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This course accompanies 'openMind 3'. It corresponds to CEFR level B1. There are twelve units that mirror the units in the coursebook. Resources are grouped into 'Language Focus', 'Grammar Focus', 'Vocabulary', 'Listening', 'Pronunciation', 'Games' and 'Can Do' statements.

UNIT 1
Live and Learn This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about learning. It also provides practice of the present perfect progressive and the present perfect with 'yet' and 'already'.
Language focus Grammar focus Practicing word order with adverbs of time. Contrasting the simple present perfect and the present perfect progressive. Checking your knowledge of when to use the present perfect progressive. Checking your knowledge of the difference between the use of the simple present perfect and present perfect progressive. Checking your knowledge of nouns and noun phrases used with 'make' and 'do'. I can talk about learning and the learning experience. I can talk about things I have been doing lately. Listening to two English teachers talking about learning English in the future and deciding if they agree or disagree with the statements. Practicing words and phrases you need to talk about education. Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit

'Can do' statements Listening Vocabulary Present perfect progressive: use Present perfect simple v. progressive

Make v. do : M-W
Present perfect with adverbs of time Present perfect simple and progressive

Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Language Exercise

Make v. do : A-L

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Listening Activity

Albert Einstein's education

Vocabulary Activity

UNIT 2
Then and Now This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about memories. It also provides practice of 'used to', and 'so' and 'neither'.
Games 'Can do' statements Placing adjectives in the correct order. I can talk about childhood memories. I can talk about how things have changed. I can describe personal possessions. I can identify similarities between myself and other people. Listening to an interview about life in the 1920s and selecting the statements that match the speaker's opinions. Checking your knowledge of the use of 'so', 'neither' and 'nor' to agree with somebody. Checking your knowledge of the order of two or more adjectives used together. Practicing 'used to' and the simple past. Practicing 'so' and 'neither' and the auxiliary verbs that you use with them in short responses. Practicing adjective word order in complex noun phrases. Game Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit

Listening Grammar focus

Language focus

Popcorn Frenzy Inversion: with so, neither and nor Order of adjectives

Used to v. past simple


A day at school Adjective word order Generation gap

Language Exercise Language Exercise Language Exercise Listening Activity

UNIT 3
Buying Power This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about products and advertising. It also provides practice of articles and indirect questions.
Pronunciation Grammar focus Language focus Listening Practicing vowel sounds. Practicing long and short vowels. Checking your knowledge of the definite article. Checking your knowledge of the zero article. Checking your knowledge of embedded/indirect questions. Practicing the use of 'a/an', 'the' and the zero article. Practicing embedded/indirect questions. Listening to three advertisements and deciding who each one is aimed at. Listening to someone complaining about a jacket they bought and keying in the missing words to complete a letter of complaint. I can ask polite questions. I can describe problems with products or services. I can make complaints.

'Can do' statements

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Articles: use of definite article Articles: use of zero article Embedded/Indirect questions: use Embedded questions: word order

Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit

Definite, indefinite and zero articles Hotel requests Radio advertisements Complaining about a product Vowel sounds

Language Exercise Language Exercise Listening Activity Listening Activity Pronunciation Activity Pronunciation Activity

Feet or fit

UNIT 4
Taking Care of Business This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about products and services. It also provides practice of the uses of 'have' and compound nouns.
Grammar focus Checking your knowledge of 'have' + object + past participle. Checking your knowledge of compound nouns. Checking your knowledge of the spelling of compound nouns. Practicing words made up of two nouns. Practicing common compound nouns. Practicing compound nouns. I can talk about having things done. I can talk about products and services. Practicing words stress in compound nouns. Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Compound nouns Word stress in compound nouns Compound nouns Compound nouns Language Exercise Pronunciation Activity Vocabulary Activity Vocabulary Activity

Vocabulary Language focus 'Can do' statements Pronunciation Uses of have: have something done Compounds: nouns Compounds: spelling of nouns

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UNIT 5
Through the Grapevine This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about manners of speaking. It also provides practice of reported speech.
Grammar focus Checking your knowledge of the tense changes used in reported speech. Checking your knowledge of 'yes/no' reported questions. Checking your knowledge of 'Wh' reported questions. Checking your knowledge of reporting verbs. Checking your knowledge of the verbs 'say' and 'tell'. I can talk about communication. I can report what people say. I can report other people's experiences. Practicing reported speech. Practicing the use of reported speech. Practicing reporting verbs like 'agree', 'accuse', 'insist', etc. Listening to several conversations that Judy has with people throughout the day and keying in the missing information in each paragraph. Practicing verbs describing ways of speaking. Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Reporting verbs: list I swam across an ocean What did you say? Reporting verbs Secret diary Ways of speaking Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Language Exercise Language Exercise Listening Activity Vocabulary Activity

'Can do' statements Language focus Listening Vocabulary Reported speech: tense changes Reported questions: yes/no questions Reported questions: wh- questions Say vs. tell : differences and uses

UNIT 6
Decisions, Decisions This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about problems and decisions. It also provides practice of the second conditional.
Pronunciation Language focus Vocabulary Games Listening Grammar focus Practicing identifying stress in questions in the second/unreal conditional. Practicing the second/unreal conditional. Practicing words related to environmental problems. Completing conditional sentences. Listening to three people explaining their problems on the telephone, reading a summary of each one and selecting the correct words. Checking your knowledge of the uses of the second/unreal conditional. Checking your knowledge of the affirmative, negative, and interrogative forms of the second/unreal conditional. I can talk about making decisions. I can talk about dilemmas. I can discuss hopes and wishes. I can explain decisions I have made.

'Can do' statements

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The Balloon Fiesta Second/Unreal conditional: use Second conditional: affirmative Second conditional: negative

Game Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit

Second conditional: interrogative Second conditional Advice hotline Rhythm and stress in second/unreal conditional questions Environmental problems

Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Listening Activity Pronunciation Activity

Vocabulary Activity

UNIT 7
Think Again! This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about intelligence and making deductions. It also provides practice of question tags.
Listening Grammar focus 'Can do' statements Language focus Games Pronunciation In the Restaurant Question tags: word order Underwater discovery Question tags Listening to a talk about the intelligence of dolphins and keying in the missing words. Checking your knowledge of question tags. I can talk about intelligence and the brain. I can speculate about what you see. I can make deductions. Practicing the modal verbs 'can't' and 'must'. Practicing question tags. Matching statements in the present with their reply tags. Practicing questions with tags. Game Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Language Exercise Question tags How intelligent are dolphins? Question tags Language Exercise Listening Activity Pronunciation Activity

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UNIT 8
Stories We Tell This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about stories. It also provides practice of the past perfect, the infinitive and the gerund.
'Can do' statements Language focus Pronunciation Listening Grammar focus Vocabulary Past perfect: use Infinitive v. - ing form I can talk about events in the past. I can give an opinion about a story. I can describe stories. Practicing the infinitive and the '-ing' form. Practicing verbs and phrases followed by the '-ing' form or a 'to-' infinitive. Contrasting the simple past and past perfect. Practicing syllable stress in words with three or more syllables. Practicing identifying the schwa sound in single words. Listening to a radio interview about Graham Greene, the author, and answering questions about his novels. Checking your knowledge of when to use the past perfect. Practicing statements which give a positive, negative or neutral meaning. Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Language Exercise Language Exercise Graham Greene Words with three or more syllables Find the schwa Escape to Zalcabar Listening Activity Pronunciation Activity Pronunciation Activity Vocabulary Activity

-ing form v. infinitive


Past simple v. past perfect

UNIT 9
Body Talk This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about the body and health problems. It also provides practice of adjectives followed by infinitives, and 'I wish' .
Vocabulary Games 'Can do' statements Language focus Grammar focus Listening The Evil Doctor Adjectives + infinitive I wish I'd done that Practicing words for different types of health problems. Practicing words for parts of the body. Selecting the correct words for parts of the body. I can talk about illnesses and injuries. I can talk about keeping fit. I can describe regrets. Practicing expressing regret with 'wish', 'if only' and some conditional clauses. Checking your knowledge of adjectives + infinitive. Listening to two friends talking about what they do to keep in shape and deciding which person expresses which opinion. Game Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Keeping in shape the right way Feeling sick Parts of the body Listening Activity Vocabulary Activity Vocabulary Activity

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Parts of the body

Vocabulary Activity

UNIT 10
Stage and Screen This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about TV and entertainment. It also provides practice of relative clauses and relative pronouns.
'Can do' statements Grammar focus Games Vocabulary Language focus Pronunciation Listening I can talk about TV shows, entertainment and performances. I can describe TV shows and movies. Checking your knowledge of relative pronouns. Checking your knowledge of the omission of object pronouns in relative clauses. Testing your knowledge of relative pronouns. Practicing names of types of TV programs. Practicing expressions used to talk about differences and similarities. Practicing relative pronouns. Practicing defining and non-defining relative clauses. Practicing two vowel sounds in sentences. Listening to people talking about TV shows and deciding which program each speaker is talking about. Listening to five people talking about movies, choosing the movie each person is describing, then choosing true or false to answer statements. Grammar Reference Unit Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Language Exercise What's on the tube? The last movie I saw Vowel sounds Television programs TV soaps Time Flies Listening Activity Listening Activity Pronunciation Activity Vocabulary Activity Vocabulary Activity Game

Relative pronouns: use Object pronoun omission in relative clauses Relative clauses Relative pronouns

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UNIT 11
Breaking the Rules This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about teenagers and behavior problems. It also provides practice of the future in the past.
'Can do' statements Pronunciation Language focus Grammar focus Vocabulary Listening I can talk about rules. I can talk about breaking rules. I can talk about past plans and intentions. I can analyze graphs and charts. Practicing different consonant sounds. Practicing the future in the past. Checking your knowledge of the different ways of expressing the future in the past. Practicing the words for graphs and charts. Listening to a conversation between a store owner and a security expert about preventing shoplifting, and identifying the order in which the security measures are mentioned. Listening to part of a radio show about teenagers and putting words in the order you hear them. Grammar Reference Unit Language Exercise Listening Activity Teenagers Consonant sounds Consonant sounds Graphs and charts Listening Activity Pronunciation Activity Pronunciation Activity Vocabulary Activity

Future in the past Past predictions Shoplifting

UNIT 12
Just the Job! This syllabus item provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about the world of work. It also provides practice of phrasal verbs.
Vocabulary Pronunciation Grammar focus 'Can do' statements Language focus Games Listening Practicing words and phrases used to talk about work. Practicing words and phrases relating to the workplace. Practicing collocations of verbs and nouns in a work context. Practicing word stress. Checking your knowledge of the use of the gerund. I can talk about work and the workplace. I can describe the workplace. I can answer questions about work. Practicing the position of objects in sentences with phrasal verbs. Matching the names of jobs and of workplaces. Listening to two interviews about people's working lives and completing two surveys. Listening to a man talking about his current and previous jobs, and clicking on the correct answers. Game Grammar Reference Unit Position of objects with phrasal verbs Work survey A change for the better? Language Exercise Listening Activity Listening Activity

Greyhound Midnight Sleep Participles: gerund

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Word stress Work, work, work

Pronunciation Activity Vocabulary Activity

At work Work expressions

Vocabulary Activity Vocabulary Activity

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