Inglés Interactivo Nivel Medio +Mundifor Centros de Formación
- A distancia
- 120 horas de estudio
¿Qué aprendes en este curso?
La voz pasiva
Vocabulario de geografía
Vocabulario de cultura
Vocabulario de las partes del cuerpo
Vocabulario de la vida de la ciudad
Vocabulario de las etapas de la vida
Vocabulario de la naturaleza
Vocabulario de los viajes
Vocabulario de las festividades
Pronunciación de distintos sonidos
Unit 1: Food from the Earth
- Compare what people usually do with what they are doing now
- Identify regional staple foods
- Talk about traditional family dishes
- Understand how a regional food becomes an international dish
- Grammar: Verb tense review: Simple present tense vs. Present continuos tense: I eat rice every day/ She´s cooking fisth now. Simple past tense (regular and irregular): We learned how to make pizza yesterday.
- Vocabulary: Geographical regions. Climate. Food staples.
- Listening: Focused listening. An interview: rice farming.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Comparing different regions: discussing their climate and their food. Linking sounds: final consonant followed by a vowel.
- Reading and Writing: “A slice of History”. Responding to an email.
Unit 2: Communication
- Communicate with people from different cultures
- Make small talk with new people
- Use small talk to break the ice
- Learn how professionals break the ice
- Grammar: Present perfect tense: He has traveled to many countries. Signal words: already, ever yet: Haveyou ever seen a giraffe?
- Vocabulary: Culture, communication and gestures. Small talk.
- Listening: Listening for general understanding. Conversations: small talk.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about what you have or haven´t done. Making small talk. Have or hasvs. Contractions.
- Reading and Writing: “Taking Pictures of the World”. Writing opinions.
Unit 3: Cities
- Describe your city or town
- Explain what makes a good neighborhood
- Discuss an action plan
- Make predictions about cities in the future
- Grammar: Future with will: The city will be cleaner. Will + time clauses: I´ll check out the neighborhoodbefore I rent an apartment.
- Vocabulary: City life. Maps.
- Listening: General and focuses listening. A radio interview: Jardin Nomade in Paris.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Discussing good and bad elements in a neighborhood. Predicting the future of cities. Emphatic stress.
- Reading and Writing: “Megacities”. Writing a paragraph.
Unit 4: The Body
- Discuss ways to stay healthy
- Talk about lifestyles
- Suggest helpful natural remedies
- Understand how germs affect the body
- Grammar: Review of comparatives, superlatives, and equatives: The skin is the body´s largest organ. Infinitive of purpose: You can drink tea with honey to help a sore throat.
- Vocabulary: Human organs. Parts of the body. Everyday aliments.
- Listening: Focused listening. A doctor´s appointment.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about food and ingredients that are good for you. Suggesting easy remedies. Linking with comparatives and superlatives.
- Reading and Writing: “Tiny Invaders”. Writing an excuse for a sick child.
Unit 5: Challenges
- Talk about facing challenges
- Reflect on past accomplishments
- Use too and enough to talk about abilities
- Describe a personal challenge
- Grammar: Simple past tense vs.past continuous tense: We were eating dinner when you called. Enough, not enough, too + adjective: He was old enough to sail alone.
- Vocabulary: Physical and mental challenges. Phrasal verbs.
- Listening: Listening of general understanding. An interview: Jenny Daltry, herpetologist.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Discussing challenges. Talking about abilities. Words that end in -ed.
- Reading and Writing: “Arctic Dreams and Nightmares”. Writing a journal entry.
Unit 6: Transitions
- Use the simple past and past perfect tense to talk about milestones in your life
- Talk about the best age to do something in your life
- Use how questions to get more information
- Describe an important transition in your life
- Grammar: Simple past tense vs. Present perfect tense: I lived alone in 2005/ I´ve lived alone for five years now. How + adjective or adverb: How tall is he?
- Vocabulary: Stages of life. Adjectives of age: youthful, childish, mature.
- Listening: General and focused listening. A radio program: healthy tips from an Okinawan centenarian.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Talking about something you did. Discussing the best age for life transitions. ə sound.
- Reading and Writing: “Coming of Age the Apache Way”. Writing a paragraph to describe a life transition.
Unit 7: Luxuries
- Explain how we get luxury items
- Talk about needs and wants
- Discuss what makes people´s lives better
- Evaluate the way advertising creates desire for products
- Grammar: Present passive voice: Jewelry is given as a gift. Passive voice with by (present tense): This blouse was made by well-paid workers.
- Vocabulary: Luxury items. Import/export items. Past participles of irregular verbs.
- Listening: Focused listening. Discussions: the world flower market.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Discussing luxuries and necessities. Talking about improving your life. Sentence stress: content vs. function words.
- Reading and Writing: “Perfume: The Essence of illusion”. Writing a magazine ad.
Unit 8: Nature
- Use conditionals to talk about real situations
- Talk about possible future situations
- Describe what animals do
- Give your opinion about a problem in nature
- Grammar: Real conditionals in the future: If I have time tomorrow, I´ll call you. Quantifiers (review):Raccoons eat many different kinds of food.
- Vocabulary: Nouns and adjectives to describe animals. Adverbs of manner.
- Listening: Listening for general understanding and for specific information. A radio program: the bluefin tuna.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Role-playing to promote environmental action to make oceans sustainable. Phrases in sentences.
- Reading and Writing: “Return of the Gray Wolf”. Writing a paragraph to give an opinion.
Unit 9: Life in the Past
- Discuss life in the past
- Talk about your grandparents´daily lives
- Compare past and present ways of getting things done
- Consider the impact of the Columbian Exchange
- Grammar: Used to/ would: Native Americans used to make their shoes out of deerskin. Past passive voice:Igloss were built with blocks of ice.
- Vocabulary: Activities and artifacts. Indian innovations. Separable phrasal verbs.
- Listening: Focused and general listening. An interview: archaeologist´s excavation.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Discussing daily life in the past based on archaeological discoveries. Reduction of used to.
- Reading and Writing: “The Columbian Exchange”. Writing a journal entry of life in an imaginary world.
Unit 10: Travel
- Talk about preparations for a trip
- Talk about different kinds of vacations
- Use English at the airport
- Discuss the pros and cons of tourism
- Grammar: Modals of necessity: I must make a reservation. Modals of prohibition: You must not take pictures here.
- Vocabulary: Travel preparations. Vacations. At the airport.
- Listening: Listening for general understanding. Conversations: vacations.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Planning a dream vacation. Making your way through the airport. Reduction ofhave to, has to, got to.
- Reading and Writing: “Tourists or Trees?” Writing a paragraph about the positive impact of tourism.
Unit 11: Careers
- Discuss career choices
- Ask and answer job-related questions
- Talk about career planning
- Identify career qualifications
- Grammar: Modals for giving advice: You should choose a career that fits your personality. Indefinite pronouns: Everyone in the audience was laughing.
- Vocabulary: Career decisions. Participial adjectives.
- Listening: Listening for general understanding. An interview: a restaurant owner in Thailand.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Role-playing job interviews. Intonation in questions.
- Reading and Writing: “Maria Fadiman: Ethnobotanist”. Filling- out a dream job questionnaire.
Unit 12: Celebrations
- Describe a festival
- Compare holidays in different countries
- Talk about personal celebrations
- Share holiday traditions
- Grammar: As...as: New Year´s is as exciting as National Day. Would rather: I´d rather have a big party.
- Vocabulary: Festivals and holidays. Greetings for celebrations.
- Listening: Listening for general and specific information. Discussions: local celebrations or holidays.
- Speaking and Pronunciation: Comparing different international celebrations. Question intonation with lists.
- Reading and Writing: “Starting a New Tradition”. Writing a substantiated opinión.