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UNIT 1 Something to shout about

- People talking about special moments in their lives (multiple matching) - A radio news report about Google (sentence completion) - Listening to three different extracts - People talking about their favourite ways of relaxing (multiple matching)

- Short extracts linked to the theme of success (multiple choice) - An article about happiness (multiple choice) - An extract from an article on J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings (multiple choice) - An article about a hiking holiday in Tasmania (gapped text) - An article about the grandparent/ grandchild relationship

asking for/giving advice; giving an opinion; expressing uncertainty; giving and responding to news; comparing and contrasting speculating negotiating; reaching an agreement

formal and informal letters (1)

celebrations; career success; collocations; words often confused; idioms; fixed phrases with on; phrasal verbs; communication: giving and responding to news pastimes and hobbies; leisure activities; adjectives; collocations; idioms; fixed phrases with at; phrasal verbs; communication: making and responding to suggestions; interrupting family; characteristics; words often confused; collocations;

gerund/infinitiv e

Ambition, success, achievement, happiness UNIT 2 Escape Artists

reviews

review of present tenses; stative verbs; dependent prepositions

Travel, entertainment, leisure, relaxing UNIT 3 People Power - Peter and Carol talking about the news (multiple choice)

giving/reacting to advice; offering/accepting/ rejecting an apology;

articles

past tenses; used to/be used to + ing/would

People, families, appearances

- A part of a radio talk about laughter (gap filling)

UNIT 4 Growing Concerns

Social problems, civil liberties, unemployment, poverty, international issues, environmental problems UNIT 5 Our Changing World Technology, computers, space travel, technology in everyday life

- Three different extracts (multiple choice) - A short talk about a volunteer helpline (sentence completion)

(multiple matching) - An extract from an article about confidence building (multiple choice) - Three short extracts which are linked to one theme (multiple choice) - An article about a day in a London magistrates court where a minor offences are dealt with (gapped text) - An article about artificial intelligence (multiple choice) - An article about American astronauts of the 1960s (multiple matching)

comparing and contrasting; speculating; discussing pros and cons; inviting speaker to continue discussing problems/offering solutions; evaluating; giving opinions reports and proposals

idioms; fixed phrases with of; phrasal verbs; communication: apologising

crime and the law; punishment; charity; social issues; workers in the legal system; phrasal verbs; idioms; fixed phrases with against; communication: discussing problems and offering solutions science and technology; computers; collocations; phrasal verbs; idioms; fixed phrases with in; communication: sharing opinions

the passive; the causative

- A radio discussion about the pros and cons of opening a new fast food restaurant in a small town called Manley (multiple choice) - People talking about technological devices that they use in their work (multiple

agreeing; asking for justification; comparing and assessing

contributions to longer pieces

future forms

matching)

UNIT 6 A Job Well Done Work, the workplace, business, professions

- Three different extracts (multiple choice) - A firefighter talking about his work (sentence completion)

- Three short extracts which are all linked to the theme of night working (multiple choice) - An article about todays public sector working hours (gapped text) - A text about four great medical discoveries (multiple choice) - An article about what a referees job involve (multiple choice)

requests; discuss, evaluate and select

set texts

jobs, work and workplaces; collocations; idioms; fixed phrases with on; phrasal verbs; communication: polite requests

conditionals and wishes

UNIT 7 Fit for Life

Health, fitness, medicine, sport & exercise

- A medical adviser talking about exercise and health (sentence completion) - A radio interview in which two people discuss the sport of heliskiing (multiple choice) - Five people talking about sport (multiple matching)

making appointments; describing; speculating and eliminating

formal and informal letters (2)

the human body; problems; treatments; sports; playing areas; collocations; idioms; fixed phrases with under; phrasal verbs; communication: making appointments

inversions; modal verbs; prepositions

UNIT 8 Live and Learn

School, education, university life, educational issues

UNIT 9 The Image Business

The fashion industry, image, the visual arts UNIT 10 Shop Around

Shopping, the economy, advertising,

- Three different extracts about three unrelated topics (multiple choice) - A part of a radio interview with the university lecturer Dr Harry Gray about children and language learning (multiple choice) - An imageconsultant giving advice to students looking for job (sentence completion) - Some people talking about special effects in films (multiple matching) - Three different extracts about three unrelated topics (multiple choice) - A radio discussion about mens shopping habits (multiple choice)

- An article by a student who graduated from university with a first-class degree (multiple choice) - An article written by a mother whose child started reading later than others (gapped text) - An article about Betty Jackson, a fashion designer (gapped text) - Three short extracts which are all linked to one theme (multiple choice) - An article about the advantages and disadvantages of convenience stores compared with supermarkets (gapped text) - An article about young people and advertising

similarities/ differences; justifying opinion; agreeing/ disagreeing; discussing; hypothesising; selecting

information sheets

school, college, university; study methods; subjects; learning; collocations; idioms; fixed phrases with by; phrasal verbs; communication: describing similarities/ differences

relative clauses

likes and dislikes; expressing surprise; reporting emergences; discussing; evaluating and selecting

competition entries

image; looks; films; collocations; idioms; fixed phrases with down; phrasal verbs; communication: expressing surprise; calling 999 shopping; money; advertising; collocations; idioms; fixed phrases with carry; phrasal verbs; communication: placing/ confirming an order; making/ answering a

reported speech; reporting verbs

orders and complains; discussing/giving opinions; evaluating/selectin g;

review of basic writing tasks

articles and punctuation

money

(multiple choice)

complaint