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Intermediate

General Objective

Students will be able to understand the gist of a conversation on everyday matters at a normal speed of delivery. They will also be able to express opinions using simple linguistic structures.

Specific Objective

Listening: By the time they have finished this level, students should be able understand pieces of information on personal experiences, and facts and events of everyday life. They will be able to understand explicit opinions. They will also be able to understand telephone conversations and extract the main information from mass media excerpts, providing it does require prior knowledge of cultural aspects.
Speaking: To maintain a conversation with simple grammar structures. To be able to give opinions using adequate communicative strategies.
Reading: Understand the main ideas in literary and press texts (informative, descriptive or narrative) and be able to infer some lexical and grammatical aspects not implied in the context.
Writing: Produce moderately long texts, using the most frequently used connectors to mark clearly relationships between ideas, subordination and coordination with the appropriate tone and contents.

Intermediate 1 (B1/1)

Communicative Contents:

Extract ideas about communication and learning techniques and strategies
Discuss common experiences about language learning
Tell anecdotes about cultural misunderstandings
Request and give personal information about oneself and others: personal identification, express feelings, likes and sensations
Evaluate people
Express spontaneous, difficult to accomplish desires and propose courses of action
Express preferences on cultural events and leisure time
Propose, accept and reject formal and informal invitations
Plan and evaluate free time activities
Arrange appointments

Intermediate 2 (B1/2)

Communicative Contents:

Request information about health matters
Ask people about physical or emotional states
Give advice on fighting and preventing illnesses
Respond to advice given
Talk about health related experiences
Explain the symptoms of an illness
Relate past actions and express the circumstances surrounding them
Describe past habits
Narrate a story from different points of view
Request information and hypothesize about past events
Evaluate hypotheses about past events

Intermediate 3 (B1/3)

Communicative Contents:

Describe familiar and unfamiliar objects: their shape, material, components, use, properties, etc
Offer and evaluate services and businesses: advantages and disadvantages
Make a complaint and request a service
Request information in public offices
Talk about the future: express degrees of certainty about the future
Express opinions and make hypotheses about future events
Agree and disagree. Express amazement or surprise
Discuss an opinion

Intermediate 4 (B1/4)

Communicative Contents:

Express state of mind, feelings and conflicts
Talk about changes in people
Describe relationships between people
Request and offer actions, objects and services specifying the degree of formality
Express possession
Congratulate, thank, praise and react to greetings and acknowledgements
Express wishes in specific situations
React to news
Provide Information with different degrees of certainty
Convey formal and informal messages
Mark reference changes in time and space
Write formal and informal letters

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