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Stockbridge English School Advanced Syllabus Options Design Your Course

Grammar
Discuss in groups which of the grammatical points you would find most useful to study. Choose 10 that you would like to study in order of preference, 1 more important - 10 less important. If there are any grammar points you dont understand, ask your teacher for help. Dependent prepositions (verbs/adjectives with prepositions etc) Passives Perfect Tenses Verb Patterns Narrative tenses (past simple/continuous, past perfect simple/continuous) Participle Clauses/Gerunds Future forms (review) Future probability Inversion (Example - Never have I learned something like this.) Subjunctive Mood (conditionals, expressing wishes and regrets) Sentence adverbials (adverbial phrases used to comment on part of a sentence) Whatever,whoever,whenever Linking words Relative clauses Reporting verbs Continuous tense as + adjective + as/describing quantity Fronting (Example How I survived the Scottish weather and the food, Ill never know) Discourse markers Unreal past Modal verbs(speculation and deduction in the present/past) Uses of would

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Functional Language
Discuss in groups which of these language functions you would like to study, Choose 10 that you would like to study in order of preference, 1 more important - 10 less important. expressing hypothetical situations describing how things work referring to things linking and focusing balancing arguments challenging an argument /persuading expressing annoyance/ criticising people's actions criticising people's actions /discussing issues distancing oneself from presented information emphasising expressing deductions / likelihood expressing probability expressing prohibition & recommendation giving explanations making adjectives stronger talking about clothes talking about change and development talking about economic situation talking about future events

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Situational English
Which of these situations would be most useful in your life? Discuss in groups and Choose 10 that you would like to study in order of preference, 1 more important - 10 less important. Travelling Being a tourist In the pub Shopping Using services Being a guest Being a host In a meeting In the classroom Meeting people Saying goodbye Having a conversation Talking on the telephone Making a business phone call Planning free time Making request & giving responses Discussing social news Giving advice Making social comments Being tactful

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