Weekly Learning Outcomes General English & IELTS Programme

Week 1

Grammar

  • Student can formulate questions more accurately and can ask for/provide information using new structures, with some degree of control.
  • They can maintain a reasonable amount of control when using the present tenses.

Vocabulary

  • Students are more confident with familiar vocabulary and can use new vocabulary related to personality albeit with some hesitancy.
  • They can use some phrases to express opinions and agreements/disagreements more effectively.

Pronunciation

  • Students can recognise a set of 7 English vowel sounds and can produce them relatively well, though with some interference from L 1.

Reading

  • Students can understand the main points in short, simple texts and can identify the specific information required, though re-reading is required.
  • They can also identify errors in a simple text and can correct them, albeit with some difficulty.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short, simple text, using a set format and new vocabulary, describing their personalities and expressing their opinions.

Listening

  • Students can understand simple directions and instructions.
  • They can understand familiar vocabulary/phrases with a good degree of accuracy and can recognise new words/phrases with some accuracy.
  • They can follow a short clear spoken text and identify the specific information required with repetition.

Speaking

  • Students can make introductions and ask/answer questions with some degree of accuracy.
  • They can exchange ideas and express opinions on familiar topics and can participate in short social exchanges and ask questions related to the cultural activity.

 

Week 2

Grammar

  • Students consolidate and build on their knowledge of the ‘past simple’ and can form both regular and irregular verbs quite accurately.
  • They can both form and use the past continuous in speaking and writing and can differentiate between the two tenses, albeit with some hesitancy.
  • Students can use and form subject/object questions with some degree of accuracy.

Vocabulary

  • Students build on their existing knowledge of holiday vocabulary and can use new vocabulary in context.
  • Students can use music vocabulary quite effectively when talking about musical tastes, albeit with some hesitancy.

Pronunciation

  • Students can pronounce ‘past simple’ regular verbs more accurately, albeit with some lapses.

Reading

  • Students can find and correct mistakes in a short simple email though re-reading is required.
  • They can also indentify the specific information required, although they may have to read the text again.
  • They can match pictures to a text after reading, though vocabulary has to be pre-taught.

Writing

  • Students can punctuate and lay out a short simple text with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They can provide a short text using holiday vocabulary and the past tense, albeit with some errors.

Listening

  • Students can follow the spoken text, though repetition is required, and evaluate phrases as being true or false.
  • They can also identify specific information from the spoken text, again, repetition is necessary.

 

 

Speaking

  • Students can express their opinion with some degree of clarity when talking about the cultural activity they have been on.
  • They can participate in social exchange about past holidays, using new vocabulary and structures quite effectively.
  • They are able to ask and answer questions related to musical tastes with a reasonable degree of accuracy and are able to ask for information about this week’s cultural activity with more confidence.

Week 3

Grammar

  • Students can use will/be going to present continuous to talk about definite plans and intentions with some degree of accuracy.
  • They can also use the future simple to make predictions, offers and decisions with a good degree of control. As well as this they can link words more effectively.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use expressions of possibility and certainty e.g. maybe, definitely, good luck … quite effectively.
  • They also learn useful phrases to be used in an informal letter.

Reading

  • Students are able to match questions to paragraphs with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to order a text quite effectively, though re-reading may be required and can identify the specific information requested.
  • They can also complete a letter using given phrases, after pre-teaching and re-reading.

Writing

  • Students learn how to lay out an informal letter and can do so quite well, using pre-taught vocabulary and structures with a reasonable degree of control.
  • They can also provide a short description of a photograph with some degree of accuracy.

Listening

  • Students can follow a spoken text and identify the specific information required, though repetition may be required.
  • They can also listen to a spoken text and put events into the correct order with some degree of accuracy.
  • Students are also able to listen to a short simple text and evaluate the statements as being true or false, though repetition is necessary.

 

Speaking

  • Students can express their opinions of the previous week’s cultural excursion more confidently.
  • They can describe a photograph using new vocabulary and structures more effectively.
  • They are able to retell a story, using picture prompts, in their own words with some degree of confidence.
  • They are able to participate in a conversation focusing on plans and intentions with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to make predictions, offers and decisions more grammatically accurately.

Week 4

Grammar

  • Students can form the present perfect simple more accurately and use it, albeit with some hesitancy.
  • Students are able to differentiate between when to use the ‘past simple’ and when to use the ‘present perfect’, though there is still some confusion.
  • Students can compare things, people and places with slightly more accuracy than before.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use new vocabulary in context when talking about clothes and fashion.
  • Students can use some set verb phrases with some degree of accuracy and can use set time expressions quite effectively.

Pronunciation

  • Students can recognise another set of 6 vowel sounds and can reproduce them quite well, though there is still some interference from L 1.
  • They are more accurate when producing regular verb ending s in the past.

Reading

  • Students can understand a relatively short text and find the specific information required, though re-reading is required.
  • They are also able to put events in a short text into the correct order, albeit with some hesitancy.

Writing

  • Students can produce short, simple texts describing past experiences and events.
  • They are also able to compare things in a short text with a good degree of control.

Listening

  • Students can follow a short spoken text and complete a chart relatively accurately, though repetition is required.
  • They can process information slightly more quickly when listening.
  • They are also able to find specific information and provide more detail, albeit after a second listening.

Speaking

  • Students can talk about past events and experiences with more accuracy.
  • They are also able to compare things more effectively.
  • They can understand and answer questions and take part in a short exchange with more confidence.
  • They are also able to express their opinions about the previous week’s cultural activity more clearly and with better grammatical control.

Week 5

Grammar

  • Students can use the superlative forms with a greater degree of accuracy and, as a result can compare things, people and places more effectively.
  • Students can use the verb + to infinitive, albeit with some errors.
  • They are also able to use the verb + gerund quite accurately, though there is still some confusion about when to use the to-infinitive and when to use the gerund.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use opposite adjectives in the correct context, and have expanded their existing adjective bank.
  • Students are able to ask for information more confidently and can ask for/provide directions with a greater degree of accuracy.

Pronunciation

  • Students are familiar about where to put the stress in a word in order to facilitate more natural speech and can reproduce the correct pronunciation, though there is still some confusion with L 1.

Reading

  • Students can find and correct the errors in a text, though re-reading is required.
  • They can also understand a short text and find the information required with a better degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to make predictions about a text after unfamiliar vocabulary has been pre-taught.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short text describing where they live with some cohesion and can use structures and vocabulary quite well.
  • Students learn how to lay out a formal email and can produce an email following a template.
  • They are also able to produce a dialogue in which they ask for/provide directions and information, using new vocabulary and maintaining a fairly good degree of grammatical control.

Listening

  • Students can follow a text with a greater degree of accuracy and can evaluate statements as being true or false.
  • They are also able to understand a spoken text and complete the sentences, though repetition may be required.
  • They are also able to understand a text and answer the questions with a good degree of accuracy.

Speaking

  • Students can ask and answer questions more confidently.
  • They are able to ask for /provide information and directions using new vocabulary quite well.
  • They can take part in a short conversation with more confidence.

Week 6

Grammar

  • Students can distinguish between must and have and can use them fairly accurately, though there may still be some confusion between the two.
  • They can also use prepositions of place and movement in for the most part, the right context.
  • Students can form the zero, first and second conditional forms and can use them, albeit with some hesitancy and errors.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use modifiers such as a bit, incredibly, quite…quite confidently, making their speech a little more natural.
  • Students expand on their existing vocabulary related to sport and are able to use verb/noun collocations e.g. play tennis/go surfing/do yoga more accurately.

Pronunciations

  • Students can recognise and produce another set of vowel sounds, though there is still a little interference from L I.

Reading

  • Students are able to understand a short text and put the events into the correct order with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to complete a text relatively accurately, though re-reading is required.
  • They can match the beginnings and the endings of the sentences with some degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a set of ‘Murphy’s Laws’ whilst maintaining a fairly good degree of grammatical control.
  • They can also produce a short, fairly cohesive text describing their favourite sport.

Listening

  • Students can process the information in a spoken text more quickly and can evaluate statements as being true or false with a good degree of accuracy.

Speaking

  • Students can ask and answer questions more confidently, whilst maintaining a fairly good degree of grammatical control.
  • They are also able to talk about favourite sports with a greater degree of confidence, using new vocabulary and collocations well.
  • They are able to use new grammatical structures more accurately when speaking and can take part in short exchanges with more confidence.

Week 7

Grammar

  • Students can talk about possibility using May or Might with a good degree of control.
  • They are able to use should and shouldn’t quite confidently and are more confident when using the present perfect.
  • They also make fewer errors when using present perfect and past simple together.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use new vocabulary related to animals, friendship and phobias in the correct context when speaking.
  • They are also able to form nouns from verbs with some degree of accuracy.

Pronunciation

  • Students can identify the strong parts of the words and reproduce them with less interference from L 1.
  • They can also see how changing the position of the stress can slightly alter the meaning of the sentence.

Reading

  • Students can follow the context of the text and are able to match the advice to the problems quite accurately.
  • They are also able to evaluate statements to being True or False with some degree of accuracy, though re-reading is required.

Writing

  • Students can produce an informed email by following a template and using pre-learned phrases.
  • They are also able to produce a short note giving advice with a good degree of grammatical accuracy.

Listening

  • Students can follow the spoken text s and match the problems and advice to the speakers quite successfully.
  • They are also able to listen for detail with more accuracy.

Speaking

  • Students are able to make decisions and give advice using what they have learned.
  • They are also more confident, when asking and answering questions and they are less hesitant when speaking.
  • They can express their opinions more clearly and can combine structures when speaking about past events with a better degree of accuracy.

Week 8

Grammar

  • Students can talk about past habits with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to formulate and use Present Simple Passive and Past Simple Passive, albeit with some hesitancy.
  • They can use adverbs of frequency relatively well when describing everyday activities.
  • They are also able to use some/any/no phrases e.g. someone/no one …with some degree of accuracy.

Vocabulary

  • Students can identify different genres of film with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They build on their existing vocabulary bank related to education and can use new vocabulary in, for the most part, the right context.
  • Students can differentiate between ed and ing adjectives and can use them more accurately.

Reading

  • Students can identify the meanings of unfamiliar words from the context, although re-reading is necessary.
  • Students can understand the text and complete it with some degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to match statements to paragraphs after a second reading.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short cohesive article on a given subject using a template and pre-learned structures and phrases. They are able to express their opinions more clearly whilst maintaining a good degree of grammatical control.

Listening

  • Students can follow a spoken text and identify the specific information required, although repetition is necessary.
  • They are also able to evaluate statements as being True or False and can match pictures to statements after a second listening.
  • They can also put the events of a story into the correct order after repetition of the text.

Speaking

  • Students are able to talk about different types of films and can express their personal preferences quite clearly.
  • They are also able to retell a story in their own words, using picture prompts, with a good degree of control.
  • They can talk about how often they do things and are able to talk about their own educational experiences with a good control over structures and vocabulary.
  • They are more confident when expressing their opinions and can speak with less hesitancy and pauses.

Week 9

Grammar

  • Students are able to use quantifiers with some degree of accuracy.
  • They can also differentiate between too and enough, albeit with some difficulty.

Vocabulary

  • Students build on their existing vocabulary bank related to health and lifestyle and can now use new vocabulary quite accurately.
  • They are also able to use a set of phrasal verbs, though with some errors.

Pronunciation

  • Students can identify and reproduce 7 of the consonant sounds relatively accurately, though there may be some confusion with L 1.

Reading

  • Students can understand the text and identify the specific information required.
  • They are also able to evaluate the text and express their opinions quite clearly.

 

Writing

  • Students can put together a questionnaire related to health and lifestyle.

Listening

  • Students can follow the spoken text and identify the specific information required, though repetition is required.

Speaking

  • Students can talk more expansively about health and lifestyle and are able to express their opinions more clearly.
  • They are more confident when asking and answering questions and can use new vocabulary in the right context.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are given an overview of the IELTS exam.
  • They are able to use skimming and scanning techniques with some degree of accuracy, though the texts they are reading from are more difficult so repetition is required.

Week 10

Grammar

  • Students can form the past perfect simple with a good degree of accuracy and can use it when putting past events into logical order, albeit with some errors at first.
  • Students can differentiate between ‘direct and reported’ speech and can report simple statements made by other students with some degree of accuracy.
  • They are able to use say/tell/ask relatively accurately, although there is some confusion at first.

Vocabulary

  • Students build on their existing vocabulary and can use new food vocabulary well.
  • They are also able to form adverts relatively accurately and can use them appropriately in a sentence.

Reading

  • Students are able to understand the text and can match the stories to their endings quite accurately.
  • They are also able to guess the meaning of the unfamiliar words, though re-reading is required.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short typical recipe from their countries by following a template and using vocabulary in the right context.

Listening

  • Students can complete the song using the words given, with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They can also follow the spoken text and answer the questions though repetition is required due to the introduction of an unfamiliar accent, which they may find difficult to understand.

Speaking

  • Students are able to talk about past events more accurately.
  • They are also able to report simple statements with some degree of control and are more confident when speaking.
  • They can describe a typical dish from their countries and express opinions more clearly.

 

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to use pre-taught techniques and vocabulary to summarise information in a table, though there are still some issues with cohesion.
  • They can also produce a short opinion essay, though with some lack of cohesion.

Week 11

Grammar

  • Students can use the present tenses more accurately and can become more familiar with state and action verbs, though there is still some confusion regarding verbs that can be both.
  • They also have a greater degree of control over the past tenses and can combine them, when speaking and writing, with more accuracy.

Vocabulary

  • Students are able to express personal preferences more effectively.
  • They can also use new vocabulary in the right context when talking about sport.

Pronunciation

  • Students are able to recognise an reproduce some of the English consonant sounds, though there is still some interference from L 1.

Reading

  • Students can identify the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context of the sentence, though re-reading is necessary.
  • They are also able to complete a text with some degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short relatively cohesive biography of a sports person they admire with reasonable grammatical control and can review a sports event quite cohesively.

Listening

  • Students can understand the spoken text quite well and match the information to the pictures with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They are able to understand the text in general and can answer the questions, though repetition is required because of the speaker’s accent.

Speaking

  • Students can express personal preferences more effectively and can ask and answer questions more confidently.
  • They are able to talk about sports and tell short anecdotes with a greater degree of grammatical control.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to apply pre-learned techniques to the note completion section in the listening task with some degree of success, though there are some spelling issues due to the lack of repetition.
  • Students can ask and answer questions and expand where necessary. They can also take part in a 2 way discussion quite coherently, though unfamiliar vocabulary is slightly problematic.

Week 12 (Mock IELTS Week)

Grammar

  • Students are much more confident when using future forms and can use them with a greater degree of accuracy.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use new vocabulary related to family and money quite effectively.
  • They also expand on their ability to describe personality and can use new adjectives in the right context.

Pronunciation

  • Students can pronounce words more coherently and can identify where the strong part of the word should be, more accurately.

Reading

  • Students can identify the meaning of unfamiliar words from context with a good degree of accuracy, though repetition is required.
  • They can also understand the main points of a text and answer the questions quite accurately.

 

Listening

  • Students can complete the song with the words given with few problems.
  • They are also able to follow the text and complete the table with some degree of accuracy, though repetition is required.

Speaking

  • Students can talk about their families in more detail, using new vocabulary effectively.
  • They can also describe people’s personalities more accurately.

Writing

  • Students can produce an email describing a person with a good degree of cohesion and a good degree of structure and vocabulary.

IELTS Examination Preparation

Reading

  • Students can use pre-learned techniques to help them match sentences to paragraphs more effectively.
  • They can also complete sentences with some degree of accuracy.

Listening

  • Students can use pre-learned techniques to help them complete the multiple choice questions more successfully.

Writing

  • Students are able to summarise information in a pie chart and bar graph more effectively though there are still some issues with cohesion.
  • They are also able to use pre-learned techniques to help them organise a text more effectively with some degree of success.

Speaking

  • Students can talk about a given topic, expressing opinions and preferences with a good degree of control and a good use of vocabulary, though there are some issues with unfamiliar vocabulary.

Week 13

Grammar

  • Students can combine the Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple in Speech and Writing with a greater degree of accuracy.
  • They are able to form and use the Present Perfect Continuous, albeit with some hesitancy.
  • They can compare things more effectively and there is less repetition when comparing things.

Vocabulary

  • Students can match figures to their written form and can also identify fractions and decimals and use them with some degree of accuracy.
  • They can also use new vocabulary related to holidays in the right context and can describe places more effectively.
  • They are also able to talk about transport and travel using new vocabulary relatively correctly.

Reading

  • Students can identify specific details in a text and can understand the main points quite easily.
  • They are also able to identify the meaning of unfamiliar words from context with more accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short connected text describing their perfect holiday, using new vocabulary effectively and maintaining a good degree of grammatical control over a variety of structures.

Listening

  • Students can understand the main points in a spoken text and identify specific details.
  • They are able to complete a table with a good degree of accuracy and can evaluate statements as being True or False with some success.
  • They can also put the events of a text into the correct order with little difficulty.

Speaking

  • Students can talk about most situations which could arise when travelling.
  • They are also able to take part in conversations, express opinions and exchange information about holidays without difficulty

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students can use pre-taught techniques when completing flow charts and tables with some degree of success.
  • They are also able to handle the Yes/No/Not given section of the reading task more effectively.

 

 

Week 14

Grammar

  • Students can use modal verbs in a variety of contexts – obligations, ability and deduction with a greater degree of accuracy and control.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use new vocabulary related to describing appearance quite effectively.
  • They are also more confident when using ed/ing adjectives when talking about experiences, feelings and reactions.

Pronunciations

  • Students can speak clearly though there is still some interference from L 1 stress and intonation patterns.

Reading

  • Students can evaluate statements as being True or False with little difficulty and can guess the meaning of unfamiliar words with some degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to understand the main points of a text and identify the specific details needed to complete a table.

Listening

  • Students can follow a text and understand the main points with little difficulty.
  • They are also able to hone in on the specific details needed to complete notes.

Speaking

  • Students can initiate, maintain and participate in conversations related to culture and traditions expressing opinions quite effectively.
  • They are also able to describe peoples appearances and make up deductions, using new vocabulary well and maintaining a good control over grammatical structures.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to describe a process more accurately and with more cohesion.
  • They are also able to analyse essay questions and understand the rubric more effectively and can produce a more cohesive text, expressing opinions and supporting their answers with personal experience.

 

 

 

Week 15

Grammar

  • Students can use the first conditional more confidently and accurately and are able to use the future time clauses such as when/until … in writing and speech, albeit with some hesitancy.
  • They are also able to use the 2nd conditional more accurately and with more variation, though with some errors.
  • They can also talk about past and present habits/routines with a better degree of grammatical control.

Vocabulary

  • Students can incorporate new vocabulary with some degree of accuracy when talking about their own education.
  • They are also able to use new vocabulary related to houses quite effectively.
  • They can use new vocabulary in the right context when speaking about friends and friendships.

Pronunciation

  • Students can use sentence stress more effectively, though there is still some interference from L 1 patterns.
  • They are also able to produce S and Z sounds more clearly.

Reading

  • Students can understand the text and identify the main points as well as being able to complete the text using the phrases given with a good degree of accuracy.
  • They can also able to identify the specific detail in the text and can identify the meaning of the unfamiliar words from context with some degree of accuracy.
  • They can also complete a summary of a text with a good degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short cohesive text describing their dream homes, using new vocabulary effectively and maintaining a good degree of grammatical control.

Listening

  • Students can match statements to speakers with little difficulty.

Speaking

  • Students are able to take part in and control a conversation about education, expanding on information when required.
  • They can also describe their dream homes, expressing their opinion and using new vocabulary effectively.
  • They can also talk about past and present habits and routines more effectively and can expand on information when required.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students can apply pre-learned techniques to help them approach the labelling and short answer questions section of the listening task with a better degree of success.

Week 16

Grammar

  • Students can use quantifiers such as some, any, much, many …with a greater degree of accuracy when speaking and writing.
  • They are also able to talk about more extreme quantities using too and enough, albeit with some hesitancy.

Vocabulary

  • Students are able to use a wider range of expressions to help them to avoid repetition when expressing opinions.
  • They can also use more verb/noun collocations with GET with some degree of accuracy.
  • They are able to make suggestions using a variety of set phrases which enables them to avoid repetition when making suggestions.
  • They can also describe architecture and buildings more effectively, using new vocabulary in the right context.

Pronunciation

  • Students are able to recognise and reproduce another set of English consonants quite clearly, though L 1 is still noticeable.

Reading

  • Students are able to understand the main points of a text with little difficulty and can identify the correct summaries for the paragraphs with a good level of success.
  • They can also match words to definitions quite accurately and can predict what is going to happen next with some degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a short cohesive text describing both the interior and exterior of a building using pre-learned vocabulary whilst maintaining a good level of grammatical control.
  • They are also able to layout and produce a formal letter of application using pre-learned techniques and vocabulary, though there are still some issues with cohesion.
  • As well as this they can compile a clear, concise CV, using pre-learned vocabulary.

 

Listening

  • Students can understand the main points made by each speaker with a better degree of accuracy.
  • They are also able to complete notes quite accurately and provide more details after repetition.

Speaking

  • Students can express their opinions more clearly and with less repetition.
  • They are also able to make suggestions using more natural vocabulary and can describe buildings more effectively.
  • They can ask and answer questions with more confidence and are able to expand on information when required.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to use pre-learned techniques and vocabulary to help them perform the IELTS speaking tasks more effectively.

Week 17

Grammar

  • Students are able to use the correct article with a much greater degree of accuracy.
  • They can also distinguish between verb + ing /verb + infinitive collocations more accurately.

Vocabulary

  • Students are able to use new vocabulary quite effectively when expressing opinions about beauty, trends and health fads.
  • They can also use set expressions to help them make generalisations without repeating themselves.
  • They have a wider range of verb/adjective and preposition collocations, which they can use relatively accurately.
  • They also expand on their existing vocals using bank related to work and employment and can use new vocabulary in the right context.

Pronunciation

  • Students are able to recognise and reproduce a final set of English consonant sounds with a good degree of clarity, though L 1 influences are still apparent.

Reading

  • Students can understand the meaning of a text and identify the writer’s opinions and specific details.
  • They are also able to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context with a good degree of success.

Writing

  • Students can put together a detailed questionnaire related to health and beauty and can assimilate and summarise the information accurately.

Listeninig

  • Students can follow the text with little difficulty and can complete both a chart and sentences with a good degree of success.

Speaking

  • Students can take part in conversations, express opinions and exchange information with a greater degree of confidence.
  • They can also deliver a short rehearsed speech using more natural speech patterns and intonation.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students can complete the yes/no/not given task more successfully, using pre-learned techniques.
  • They are also able to match sentences to paragraphs with more accuracy.

 

 

Week 18

Grammar

  • Students are much more confident when reporting events and can use boh reporting verbs and the passive voice, in a wider variety of tenses, more accurately.

Vocabulary

  • Students expand on their existing vocabulary related to shopping and cinema and can use new vocabulary effectively.
  • They are also able to use new vocabulary and set phrases when making complaints and can do so without repetition.

Pronunciation

  • Students can pronounce words more correctly as they are able to recognise where the strong part of the word should be.
  • They can also reproduce more natural speech patterns by using sentence stress more effectively.

 

Reading

  • Students can understand the text and match headings to paragraphs and words to definitions with a greater degree of accuracy.
  • As well as this, they can understand the main points of a text and put events into the correct order with a good degree of success.
  • They are also able to complete a table and identify films from descriptions with little difficulty.

Writing

  • Students can produce a cohesive quite natural dialogue related to making complaints using new vocabulary and set phrases appropriately.

Listening

  • Students can understand the main points of the spoken text and can both complete the notes and identify the specific details quite accurately though repetition is required due to the speaker’s accent.

Speaking

  • Students can exchange information, express preferences and express opinions about jobs more expansively and confidently.
  • They are also able to make complaints more naturally and effectively and can report event more accurately.

 

IELTS Exam Programmes

  • Students can analyse date from graphs more cohesively and effectively using pre-learned techniques and vocabulary.
  • They are also able to analyse the essay questions more accurately and, as a result, can produce a more appropriate text.

Week 19

Grammar

  • Students can connect sentences and ideas more effectively using relative pronouns with a good degree of accuracy and can use relative clauses quite well.
  • They are able to formulate and use the 3rd conditional, albeit with some errors.

Vocabulary

  • Students can formulate adjectives and adverbs with some degree of accuracy and can use them quite effectively.
  • They also expand on their vocabulary bank related to crimes and criminal and can use new vocabulary appropriately.

Reading

  • Students can scan texts effectively and can make connections to photographs with a good degree of success.
  • They are also able to match paragraphs with statements relatively accurately and can identify the meaning of some unknown words from the context.
  • They can also indentify specific details and complete a text with a good degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can put together a short cohesive review of a movie they have watched, expressing opinions and making recommendations quite effectively.
  • They are also able to describe their reactions and express their opinions about crime whilst maintaining good grammatical control and using new vocabulary in the right context.

Listening

  • Students can predict endings with some degree of success. They can also understand the text and identify specific details.
  • They are also able to follow a text and evaluate the statement as being True or False and can complete sentences quite accurately.

Speaking

  • Students can speak clearly about people they admire, expanding on information when required.
  • They are able to describe things more effectively, with a good degree of control over vocabulary and grammatical structures.
  • They can talk about things they wish they had done differently, albeit with some grammatical errors and can exchange information, expand on details and compare and contrast statements more effectively.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Student can complete summaries more effectively using pre-learned techniques and can label diagrams with a greater degree of accuracy.

Week 20

Grammar

  • Students can formulate a wider variety of questions including indirect questions and question tags.
  • They are also able to use pre-taught phrasal verbs in the right context.

 

Vocabulary

  • Students can use a variety of collocations and compound nouns related to everyday life and activities and are able to use them fairly accurately.
  • They are able to us pre-learned set phrases that enables them to make excuses more effectively.
  • They also expand on their vocabulary related to television and can use new vocabulary in the right context.

Pronunciation

  • Students can use intonation to determine whether or not a question is real or being used to check information.

Reading

  • Students can match headings to paragraphs with a good degree of success and can identify the specific details with little difficulty.
  • They are also able to identify the meaning of unfamiliar words from context with some degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a relatively natural, cohesive dialogue related to making excuses and can produce a questionnaire which enables people to exchange and expand on information.
  • They are also able to produce an article using set phrases and a template, with a good degree of cohesion.

Listening

  • Students can hear how intonation defines the purpose of a question.

 

Speaking

  • Students are able to ask for and provide information with more confidence and can expand on information when required, with a good degree of grammatical control whilst using vocabulary effectively.
  • They are also able to make excuses more naturally, with less repetition than before.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students can perform parts 1 & 3 of the Speaking Task more effectively, using pre-learned techniques and vocabulary whilst maintaining a good degree of grammatical control.

 

 

Week 21

Grammar

  • Students can qualify both extreme and non-extreme adjectives to emphasise what they are describing with a good degree of success.

Vocabulary

  • Students become more familiar with more extreme adjectives and can use them appropriately.
  • They are also able to talk about both technology and the environment more expansively, using new vocabulary in the right context.

Pronunciation

  • Students are able to use both word and sentence stress effectively for emphasis when speaking.

Reading

  • Students can understand the texts quite easily and are able to evaluate the writer’s opinion and express their own opinions regarding the texts.
  • They can also identify the specific details in a text and complete them with a good degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a cohesive narrative describing their lives without the benefit of technology, whilst maintaining a good degree of grammatical control.
  • They are also able to compile an advertisement for a product of their choice using extreme adjectives effectively and making recommendations when required.
  • They can also put together an environmental information leaflet in which they express opinions and make suggestions.

Listening

  • Students can understand the spoken text with little difficulty and can complete the chat with a great degree of accuracy.

Speaking

  • Students can express opinions and preferences with a greater degree of accuracy and confidence.
  • They are also able to describe a product and emphasise its good points.
  • The can expand on information and deal with queries quite effectively.

 

 

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to select the appropriate heading for paragraphs with some degree of accuracy, using pre-learned techniques.
  • They are also able to complete a flow chart with some degree of success.

Week 22

Grammar

  • Students are more confident and accurate when using the Present, Past and Future tenses.
  • They can also formulate the future Present tenses and use them relatively accurately.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use vocabulary related to family, appearance, personality, holidays, travel and education much more effectively in both speech and writing.

Pronunciation

  • Students can produce more natural speech patterns by using sentence stress more effectively.
  • They are also able to use intonation in order to convey their meaning more accurately.

Reading

  • Students can understand the text with few problems and can identify the specific details quite easily.

Writing

  • Students can produce a cohesive description of their favourite place.
  • They are able to maintain a good degree of grammatical control and can use vocabulary effectively. They are also able to provide explanations coherently.

Listening

  • Students can understand main points in speech and other materials with more accuracy and confidence.

Speaking

  • Students can take part in conversations, express opinions and exchange information with more confidence.
  • They are also able to initiate, maintain a control conversations though there may be some hesitancy at times.
  • They can describe people and places more effectively and can express their thoughts with little difficulty.

 

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to apply new vocabulary and synonyms when attempting Task 1 (writing task) in order to avoid repetition.
  • They are also able to organise their Task 2 texts more effectively using pre-taught techniques.

Week 23

Grammar

  • Students are much more confident when using the Present Perfect tenses, and can combine tenses more accurately when speaking and writing.

Vocabulary

  • Students expand on their vocabulary related to health, lifestyle, food and cooking and can use new vocabulary in the right context.
  • They are also able to form nouns and adjectives with a greater degree of accuracy.

Pronunciation

  • Students can produce more natural speech patterns as they are more aware of the importance of intonation.
  • They are also able to pronounce English vowel sounds more clearly though L 1 is still noticeable.

Reading

  • Students have fewer problems with comprehension and can identify specific details without difficulty.
  • They are also able to identify the meaning of unfamiliar words from context with a greater degree of accuracy.

Writing

  • Students can produce a relatively natural dialogue using related vocabulary effectively whilst maintaining a good level of grammatical control.
  • They are also able to put together a fairly detailed recipe of a national recipe using cohesive devices more efficiently.

Listening

  • Students can understand the information in the spoken text with little difficulty and can identify both general messages and specific details.

Speaking

  • Students are much more confident when describing things in detail and can talk about health and lifestyle choices without hesitation.
  • They can initiate, maintain and control a conversation with greater ease and expand on information in exchanges when required.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to approach the short answer and note completion sections of the listening task more effectively, using pre-learned techniques.

Week 24

Grammar

  • Students can use articles, modals comparatives, conditional and passive forms with a much greater degree of accuracy and control.

Vocabulary

  • Students can use work related vocabulary more effectively and are also able to describe processor routines more cohesively.

Pronunciation

  • Students are able to use word and sentence stress effectively, thereby producing more natural speech patterns. They can pronounce words clearly  though L 1 influences are still evident but these do not prevent comprehension.

Reading

  • Students are much more confident when reading independently and have little difficulty in identifying specific details.
  • They are also able to skim and scan texts more effectively enabling them to complete the tasks with greater accuracy.

Writing

  • Students are able to produce a cohesive text describing a place that means a lot to them, providing reasons and describing the place, their thoughts and feelings more clearly.
  • They can also describe a process clearly, with a good degree of control.

Listening

  • Students can process the information in the spoken text much more quickly and can identify general messages and match speakers to statements with little difficulty.

Speaking

  • Students cab express thoughts and feelings on a variety of topics clearly and more effectively.
  • They are able to express and support opinions with little difficulty and can compare things more effectively.
  • They are able to use a variety of structures when speaking about work and can use related vocabulary well.
  • They can describe processes clearly and can expand on information without hesitation.

IELTS Exam Preparation

  • Students are able to use prompt words and linking devices more effectively when speaking.

Week 25

Students are able to use a wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately and effectively.  They can combine a variety of tenses in both speech and writing and can produce clear cohesive texts in a variety of styles.  They are much more comfortable when reading independently and can process information quickly.  They can perform a variety of tasks with a much greater degree of accuracy and are familiar with a wide range of text.  They have little difficulty when it comes to aural comprehension and can process information quite quickly, and are more familiar with a wider range of accents.  They can express themselves clearly and can perform a variety of functions when speaking.  They can provide more natural speech patterns and can pronounce words clearly without too much interference from L 1.

 

 

Academic timetable –General English and IELTS programme

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Placement Test Grammar Pronunciation Reading Grammar
Speaking / Vocabulary Writing Listening Vocabulary Listening
  Speaking Vocabulary Speaking Speaking
  Listening and Speaking Speaking Writing Culture corner
      Listening  
         

 

 

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Vocabulary Grammar Grammar Vocabulary
Revision of last week’s material Grammar Reading Reading Grammar
Course books progress checks Pronunciation Writing Listening Speaking
Group needs analysis Speaking Listening   Culture corner
Writing   Speaking    
Reading        

 

Week 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Reading Reading Grammar Reading
Revision of last week’s material Grammar Grammar Reading Writing
Course books progress checks Speaking Listening Vocabulary Culture corner
Group needs analysis Listening Speaking Speaking  
 Reading and Writing        
Speaking        

 

Week 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Grammar Reading Reading Vocabulary
Revision of last week’s material Speaking Grammar Vocabulary Reading
Course books progress checks Vocabulary Speaking Grammar Listening
Group needs analysis     Speaking Speaking
Pronunciation       Culture corner
Listening        

 

Week 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Grammar Grammar Grammar Vocabulary
Progress test week 1-4 Vocabulary Speaking Reading Writing
Reading and writing Reading Reading Listening Speaking
Individual informal interviews Listening Listening Writing Culture corner
  Speaking Pronunciation    
         

 

Week 6

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Vocabulary Reading  Grammar Grammar
Revision of last week’s material Reading Grammar Reading Speaking
Course books progress checks Listening Speaking Speaking Listening
Group needs analysis Speaking Pronunciation   Culture corner
Grammar        
         

 

Week 7

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Reading Vocabulary Grammar Listening
Revision of last week’s material Grammar Pronunciation Writing Grammar
Course books progress checks Speaking Writing Vocabulary Vocabulary
Group needs analysis   Listening Reading Speaking
Vocabulary   Reading Speaking Culture corner
Speaking        

 

Week 8

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Grammar Listening Grammar Listening
Revision of last week’s material Reading Grammar Reading Vocabulary
Course books progress checks Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Group needs analysis Vocabulary     Speaking
Vocabulary Speaking     Culture corner
 Listening and Speaking        

 

Week 9

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner IELTS preparation – Reading Vocabulary Vocabulary Pronunciation
Progress test weeks 5-8 Vocabulary Writing IELTS preparation – Reading IELTS practice test – Reading
Reading and Speaking Listening and Speaking Speaking IELTS practice – Reading Feedback session
 Individual informal interviews IELTS practice –Reading Grammar Feedback session Vocabulary
  Feedback session   Speaking Culture corner
         

 

Week 10

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Reading Vocabulary Grammar Listening
Revision of last week’s material Grammar Pronunciation Writing Grammar
Course books progress checks Speaking Writing Vocabulary Vocabulary
Group needs analysis- Individual reviews of IELTS reading tasks   Listening Reading Speaking
 

Speaking

  Reading Speaking Culture corner
         

 

Week 11

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Vocabulary Grammar Vocabulary IELTS practice test – Listening
Revision of last week’s material Pronunciation Speaking IELTS preparation –speaking Reading and Writing
Course books progress checks Listening Reading IELTS practice – Speaking IELTS practice test – Speaking
Group needs analysis- Individual reviews of IELTS Writing  tasks IELTS preparation – Listening  

Listening

IELTS preparation – Listening Culture corner
 

Grammar

IELTS practice – Listening  

 

IELTS practice – Listening  
Speaking Feedback session and spelling bank      

 

Week 12

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Grammar Reading Vocabulary  Mock IELTS –Listening test
Revision of last week’s material Speaking Listening Listening Mock IELTS– Reading test
Course books progress checks Vocabulary Writing IELTS preparation – speaking Mock IELTS – writing test
Group needs analysis – IELTS review IELTS preparation – writing IELTS preparation – Listening IELTS practice – speaking Culture corner
IELTS preparation – Reading IELTS  practice – writing IELTS practice – Listening IELTS preparation  and practice – writing  
IELTS practice – reading    

Pronunciation

Mock IELTS speaking test  

 

Week 13

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Reading Speaking Vocabulary  Grammar
Revision of last week’s material Vocabulary Listening Reading Speaking
 

progress checks

Listening and Speaking Grammar Listening Listening
Individual informal interview about mock IELTS test IELTS preparation – Reading Vocabulary IELTS preparation  – Reading IELTS practice test – Reading
Grammar IELTS  practice – Reading   IELTS practice – Reading Culture corner
Speaking    

 

   

 

Week 14

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Listening Reading Grammar  IELTS practice test – writing
Revision of last week’s material Vocabulary Grammar Reading Listening
 

Course book progress check

IELTS preparation – Writing Listening IELTS preparation – Writing Vocabulary
Group needs analysis IELTS  practice – Writing Speaking IELTS  practice – Writing Culture corner
Grammar        
 Reading and Speaking    

 

   

 

Week 15

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Reading Vocabulary Grammar  Reading
Revision of last week’s material Speaking Grammar Reading Listening  & Speaking
 

Course book progress check

Pronunciation Listening Speaking Vocabulary
Group needs analysis IELTS preparation – Listening Speaking IELTS preparation – Listening IELTS practice test Listening
Vocabulary & Grammar IELTS  practice – Listening   IELTS  practice – Listening Culture corner
 Reading and Speaking    

 

   

 

Week 16

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Listening Writing Vocabulary  Writing
Revision of last week’s material Vocabulary Pronunciation Reading Vocabulary
 

Course book progress check

Practical English Listening Speaking Formal Writing
Group needs analysis IELTS preparation – Speaking Speaking IELTS preparation – Speaking IELTS practice test Speaking
Reading IELTS  practice – Speaking Grammar IELTS  practice – Speaking Culture corner
 Vocabulary& Speaking    

 

   

 

Week 17

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Grammar Speaking Vocabulary  Vocabulary
Progress Test Reading & Vocabulary Vocabulary Grammar IELTS practice test Reading
 

Individual informal interview

IELTS preparation – Reading Reading IELTS preparation – Reading  Speaking
Pronunciation IELTS  practice – Reading Listening IELTS  practice – Reading Culture corner
Reading Feedback session      
  Speaking    

 

   

 

Week 18

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary  Reading
Revision of last week’s material Grammar Writing Grammar IELTS practice test Writing
 

Course book progress check

Speaking Speaking  & Pronunciation IELTS preparation – Writing Listening
Group needs analysis IELTS preparation – Writing Listening IELTS  practice – Writing Culture Corner
Reading IELTS  practice – Writing Reading Feedback session  
 Listening & Pronunciation    

 

   

 

Week 19

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Reading & Grammar Grammar Reading  Reading & Listening
Revision of last week’s material Writing Speaking Vocabulary IELTS practice test Listening
 

Course book progress check

Reading Listening IELTS preparation – Listening Vocabulary
Group needs analysis IELTS preparation – Listening Reading IELTS  practice – Listening Speaking
Speaking IELTS  practice – Listening   Feedback session Culture corner
 Grammar    

 

   

 

Week 20

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Vocabulary Vocabulary Grammar Grammar
Revision of last week’s material Reading Functional Vocabulary Reading Reading
 

Course book progress check

Writing Speaking IELTS preparation – Speaking IELTS practice test Speaking
Group needs analysis IELTS preparation – Speaking Writing IELTS  practice – Speaking Culture corner
Grammar IELTS  practice – Speaking   Feedback session  
 Writing & Speaking    

 

   

 

Week 21

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Speaking Reading Vocabulary  Writing
 Progress Test Vocabulary Writing Writing Speaking
 

Individual Informal Interview

Grammar Speaking Speaking IELTS practice test Reading
 Listening IELTS preparation – Reading Pronunciation IELTS preparation – Reading Culture corner
Reading IELTS  practice – Reading   IELTS  practice – Reading  
 Writing    

 

   

 

Week 22

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Pronunciation Grammar Revision Grammar Revision IELTS practice test Writing
Revision of last week’s material Grammar Vocabulary Revision Speaking Vocabulary Revision
 

Course book progress check

Speaking Listening Pronunciation Speaking
Group needs analysis IELTS preparation – Writing Speaking IELTS preparation – Writing Reading
Speaking IELTS  practice – Writing   IELTS  practice – Writing Culture corner
 Vocabulary    

 

   

 

 

Week 23

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Vocabulary Revision Grammar Revision Grammar Revision  Pronunciation
Revision of last week’s material Speaking Writing Speaking Vocabulary Revision
 

Course book progress check

IELTS preparation – Listening Vocabulary Revision Writing IELTS practice test Listening
Group needs analysis IELTS  practice – Listening Reading IELTS preparation – Listening Culture corner
Reading & Speaking Feedback session   IELTS  practice – Listening  
 Pronunciation    

 

   

 

Week 24

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Grammar Revision Grammar Revision Writing  Pronunciation
Group needs analysis on last week’s revision Listening Vocabulary Reading Reading
Grammar Revision

 

Pronunciation Listening Grammar Revision Grammar Revision
Vocabulary Revision IELTS preparation – Speaking Speaking IELTS preparation – Speaking Vocabulary Revision
Speaking IELTS  practice – Speaking   IELTS  practice – Speaking IELTS practice test Speaking
     

 

  Culture corner

 

 

Week 25

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Culture Corner Listening Grammar Revision Study period  Proficiency exit test
   Group needs analysis on last week’s material Vocabulary Revision Pronunciation Full IELTS Speaking Task ( proficiency exit test ) IELTS Reading test
Grammar Revision

 

Speaking Writing Grammar & Vocabulary assessment test IELTS Listening test
Vocabulary Revision  Grammar Revision Speaking   IELTS Writing test
Speaking IELTS  practice – Writing IELTS practice – Listening   Culture corner
  IELTS practice -Reading