Straightforward

Straightforward Intermediate Practice Online

Straightforward Intermediate

ISBN 9780230725560

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This course accompanies 'Straightforward Intermediate'. There are twelve units in this course. Resources are grouped into five categories: Language Focus, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading and Listening, and 'Pronunciation'.

Why choose this course?

It will help you...

  • reinforce the language covered in the book
  • develop practical English skills for everyday use
  • broaden vocabulary and grammar
  • check your knowledge

Key features

  • divided into 12 units to mirror the student's book
  • includes over 100 resources covering vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar
  • offers a balanced mix of language input and skills work
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Syllabus details

  1. Lessons 1A-1C
    1. Stative verbs
    2. Wh- questions: subject
    3. Wh- questions: object
    4. Present simple v continuous
    5. Noisy neighbours
    6. Life in the big city
    7. My cousin Jane
    8. Street scene
    9. Salvador Dali
    10. Winston Churchill
    11. You are what you wear
    12. PET/PET for schools Paper 1 Reading Part 4
  2. Lessons 2A-2C
    1. Past simple v present perfect
    2. Prepositions of time: for v since
    3. Adverbs of frequency: ever and never
    4. Timeways travel
    5. Last winter ...
    6. Phrasal verbs
    7. Travel around the world
    8. Describing journeys
    9. Take a holiday
    10. Framlingham Castle
    11. PET Paper 1 Reading Part 3
    12. Word linking
  3. Lessons 3A-3C
    1. Permission: can, may, be allowed to
    2. Obligation/necessity: need, needn't, must, mustn't, have to, don't have to, needn't have, didn't need to.
    3. Can't, and must
    4. Modal verbs
    5. Offers and requests
    6. When in Rome ...
    7. Bills included?
    8. Requests
    9. My bedroom
    10. PET Paper 2 Part 4
    11. Intonation
  4. Lessons 4A-4C
    1. Past simple v past continuous
    2. Past simple v past perfect
    3. Determiners - quantifiers: both ... and, either ... or, neither ... nor
    4. Connectors: time
    5. Past simple and past continuous
    6. Past simple v past perfect
    7. A day at school
    8. If you walk under a ladder ...
    9. PET/PET for Schools Paper 1 Reading Part 3
    10. Lucky charms
    11. Weak and strong forms
  5. Lessons 5A-5C
    1. Comparative adjectives: irregular comparatives
    2. Comparative adjectives: (not) as ... as; less ... than
    3. Comparison of adverbs: comparatives
    4. Our holiday
    5. Supermarket reviews
    6. Prefixes
    7. Negative adjective prefixes
    8. A successful exhibition
    9. Selling advertisements
    10. BEC Preliminary Reading Part 5
    11. Consonant sounds
  6. Lessons 6A-6C
    1. Future with will/won't: use
    2. Future with going to: use
    3. Future tenses: will/won't v going to v present continuous
    4. Sally's diary
    5. What are your plans?
    6. Peter telephones Sally
    7. Hotel requests
    8. Why did I go on holiday?
    9. Travel around the world
    10. Ghosts
    11. An aircraft announcement
    12. Words with more than three syllables
  7. Lessons 7A-7C
    1. Present perfect continuous: use
    2. Present perfect simple v continuous
    3. Advice/opinion: should, ought to
    4. Present perfect continuous
    5. Present perfect simple and continuous
    6. Ibiza - paradise lost
    7. Advice from an old hand
    8. Chat room introduction
    9. No regrets!
    10. Are you sure you want that new job?
    11. Speaking with feeling
  8. Lessons 8A-8C
    1. Second conditional: use
    2. Third conditional: use
    3. Would: conditional
    4. Would: offers
    5. Second conditional
    6. Conditional sentences
    7. Conditionals
    8. Offers and requests
    9. Here is the news ...
    10. A kidnap plan
    11. Usual Suspects
    12. Vowel sounds
  9. Lessons 9A-9C
    1. Determiners - quantifiers: (not) enough, too + adj + infinitive
    2. Determiners - quantifiers: little/a little, few/a few
    3. Determiners - quantifiers: all, half, none, the whole, most
    4. Modifiers and quantifiers
    5. Social issues survey
    6. Marketing strategies
    7. Going shopping
    8. Compound nouns
    9. Phrasal verbs with take
    10. Telephone calls
    11. Delayed deliveries
    12. Complaining about a service
  10. Lessons 10A-10C
    1. Certainty/deduction: must, can't
    2. Possibility: could, may, might
    3. Verb + object + verb: object + infinitive
    4. Verb + object + verb: object + infinitive without to
    5. Can't, and must
    6. Certainty and possibility
    7. Mr Smith and the UFO
    8. Verbs followed by an object and infinitive
    9. Word building
    10. Negative adjective prefixes
    11. Mysteries: the Nazca Lines
    12. Unidentified flying objects
    13. FCE Paper 1 Part 1
    14. Sentence stress
  11. Lessons 11A-11C
    1. The passive: passive v active
    2. The passive: modals
    3. Uses of have: have something done
    4. Question, reply tags: use
    5. Question tags: word order
    6. Make v do: A-L
    7. Make v do: M-W
    8. Passive forms
    9. The World Cup
    10. Question tags
    11. Why I love my hobby
    12. What's your favourite sport?
    13. The Magic Forest
    14. Windsurfing
    15. Same spelling, different sound
  12. Lessons 12A-12C
    1. Reported speech: tense changes
    2. Reported speech: changes
    3. Reporting verbs: list
    4. Reported questions: wh- questions
    5. Reported questions: yes/no questions
    6. Direct and reported speech
    7. Reported statements
    8. Interview questions
    9. Reported speech
    10. A banking complaint
    11. Money and business
    12. All about money
    13. Terraformer - Average
    14. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The Wall Street Crash (Task 2)
    15. Intonation
    16. Intonation