General English B2 course

Minimum entry level: Intermediate

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Course description

Our B2 General English course is for people with a good level of English who want to make further progress in the language. Typical learners at this level are able to use the main structures of the language with some confidence and have a wide range of vocabulary. However, they may have trouble with some unfamiliar subject areas, and lack control over longer, more complex language. All our lessons give students the opportunity to learn and use English in realistic situations, and our teachers give regular homework to help you practice.


Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

– Understand the main ideas of complex text, including technical discussions about subjects you are interested in
– Interact with native speakers fluently and spontaneously
– Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


Sample syllabus

Functions / notions:
Describing experiences
Describing feelings and emotions
Describing hopes and plans
Giving precise information
Expressing abstract ideas
Expressing certainty, probability, doubt
Generalising and qualifying
Synthesising, evaluating, glossing information
Expressing opinions
Expressing agreement/ disagreement
Expressing reaction, e.g. indifference
Critiquing and reviewing
Developing an argument in academic discourse style

Verb forms
Simple Past (narrative)
Past Continuous (narrative)
Used to (narrative)
Would expressing habit in the past
Past Perfect
Past Perfect Continuous
Future time
Future Continuous (prediction)
Future Perfect
Future Perfect Continuous
Present Perfect
Present Perfect Continuous
Mixed conditionals
Extended phrasal verbs
All passive forms
Reported speech (range of tenses)
Relative clauses
Modals of Deduction

Books and literature
News, lifestyles and current affairs