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Titolo: Talk Advanced

Livello: Advanced / C1

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Ci sono 24 unità in questo corso

1. Home and furniture

Grammatica: Subjunctive | Lessico: Various parts of an apartment; | Speaking: Give advice or make a recommendation;

1. Moving to a new house

2. subjunctive

3. Asking and giving advice

4. How colors and designs affect our emotions

5. Talk about the place you live

6. Feng-shui

2. Objects and brands

Grammatica: sense verbs with like, as if, as though (look, smell, sound, taste, feel, seem) to diagnose a problem; Order of adjectives | Lessico: Objects and brands; Home appliances | Speaking: Describing problems with objects, home appliances and instruments; Make a hypothesis about the problem with an object; Give solutions to a problem with an object or thing; Make a complaint

1. Objects and brands

2. Describing problems with objects

3. Make a hypothesis about the problem with an object;

4. Give solutions to a problem with an object or thing

5. order of adjectives

6. Make a complaint about a service

7. The art of recycling

3. Hotels and traveling

Grammatica: Simple, superlative and comparative adjectives; Stating reasons: "because" vs. "so"; "like" vs."unlike" | Lessico: Some common adjectives; | Speaking: Compare accommodations, hotels and bed & breakfasts; Reasons for choosing an accommodation, hotel or bed & breakfast; talk about aspects of other cultures

1. Compare accommodations

2. Describe accommodations

3. Reasons for choosing an accommodation

4. Aspects of other cultures we travel to

5. Leave a comment for an accommodation

6. Carla's dream about visiting New York

4. How to plan a trip

Grammatica: Phrases for asking and giving direction; | Lessico: Activities to do while traveling; Places in a neighborhood | Speaking: Things to do on a trip; How to plan a trip: places to visit, foods to eat and activities to do; Maps: give directions

1. Things to do on a trip

2. places to visit, foods to eat and activities to do

3. give directions

4. Map App

5. City and its problems

Grammatica: despite, although, however, on the other hand, in spite of, even though, nevertheless; | Lessico: Places in a city | Speaking: Qualities of a good city; Advantages and disadvantages of life in a city; Give advice about life in the city and the country

1. Qualities of a good city

2. Advantages and disadvantages of life in a city

3. Express contrasting ideas

4. Express contrasting ideas

5. Give advice about life in the city and the country

6. City of the future

6. Agree or disagree

Grammatica: Comparative and superlative adjectives; | Lessico: Adjectives to describe an apartment or a house | Speaking: Comparing places of living: apartments vs. houses; Agree or disagree about the life in the city

1. Comparing places of living

2. Agree or disagree about the life in the city

3. A complaint letter

7. Eating in or eating out

Grammatica: Enumerators: first, second, next, meanwhile, then, after that, before that, finally; Passive for how food is cooked or served; Double comparison | Lessico: Ingredients; Utensils; Foods | Speaking: Step by step instructions; How to do things; How a food is made; Problems while cooking; Problems with food; Compare tastes

1. Step by step instructions

2. passive for how food is cooked or served

3. How a food is made

4. problems with food

5. Compare tastes

6. Foods that come from where you didn't thought they came from

8. Healthy life

Grammatica: Quantifiers + of (all, many, most, some, a few, none ) with count and mass nouns | Lessico: Food items; Store types; Ingredients in foods | Speaking: Talk about grocery shopping;

1. Grocery shopping for healthy food

2. Grocery shopping conversation

3. Ingredients in foods

4. What does organic really mean?

9. The past and the future of the world

Grammatica: Future perfect and future continuous | Lessico: Predictions | Speaking: Prediction of the future of the world; Life: past, present, and future events

1. Prediction of the future of the world

2. Some more predictions

3. Life: past, present, and future events

4. Some world events

10. Events in a person’s life

Grammatica: "used to" and "would" for repeated actions in the past; future perfect vs. future perfect continuous | Lessico: Activities we do | Speaking: Past events in a person's life; Reasons for change

1. Past events in a person's life

2. Personal future predictions

3. How to make a dream come true

11. Jobs and professional abilities

Grammatica: in order to, for being, the key to, if you want to be; Counter an idea: but, however, on the other hand, even so; Professional and personal abilities | Lessico: attributes of a great employee | Speaking: Express opinion about jobs; Criticize someone at work; Personal abilities

1. Jobs and professional abilities

2. in order to, for being, the key to, if you want to be

3. Express opinion about jobs

4. Criticize someone at work

5. Personal abilities

6. Tips for a job interview

7. The three Cs to get the job you dream of

12. Complaints about jobs

Grammatica: Complaints about jobs; complain about difficult situation: so and such with result clauses, too and not ... enough with infinitives | Lessico: Jobs and complaints | Speaking: Difficulties of some jobs; Complain about difficult situations; Reasons for changing jobs

1. Complaints about jobs

2. Difficulties of some jobs

3. Complain about difficult situations

4. Reasons for changing jobs

5. Job vacancy

6. Two job applications

13. Advice for a better life

Grammatica: Phrases for asking an advice; help, let, make, have | Lessico: Problems in life | Speaking: Common problems in life; Sympathy and advice; Alternative solutions for stress; healthy life

1. Common problems in life

2. Sympathy and advice

3. phrases for asking an advice

4. Alternative solutions for stress;

5. help, let, make, have

6. Empathic, contagious yawning

14. Boost your confidence

Grammatica: Adjectives made from verbs; so, such a, and very; Sentences about moods and feelings | Lessico: Some common adjectives | Speaking: How things make us feel; How various things and activities make us feel; Situations that put you in a bad mood or make you complain

1. How things make us feel

2. adjectives made from verbs

3. How various things and activities make us feel

4. so, such a, and very

5. Sentences about moods and feelings

6. Situations that put you in a bad mood or make you complain

7. Confidence Boosters

15. Accidents and incidents

Grammatica: Participle clauses replacing a relative clause; Simple past and past continuous to talk about accidents using when, while, and as soon as; while, during, and when; Talk about a possibility in the past, make a judgment (should, could, may, might, must+ present perfect) | Lessico: Accidents | Speaking: Describe an accident; Talk about accidents and injuries; Make a hypothesis about what could've gone wrong; Make a judgment about what has gone wrong

1. Describe an accident;

2. participle clauses replacing a relative clause

3. simple past and past continuous to talk about accidents using when, while, and as soon as

4. while, during, and when

5. Make a hypothesis about what could've gone wrong

6. Talk about a possibility in the past, make a judgment: should, could, may, might, must+ present perf

7. Personal security measure

16. An experience of a lifetime

Grammatica: must to declare our certainty about something; Describe an experience with sense verbs with base and progressive forms of verbs; show surprise or shock when hearing something; show surprise by using how + adjective; counter an idea politely: however, on the other hand, but, nevertheless | Lessico: Accidents; Experiences; | Speaking: Express opinion or relief after an accident; Talk about experiences; Describe strange incidents, describe special events, show surprise; How we feel about other people’s plans; Show how you feel

1. Express opinion or relief after an accident

2. Talk about experiences

3. must to declare our certainty about something

4. Describe strange incidents, describe special events, show surprise;

5. How we feel about other people’s plans

6. Counter an idea politely

7. Zip-line; an experience of a lifetime

17. People, looks, and behaviors

Grammatica: like, enjoy, hate; | Lessico: Personal qualities; behavior | Speaking: Talk about personal qualities and behavior

1. Personal qualities and behavior

2. Understand your personality type

3. Things you are good at, you like, you have trouble with

4. Improve your personality, character, behavior

5. Famous celebrities who can't control their temper

18. Styles and physical aspects

Grammatica: The imperative vs. the subjunctive; | Lessico: Styles: Look and physical aspects | Speaking: Talk about brands; Talk about your style, look and physical aspects;

1. Brand awareness

2. My style: look and physical aspect

3. Advice for dressing

4. Shopping

5. What colors say about the people who wear them

19. World facts

Grammatica: How to start a conversation and exchange information; interest, amaze, shock, surprise, depress; passive in the present and the past build, make, manufacture, grow, raise, produce | Lessico: Discoveries; Explorations; Inventions | Speaking: Accidental Inventions; Start a conversation; Great achievements: discovery, exploration and inventions; The advancement in technology: how technology has shaped our lives

1. Accidental Inventions: start a conversation

2. how to start a conversation and exchange information

3. Great achievements: discovery, exploration and inventions

4. The advancement in technology: how technology has shaped our lives

5. Agriculture and industry

6. The people behind the way we live

20. Music, paintings, and books

Grammatica: The inventions, books, paintings, passive in the past tense; Embedded questions; Tag questions | Lessico: Music; Painting; Books; famous landmarks and monuments | Speaking: Talk about painting, book, music and movies;

1. Art, music, paintings, and books: likes and dislikes

2. Talk about painting, book, music and movies;

3. embedded questions

4. tag questions

5. famous landmarks and monuments

6. Giant statues

21. Ask an advice

Grammatica: Indirect questions; must, have to, should, ought to; Second conditional to give advice | Lessico: Advice | Speaking: Asking for advice; indirect way of asking question or advice; Diagnose a problem; give advice; Improvements in life; Ask for and give advice for a problem

1. Asking for advice

2. Diagnose a problem and give an advice

3. Improvements in life: Ask for and give advice for a problem

4. problem on an online forum

22. Personal skills

Grammatica: Phrases to say if you are good or bad at something; Adverbs to describe our skills; time expressions: before, after, when, while, then | Lessico: Personal Skills | Speaking: Personal Skills; How to do things

1. Personal Skills

2. How to do things: a user guide

3. Phrases to say if you are good or bad at something

4. Sorry

23. TV programs and shows

Grammatica: Phrases to talk about the story of a book or a movie | Lessico: Types of TV programs | Speaking: Talk about the story of a book or a movie; Express opinion about a movie or a book

1. Types of TV programs

2. Talk about the story of a book or a movie

3. Movies and cinema

4. Express opinion about a movie or a book

5. 4 famous movies

24. Expressing likes and dislikes

Grammatica: Phrases to express likes and dislikes | Lessico: Books; Movies | Speaking: Express likes and dislikes; Talk about books and movies;

1. Express likes and dislikes

2. Movie streaming Netflix, Hulu

3. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory