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LEWIS ADULT SYLLABUS

INTERMEDIATE PLUS

Welcome to the Lewis School’s online interactive syllabus.
Scroll down to learn more regarding TOPICS and CAN-DO STATEMENTS for this level.

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Topics

Each level follows a 12-week cycle. There are 6 weekly units of grammar (Weeks A-F), and 12 topics.
Each week you will study either Topic 1 OR Topic 2. After Week F, we return to Week A, and change from Topic 1 to Topic 2, or from Topic 2 to Topic 1. Check the General English calendar each week. D1 means you are studying Week D, Topic 1.

Click on the links below to practise this week’s topics

Can-Do Statements

To help you to measure your progress, we have listed the things you will be able to do after completing each week of the syllabus. We call these our ‘Can-Do’ Statements.

Read below the Can-Do statements for each week

I can…

  • talk about food and the senses
  • talk about feelings and popular culture
  • understand and use relative clauses, including defining and non-defining relative clauses, without making mistakes
  • use extreme adjectives
  • show that I know about adjective and nouns that commonly go together
  • write an article
  • describe feelings and emotions
  • record vocabulary

I can…

  • talk about dilemmas and communication
  • talk about mysteries and inventions
  • use modals of speculation to talk about the past and present
  • speculate and discuss different hypotheses
  • build vocabulary using affixes, eg anti-, –ness
  • read aloud and use pauses and change in intonation
  • paraphrase and reiterate what I want to say
  • read a text and identify detailed information and arguments

I can…

  • talk about relationships and describe people
  • talk about cities and design
  • use gerunds and infinitives accurately
  • describe things with compound adjectives, eg English-speaking, densely-populated
  • understand number and agreement (everybody haspeople areone of my friends is)
  • analyse, build and evaluate arguments so I can reach an informed opinion
  • show that I know about sounds which appear between words
  • reflect on my learning

I can…

  • talk about achievements and topics connected to behaviour
  • talk about life stages and time
  • talk about past and present habits
  • use narrative tenses
  • tell stories that describe personal experiences and anecdotes
  • correct myself or clarify what I mean if I make a mistake
  • respond in an appropriate way to someone telling me a story
  • write a story
  • use punctuation including parenthesis, commas and apostrophes

I can…

  • talk about work and finance
  • talk about topics connected to rituals and learning
  • use hypothetical language to show that I can use zero, 1st, 2nd and 3rd third conditionals correctly
  • use reporting verbs and understand that different verbs have different grammatical structures
  • use language of discussion
  • recognise and apply the rules of sentence stress to help make my pronunciation clearer and help me understand spoken English better
  • deduce meaning of vocabulary from context
  • listen for gist and specific information

I can…

  • talk about science and social issues
  • talk about health and development
  • use future forms including future continuous and future perfect
  • show that I know about word families and word building
  • describe trends
  • show that I know about shifting syllable stress
  • take notes
  • use linking words to describe cause and effect, eg because of, consequently
  • use skimming and scanning techniques when I am reading

Our online syllabus has been made in co-operation with TeachYa.com, a free website for English language students.

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