General English Pre-Intermediate

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General English Pre-Intermediate

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About this course

Overview

Four Corners is a course in American English that integrates a framework on measurable learning outcomes with a tried-and-true communicative approach.

Curriculum

Four Corners (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Table of Contents

Each of the twelve units in each level of Four Corners follows the same sequence. Units are divided into four main lessons marked as follows:

Lesson A - presents and practices first set of vocabulary items and first grammar point of the unit.

Lesson B - presents and practices the functional language.

Lesson C - presents and practices second set of vocabulary items and second grammar point of the unit.

Lesson D - practices the skills of reading, writing, speaking (and sometimes listening).

Each unit starts out with a Warm-up page which introduces students to the topic and activates schema. Units end with a Wrap-up page which is used to review the target language, and helps students find examples of English in the real world.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for participants with Elementary English Language Skills.

Scope and Sequence chart

LEVEL 2

Learning outcomes

Grammar

Vocabulary

Welcome Unit Pages 2–3

Classroom language Page 4

Students can . . .

ask questions about English words

 

Classroom instructions

Unit 1 Pages 5-14

 

 

 

My interests

A I’m interested in fashion.

B Can you repeat that, please?

C Do you play sports?

D Free time

Students can . . .

ask and talk about interests

ask for repetition

ask someone to speak more slowly

ask and talk about sports and exercise habits

talk about people’s free-time activities

Present of be

Simple present

Interests

Sports and exercise

Unit 2 Pages 15–24

 

 

 

Descriptions

A He’s talkative and friendly.

B I don’t think so.

C What do they look like?

D People’s profiles

Students can . . .

ask and talk about people’s personalities

say they think something is true and not true

ask and talk about people’s appearance

describe their personality and appearance

What . . . like?; be +

adjective (+ noun)

What . . . look like?; order

of adjectives

Personality adjectives

Appearance

Unit 3 Pages 25–34

 

 

 

Rain or shine

A It’s extremely cold.

B In my opinion, . . .

C I’d like to play chess.

D Where would you like to go?

Students can . . .

talk about the weather and seasons

ask for and give an opinion

talk about what they would like to do

talk about a place they would like to visit

Adverbs of intensity;

quantifiers with verbs

Would like + infinitive

Weather

Indoor activities

Unit 4 Pages 35–44

 

 

 

Life at home

A There’s a lot of light.

B Can you turn down the music?

C I always hang up my clothes!

D What a home!

Students can . . .

ask and answer questions about their home

make and agree to requests

talk about household chores

describe a home

How many/much;

quantifiers before

nouns

Separable two-word

phrasal verbs

Things in a home

Household chores

Unit 5 Pages 45–54

 

 

 

Health

A Breathe deeply.

B I’m not feeling well.

C How healthy are you?

D Don’t stress out!

Students can . . .

give and follow instructions

say how they feel

wish someone well

ask and talk about healthy habits

discuss ways to manage stress

Imperatives; adverbs of

manner

How questions

Parts of the body

Healthy habits

Unit 6 Pages 55–64

 

 

 

What’s on TV?

A I love watching game shows.

B I don’t really agree.

C I’m recording a documentary.

D Popular TV

Students can . . .

talk about types of TV shows they like

agree and disagree with an opinion

describe future plans

give their opinions about popular TV shows

Verb + infinitive

or gerund

Present continuous for

future plans

Types of TV shows

Television

Unit 7 Pages 65–74

 

 

 

Shopping

A It’s lighter and thinner.

B Would you take $10?

C This hat is too small.

D A shopper’s paradise

Students can . . .

describe and compare products

bargain

describe how clothing looks and fits

discuss good places to shop

Comparative adjectives

Enough and too

Opposites

Adjectives to describe

clothing

Unit 8 Pages 75–84

 

 

 

Fun in the city

A You shouldn’t miss it!

B I’d recommend going . . .

C The best and the worst

D The best place to go

Students can . . .

say what people should do in a city

ask for and give a recommendation

make comparisons about their city

discuss aspects of a city

Should for

recommendations; can

for possibility

Superlative adjectives

Places to see

Adjectives to describe

cities

Unit 9 Pages 85–94

 

 

 

People

A Where was he born?

B I’m not sure, but I think . . .

C People I admire

D Making a difference

Students can . . .

ask and talk about people from the past

express certainty and uncertainty

describe people they admire

describe people who made a difference

Was / Were born ; past

of be

Simple past; ago

Careers

Personality adjectives

Unit 10 Pages 95–104

 

 

 

In a restaurant

A The ice cream is fantastic!

B I’ll have the fish, please.

C Have you ever . . . ?

D Restaurant experiences

Students can . . .

talk about menus and eating out

order food in a restaurant

ask about and describe food experiences

describe restaurant experiences

Articles

Present perfect for

experience

Menu items

Interesting food

Unit 11 Pages 105–114

 

 

 

Entertainment

A I’m not a fan of dramas.

B Any suggestions?

C All of us love music.

D Musicians from around the world

Students can . . .

talk about their movie habits and opinions

ask for and give suggestions

report the results of a survey

describe important singers and musicians

So, too, either, and neither

Determiners

Types of movies

Types of music

Unit 12 Pages 115–124

 

 

 

Time for a change

A Personal change

B I’m happy to hear that!

C I think I’ll get a job.

D Dreams and aspirations

Students can . . .

give reasons for personal changes

react to good and bad news

make predictions about the future

discuss their dreams for the future

Infinitives of purpose

Will for predictions; may,

might for possibility

Personal goals

Milestones

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