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Elementary Level Syllabus for Beginner Level Courses - Part III: Lessons 19 - 27

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Syllabus - Lesson 19

Theme - Describing People and Their Actions

· The revised language items will include: relative pronouns, action verbs
· Revision of clothing vocabulary and colours, shapes and patterns

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of present continuous to describe what is happening at the moment
· The use of -ed and -ing adjectives
· Expansion of lexical set 'describing people'
· Expressions including: He's the man who…

Syllabus - Lesson 20

Theme - We are Currently Working on…

· The revised language items will include: asking for information, talking about work and responsibilities
· Revision of basic office and work related vocabulary

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of present continuous to describe what is happening around the present moment in time
· The use of pronouns
· Expansion of lexical set 'colleagues, customers and partners'
· Expressions including: phrasal verbs

Syllabus - Lesson 21

Theme - Planning the Future

· The revised language items will include: the auxiliary verb 'to be', prepositions of place and movement
· Revision of special occasion and holiday vocabulary, vocabulary used when travelling

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of the future with 'going to' for future plans and intentions
· The use of 'shall we', 'let's' and 'why don't we' to make suggestions
· Expansion of lexical set 'travelling and holidays'
· Expressions including: common expressions used when travelling by air and rail

Syllabus - Lesson 22

Theme - Thinking About and Predicting the Future

· The revised language items will include: language of prediction - 'I think…', 'I hope…', third person singular to make predictions about the weather
· Revision of basic weather vocabulary

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of the future with 'will' for future predictions
· The use of noun and adjective suffixes
· Expansion of lexical set 'the weather'
· Expressions including: What's the weather like?, phrases used when expressing an opinion

Syllabus - Lesson 23

Theme - Getting Information

· The revised language items will include: question forms in a variety of tenses, the importance of the auxiliary verb, making requests
· Revision of 'wh-' question words, difference between structure of affirmative, negative and interrogative forms

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of subject and object questions
· The use of adverbs
· Expansion of lexical set 'adjectives and adverbs' - word forms
· Expressions including: question forms - 'How long, tall, far etc.', 'What kind, sort, type of…',

Syllabus - Lesson 24

Theme - Written Communication

· The revised language items will include: basic salutations difference between formal and informal English
· Revision of contracted and non-contracted forms, informal speech and formal written expression

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of written English communication
· The use of proper register
· Expansion of lexical set 'formal letters'
· Expressions including: standard language formulas used in formal written communication


Syllabus - Lesson 25

Theme - Experiences

· The revised language items will include: simple past to express specified past actions
· Revision of travel and job responsibilities vocabulary

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of present perfect to express life experiences
· The use of ever and never
· Expansion of lexical set 'regular and irregular verb particles'
· Expressions including: difference between 'been' and 'gone', answering standard questions on a form

Syllabus - Lesson 26

Theme - Wrapping It All Up

· The revised language items will include: informal language used when speaking between friends and colleagues
· Revision of expressing likes and dislikes, use of like -ing, would like infinitive

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of various verb patterns
· The use of say and tell in reported speech
· Expansion of lexical set 'phrasal verbs'
· Expressions including: phrases used for speaking on the telephone

Syllabus - Lesson 27 Check Module III


· The revised language items will include: descriptive language for people and places, relative pronouns, making and asking for suggestions, English for travelling, formal and informal written English, making predictions, talking about future plans, talking about current projects, asking for and giving information, expressing likes and dislikes, use of register
· Revision of grammar: present continuous, future with going to, future with will, present perfect for unspecified past or life experiences, adverbs, modals 'can, could, may, have to and should'
· Revision of vocabulary: formal and informal language formulas for written English, descriptive adjectives and adverbs, clothing, food and drink, phrasal verbs, responsibilities, English for travel, weather

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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