Inglés Vigo: temario de clases de First Certificate 2011-2012

English class syllabus 2011

Course Books:

  1. FCE Language Practice (PDF provided by Fred)

  2. English grammar in use Intermediate (PDF provided by Fred)

Complementary Books:

  1. English Vocabulary in Use Intermediate (PDF provided by Fred)

  2. English phrasal verbs in Use (PDF provided by Fred)

Week0. (Sept 13th)

  • Icebreakers: presentations, expectations, objectives, class rules, free conversation
  • Random subject/article to get the class speaking from the first week.

Week1. (Sept 20th)

  • Functional focus: past tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect, would, used to, participle clauses) (pg. 1, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: travel and holidays (pg 203, FCE Language Practice)

Week2. (Sept 27th)

  • Functional focus: present perfect (simple and continuous), present perfect vs. past simple (pg. 7, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: work and employment (pg. 208, FCE Language Practice)

Week3. (Oct 4th)

  • Functional focus: future time (will, be going to, future continuous, future perfect, future time clauses, present continuous, present simple (pg. 15, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: sport and leisure (pg. 213, FCE Language Practice)

Week4. (Oct 11th)

  • Functional focus: present simple and present continuous (pg. 20, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • (Holiday) Review (Consolidation, pg. 25, FCE Language Practice)

Week5. (Oct 18th)

  • Functional focus: Indirect speech: with or without tense change, questions, commands and requests, reporting verbs and paraphrase (pg. 30, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: clothes and appearance (pg. 218, FCE Language Practice)

Week6. (Oct 25th)

  • Functional focus: Conditionals: 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditional (pg. 38, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: towns and buildings (pg. 222, FCE Language Practice)

Week7. (Nov 8th)

  • Functional focus: Wishes and related forms:  (pg. 44, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: vehicles and transports (pg. 227, FCE Language Practice)

Week8. (Nov 15th)

  • Functional focus:  Passives (pg. 50, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: food, restaurant and cooking (pg. 231, FCE Language Practice)

Week9. (Nov 22th)

  • Review (consolidation pg. 57, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: shops and shopping (pg. 235, FCE Language Practice)

Week10. (Nov 29th)

  • Functional focus: Relative clauses (pg. 62, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: crime and the law (pg. 240, FCE Language Practice)

Week11. (Dec 13th)

  • Functional focus: Prepositions (pg. 69, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: entertainment and the arts (pg. 245, FCE Language Practice)

Week12. (Dec 20th)

  • Functional focus: Linking words 1: purpose, result and contrast (pg. 75, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: the natural world (pg. 250, FCE Language Practice)

Week13. (Jan 10th)

  • Functional focus: Time expressions: present, past, future (pg. 81, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: people and behaviour (pg. 254, FCE Language Practice)
  • Review (consolidation pg. 87, FCE Language Practice)

Week14. (Jan 17th)

  • Functional focus: Modal verbs: present and future: ability, probability, obligation (pg.92, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: technology and machines (pg. 259, FCE Language Practice)

Week15. (Jan 24th)

  • Functional focus: Modal verbs: past: ability, probability, (pg.98, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: problems (pg. 264, FCE Language Practice)

Week16. (Jan 31st)

  • Functional focus: English Usage: Functions 1 (pg.105, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: health and the body (pg. 269, FCE Language Practice)

Week17. (Feb 7th)

  • Functional focus: English Usage: Functions 2 (pg.109, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: money (pg. 274, FCE Language Practice)

Week18. (Feb 14th)

  • Review (consolidation pg.114, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: feelings and opinions (pg. 278, FCE Language Practice)

Week19. (Feb 21st)

  • Functional focus: Countable and uncountable nouns (pg.118, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: education and learning (pg. 282 FCE Language Practice)

Week20. (Feb 28th)

  • Functional focus: Articles (pg.125, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: word formation 1 (pg. 287 FCE Language Practice)

Week21. (Mar 6th)

  • Functional focus: All, no none, each, every, either, neither (pg.132, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: word formation 2 (pg. 291 FCE Language Practice)

Week22. (Mar 13th)

  • Functional focus: Making comparisons (pg.139, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: collocations (pg. 296 FCE Language Practice)

Week23. (Mar 27th)

  • Review (Consolidation pg.146, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week24. (Abr 3rd)

  • Functional focus: Phrasal verbs 1 (pg.150, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week25. (Abr 10th)

  • Functional focus: Phrasal verbs 2 (pg.157, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week26. (Apr 17th)

  • Functional focus: Verbs+-ing or infinitive (pg.164, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week27. (Apr 24th)

  • Functional focus: verbs+prepositions (pg.170, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week28. (May 1st)

  • Review (Consolidation pg.176, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week29. (May 8th)

  • Functional focus: Inversion and question tags (pg.181, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week30. (May 15th)

  • Functional focus: Linking words 2: reason, text organisers (pg.186, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week31. (May 22nd)

  • Functional focus: Pronouns (pg.190, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week32. (May 29th)

  • Functional focus: Spelling and pronunciation (pg.196, FCE Language Practice) (English Grammar in Use)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week33. (May 21st)

  • Review (Consolidation pg.200, FCE Language Practice)
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week34. (May 28th)

  • Group member presentation/question and answers
  • Group member presentation/question and answers

Week35. (Jun 5th)

  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week36. (Jun 12th)

  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week37. (Jun 19th)

  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

Week38. (Jun 26th)

  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian
  • Vocabulary focus: current news article The Guardian

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