UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

At this level students have good operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies and misunderstandings in some situations.

EXPECTED GRAMMAR TO USE

    Present Simple
    Present Continuous
    Present Perfect
    Present Perfect Continuous
    Past Simple
    Past Continuous
    Past Perfect
    Future Simple
    Future Perfect
    Reported Speech
    Passive Voice
    Comparatives and Superlatives
    Articles
    Prepositions, phrasal verbs, idioms
    Modal verbs (can/could; must; should; have to; may/might - most common meanings)
    Modals as present and past deductions
    Conditionals I – II

LEVEL STAGES

  • UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LOW

    On this level student
    - is confident in what he/she is saying and is ready to disagree with an interlocutor providing his/her reasons;
    - is willing to speak at length while being able to frequently produce error-free sentences, though with occasional self-correction, hesitation and repetition;
    - experiences no difficulties with expressing opinions and sharing ideas related to both his professional area and the area of common interest using a variety of more complex grammar structures with few mistakes;
    - apart from using phrasal verbs, starts using idiomatic expressions in his/her utterances;
    - taking part in meetings and phone conversations might still be an occasional challenge for him/her, especially when talking to a native speaker. 
  • UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

    On this level student
    - is fluent and confident during a conversation being ready to deal with most situations related to English usage, his/her speech sounds reasonably spontaneous;
    - tends to use more sophisticated words/expressions, which testify of his extensive vocabulary;
    - is eager to ask and respond to questions in order to keep the conversation going;
    - is ready to object or protest to interviewer's remarks and commentaries when defending his viewpoint, as well as to use sophisticated functional language to agree with the interviewer's opinion.
  • UPPER-INTERMEDIATE STRONG

    On this level student
    - is able to comprehend the gist of authentic speech, being ready to analyze it;
    - his/her vocabulary sounds reasonably extended and is riddled with idiomatic expressions;
    - is ready to object or protest to interviewer's remarks and commentaries when defending his viewpoints, as well as to use sophisticated functional language to agree with the interviewer's opinion.The usage of English is effective and sounds reasonably natural;
    - is fully capable of expressing his/her viewpoint clearly and precisely.

SELF-STUDY MATERIALS

- It is not necessary to work through the topics in order.
- Start with listening, doing supplementary exercises from the link, working with multiple exercises in vocabulary to practice vocabulary and then re-watch the video to be able to recognize the vocabulary you have studied.
- As for grammar, first click on the name of Grammar concept (eg. Present Tenses) to read the rules and then do the multiple exercises one by one until you feel confident enough.

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