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CASAS Level C: Low Advanced, CEFR Level B2

Can understand extended speech and lectures, and follow complex lines of argument on familiar topics Can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints Can interact with a degree of uency and spontaneity, and take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts Can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue Can write clear, detailed text (essays, reports or letters) on a wide range of subjects

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MODUle ReaDING What Your Community Can Offer You a community center newsletter MODUle 1 Community Main Idea, Topic Sentence and Supporting Details LIsTeNING What You Can Do for Your Community a phone conversation LaNGUaGe Use Do You Agree? WrITING Virtual Communities PUT IT TOGeTHer Drawing Conclusions Analyzing Information Synthesizing Information Identifying Gist and Supporting Details Expressing Agreement and Disagreement Writing a Paragraph: Topic Sentences and Supporting Sentences Finding Connections COmmUNIcaTION Presenting an Opinion on an Issue in a Town Meeting a simulation Expressing Agreement and Disagreement Presenting an Opinion on an Issue

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ReaDING Identifying Topic and Supporting Sentences wrITING Writing a Short Article for a Community Center Newsletter a newsletter Writing Headlines for Short Articles Writing a Newsletter Article SUGGesTeD Grammar Mixed Tenses

a transcript

an encyclopedia entry

a brochure Using Collocations Identifying Topic and Supporting Sentences Analyzing Information

Individual and Group Work

Individual and Pair Work

Individual and Pair Work

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MODUle ReaDING Current Trends LIsTeNING Changing Careers LaNGUaGe Use Before They Were Famous a magazine article Talking about Past Work Experiences WrITING Applying for a Job an e-mail cover letter Persuasive Writing: Cover Letters PUT IT TOGeTHer Drawing Conclusions Inference Comparing and Contrasting Analyzing Information Synthesizing Information Finding Connections a ranking activity and role-play Talking about Past Work Experiences Ranking Job Candidates According to Various Job Factors COmmUNIcaTION Talking about Experience in a Job Interview

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ReaDING Scanning for Information about Career Trends an informative article Scanning for Specific Information Interpreting Information from Graphs Identifying Cause and Effect Relationships Group and Pair Work Individual and Pair Work Individual and Pair Work wrITING Writing a Cover Letter for a Job Application a cover letter SUGGesTeD Grammar Mixed Conditionals

an article

a radio interview

Scanning

Sequence of Events

Using Formal Language Writing an E-mail Cover Letter in Response to a Job Ad

MODUle 2 Career Trends

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MODUle ReaDING Home Improvement a personal account Comparing and Contrasting MODUle 3 Home Sweet Home LIsTeNING On the Move LaNGUaGe Use Look Before You Leap an article WrITING The City or the Suburbs? a magazine article Expository Writing: Comparing and Contrasting PUT IT TOGeTHer Drawing Conclusions Analyzing Information a role play Identifying the Attitudes of a Speaker Giving Advice Synthesizing Information Finding Connections Comparing and Contrasting Rental Properties Giving Advice about Choosing Places to Rent Interpreting Abbreviations in Classified Real Estate Ads Group and Pair Work COmmUNIcaTION Comparing Homes and Giving Advice

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ReaDING Interpreting, Comparing and Contrasting Rental Contracts rental contracts Interpreting Contracts and Legal Terminology Comparing and Contrasting Contracts Negotiating the Terms of a Contract Pair Work wrITING Writing a Blog Entry Comparing Two Places SUGGesTeD Grammar Passive

a radio interview

a blog entry Comparing and Contrasting Suburban and Urban Places Summarizing Information in a Venn Diagram Writing a Blog Entry

Individual and Pair Work

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MODUle ReaDING Patents LIsTeNING Strange Inventions a radio interview LaNGUaGe Use Young Inventors WrITING Medical Inventions an article PUT IT TOGeTHer Drawing Conclusions Inference Analyzing Information Synthesizing Information Finding Connections a ranking activity and a sales pitch presentation COmmUNIcaTION Presenting a Sales Pitch for a New Gadget

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ReaDING Paraphrasing Information from a Manual an instruction manual wrITING Writing a Description of a New Gadget a descriptive blog entry SUGGesTeD Grammar Reported Speech

an article

a biographical article Emphasizing

Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing for Clarification

Descriptive Writing

Analyzing Gadgets Paraphrasing Presenting a Sales Pitch for a New Gadget Emphasizing Evaluating a Sales Pitch Group Work Individual and Pair Work Understanding the Language of Instruction Manuals

MODUle 4 New and Improved

Understanding the Connotative Meaning of Adjectives Writing a Description of a New Gadget

Individual Work

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MODUle ReaDING LIsTeNING LaNGUaGe Use Living Green WrITING Going Green PUT IT TOGeTHer COmmUNIcaTION

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ReaDING Making Cities Sustainable Identifying Problems and Solutions an article Identifying Problems and Solutions in a Text Creating Nouns from Verbs (Noun Suffixes) Predicting Possible Effects of Current Measures wrITING Writing a Narrative Essay about Going Green SUGGesTeD Grammar Relative Clauses

Building a Eco-Friendly Greener Future Travel a blog a podcast

online forum posts Expressing a Reaction

a personal narrative Narrative Writing

Problem-Solving Convincing Others about Tax Drawing Incentives and Conclusions Electric Cars Analyzing Information Synthesizing Information Finding Connections

Identifying Issues and Solutions

Purpose and Audience

an informal debate Presenting an Opinion on an Issue Expressing a Reaction Understanding the Elements of a Powerful Speech Preparing and Presenting a Motion or Speech Pair and Group Work

a narrative essay Identifying and Discussing Greening Measures Understanding Sequence of Events Writing a Narrative Essay

MODUle 5 Clean and Green

Individual and Pair Work

Individual Work

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MODUle ReaDING Being a Smart Shopper an article LIsTeNING The Truth about Credit a lecture LaNGUaGe Use Instant Millionaires responses to an online survey Talking about Desires, Preferences and Priorities WrITING Money Talk PUT IT TOGeTHer Inference Drawing Conclusions Analyzing Information Synthesizing Information Finding Connections COmmUNIcaTION Opening a Bank Account Preferences and Priorities ranking activity, information-gap activity and role play Understanding Terminology Related to Bank Accounts Talking about Preferences and Priorities Discussing Factors to Consider When Opening a Bank Account Pair and Group Work

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ReaDING Understanding Cause and Effect in Finance wrITING Writing an Expository Essay about Money SUGGesTeD Grammar Gerunds and Infinitives

a magazine article Persuasive Writing: Expressing an Opinion

Cause and Effect

Distinguishing Fact from Opinion

letters to a financial advisor

an expository essay

MODUle 6 Finance Matters

Interpreting Credit Card and Financial Statements Identifying Cause and Effect Relationships

Expressing an Opinion in Writing

Individual and Pair Work

Individual Work

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MODUle ReaDING Are Medications Safe? an article LIsTeNING Staying Safe Online LaNGUaGe Use Safety at Home WrITING Safety in Public Places PUT IT TOGeTHer Inference Drawing Conclusions a lecture a web page a letter of complaint Analyzing Information a problem-solving activity and simulations Preparing a Disaster Kit Comparing and Contrasting Disaster Preparedness for Earthquakes and Tornadoes Giving Warnings COmmUNIcaTION Preparing for Natural Disasters

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ReaDING First Aid Manual Understanding Context Clues and Making Inferences excerpt from a first aid manual wrITING Writing a Letter of Complaint about Lack of Disaster Preparedness a letter of complaint SUGGesTeD Grammar Causatives

Understanding Context Clues MODUle 7 Safe and Sound

Inference

Giving Warnings

Persuasive Writing: Letter Synthesizing of Complaint Information Finding Connections

Interpreting Understanding Information Official Safety Regarding Disaster Measures Preparedness Understanding Understanding Formal Language Context Clues Writing a Letter of Making Inferences Complaint Individual and Pair Work Individual and Pair Work

Group and Pair Work

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MODUle ReaDING The Meaning of Color an article LIsTeNING Can You Call That Art? a radio interview Taking Notes LaNGUaGe Use What Do You Think? a blog WrITING What is Good Art? a review PUT IT TOGeTHer Inference Drawing Conclusions Analyzing Information Synthesizing Information MODUle 8 Living Art Finding Connections COmmUNIcaTION Presenting a Critique of a Painting

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ReaDING Determining Positive and Negative Critique in Movie Reviews a movie review wrITING Writing a Review SUGGesTeD Grammar Conjunctions

Mapping Information

Critiquing

Writing a Review

a critique and presentation Taking Notes Expressing Positive and Negative Critique of a Painting Giving a Presentation

an art review

Scanning

Describing and Conveying Identifying Opinion with Positive and Adjectives and Negative Critique Adverbs Analyzing Information Using Expressive Adjectives Writing a Review about a Performing Arts or Visual Arts Event Individual and Pair Work

Individual and Group Work

Individual and Group Work

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