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Speakout Pre-Intermediate

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Unit 1 Learning and Exam skills
Life
Language Question forms | Past Simple | A2
I can read 2 texts about love stories. 10 A2 T/F | Discuss
Reading I can read advice developing conversations. 12
I can understand programme information about the drama. 14
I can understand people saying what makes them happy. 8 A2 Complete Quotes | Personalise
I can identify stressed words. 9
Listening
I can check conversations. 12 B1 Complete pictured conversations.
I can follow someone describing a friend. 15 Key phrases.
Viewing I can follow part of a drama set in Blackpool. 14 B1 Authentic TV drama
Video podcast What do you look for in a friend? Authentic interviews
I can discuss what makes me happy. 9 A2 WHQs. | Group work
I can ask / answer Qs about hobbies, holidays, weekends. 9
I can discuss my attitudes to love. 10 B1
I can talk about 5 dates in my life. 11
Speaking I can make short conversations. 12 Paired Q & A.
I can link words to sound natural. 13
I can plan a party conversation. 13 Starting and finishing conversations.
I can ask / talk about companions. 15 Describing relationships.
I can find out / talk about a special friend. 15
I can link ideas with and, but, so, because. 11 B1
Writing I can write about an important year in my life. 11 use linkers.
I can write a paragraph about my best friend. 15 Follow model.
Note idiomatic phrases using get and have
Speakout tips
Use so to add a question or change topic in conversation.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 1
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Unit 2 Learning and Exam skills
Work
Language Present Simple | Present Continuous | Frequency adverbs A2
I can read a dictionary definition of motivate. 18 A2 Discuss.
I can read and respond to a job advert. 19
Reading I can read notes about a company. 22 B1 WHQs.
I can read a short text about work/life balance. 25 Y/N Qs.
I can read a posting about work/life balance. 25
I can understand discussions about motivation. 18 B1
I can understand 3 people describing activities. 18 WHQs.
I can read about pay, danger, and interest in different jobs. 19 Make notes and report.
Listening
I can understand a man talking about his job. 22 Complete sentences | Analyse +, - and ?
I can understand a talk about a work experience company. 22 WHQs.| Discuss in pairs.
I can understand a talk about work / life balance. 25 Mke notes | Write Qs | Discuss.
I can understand a programme about international 24 B1 Complete sentences | Who says...| Discuss
Viewing
commuting. Authentic interviews
Video podcast
What do you do?
I can discuss workplace activities. B1 Discuss photos | Define words.
I can discuss different stimuli for motivation. 18
I can discuss and rank motivations. 19
I can discuss positive and negative aspects of jobs. 20 Express personal opinions.
I can discuss pay, danger, and interest in different jobs. 21
Speaking
I can plan a TV programme about dangerous jobs. 21 Group work.
I can talk about the industry I work in. 22 Generic vocabulary.
I can use comments | questions to maintain conversation. 23
I can respond and ask follow-up questions. 23
I can plan a VocationVacation. 23 Make and use notes.
I can start and end formal / informal emails. 19 B1
I can write an email response to e job advert. 19
Writing I can write 3 true and 3 false sentences about my job or 21 Discuss.
studies.
I can write a posting about my work / life balance. 25 Use model.
Speakout tips I can notice and use syllable stress in words.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 2.
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Unit 3 Learning and Exam skills
Time Out
Future: Present Continuous | be going to | A2
Language
Questions without auxiliaries
I can read and answer an arts quiz. 31 B1 Respond | Listen and check.
Reading I can complete phone calls in flow charts. 33
I can read programme information about the documentary. 34 Predict topics.
I can understand a radio programme about time out. 28 B1 Complete notes. | WHQs.
Listening I can understand 4 phone calls. 32 Match to texts. | Complete notes.
I can understand a description of a day out. 35 Number activities in sequence.
Viewing I can follow a TV Documentary about Barcelona. 34 B1 Check activities| Note comments.| WHQs.
Video podcast What do you like doing in your free time? Authentic interviews
I can use collocations to talk about time out. 28 B1
I can discuss things to do and see in London. 28 Use pictures.
I can discuss plans for free time activities. 29 Make notes in chart.
I can discuss my preferences in music, art, and theatre. 30
I can talk about my arts activity. 31
Speaking
I can discuss answering phone calls. 32
I can use phrases to overcome problems with phone call 33
I can role play a phone conversation. 33 Role play cards.
I can discuss the TV programme. 34
I can discuss a perfect day out. 35 WHQs.
I can read / write email invitations. 29 B1 Use models / prompts
Writing
I can write an email invitation to a perfect day yout. 35
Speakout tips Prepare ideas and language before starting a phone call.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 3.
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Unit 4 Learning and Exam skills
Great Minds
Present Perfect + ever/never | A2
Language
Obligation can, must, have to
I can follow a text about educational ideas. 40 B1 Paragraph topics | Comments.
I can complete a text about school rules. 41 Language | Listen and check.
Reading I can read a posted Q about language learning and 4 42
answers.
I can read a posted problem asking advice. 45
I can understand a discussion about a talent show. 39 B1 Make notes in chart.
Listening
I can follow a discussion about test tips. 45 Agree / not agree? Reasons?
I can follow a documentary about repeating intelligence 44 B1 Mixed questions | Discuss.
Viewing
tests.
Video podcast
Are you learning anything at the moment? Authentic interviews
I can talk about things I have made and done. 38 B1
I can ask / answer Have you ever Qs. 38 Use word bank.
I can talk about my special talents. 39
I can talk about education topics. 40 Personal experience.
I can discuss home schooling. 41 Discuss advantages / disadvantages.
Speaking
I can discuss school rules in different settings. 41 T/F statements.
I can discuss ideas about education. 42 Agree / not agree? Reasons? Discuss.
I can discuss problems and advice. 43
I can respond to advice. 43 Use role cards.

I can correct mistakes in a text about a secret talent. 39 B1 Grammar | Punctuation | Spelling
Writing I can write about my special talent. 39 Use model. | Peer correct.
I can write an advice posting. 45
Speakout tips Avoid repeated mistakes. Note corrections in a different colour.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 4.
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Unit 5 Learning and Exam skills
Travel
Language Past Simple + Past Continuous| verb patterns B1
I can read an extract from a book. 46 B1 WHQs. Make notes | Report
I can read an email report of a journey. 51 Note good / bad aspects. | Language
Reading I can read about a guide to Iguacu. 52 WHQs.
I can read a TV listing about the presenter. 54 Pre-viewing task.
I can read about a travel award. 55 Pre-listening task.
I can understand my classmates reporting on texts. 46 B1 Make notes | Compare.
I can understand a Radio show about travelling. 50 Complete the notes.
I can understand Juan talking about a place and giving
Listening
directions. 52 Follow on street map.
I can understand 3 sets of directions. 53 T/F statements. | Make notes.
I can understand a winner describing her journey. 55 WHQs | Note key phrases.
Viewing I can follow part of a travel documentary. B1 Note making | Sequencing.
Video podcast Do you enjoy travelling to different countries? Authentic interviews
I can report on the text I read. 46 B1 Oral summary from notes.
I can describe an event during a trip or journey. 49 Work in groups.
I can talk about packing for a journey. 50
Speaking
I can discuss different kinds of holiday. 51 Describe holiday habits.
I can use phrases to show or check understanding. 53 Understanding directions.
I can role play asking for and giving directions. 53 Pair Information gap.
I can write sentences about travelling. 51 B1
Writing I can use sequencers in describing a journey. 51 Compare | Choose
I can write a 3 paragraph description of a journey idea. 55 Use model | Compare | Choose
Speakout tips Making short notes of main ideas.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 5.
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Unit 6 Learning and Exam skills
Fitness
Language Present Perfect + for / since | may, might, will B1
I can read 4 texts about healthy living. 58 B1 Topics | Meaning of numbers.
I can read a blog about food. 61 WHQs. | Language
Reading I can read a text about street doctors. 62 Discuss ideas. | Personal response.
I can read and complete a dialogue. 63 Prediction from context.
I can read a website about a sporting memory. 65
I can understand a talk about food. 61 B1 Complete sentences.
Listening I can understand a visit to a doctor. 62 Topic / Advice
I can understand sports survey. 65 Sequence | Key phrases
Viewing I can follow a comedy sketch about sport. 64 B1 M/C Qs. | Who says?
Video podcast What do you do to keep fit? Authentic interviews
I can discuss things which are good or bad for health. 58 B1 WHQ Y/NQ
I can talk about how long I have done things. 59 Use illustrated topics. | Ask and answer.
I can talk about categories of food. 60 vegetables | meat | fruit | desserts
I can talk about foreign foods. 60
Speaking
I can comment on predictions about food. 61 Select | Compare ideas.
I can discuss remedies for illnesses. 62
I can role play a doctor visit. 63 Use role cards.
I can talk about sports I enjoy watching or playing. 64 Equipment | Scoring | Clothes | Places
I can write answers to recorded questions. 59 B1
Writing I can write a sports survey. 65 Ask Qs. Report results.
I can write about a sporting memory. 65 Use prompts.
Speakout tips Clues to guessing unknown words. | Dont write very long sentences! | Plan and predict interactions in new situations.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 6.
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Unit 7 Learning and Exam skills
Changes
Language used to | purpose, cause, result B1
I can read a radio listing about Life Change. 68 B1 Idioms with prepositions
I can read extracts about an imposter. 70 m/c questions
Reading
I can read about Chinese university students in the UK. 72 WHQs
I can read programme information about a drama. 74 WHQs
I can understand two stories of life changes. 68 B1 T/F statements. | Discuss opinions.
Listening I can understand several requests for information. 72 Topic Sequence | T/F statements
I can understand a talk about emigration. 75 WHQs | Key phrases | Discuss
Viewing I can follow extracts from a TV drama. 74 B1 Order main event | Who says? | Discuss
Video podcast How has your life changed in the last ten years? Authentic interviews
I can talk about changes in my life. 69 B1 used to various topics
I can link ideas to show purpose. 71 link given phrases
I can discuss telling lies in various situations. 71 decisions and reasons
Speaking I can discuss university education in another country. 72 Pre-reading task.
I can discuss use of facilities. 72 Link facility / action
I can ask for and check information. 73 Pair information gap.
I can talk about my reaction to a new situation. 74 Use Q prompts.
I can extend a story of a life change. 69 B1 Extend paragraphs using notes.
Writing I can write 3 paragraphs about a change in my life. 69
I can write a blog/diary about a new experience. 75 Use model text. / given structure
Store Phrases with prepositions in a special section in your note book.
Speakout tips
Store collocation pairs together in your note book
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 7.
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Unit 8 Learning and Exam skills
Money
Language Relative clauses | too much/many, enough, very B1
I can read a questionnaire about money. 78 B1 Respond and discuss.
I can read about work and pay. 80 Discuss: Who deserves more money?
Reading
I can read a list of shopping tips. 82 Evaluate | Personalize | Discuss
I can read a web advert for entrepreneurs. 85
I can understand a talk about money making ideas. 78 B1 Describe | T/F | Discuss WHQs.
I can identify stress in multi-word verbs. 80
Listening I can understand a discussion about fair pay for jobs. 81 Link topics and quotes.
I can understand 5 shopping interactions. 83 Main idea | Key phrases
I can follow a presentation of a business idea. 85 Complete sentences.
Viewing I can understand a documentary about Google. 84 B1 Complete statements | T/F | Discuss.
Video podcast How do you feel about shopping? Authentic interviews
I can discuss different ways to use money. 78 B1 Vocabulary
I can describe places and objects. 79 Pair information gap.
I can discuss famous, popular products. 79 WHQs.
I can talk about excessive habits. 80 too much / too many / not enough
Speaking
I can discuss fair pay for different jobs. 81 Reasons for high pay.
I can role play a shopping interaction. 83 Use flow chart.
I can describe things I want to buy. 83 Pair interaction.
I can present a business idea. 85 Group work.
I can use intensifiers to add emphasis. 79 B1
Writing I can write an advert for a product. 79 Use intensifiers.
I can write a short presentation of a business idea. 85 Use model
Speakout tips Multi-word verbs: Write example sentences in your notebook.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 8.
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Unit 9 Learning and Exam skills
Nature
Language Comparatives | Superlatives, Articles B1
I can read two wildlife experiences. 90 B1 WHQs. Key phrases. | Retell stories.
Reading I can read a quiz about human / animal abilities. 92
I can read programme information. 94 Topics | Complete sentences.
I can follow a radio documentary about nature. 88 B1 Topics | Correct reading text.
I can identify stress in comparatives | superlatives. 89
Listening
I can follow a discussion of human / animal abilities. 92 Match quotes | Key phrases
I can follow a talk about a visit to a wild place. 95 WHQs. | Key phrases | Discuss.
Viewing I can follow a TV documentary on the Northern Lights. 94 B1 Meaning from context. | Discuss.
Video podcast How do you feel about being in the countryside? Authentic interviews
I can discuss experience of natural landscapes. 88 B1
I can discuss my experience of wild places. 90
Speaking I can compare city and country life. 91 Read comments | Explain preference.
I can group animals, insects and reptiles. 92 Categorize vocabulary.
I can identify close-up photos. 93 Express degrees of certainty.
I can extend a Green Survey. 89 B1 Personalize, compare.
I can correct misspellings of homophones. 89 Correction skills.
Writing
I can write my ideas on an environmental topic. 89 Use model.
I can write a blog recommending a place. 95 Use model and prompt Qs.
Speakout tips Get a study buddy to work with and test your learning.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 9.
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Unit 10 Learning and Exam skills
Society
Language Uses of like | Present/ Past Passive B1
I can read a formal opinion letter | Informal support letter. 99 B1 Contrast styles. | Language.
I can read about alternative sentencing for crimes. 100
Reading I can read an informal email of complaint. 103 Correct features of style.
I can read about The Zimmers. 104 WHQs.
I can read a posting about litter. 105 WHQs.
I can follow conversations about cities. 98 B1 Main idea | Quotes | Language
Listening I can understand 3 complaints. 102 Topics | WHQs. | Quotes.
I can understand a discussion of concerns about issues. 105 Complete quotes |
Viewing I can follow a documentary about The Zimmers. 104 B1
Video podcast How do you feel about city life? Authentic interviews
I can talk about different cities. 99 B1 Express opinions.
I can discuss, evaluate crimes. 100
I can discuss for/against alternative sentencing. 100 Express opinions, give reasons.
Speaking I can suggest sentences for crimes. 101
I can talk about problems which annoy me. 102
I can role play making / responding to a complaint. 103 Role cards.
I can prepare a talk about a problem. 105 Persuading.
I can extend and complete narrative stories. 101 B1
Writing I can write an email of complaint. 103 Develop from model.
I can write a posting commenting on a problem. 105 Use model and prompts.
Speakout tips I can introduce a complaint.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 10.
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Unit 11 Learning and Exam skills
Technology
Language Present Perfect + just, already, yet | 1st Cond + when B1
I can read a travel blog. 109 B1 Reference pronouns.
Reading I can read about a virtual world computer game. 110 WHQs. Comment.
I can read about wilfing. 112 WHQs. Comment
I can follow 4 people about keeping in touch. 106 B1 Main idea | Who says? | Discuss
Listening I can follow a discussion about the internet. 112 T/F | List topics | Complete quotes.
I can follow people talking about use of gadgets. 115 Topics | Key phrases.
Viewing I can follow a report of a social experiment. 114 B1 WHQs | T/F | Personalize
Video podcast How do you feel about technology? Authentic interviews
I can talk about communication technology. 108 B1 Complete table.
I can report on a To Do list. 109
Speaking
I can discuss my views on computer games. 110 Read comments. Agree or not.
I can discuss short opinion statements. 113 Agree or not. Give reasons.
I can rewrite a travel blog. 109 B1 Using pronouns.
I can complete a guide to successful game play. 111 verb forms.
Writing
I can talk about possible conditions. 111 Speculate / Compare.
I can write a comment on a message board. 115 Use model and given structure.
Write plans to improve/maintain your English in a To do list.
Speakout tips
I can use phrases to disagree politely.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 11.
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Unit 12 Learning and Exam skills
Experiences
Language Reported Speech B1
I can read about the work of film extras. 118 B1 Predict | T/F | Check | Use vocab.
I can read a quiz about Film Quotes. 119 m/c answers
I can read about internet celebrities. 120 WHQs | Language.
Reading I can read about the life of Albert Schweitzer. 121 Paragraph topics
I can read about a personal concierge. 122
I can read programme information about Lewis Hamilton. 124 WHQs. | Word/definition match
I can read a message about past ambitions. 125 Main ideas.
I can understand 8 people talking about being famous. 120 B1 Main ideas | Complete quotes. | Discuss
Listening I can understand 4 requests to a personal concierge. 122 Main ideas | Detailed listening
I can understand Rhodri talking about his ambitions. 125 Topics | Report.
Viewing I can follow a TV documentary about Lewis Hamilton. 124 B1 WHQs. | Quotes in order | Discuss.
Video podcast Would you like to be famous? Authentic interviews
I can talk about the type of film I like. 118 B1 Read posters | Word bank.
I can summarise I film I know. 119 Use prompts.
I can exchange information about favourite films. 119 Report partners comments.
Speaking I can use formal or informal phrases to ask for more time. 123 Coping strategies.
I can role play making requests and offers. 123 Role cards. Act | Write | Perform.
I can talk about past and present ambitions. 125
I can comment on ambitions and write about my own. 125 Use model and prompts.
Writing I can research and write a profile of a famous person. 121 B1 Using paragraphs.
Speakout tips Using topic sentences to introduce a paragraph.
Lookback Review grammar, Functions, Vocabulary from Unit 12.