Students learn to perform a number of communicative functions, including reacting and asking for more information, paraphrasing, maintaining a conversation, interacting as an active listener, expressing opinions on various topics, comparing past and present, describing pictures, taking notes, debating topics, making a presentation, and expressing annoyance.


Students learn to use a range of grammar structures, including present perfect simple and continuous, narrative tenses, passives, future perfect and future continuous; they also learn to use sentence patterns, including zero, first, second and third conditionals. Students learn to have grammatical control avoiding mistakes. They learn less frequent and more complex grammatical structures.


Students learn to talk about events and experiences that are important to them, to share their opinions clearly and to give explanations for their opinions. They learn to speak fairly fluently and confidently. Students learn to listen to the main ideas of complex speech at normal speed on a variety of topics. Students learn to read independently, using different reading strategies for a variety of text types and topics magazine article.


Can understand the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect, including technical discussions. Can understand in detail what is said in standard spoken language. Can, with some effort, catch much of what is said around them but may find it difficult to understand a discussion between several speakers who do not modify their language.


Can read with a large degree of independence using dictionaries. Can understand articles, reports and reviews in which writers express an opinion. Can rapidly grasp the content and significance of news, articles and reports on topics connected with interests. Can understand the main points in formal and informal letters and emails relating to personal interest.


Can write at length about topical issues, even though complex concepts may be simplified. Can write clear, detailed descriptions on a variety of subjects and can express news, views and feelings in correspondence. Can write standard formal letters requesting or communicating relevant information.


The student can take part in conversation, clearly expressing points of view, ideas or feelings naturally. They can evaluate advantages and disadvantages and participate in reaching a decision in both formal and informal discussion.