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General English

Intermediate

Non-Intensive
Training Program

Year 2012
The training course organized by the Academy of the Ministry of Finance

Course name:
General English Intermediate
Training Program Code:
Target Group:
Candidates of the lower than the intermediate level
Date:
Duration:
6 Hours a week; 12 Week 72 Hours
Form:
Non-intensive
Program Type:
Non-intensive 6 Hours a Week
Language:
English
Contact Person:
The aim of the program is to bring the pre-intermediate level students to the intermediate level. After completing
Program aims and tasks:
the program candidates will be able to use foreign language according to the intermediate level.
Activity:
Evaluation C Source: by teacher

Ongoing Evaluation

Midterm Test

Final Test

18%
Deriving:
Participation:
Working in Pairs: 5%
Group work: 3%
Class discussion: 5%
Homework: 5%
12 %
Progress test: 12%
Source: By teacher
Number of exercises: 3
Total grade: 3%-30 points each totally 120 points 12%
Number of questions in each exercise: 10 (1)
30 %
Source: By teacher
Number of exercises: 6
Total grade: 30%-30 points (1 midterm-30)
Number of questions in each exercise: 5 (1)

40 %
Source: By teacher
Number of exercises: 8
Total grade: 40% - 100 points

Test

Topics and content

Grammar/Writing
1

All About You

outcomes:

2
Consolidation
1-2

Memory

Vocabulary/Reading

Speaking

Listening

Present simple and


Everyday Activities;
How we
Find things in common;
continuous;
People Around you;
really
e-mail an old friend; Have (have got)
spend our
Grammar Practice;
time;
Pronunciation
exercises;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Ask and answer introductory/interview questions to find out more about each other
Use auxiliary verbs
Speak about everyday activities
Read and find the stated main idea of the text
Use phrases with have
Use present simple and continuous
write an E-mail
Past Simple and
Remembering and
First
A childhood Memory;
continuous;
forgetting;
meetings;
Ten ways to
Listen to the song
Used to;
improve your
Test your
remember the days of the
Exercises to practice memory;
memory;
old schoolyards
tenses;
Showing
When, while,
interest;
because;

Final Exam

Hours of classes

Title

Module

Total

Number of questions in each exercise: 5


Grade for each question: 2 (5x8=40x2=80)
Essay: 20 points

Midterm exam

100%

outcomes:

At the end of the module the students will be able:


make descriptive statements about people;
Use past simple and continuous;
Use when, while, because with tenses
Write about their past experience
Use used to
Practice thinking skills
Listen to and answer questions about childhood memory
Use prepositions in reading texts
Use vocabulary related to the memory
Tell about others experience
1

Around the
World

Outcomes:

Life stories

Consolidation
2-4

Module Outcomes:

Module 1-2
Progress test
Comparatives and
superlatives;
Pronunciation
exercises;
Keeping notes;

Phrases for
Booking a
Design a tour;
comparing;
flight
100 places to visit
before you die;
Describing towns and
cities;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Use Comparatives and superlatives
Make comparison
Find information in the text
Think of and form their own questions
Describe towns and cities
Design a tour
Use prepositions
Focus on specific information while listening
Present perfect
Parallel lives;
Talk about
A curriculum
simple;
Describing life
someone you
vitae;
For, since, ago
events; Positive
admire;
and present
characteristics;
perfect
continuous;
A verb phrases
with take;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Use present perfect and present perfect continuous

Speak about similarities and differences of people


Describe life events (positive and negative)
Use for, since ,ago
Speak about other people and their characteristics
Write a short description of a person
Write CV

Module 3-4
Progress Test

1-4

consolidatio
n

Questions and
auxiliaries;
Present and past
verb forms;

Alphabet quiz;

Getting to know
you;

Comparing the
past with the
present;

Success

Future forms;
Future clauses
with if,when,etc;
A covering
letter;

Work;
Have you got
what it takes?

Choose the best


candidate;
A formal
telephone call;

Listen to the
song Manic
Monday;
Doing something
different;

Module outcomes:

In the media

Module outcomes:

At the end of the module the students will be able:


Make statements and form an opinion about success
Use vocabulary related to work
Write a covering letter
Use formal English on the telephone
Use nouns as adjectives or vs.
Use future forms will + verb; present continuous; going to + verb;
Use future clauses with if, when etc;
Speak about and present negative and positive points about people
Present descriptions
Express personal details in English
Write a cover letter
-ed/-ing
Extreme
Review a
TV and radio;
adjectives;
adjectives;
book/concert/CD
The passive;
News stories;
;
A consumer
review;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Use language related to TV and radio;
Express their opinions on matters of their favorite TV or radio programme;

Use ed/-ing adjectives and extreme adjectives


Read news from English newspapers
Use the passive
Prepare and present their reviews related to book/CD/concert
Making notes while listening to others
write a consumer review

Socializing

Module outcomes

Things you
can`t live
without

Module outcomes:

5-8

consolidatio

Modules 1-6
Midterm test
Will for offers
and instant
decisions;
Some common
phrases with go;

The great
international
night out;
Polite requests;
Social behavior;

Give tips on how Social customs


to behave;
in Thailand;
Making a social
arrangement;
Making
generalizations;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Speak about entertaining activities
Make polite requests and offers
Use the vocabulary related to social behavior
Make generalizations
Build descriptive sentences about their country starting with it`s
Prepare a speech
Make social arrangements
Use common phrases with go
Relative clauses; How machines
Buying things;
Make a list of
Quantifiers;
work;
things you`d hate
Saying thank
Describing
to be without;
you;
everyday
objects;
Machines
behaving badly;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Read the text and figure out what the opinion writer was trying to say
Use vocabulary and phrases related to machines work
Describe everyday objects
Use relative pronouns
Use countable and uncountable nouns
Carry a conversation at the shop
Write a thank you letter
Future
Mega memory;
Asking favors;
Famous firsts;

forms/future
time clauses;
1

Future
Society

Module outcomes:

10

An amazing
story

Module outcomes

Module 7-8
Progress test
Making
Society and
Ways of saying
Decide how to
predictions;
change ;
numbers;
spend lottery
Hypothetical
Getting it wrong!
money;
possibilities with Getting it right?
if;
Phrases with
make;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Present their own predictions;
Read text and guess the meaning of the words from the context
Listen and compare their answers on the matter of society and change
Pronounce properly nouns, verbs and adjectives
Speak about hypothetical possibilities with if
Use phrases with make
Speak about their decisions on the matter of money
Say numbers in different ways
Describe trends
Past perfect;
Adverbs for
Types of story;
Tell a ghost story
Reported speech; telling stories;
Phrases with say The perfect
and tell;
crimes well
Write a
almost!
narrative;

At the end of the module the students will be able:


Describe the photos/stories from the book
Discuss the types of the story
Use past perfect
Do puzzles in English
Use vocabulary related to crime and speak about it
Use reported speech( form reported questions)
Use phrases with say and tell
Use adverbs to tell stories
1

Module 9-10

Progress test
11

Rules and
freedom

Module outcomes

12

Dilemmas

Module outcomes

9-12

consolidatio
n

Obligation and
permission in the
present;
Obligation and
permission in the
past;
Phrases with do;
Linking words;

To sue or not to
sue?

Present your
opinions;

Annoying rules

At the end of the module the students will be able:


Form sentences showing obligation and permission in the present and past
Speak about annoying rules
Present their opinions on rights and freedom
Express their ideas about laws and rights
Use linking words
Use phrases with do
Could have,
Problems and
Find solutions to Listen to the
should have,
solutions;
problems;
song Out of
would have;
Saying goodbye; reach;
Imaginary
situations in the
past with if;
Phrases with
think;
At the end of the module the students will be able:
Use could have; should have; would have;
Read and get main points of the story
Form sentences of imaginary situations in the past with if
Speak about decisions
Build a logical paragraph
Discuss and present their solutions
Tell about others decisions
Say good bye
Past perfect /
Word puzzle;
Agreeing and
Hypothetical
reported speech;
Make/do/say/tell/ disagreeing
forms;
Possibility,
think
obligation and
permission;
Modules 1-12

Final test