CEFR Level C2. 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 virtually every text or conversation 
  • express yourself fluently and precisely on any topics 
  • be able to produce detailed texts on complex subjects and summarise and present information 
  • feel comfortable with using English for social, academic or professional purposes

Key features

  • each unit links to the Council of Europe 'Can do' statements 
  • 252 resources in total with a varied range of exercise types 
  • can be used independently or alongside any coursebook at CEFR Level C2
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Syllabus details

  1. Society: ethics and the law
    1. The law
    2. Company security
    3. Inversion: with so and such
    4. Q & A session
    5. Sports star in court
    6. Corporate social responsibility and NGT
    7. Connectors: reason and result
  2. Society: crime
    1. Usual Suspects
    2. A lucky break
    3. The corner store
    4. Car fire!
    5. Police appeal for witnesses
    6. Phrasal verbs
    7. A burglary
  3. Society: discipline
    1. TOEFL Listening 050: dialog
    2. Young violinist
    3. Small-town politics
    4. TOEFL Reading 035
    5. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 004
  4. Society: public life and social contact
    1. Relative clauses: use
    2. Relative clauses: word order
    3. Business headlines
    4. A politician's statement
    5. Small-town politics
    6. TOEFL Reading 007
    7. TOEFL Listening 049: dialog
  5. Progress: development
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Lights (Task 2)
    2. The passive: past perfect
    3. TOEFL Reading 001
    4. TOEFL Reading 005
  6. Progress: technology
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: A new camera (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: A new camera (Task 2)
    3. TOEFL Reading 047
    4. Technology
    5. TOEFL Listening 019: mini-lecture
  7. Progress: computers
    1. Future perfect: negative
    2. Are you sitting comfortably?
    3. Future perfect: affirmative
    4. Write an email for me
    5. Home networking
    6. PC games
  8. Progress: communication
    1. Phone extracts
    2. On the phone
    3. Advanced Test 05
    4. IELTS Listening Section 3: Business communication (Task 2)
    5. IELTS Listening Section 3: Business communication (Task 1)
    6. Overheard phone calls
    7. Third/Unreal conditional: interrogative
    8. Third/Unreal conditional: negative
    9. Word formation - affixes: wh- words + compounds with ever
  9. People: names and big names
    1. Future perfect progressive: affirmative
    2. The greatest figures of the last millennium
    3. Word formation - verb to noun: -age, -al, -ant, -ation
    4. Word formation - verb to noun: - ee, -er, -or, -ing, -ment
    5. Articles
    6. Advanced Test 01
    7. Time travelers in amber
  10. People: civilization
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Houses of the future (Task 1)
    2. TOEFL Reading 028
    3. A different lifestyle
    4. TOEFL Reading 040
    5. TOEFL Listening 033: mini-lecture
    6. TOEFL Listening 085: conversation
    7. Simple present with future meaning: subordinate clauses
  11. People: human beings
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Sight and memory (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Sight and memory (Task 2)
    3. Stress
    4. TOEFL Listening 068: mini-lecture
    5. Advanced Test 04
    6. Advertising
  12. People: challenge and conflict
    1. A committee meeting
    2. Verbs followed by prepositions: into, of, on, to, with
    3. Preposition expressions: manner
    4. Prepositions of movement 3
    5. CPE Paper 2 Part 1
    6. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Wilfred Owen (Task 1)
    7. Switching TV channels
  13. Work: people at work
    1. What should we write about?
    2. TOEFL Listening 057: dialog
    3. Job candidates
    4. TOEFL Reading 030
    5. Waiter, waiter ...
    6. Preposition expressions: purpose, intended destination
    7. Preposition expressions: respect
  14. Work: training
    1. Presentation training
    2. Conference report
    3. The infinitive: with infinitive complements
    4. Nouns followed by the infinitive: A-O
    5. Training needs meeting
    6. TOEFL Reading 041
    7. New training
  15. Work: meetings
    1. Points for the agenda
    2. Meeting memo
    3. What was the conference like?
    4. Initial consultancy meeting
    5. Participles: past participles
    6. Past participle: verb, adjective, clause
  16. Work: presentations
    1. Hospitality services
    2. Presentation introduction
    3. Seminar titles
    4. IELTS Listening Section 3: Business communication (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Listening Section 3: Business communication (Task 2)
    6. Certainty and possibility
  17. Companies: managing staff
    1. The honest managing director
    2. BEC Higher Writing Part 2
    3. Successful team leading
    4. Appraisal report
    5. Appraisal
    6. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 003
    7. Adjectives ending in -ed and -ing: -ed adjectives followed by prepositions
  18. Companies: money and finance
    1. To spend or not to spend
    2. A record store
    3. Problems with a company
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The Wall Street Crash (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The Wall Street Crash (Task 2)
    6. Assimilation
    7. Put your money where your heart is
    8. Money troubles
  19. Companies: buying and selling
    1. Adverbial phrases: manner
    2. Marketing techniques
    3. Company update
    4. Best-selling book review
    5. Radio advertisements
    6. Adverbial phrases: mixed
  20. Companies: negotiating
    1. Changing arrangements
    2. Liaison features in connected speech
    3. Appraisal report
    4. Deciding on the best applicant
    5. Crisis meeting minutes
    6. Pronunciation of the letter "s"
  21. Food: food and drink
    1. Growing your own fruits and vegetables
    2. Position of adjectives
    3. Adjective word order
    4. Time for tea
    5. TOEFL Reading 049
    6. Adjectives + infinitive
    7. Changing stress in nouns and adjectives
    8. Chocolate
  22. Food: cooking
    1. Irregular adverbs
    2. Adverbs vs. adjectives: contrast
    3. Adjectives ending in -ed and -ing: -ed adjectives followed by prepositions
    4. Soup recipe
    5. Fast food
    6. Food around the U.S.A.
  23. Food: restaurants
    1. Food in the Harbor City
    2. What's cooking?
    3. Pronoun reference
    4. Waiter, waiter ...
    5. Visit to a restaurant
    6. Pronoun contrast
    7. Non-sexist pronouns: other gender-neutral terms
  24. Food: food and health
    1. Diet pills
    2. An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease
    3. Irregular countable nouns: foreign words
    4. What food is good for you?
    5. Do you want to be healthy?
    6. Nouns followed by the infinitive: P-Z
    7. TOEFL Reading 011
  25. Business: jobs
    1. Bill's new business
    2. People's jobs
    3. Advanced Test 03
    4. Nouns followed by the infinitive: P-Z
    5. An unsatisfactory job
    6. Your first interview
    7. Compounds: nouns
  26. Business: statistics
    1. Annual report
    2. Customer satisfaction surveys
    3. TOEFL Reading 040
    4. Zodiac car company
    5. TOEFL Listening 013: conversation
  27. Business: correspondence
    1. Legal letters
    2. Personal details
    3. Legal department letters
    4. Responses to complaints
    5. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 015
    6. Conditional sentences
    7. Third/Unreal conditional: negative
    8. Third/Unreal conditional: interrogative
  28. Business: trade
    1. International trade
    2. Clusters of three or more consonants
    3. The New York Stock Exchange
    4. TOEFL Reading 021
    5. TOEFL Reading 037
    6. Comparative adjectives: (not) as ... as; less ... than
    7. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 017
    8. Diphthongs
  29. Life: different lives
    1. Life in college
    2. TOEFL Reading 050
    3. A different lifestyle
    4. Irregular countable nouns: same singular and plural
    5. Is there life on other planets?
    6. Dealing with fame
    7. Get the balance right
    8. TOEFL Listening 040: mini-lecture
    9. Uncountable nouns: other
  30. Life: sociology
    1. TOEFL Listening 049: dialog
    2. TOEFL Reading 009
    3. A protest march
    4. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 019
    5. Present perfect progressive: affirmative
    6. Simple present perfect vs. present perfect progressive
  31. Life: the mind
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Sight and memory (Task 3)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Memory (Task 1)
    3. Prepositions of time: intervals
    4. How to tell a story
    5. TOEFL Listening 022: conversation
  32. Life: natural world
    1. Natural world
    2. IELTS Listening Section 4: Antarctica
    3. Feed the birds
    4. Save the rhinos
    5. TOEFL Reading 024
    6. TOEFL Listening 037: mini-lecture
    7. How intelligent are dolphins?