4TH LEVEL 2009-2010
New English File Upper
Intermediate (Oxford University
Textbook +Workbook + CD rom
YULE, George. Oxford Practice Grammar (with
answers and with Practice-Plus CD-Rom). Oxford
University Press, 2006.
VINCE, Michael. First Certificate Language Practice
(with key). McMillan.
HEWINGS, Martin, Advanced Grammar in Use.
SWAN, Michael, Practical English Usage. O.U.P.
McCARTHY, Michael. English Vocabulary in Use.
-Dictionary of Contemporary English
(New edition). Longman.
-Collins Cobuild Dictionary (full text).
Collins Birmingham University.
-Oxford Advanced Learner's
Dictionary of Current English (New edition).
-Larousse Concise español-inglés /
-Diccionario Oxford español-inglés /
-Oxford Study (+ CD Rom).
Four interesting short stories will be selected and
worked on in class by means of different kinds of
activities ranging from questionnaires to discussions.
We’ll be working on them in October, December,
February and April.
We are open to any kind of suggestions!
AND ORAL EXPRESSION:
Some interesting video documents will be selected and worked
on in class by means of different kinds of activities.
Once a month students will get in pairs (there might be a group
of three students) and will work on what is called an “oral
pack”, which is an activity that combines both reading and
Students might also be expected to make a presentation about
any updated topics which they might find interesting (during the
Students will be asked to write three compositions at
home: in November, in January and in March. They
will be handed in or uploaded in the virtual
classroom. (Follow your teacher’s instructions!).
They will be narrative, discursive and the last one
will be a formal letter.
Reading Comprehension (20%)
Listening Comprehension (20%)
Oral Expression (20%)
Written Expression (20%)
Final exam or assesment during
the academic year?
Reading comp. Grammar
Listening comp. Written
Oral expresion expression
Three tests during FINAL
the academic year EXAM
or a final exam in
June. Both skills
will be tested
together, in the
What if you want to be tested
during the year…?
The tests will take place in December, in February and in
You have to take both skills or neither.
Both tests will be done in the same class session.
The tests can only be done within the timetable every
student has. No changes will be allowed.
The final mark will be the average of all the marks
obtained in the different tests.
Those students who do not take the three different tests
will have to take the final exam in June.
There will also be a MOCK EXAM at the end
of February or beginning of March.
If you want to get some practice from past
exams, you can visit the library. Some copies
are available there.
The webpage of the school will also include
some exam practice.
How to pass the course!!!
After considering all the different skills ...
65 points and over : A PASS!!!!!
Under 65 points: A FAIL!!!!!
And that’s the end!!!
(so far !!!)