Many tutors ask themselves what to teach adult learners once they have mastered the basics, i.e. knowledge of levels A1 and A2. The continuation of learning must be based on consolidating existing information as well as developing new skills in such a way that the next level, B1, is mastered. How to do this?
One step further
English level B1 is the next important step in learning to fully develop communication skills, explore grammar and expand vocabulary. There is a lot more to practise at this level and the range of topics is wider and includes speaking about emotions, wishes, dreams and feelings. During discussions, more attention is paid to the appropriate choice of words, correctness and fluency. At B1 level, the demands on the learner are much higher than at A1 and A2 levels. Intermediate English lessons can be called challenging!
A long list of skills
Intermediate English lessons are a series of demands on learners that are primarily aimed at strengthening their communication skills. This is a list of expectations for a learner at B1 level:
- Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Be able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling
- Be able to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
- Discuss their personal and professional hopes and dreams for the future
- Arrange a job interview and interview for a job in their area of expertise
- Describe their education and plans for future
- Talk about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and give and get advice about healthy habits
- Talk about their taste in movies, music, fashion, and art
- Talk about relationships and dating, including meeting people through social media
- Know how to order and buy different products and services
- Discuss polite behaviour and respond appropriately to impolite behaviour
How to create a perfect lesson at B1 level?
Creating a perfect lesson with space for both communication and grammatical issues can be a challenge. At this level, grammatical issues are more difficult and at intermediate level include: comparing and contrasting Present and Past tenses, comparing and contrasting future forms, past habits, modal verbs, active and passive voice, conditionals, articles, gerund vs. infinitive, reflexive pronouns, adjective and adverb comparison, and more. By using a ready-made plan of intermediate English lessons, you save time searching for topics and choosing the right materials.