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The principal aim of this course, Anglès Nivell C1-1, is to consolidate and to implement advanced communication skills in English to achieve autonomy and practices management of the language and to express themselves in it and understand it in situations of high difficulty, focusing on the spoken and written conversations, both formal and informal. This is the first part of the C1 level course.
To motivate students towards the study of the English language.
To acquire autonomy and security in the use of English in everyday life.
To consolidate communication skills in English.
To understand extended speech in unstructured and imprecise conversations.
To express fluently and spontaneously English without much obvious searching for expressions.
To use language flexibly and effectively for academic, social and professional purposes.
To formulate ideas and opinions and to develop particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
To understand long and complex factual and literary text, even when they do not relate to their field of work.
To understand the particular and the general sense of the different types of written texts, and recognise implicit meaning of the text.
To understand television programmes and films without too much effort.
To demonstrate advanced skills in the management of grammar rules and structure of the English language.
To write complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues.
To select a style appropriate to the reader in mind.
To produce detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
To dominate the language to respond clearly written and safety.
To increase English advanced vocabulary.
Module 1. Do your homework and make a difference
Overview of the past tenses: Past simple tenses - Present perfect tenses - Past perfect - Used and would
Collocations in English: Types of collocations - How to improve your use of collocations
Expressing purpose, reason and result: Purpose clauses - Reason clauses - Result clauses
Module 2. Natural environment
Complex conditionals: Third conditional - Mixed conditionals
Word formation: Affixes - Compound words - Hyphens - Conversion
English vocabulary: natural environment
Module 3. Avoid repetitions and use phrasal verbs
Subject-verb agreement: Compound subject - Group nouns - Indefinite pronouns - Prepositional phrase - Sentences that express a wish or are contrary to fact
Avoiding repetitions: Using pronouns - Using auxiliaries/modal verbs - Reduced infinitive - So
Phrasal verbs: Phrasal verbs with two particles - Intransitive and transitive phrasal verbs - Inseparable and separable phrasal verbs - Phrasal verbs in the passive
Essay: Planning - Formula for a discursive essay - Hints