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With the training activity of English Level C1-3 our main objective is for students to consolidate and put into practice the advanced communication skills and competences in English. In order to achieve autonomy and practical management of this language, to the extent that we are able to express ourselves and understand it in situations of high difficulty, we focuse on oral and written conversations, both formal and informal. This is the third and final part of the C1 level course.
To motivate students towards the study of the English language.
To acquire autonomy and security in the use of English in everyday life.
To consolidate communication skills in English.
To understand extended speech in unstructured and imprecise conversations.
To express fluently and spontaneously English without much obvious searching for expressions.
To use language flexibly and effectively for academic, social and professional purposes.
To formulate ideas and opinions and to develop particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
To understand long and complex factual and literary text, even when they do not relate to their field of work.
To understand the particular and the general sense of the different types of written texts, and recognise implicit meaning of the text.
To understand television programmes and films without too much effort.
To demonstrate advanced skills in the management of grammar rules and structure of the English language.
To write complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues.
To select a style appropriate to the reader in mind.
To produce detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
To dominate the language to respond clearly written and safety.
To increase English advanced vocabulary.
Module 1. Every cloud has a silver lining
Compare and contrast ideas: Structure - Compare and contrast words - Tips for writing a compare and contrast essay
Subjunctive mood: Uses of the subjunctive mood - Verbs and adjectives followed by the subjunctive - Negative, continuous and passive form
Idioms and idiomatic expressions: What are idioms used for? - Idioms divided by topics
Reading: Multiple watching (Tips)
Module 2. Social issues
Adverbial phrases, adverbial clauses and emphasis: Adverb clauses to adverbial phrases - Comment adverbials - Emphasis
British vs. American English: Vocabulary differences - Pronunciation differences - Spelling differences - Grammar differences - Punctuation differences
Inversions: Typical cases of inversions - Key word transformation
Vocabulary: Social issues
Module 3. I thought a thought
Complex passive voice: When should we use the Passive - Verbs with two objects - Subordinate clauses - Special cases
Pronunciation: Strategies to improve your English pronunciation - Examples of confusing words - Silent letters
Formal and informal styles: Formal English - Informal English
Writing. Letters and emails: Informal letter/email - Formal letter/email - Common Mistakes in CAE Writing
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