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Pre-Intermediate II

Welcome to this course!

You will need these materials to follow the course:

  • English for life. Pre-Intermediate. Student’s book. ISBN 978-0-19-430727-7
  • English for life. Pre-Intermediate. Workbook with key. ISBN 978-0-19-430763-5

Lessons from 40 to 80

CONTENTS EFL_PREINT II

PREINTERMEDIATE TEST

UNIT 39 GIVING ADVICE

travelling-around-the-world

VIDEOAt the airport

VIDEO: Pronunciation: Plural -es endings

Hand luggage restrictions : More information

UNIT 40 AT THE DOCTOR’S

Review: Preintermediate I. Unit 37

medical wordsVocabulary

(mejor que /más vale que + infinitivo)

UNIT 41 COOKING

Pronunciation

UNIT 42 DESCRIBING A RECIPE

Cooking verbs: exercises (click on the right side: ejercicios para imprimir)

♦ Countable _uncountable Nounscooking
Quantifiers
Measure words
♦ Why don’t you try one of these Easy recipes?

♦ Complete this Brownies recipe

Making pizza
Write your own recipe

1ST TERM READER.seasons and celebrations

SEASONS AND CELEBRATIONS

Bookworms Oxford (stage 2)

UNIT 44. EXPRESSING ANNOYANCE

“I get annoyed when people talk in the cinema”.

annoyance

The Prince Charles Cinema in London is looking to up their efforts in stopping people from talking and texting in their movie theatres. They are recruiting a volunteer ninja who walks around keeping people in check.

  • Think about some occasions when you get annoyed.

UNIT 45. SHOPPING

– Do you know the difference between:

  • shoppingto do the shopping
  • to go shopping?

– Do you like shopping?

– Are you fed up with shopping?

– Think about the last time you were shopping.

  • Where did you go?
  • What did you buy?
  • Why did you buy it?

UNIT 46 COMPARINGcomparatives

  • Forming comparative/superlative adjectives.
  • List of comparatives/superlatives.
    • Be careful. There is a mistake: cheap,  (compar:cheaper), (superlat: cheapest).
  • READING: THE LOCH NESS MONSTER.

UNIT 47 EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Where do you normally shop? Why?

  • Write a paragraph. Click on HERE

LISTENING: Shopping for the day

bargains

UNIT 48 IN A CLOTHES SHOP

Going shopping

Dialogues


♦ natto: Japanese food

UNIT 49 TALKING ABOUT _ _ _ _ _

Guess the word!

  • The first letter is in “man”, but not in “bank”.
  • The second letter is in “coin” and “borrow”.
  • The third letter is ins “change”, but not in “charge”.
  • The fourth letter is in “lend”, but not in “land”.
  • The fifth letter is in “normally”, but not in “normal”

Money-vocabulary

VIDEO: Cash machines

Why don’t you create a mindmap? Here you have an example about money.

Click on the picture if you want to make it bigger.

hpqscan0001Money (© Yolanda P.)

UNIT 50 TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE

One of the most famous songs by the Beatles is “All My Loving.”  This was one of their first big hits around the world. It is a romantic story about what the singer will do when he leaves his true love. Here is the All My Loving” video with a listening exercise.

Exercises

Exercises

  • Do you remember the song ” Whatever Will Be, Will Be” by Doris Day? Look for it on the Internet and write down some examples with the modal verb “WILL”

UNIT 51 MAKING PREDICTIONS

  • Now you can watch this movie segment:

    I, robot and complete activity C.

  • Questionnaire: What will life be like in 50 years’ time?

Space travel

  1. Do you think ordinary people will have holidays in space?
  2. Do you think people will live in cities on different planets?
  3. What will they do there?

The environment

  1. What will happen to the weather?
  2. Do you think there will be a lot of cars on the road?
  3. How will people travel?

Technology

  1. What will computers be like?
  2. Do you think everybody will have a mobile phone?
  3. What will mobile phones look like?

UNIT 52 MONEY PROBLEMS

Activities

Money phrases

UNIT 53 LEISURE ACTIVITIES

♦ Sports, fun, recreation

♦ When we talk about activites, we use the -ing form with no article.

PLAYING

Other verbs + ing

DOING

In sports, teams, rules and competitions or tournaments
In other activities like
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Dancing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Driving
  • Shopping
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • skiing
  • skating

I don’t mind going to the gym

Aerobics
Athletics
Gymnastics
Judo
Karate
Yoga
  • I can’t stand doing gymnastics in the morning.

An instrument.

  • She likes playing the piano.

About activities LeisureActivitiesPics

  • Correct these sentences:
  1. To do DIY is great.
  2. I’ve tried the canoeing.
  3. I enjoy to collect things.
  4. He likes the go to the gym.
  • Now you have to arrange these words from the most to the least positive:

CAN’T STAND, LIKE, DON’T MIND, LOVE, DON’TLIKELIKES DISLIKES

  • Going to the pub is the most popular leisure activity outside the home in Great Britain. Read more about pubs.

UNIT 54  TALKING ABOUT FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

Listen to the song and fill in the gaps

If you ____ me now, you’ll take away the ________part of me
Uh uh uh uh no baby please ______
And ___ you leave me now,_________ away the very heart of me
Uh uh uh uh no baby please don’t go
Uh uh uh uh girl I just want you ______

A love like ours is love that’s hard ____
How could we let it slip away*
We’ve come too far to leave it all behind
How could we _____ it all this way
_____tomorrow comes and we’ll both regret
The things we said today…

(*slip away= escape)

When

don’t go

leave

to stay

you’ll take

biggest

if

to find

end

First Conditional

CONDITIONAL CLAUSE                RESULT CLAUSE

If you break a mirror,                                 you will have seven years of bad luck.
If a black cat crosses your path,             you will have bad luck. superstitions
If you find a four leaf clover,                  you will have good luck.

Exercises

THE SECOND CONDITIONAL


SECOND TERM READING

THE TURN OF THE SCREW.Henry James. 

(stage 2) OXFORD Dominoes

UNIT 56 MAKING A HOTEL RESERVATION

(Now you can create a mindmap with these items: room types, places, people, verbs, accommodation…)

UNIT 57  EVERYDAY OFFICE ACTIVITIES

Vocabulary:multitask

Reading: My office

UNIT 58 EXPRESSING OBLIGATION

mustn'tExercises

UNIT 59 JOURNEYS

  • Questionnaire:My daily journey
  1. Where do you work/study?
  2. How do you travel there?
  3. How long does the journey take?
  4. What do you usually do on the journey?
  5. What problems do you sometimes have?
  6. Do you normally enjoy the journey?

UNIT 61 THINGS AND JOBS IN THE HOME

Household Appliance Vocabulary household

Subject/object questions

VERB COLLOCATIONS: Who wants to be a millionaire.

UNIT 62 GIVING ADVICE


“When I said ‘I’m going to do the backing vocals in Spanish,’ … We needed a translator so Eddie Garcia, the tape operator, called his mother in Brooklyn Heights and read her the lyrics over the phone and she translated them. But Eddie and his mum are Ecuadorian, so it’s Ecuadorian Spanish that me and Joe Ely are singing on the backing vocals. -Joe Strummer, 1991”. Wikipedia

  • Gotta: informal “got to” (= `have to’ or `must’)
  • til: until
  • tease: informalflirt”
  • If you want me off your back: If you want I leave you alone

LEARNIBombillaNG TO LEARN

Think about things you should and shouldn’t do if you want to improve your English. Write them down.

UNIT 63 EXPRESSING OPINIONSopinion

UNIT 64 DESCRIBING FAULTS

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Describing problems

UNIT 65 MATERIALS

recycling binsMade of/ made from?

VID3rs_smEO

What are they made of?

Recycled materials

To know more: Recycling guide

UNIT 66 SAYING HOW THINGS ARE MADE

 UNIT 67  FESTIVALS

festivals2

  • You can design a poster to advertise a local celebration that will take place during a famous festival. It should include the following information: dates, times, locations, food available, special things to see or do.
  • READING: The British Tomatina

UNIT 70 RELATIVE CLAUSESRELATIVES

UNIT 73 PHRASAL VERBSprhasal verbs2

Some common phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs with pictures

Making sense of phrasal verbs

UNIT 74 PRESENT PERFECT

present-perfectpres perf-past signal words

For and Since for Time

  • PRESENT PERFECT- SIMPLE PAST

– Grammar file and exercises

– Diffferences

A SONG by U2

 IF YOU LIKE, YOU COULD READ SOME OF THESE READERS:

OXFORD READERS. Remember to choose stage 2

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