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Elementary Level Syllabus for Beginner Level Courses - Part II: Lessons 10 - 18

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Syllabus - Lesson 10

Theme - Shopping

· The revised language items will include: asking for help, currencies
· Revision of places in a city

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of 'can' for asking permission
· Asking for and giving directions
· Expansion of lexical set 'shopping'
· Expressions including: asking for help in a store, purchasing

Syllabus - Lesson 11

Theme - Now … Then

· The revised language items will include: regular verbs
· Revision of prepositions of place and movement

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of the past of the verb 'to be'
· The use of past simple (1)
· The use of positive, negative and question forms in the past simple with regular verbs
· Expansion of lexical set 'stations in life'
· Expressions including: Special occasions and holidays

Syllabus - Lesson 12

Theme - Telling a Story

· The revised language items will include: dates, experiences in the past
· Revision of past time expressions

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of past simple (2)
· The use of irregular verbs in the past simple
· The use of the past with past time signifiers 'ago', 'in', 'when I was…' 'last'
· Expansion of lexical set 'sequencing', 'telling a story'
· Expressions including: ordinal numbers

Syllabus - Lesson 13

Theme - Reasons

· The revised language items will include: making requests, asking for information, 'wh-' questions
· Revision of rules for 'some' and 'any'

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of descriptive language using relative pronouns
· The use of linking words
· The use of compounds with 'some-', 'any-'
· Expansion of lexical set 'useful gadgets'
· Expressions including: somebody, anybody, somewhere, anywhere, something, and anything

Syllabus - Lesson 14

Theme - At Dinner

· The revised language items will include: common food and drink vocabulary, speaking in general
· Revision of free-time activities, general interests

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of 'would like' to express a desire
· The use of 'like -ing' to express a general opinion
· Expansion of lexical set 'food and drink', 'at a restaurant'
· Expressions including: expressing likes and dislikes, useful vocabulary and phrases used when visiting a restaurant

Syllabus - Lesson 15

Theme - Quantities

· The revised language items will include: singular and plural forms of common object nouns, 'there is - there are'
· Revision of descriptive adjectives used when talking about things in the home or office

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of 'how much' and 'how many'
· The use of quantifiers
· Expansion of lexical set 'objects in the home and office'
· Expressions including: a lot of, a few, a number of, a couple of, various colours

Syllabus - Lesson 16

Theme - The Difference between…

· The revised language items will include: descriptive adjectives for places
· Revision of the use of 'have' and 'have got'

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of comparative adjectives
· The use of superlative adjectives
· Expansion of lexical set 'town and country words'
· Expressions including: '-er, more ... than', 'as ... as'

Syllabus - Lesson 17

Theme - Responsibilities and Advice

· The revised language items will include: 'can' for speaking about abilities, modal structure
· Revision of work responsibilities vocabulary

· The use of 'have to' to describe present responsibilities at work and 'had to' to describe past responsibilities
· The use of 'should' to give advice
· The use of 'can', 'could' and 'may' for asking for permission
· Expansion of lexical set 'informal letters', 'email'
· Expressions including: standard language formulas used in informal written communication

Syllabus - Lesson 18 - Check Module II

· The revised language items will include: 'asking for help', 'making a request', 'asking for and giving directions', 'regular and irregular verbs', 'telling stories', 'speaking in general', 'quantities'
· Grammar Revised: Past simple, use of compounds 'some-' and 'any-', singular and plural quantities, like -ing, would like, have got, comparatives and superlatives, use of modals: 'have to', 'can, could, may' and 'should'
· Vocabulary Revised: descriptive adjectives, time expressions, shopping, restaurants, urban and rural vocabulary, gadgets and inventions, occasions and holidays

Elementary Level Syllabus for Beginner Level Courses

Part 1: From 'To Be' to 'Have Got'

Part 2: From Simple Past to Modals

Part 3: From Present Continuous to Basic Phrasal Verbs

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