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Teachers' Notes for 4-Skills Course 1: Intermediate

March 21, 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Learn and practice common English expressions and continue building vocabulary. Themes include city services and famous places.
  • Introduce present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses.
  • Review all simple tenses.
  • Introduce the first and second conditional.
  • Begin writing complex sentences about short texts.

Teachers’ Notes

The following list is a suggested order for lessons at the intermediate level. These materials are useful for students who are comfortable using the four main English skills at a functional level. Many students will remain at this level for a long time.

Unsure if this is the right level for your students? Try Grammar Test 3 and see how your students do. Learn more here.

You do not need to follow this exact order or use all of these lessons. This is just a guideline, and you can adapt the order and content based on your students’ needs and the length of your course.

You can choose additional or alternative lessons from the suggested sections below (under the More Content heading). Use the level filter marked Int when looking for other materials to teach at this level.

Some of the suggested lessons have digital tasks so that you can teach your students online or assign digital homework. If you need help using the digital platform, visit our Help Docs.

If you are only able to teach online at this time and you want to use a lesson that is currently only available as a PDF, you can download the Student PDF and email it to your student(s) or you can open it on a shared screen while you teach an online lesson.

Lessons

  1. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Subject–Verb Agreement
  2. Famous Places: Mount Everest
  3. Reading in English: Using a Dictionary 
  4. Everyday Dialogues: Making Weekend Plans
  5. Famous Places: Niagara Falls
  6. Writing in English: How to Write a Compound Sentence 
  7. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Present Perfect
  8. Everyday Dialogues: Going to the Gym
  9. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Present Perfect Progressive
  10. Grammar Stories: Present Perfect Progressive Stories
  11. Famous Places: The Great Pyramids
  12. Writing in English: How to Write a Basic Paragraph 
  13. Everyday Dialogues: Going to the Bank
  14. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Past Progressive
  15. Famous Places: The Great Barrier Reef
  16. Everyday English: Filling Out an Application
  17. Famous Places: The Panama Canal
  18. Reading in English: Identifying the Author's Purpose 
  19. Writing in English: How to Brainstorm 
  20. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Modals of Advice
  21. Everyday Dialogues: Going to the Library
  22. Writing in English: How to Write an Outline 
  23. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Tag Questions
  24. Famous Places: Stonehenge
  25. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Verb Tense Review 1
  26. Grammar Practice Worksheets: First Conditional
  27. Discussion Starters: Superstitions
  28. Grammar Practice Worksheets: Second Conditional

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