General English C1 course

Minimum entry level: Intermediate

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Course description

The General English C1 is an Advanced English course for those who want to master written and oral English. After completing this level, you will be able to use the language in a spontaneous, nuanced and appropriate fashion, both in social and professional contexts.


Course outcomes

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

– Communicate effectively and independently in any context both orally and in writing
– Identify and make appropriate use of register and the conventions of politeness as expressed through language, and better focus on accuracy in grammar and lexis in terms of proofreading and monitoring own language
– Produce written texts of various types, develop an argument, describe or recount events and observe the conventions of the genre within which they are written


Sample syllabus

Describing places
Describing past experiences and storytelling
Describing feelings, emotions, attitudes
Expressing opinions
Expressing agreement/ disagreement
Talking about films and books

Wh- and Yes/No Questions in present /past
Complex question tags
Past Continuous
Used to
Would expressing habit in the past
Past Perfect
Future time (will and going to)
Future Continuous
Present Perfect
Present Perfect vs Past Simple
Present Perfect Continuous
Zero and first conditional
Second and third conditional
Phrasal Verbs
Extended phrasal verbs
Simple passive
Reported speech (range of tenses)
Modals: Possibility

Things in the town, shops and shopping
Travel and services vocabulary
Contrasting opinions

Leisure activities
Books and literature
News, lifestyles and current affairs