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INTENSIVOS VERANO

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ENGLISH – CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION

  • Nivel: ACCREDITATION C1
  • Requisitos: C1.1
  • Tipo: Intensivo verano
  • Horas: 60 horas / 20 horas por semana / 3 semanas
  • Créditos: 2 ECTS
  • Certificación: Level C1.2 Idiomas Complutense
  • Coordinador: Richard Griffiths, Amy Wallace, Caroline Bunce  idiomascomplutense@ucm.es

Course Outline

ACCREDITATION C1 is a 60‐hr course with 15 hours of complementary work to be done outside class, in which the 5 main language skills are consolidated and practised:

  1. Oral expression (speaking)
  2. Oral interaction (conversation)
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Reading comprehension
  5. Writing

Objectives

This course is aimed at people looking to take the ‘CertAcles’ C1 Accreditation exam in September. To that end, students are prepared not only in the linguistic elements required to pass the exam but also in ‘exam technique’. Students will be prepared for all papers of the exam and have the opportunity to practise the speaking part of the exam. Advice will also be given on how to manage your time in all papers.

Course Content

  • Preparing the written exam
    • Language of speculating
    • Tense review
    • Reported speech (verb patterns)
    • Passive forms
    • Causatives
    • Mixed conditionals
    • Wishes and regrets
    • Participle clauses
    • Inversion and negative adverbials
    • Review of gerunds
  • Preparing the speaking exam
    • Giving opinions
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Turn‐taking
    • Speculating
    • Suggesting
    • Asking for + justifying opinions
    • Agreeing / Disagreeing
    • Reaching a conclusion
    • Question formation
  • Vocabulary
    • Frequently confused words
    • Prefixes and suffixes
    • Affixes
    • Money and finance
    • Academic expressions
    • Nature
    • Science
    • Adjectives of personality
  • Writing
    • A formal Email
    • ’For and against’ essay
    • An ‘opinion’ essay
    • A review
    • An article
    • A report

Assessment

Final mark = 60% continuous evaluation* + 40% final exam (compulsory)
*60% Continuous Evaluation (50% assessed tasks / homework + 10% participation)

Materials

The teacher will give details of the book, materials and class blog on the first day of class

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