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Vantage Plus

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Age: 14-18
Level: B2+


This course is for students who have been learning English for three years or more. They will be relatively independent in their learning and will be able to use the language to express themselves confidently and they will also be developing fluency in more spontaneous exchanges. The learners will also be beginning to make use of organizational language structures in longer interchanges and presentations.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can use colourful expressions to make a story dramatic and keep listeners interested.
  • I can tell people about things that I wish were different.
  • I can talk about the beliefs of other people and explain a mysterious phenomenon.
  • I can talk about illnesses and injuries and express how sympathetic or unsympathetic I feel towards someone.
  • I can discuss and describe the major problems that young people face and plan an event to tackle those issues.
  • I can describe different kinds of storyline and create a short dramatic sketch.
  • I can speculate about past events to solve a murder mystery.
  • I can define and use idioms relating to feelings and emotions.
  • I can use various poetic forms to express a thought or tell a story.

Why choose this course?

At this level of proficiency, learners will be confident communicating about things that are of interest to them. This course incorporates a wide range of topics that are meaningful and relevant to learners of this age and level. Learners will be provided with opportunities to communicate spontaneously in various engaging scenarios. There will also be a focus on idiomatic expressions, natural English constructions and raising awareness of understanding implied meaning.

Learning activities include:

  • Quizzes and mingles
  • Word games and anagram races
  • Card games
  • Discussions
  • Story telling
  • Telling personal anecdotes
  • Group problem-solving scenarios
  • Creating sketches
  • Call My Bluff
  • Creating poetic expressions
  • Murder mystery role-play simulation


  • Getting to Know You
  • You & Your Handwriting
  • Upgrades
  • Dreams
  • Making Wishes
  • The Unexplained
  • Aches & Pains
  • Planning A Youth Event
  • A Good Story
  • Call My Bluff
  • Haikus and Clerihews
  • Whodunnit?


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Icebreaking Activities Dreams Aches & Pains Call My Bluff Revision activities


End of course games


Learning review

Lesson 2 Getting to Know You Making Wishes Planning a Youth Event Haikus and Clerihews
Lesson 3 You & Your Handwriting The Unexplained A Good Story Whodunnit?
Lesson 4 Upgrades 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 Logo

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