Straightforward

Straightforward Upper Intermediate Practice Online

Straightforward Upper Intermediate

ISBN 9780230750890

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This course accompanies 'Straightforward Upper 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 140 resources covering vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar
  • offers a balanced mix of language input and skills work
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Syllabus details

  1. Lesson 1A - 1D
    1. FCE Paper 3 Part 3
    2. Mixed tenses
    3. The Martians are not coming
    4. A burglary
    5. Past tenses
    6. A protest march
    7. Narrative tenses contrasted
    8. A cycling hobby
    9. Spare time
    10. Review of Indiana Jones
    11. The schoolgirl millionaire
    12. Sentence stress
  2. Lesson 2A - 2D
    1. Used to
    2. Habits
    3. Save the rhinos
    4. Animal testing on trial
    5. Would v used to: past habits v past states
    6. Why did I go on holiday?
    7. Video 5: I see your point
    8. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Seabirds (Task 3)
    9. FCE Paper 1 Part 2
    10. Natural world
    11. A trip abroad
    12. Are they angry?
  3. Lesson 3A - 3D
    1. Made in Brazil
    2. Plastic surgery
    3. Family businesses in Spain
    4. Diet pills
    5. A protest march
    6. Participle clauses
    7. Participles: clauses
    8. Defining v non-defining relative clauses: comparison
    9. Participles: gerund
    10. Compound adjectives
    11. Fashion
    12. Clusters of three or more consonants
  4. Lesson 4A - 4D
    1. Horror films
    2. Piece or peace?
    3. Same sound, different spelling
    4. Present perfect simple and continuous
    5. Mr Microsoft
    6. Present perfect continuous: affirmative
    7. Nouns from adjectives
    8. FCE Paper 4 Part 2
    9. The English Civil War
    10. Mahatma Gandhi
    11. Word stress in compound nouns
    12. Connectors: purpose
  5. Lesson 5A - 5D
    1. What do you think?
    2. Vowel sounds
    3. Feet or fit
    4. What happened then?
    5. Describing pictures
    6. Narrative tenses contrasted
    7. Past perfect simple v continuous
    8. Impressionism
    9. Salvador Dali
    10. Ancient art
    11. FCE Paper 3 Part 1
    12. FCE Paper 1 Part 3
  6. Lesson 6A - 6D
    1. Third conditional: affirmative
    2. Vowel sounds
    3. I wish I'd done that
    4. Second and third conditional
    5. If only you had a job!
    6. I wish ...
    7. Unreal tenses: wish, if only, would rather, it's time, hope
    8. Winston Churchill
    9. A great British leader
    10. FCE Paper 4 Part 1
    11. Rhythm stress in second conditional
    12. Changing stress in nouns and adjectives
  7. Lesson 7A - 7D
    1. Words spelt with 'ou'
    2. Future tenses
    3. Life in the year 2100
    4. Future tense contrasts
    5. Future perfect: use
    6. Future continuous: use
    7. Will v future continuous v future perfect
    8. Environmental advice
    9. Protecting our planet
    10. The effects of climate change
    11. FCE Paper 1 Part 3
    12. Vowel sounds
  8. Lesson 8A - 8D
    1. Feeling off-colour
    2. Students talking over coffee
    3. Obligation and advice
    4. Modal verb structures
    5. Permission, obligation and recommendation
    6. Obligation/necessity: must, have to
    7. Health and safety
    8. Health problems
    9. Alternative medicine today
    10. Food and nutrition
    11. What food is good for you?
    12. Complementary medicine
  9. Lesson 9A - 9D
    1. Prepositions after adjectives
    2. Adjectives followed by prepositions: about, at, by, for
    3. Adjective word order
    4. Caribbean holidays
    5. The perfect birthday present
    6. Job advertisements
    7. Contrasting ideas
    8. Connectors: contrast
    9. Carnival criminals
    10. A lucky break
    11. Shoplifting
    12. Intonation
  10. Lesson 10A - 10D
    1. Reporting verbs
    2. Interview questions
    3. A job interview
    4. Reporting verbs: use
    5. I've got an interview!
    6. Applying for a job
    7. Interview questions
    8. FCE Paper 3 Part 1
    9. FCE Paper 1 Part 2
    10. FCE Paper 4 Part 3
    11. Dealing with fame
    12. Sentence stress
  11. Lesson 11A - 11D
    1. Out and about
    2. Vowel sounds
    3. Mountains of the world
    4. Articles
    5. Articles: use of indefinite article
    6. Articles: use of zero article
    7. Articles: use of definite article
    8. Modifiers: use of so, such, too, enough, quite
    9. The geology of Glencoe
    10. FCE Paper 1 Part 2
    11. Gibraltar
    12. Consonant sounds
  12. Lesson 12A - 12D
    1. The passive: make + infinitive
    2. Uses of have: have somebody / something do something
    3. Passive
    4. A party invitation
    5. Phrasal verbs
    6. The passive: impersonal statements
    7. How much do you earn?
    8. A banking complaint
    9. Mixed phrasal verbs
    10. The law
    11. Ron the burglar
    12. Sentence stress