Capacitar al alumnado para utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad, eficacia y precisión para participar en todo tipo de situaciones, en los ámbitos personal, público, académico y profesional, que requieran comprender, producir y procesar textos orales y escritos extensos y complejos, en diversas variedades estándar de la lengua, con un repertorio léxico amplio, y que versen sobre temas tanto abstractos como concretos, incluso aquellos con los que el hablante no esté familiarizado
UNIT 1 – Art in your life
Inversion with adverbial expressions. Visual art. Other kinds of inversions: Neither do I, so did you. Idioms with art words. Adding emphasis: Cleft sentences. Word formation with the word art. Do/did for emotive or contrastive emphasis. On art quality
UNIT 2 – Notes and spare change
Ellipsis: reduced infinitives. Word formation of pay and idioms. Ellipsis: omission of the main verb after a modal or auxiliary verb. Money matters. Clauses: defining and non-defining clauses. Money sayings. Participle Clauses. Deadly money disorders
UNIT 3 – Caught red-handed
Reported speech and reporting verbs. Crime and Justice, Reported questions, imperatives, requests and passive. Law and power idioms. The subjunctive Word formation: moral, power, govern. Fixed subjunctive expressions and alternatives to subjunctive. Idioms with ‘word’
UNIT 4 – Well-oiled machine
Seem and appear. Progress. Linking clauses of reason and result. Quality control Linking clauses of purpose. Technology idioms. Infinitives, -ing forms and verb patterns Collocations on “purpose”, energy, date.
UNIT 5 – Breaking news!
Linking words and expressions. Miscellaneous media vocabulary. Punctuation, spelling and most common mistakes. Giving and withholding information. Nominalisation. Patterns on “discussion”. British and American English grammar and usage. Slang terminology in Social Media
UNIT 6 – Inside your head
Present tense review, Expressing feelings, Past tense review, Life stages, Future tense review, Adverbs used to express a stance, Noun phrases and Phrasal verbs on relationships
UNIT 7 – The dead of Winter
Mixed conditionals, Natural processes, Other conditional structures, Expressions with a natural component, it’s high/about time, would rather/sooner, Idioms related to seasons and climatology, Wish/ If only and Commonly confused words
UNIT 8 – In the middle of nowhere
Impersonal passive, How to commute and travel in cities, Avoiding passive, Movement phrasal verbs, Causative form, Idioms related to position, Multi-word verbs and the passive and Word-formation of the verbs “go”, come and stand
UNIT 9 – At your leasure
Comparative and superlative: exceptions, Slang, Some structures to make comparisons Phrasal verbs on leisure time, Position of adjectives and adverbs within the sentence, Phrases and patterns with the word ‘leisure’, ‘rest’, ‘play’, Adjectives & adverbs: confusing cases and Idioms related to free time
UNIT 10 – If fits like a glove
Overview modal verbs: ability, advice, Clothes idioms, Overview modal verbs: obligation, lack of necessity, necessity, Design and materials in the fashion industry, Overview modal verbs: possibility, certainty, Patterns and collocations on the word brain, impression and new, Whatever, whoever, wherever, however, … and Verbs related to the human body.