General English – Threshold B1 (ages 12-16)

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Suitability

This course is for students who have been learning English for two years or more. At this stage in their learning, students are starting to use English in a more abstract way.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can make notes while talking on the phone
  • I can give information about tourist sites
  • I can make complaints and suggest  solutions
  • I can discuss options and help make a group decision
  • I can talk about feelings related to music

Why choose this course?

This course gives learners the opportunity and freedom to apply their language skills in new and exciting ways. There is a strong focus on British culture and the course provides a wide range of activities that encourage learners to experiment and become more creative in their English use.

learning activities include:

  • Flashcard games
  • Role plays
  • Board games and dice games
  • Question and answer games
  • Ordering activities
  • Blind tasting
  • Surveys
  • Word races
  • Discussions
  • Drawing games
  • Code breaking
  • Interviews

CORE WORKBOOK LESSONS

  • Making introductions and giving information
  • Places to stay,
  • Things to do and what to take when travelling
  • Giving and taking down directions over the telephone
  • The language of board games
  • Age and family stereotypes
  • Surveying healthy eating habits
  • English sports and annual events
  • Asking for information and making decisions
  • Making and resolving complaints
  • Giving opinions and making group decisions
  • Ice breakers and small talk
  • Keeping a conversation going
  • Reported speech

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES – WEEKLY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Hello! Nessie Dream Team What should
we do now?
Revision activities

 

End of course games

 

Learning review

Lesson 2 Destination UK As You Like It Angel of the North
& other places
Today I met…
Lesson 3 Let’s take
The Underground
Would You Eat It? Brighton Rocks! Shetland Island
Disks
Lesson 4 Tailored lessons Project completion
Lesson 5 Project groups and topic choices Initial project preparation Ongoing work on projects Ongoing work on projects Afternoon show performance or preparation for evening performance
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation