Unit 1. Never judge a book by its cover
Vocabulary. Describing people: personality and appearance.
Grammar: defining and non-defining relative clauses.
Modals for deduction (past and present)
Writing an informal email
Pronunciation: compound adjectives
Unit 2. Down-to-earth
Vocabulary. Animal idioms. Animal collocations: animal sounds
Grammar: modals and expressions of probability.
Conditionals. Alternatives to IF
Writing an article
Pronunciation: contractions. Linking
Unit 3. Home sweet home
Vocabulary. Types of housing. Places in the home. Housework.
Phrasal verbs connected to people relations
Grammar: modals of obligation/absence of obligation/prohibition/advice.
Have/get something done writing a report pronunciation consonant clusters
Unit 4. A penny for your thoughts
Vocabulary. Money. Jobs
Grammar: infinitive versus –ing. Participle clauses
Writing a covering letter
Pronunciation: stress shift
Unit 5. Caught red-handed
Vocabulary crime. Criminals
Grammar: emphasis (do, so and indeed). Cleft sentences. Inversions
Writing an opinion composition
Pronunciation how to sound emphatic
Unit 6. Out and about
Vocabulary. Leisure activities: travelling. Extreme sports
Grammar: used to, would. Narrative tenses
Writing a blog post
Unit 7. TV or not TV?
Television (people, TV programmes and a TV guide)
Grammar: impersonal report structures.
Contrast (despite, in spite of, although…)
Writing a “for and against” composition
Pronunciation: contrastive intonation
Unit 8. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Vocabulary. Health and illness.
Idioms related to the parts of the body. Food and diet
Grammar: reported speech. Reporting statements, commands and questions.
Writing a complaint email/letter
Pronunciation: homographs. Homophones
Unit 9. No regrets just lessons learned
Grammar: I wish/if only.
Would rather, would sooner, had better. It´s time
Writing a personal anecdote
Pronunciation /s/ - /z/ - /?/
Unit 10. Facebook = language facelift?
Vocabulary. Compounds with –ever. The Internet. Fast writing
Grammar: future perfect and continuous.
Use of the article for generalizing
Writing: a review
Pronunciation: words pronounced differently in Spanish/English