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Real Life Elementary

Common European Framework (CEF) Can do Exam Skills


Real Life Elementary will give students considerable fluency in all the communication skills required at A1 level. The quantity and quality of the material is excellent throughout. The topics are appropriate to teenage learners and the input materials from websites, phone calls, radio discussions, notes, postcards, letters and short magazine articles are appropriate to the communication media used by this age group. The practice materials are organised in developmental chains maximising the learning benefit from the input materials. Grammar2know, Words2know and Phrases2know highlight key learning points in short, memorable bites. Learners are trained skill strategies and given a good basis in grammar and vocabulary. Skills strategies are listed on the back cover and are both trained and exercised throughout the book.
Real Life Elementary will give students a firm foundation for continued study of English at higher levels.

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chart correlating main exam types and grading systems


TOEIC

UCLES

TOEFL iBT

IELTS

ALTE

CEF
A1 A2 B1 B2 C1

PTE

LEVEL
Elementary

0 1 2 3 4

KET PET FCE CAE

3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0-7.0

0-245 246-500 500-650 650-720 720-910

57 86 110-120 -

1 3 4 5

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Unit Starter Can do Grammar to be, possessive adjectives, subject pronouns, nouns this, that, these, those Vocabulary Alphabet; nationalities; months; school equipment; numbers; telling the time Reading Listening I can read dialogues, calendars and clocks. I can understand introductions. I can give my name. I can understand e-mail addresses. I can introduce myself. I can give personal information. I can ask about personal information. I can identify my personal possessions. I can spell my name. I can say telephone numbers. I can identify people and things. I can write words in plural forms. I can clock times in words or numbers. Exam Skills I can describe current states. I can talk about my birthday, nationality, age, and clock times. I can describe the location of objects. Reading short dates CEF A1 A1 Page 4/6 4/6

A1 A1

7 4

Speaking

A1

Writing

A1

4 5 5 7 7 7 7 6 7

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Unit 1 Its my life Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do have got, possessive s, there is / are, possessive pronouns My things, My family, Describing people I can read a blog describing a best friend, her age, family, possessions, and nickname. I can read descriptions of people. I can read a family tree. I can read lists describing contents of bags. I can read an e-mail. I can understand the different parts of an email. I can understand a family description. I can understand a list of contents. I can understand descriptions of desktops. I can ask and answer questions about my family. Pronunciation: weak forms; question intonation. Pronunciation: /s/, /z/. I can make statements from notes. I can ask and answer qs about the contents of a bag. I can describe differences between two desktops using but. I can write questions & statements about possessions. I can draw my family tree and write about my family. I can write an e-mail giving news and a personal description. Greetings and introductions Getting to know people

Exam Skills Gap fill T/F statements Photo matching Match lists to people. Multiple choice statements. Writing layout. Photo matching Complete a chart. Expanding notes Describing collections of objects. Using diagrams Writing e-mails. Detailed listening/Reading an e-mail/Answer comprehension questions/Write an e-mail

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking

A1

Writing

A1

Real Time

A1

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Unit 2 Your day Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do Present simple +, -, ?; time expressions, object pronouns School subjects, routines, Free time I can understand a web page describing Lans school day in China. I can understand a text about a disabled girl and her monkey helper. I can understand a list f school subjects and number them in order. I can listen to description of regular activities. I can understand two dialogues about Katies activities, likes and dislikes. Pronunciation: / s/, /z/, /iz/. I can talk about how often I do things. I can describe my daily routine using time phrases. I can form questions from notes. I can ask and answer questions about peoples activities, likes and dislikes. I can complete a fact file about Samiras school day. Grammar | vocabulary revision Classify vocabulary, Match collocations, Underline stressed syllables, Word order, m/c text completion, Listen for detail,

Exam Skills T/F statements Complete gap fill statements. Numbering in sequence. Tick check boxes. Tick check boxes. Questions words / answer matching. Forming information questions. Text completion. Gap fill / Multiple choice / Jumbled conversation / T/F statements / Exam trainer in workbook

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking

A1

Writing Active Study 1

A1 A1

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Unit 3 Urban Life Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do Countable/uncountable nouns; some/any; much, many, a lot of Shops, Rooms and furniture, Describing towns I can read a text about shopping malls. I can read an interview. I can scan two texts about Manchester and Sydney . I can read the articles in detail. I can understand a conversation about shopping and identify what people want to buy. I can understand a conversation and identify what people plan to do. I can listen to statements about activities and match them to rooms. I can understand a description of a town. I can ask and answer questions about the contents of a shopping basket. I can describe my town and its amenities. I can write about things in my room. I can write about features of my city. I can describe my town and its amenities. Read Text messages and maps. | Ask for and give directions.

Exam Skills Match purchases to shops. Comprehension questions M/C statements. Label statements. T/F statements | match adjectives to cities Check box T/F Checkbox Photo Matching Identify key words | Say how many there are.

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking

A1

Writing

A1

Real Time

Write note inviting a friend and making an appointment at time and location.

A1

27 28 29 30/31

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Unit 4 Keep fit Grammar Vocabulary Reading Listening

Can do can Ability; Adverbs,; Imperatives Sport; Health; Sports equipment I can read a dialogue of a medical examination. I can understand a text about extreme sports. I can listen and check my answers to the sport quiz. I can listen and check my speculations. I can listen to statements about Alexs abilities. I can listen to 6 dialogues with a doctor and identify the illness. I can understand a radio interview and complete a text. I can listen to a TV interview and correct the mistakes. I can answer quiz questions about sport. I can speculate about the extra abilities of sports stars. I can answer questions about my own abilities. Pronunciation: stressed/unstressed words I can name different parts of the body. I can describe how I do things using adverbs. I can describe my feelings and ask for advice. I can give advice. I can use adjectives to describe different sports. I can complete rules for safety in the gym. Grammar | vocabulary revision Match rooms and furniture; Listen and identify location; Read interview, match questions and answers. (Identify topic of paragraph.)

Exam Skills T/F statements T/F statements Detailed listening. Check boxes. Note making Text completion / M/C statements. Correcting mistakes of fact. Multiple choice Label picture.

CEF A1 A1 A1 A1

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Speaking

A1

Writing Active Study 2

Completing imperatives. Multiple choice / Gap fill / Matching / Jumbled conversation / Exam trainer in workbook

A1 A1

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Unit 5 Eat well Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do like/love/hate verb+ing; Articles Food; Cooking I can read a programme summary in a TV guide. I can read a fact file about a celebrity chef. I can read a food recipe. I can scan an article about wild food. I can understand a conversation about food between three speakers. I can understand two speakers doing a food survey. I can answer a food quiz about eating habits in different countries. I can express my opinions about eating habits. I can report the results of a survey to the class. I can write Y/N questions about likes and dislikes. I can complete an interview about eating habits, likes and dislikes. I can write a recipe for a salad. I can write questions for a food survey. Order food from a menu. Ask about prices. Pay for food.

Exam Skills Classify food items as vegetables, snacks, etc. Identify topic, find time, channel, etc. Match imperatives with pictures. Identify paragraph topics. Answer M/C comprehension questions. Complete spoken lines. Comprehension check boxes. T?F statements. Cultural development Public speaking: reporting. Question formation. Follow a writing model. WH question formation. Read a postcard about Manchester. Write postcard based on model.

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking

A1

Writing

A1

Real time

A1

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Unit 6 My time Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do Present continuous; Present Simple / Present continuous Clothes; Computers and the internet I can read 2 line dialogues about current activities. I can read and comment on an article about dress style. I can complete a survey on computer use. I can understand a telephone conversation. I can understand a radio programme about computer use. I can make and respond to suggestions. I can talk about my style icons. I can discuss and rate the importance of different tips on internet use. I can comment on the3 differences between two photographs. I can write a description of a persons clothes from a photo. I can complete a list of tips for safe internet use. I can describe a photograph. Grammar | vocabulary revision

Exam Skills Contrast current and habitual activities. Match dialogues to pictures. Comment by rating 1,2,3, etc. T/F statements / Correct false statements. Number activities in order. Complete dialogue. Answer WH questions. Give reasons for preferences. Expressing detailed opinions and justifying. Detailed descriptions.

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking

A1

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Writing

Active Study 3

Writing descriptions. A1 Use WH questions as prompts. Multiple choice / Gap fill / Matching / Photo A1 description / Exam trainer in workbook Read on line discussion. Summarise comments. Listen to different stages of shopping process. Describe people, clothes and activity in a photo.

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Unit 7 Festival fever Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do

Exam Skills

CEF

Page

Past simple: to be; Past Simple Affirmative Music ; Festivals I can skim read a series of e-mails reporting on festivals and identify key topics. I can study read the e-mails and answer WH questions. I can read and complete a short text about the Glastonbury Festival in 1970. I can read texts describing different New Year celebrations. I can read a magazine article reporting on different celebrations in the USA.

Listening Speaking

Writing

Real Time

Classify music of different genre. Check boxes of topics. WH questions. Past simple to be. Cultural development. T/F statements. Reporting on events. Select topic headlines. T/F statements. I can listen for mistakes in a text and correct them. Detailed listening and reading. I can understand an audio report of a festival. M/C statements I can discuss my music preferences. WH prompts I can discuss my experience of festivals. Y/N prompts. I can describe my music preferences when I was 10. Contrasting past and present preferences. Pronunciation: intonation in statements, questions and short answers. I can describe my own New Year celebrations. Describing events. Pronunciation: /d/, /t/, /id/ in past tense verbs. I can complete an email sending New Year greetings Informal e-mail language. and describing a party. I can write a paragraph describing a festival. Buying travel tickets. Asking about prices and location Read informal letter, identify information of trains. from layout. Write letter based on model.

A1 A1 A1

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A1 A1

A1

A1

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Unit 8 Weird Science Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do

Exam Skills

CEF

Page

Listening

Speaking

Writing Active Study 4

Past simple: negative and questions; Question words Everyday technology; Inventions I can scan read an article about historical inventions. I can answer an M/C quiz about technology. I can use photographs to predict the topic of a text. I can scan a text for specific information. I can identify the topics of paragraphs. I can read in detail and answer M/C questions. I can follow an audio report of past activities. I can follow an audio description of past activities. I can understand comments about inventions. Discuss new and known facts. Discuss attitude to facts. I can describe my past activities. I can compare my answers to a quiz with class mates and check correct answers. I can talk about inventors from my country. I can express opinions on the importance of different inventions. I can agree and disagree with comments. I can write questions about past activities. I can write answers to questions about a day out. Grammar | vocabulary revision

Make notes. Complete time line.(use diagrams) Reading skill. Reading skill. Reading skill. Reading skill. Check boxes. Match questions with answers. Using background knowledge. Personal response. Exchanging detailed information. Reporting inventions, describing people. Expressing opinions and giving reasons.

A1 A1 A1

A1

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A1

Question formation. Reporting on events and activities. Multiple choice / Gap fill / Matching / Role Play/ Exam trainer in workbook Read a blog. Take notes from a radio programme. Buy and sell museum tickets.

A1 A1

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Unit 9 Go green! Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do Comparative adjectives; will for predictions Green lifestyle, Our planet, Weather, Problems and solutions I can read and respond to a quiz about green behaviour. I can read a blog about attempts to be greener. I can read a chat room discussion about climate change. I can read a magazine article about celebrity endorsement of a political campaign. I can understand a discussion about green behaviour. I can listen to the weather forecast and complete a table. I can understand a radio programme about celebrities and causes. I can discuss my familys green behaviour. I can make predictions about the weather. I can write comparative sentences on various topics. I can write notes from a group discussion. I can write about my groups ideas. I can buy things in shops.

Exam Skills M/C statements. Complete gap fill sentences. Skim: topic paragraphs. Read: T/F statements correct the false M/C statements Make notes in a table. Match celebrity and cause. note making opinion article I can reply to adverts for lost items.

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking Writing

A1 A1

Real Time

A1

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Unit 10 Getting away Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do

Exam Skills

CEF

Page

Listening Speaking

Writing Active Study 5

Superlative adjectives; be going to for plans and intentions Holidays; Transport I can read a fact file about Britain. I can read more facts about Britain. I can read a magazine article about a slow journey around the world. I can listen to an interview about holiday plans. I can listen to a discussion about the journey. I can compare the facts about Britain with my own country. I can choose gifts for people and explain reasons. I can participate in a group discussion and seek agreement. I can discuss different types of holiday. I can describe my last holiday. I can ask my partner about their last holiday. I can make, accept and refuse suggestions. I can role play an interview with the traveller. I can write 3 sentences about my plans for the weekend. Grammar | vocabulary revision

Comprehension questions. WH questions. SCAN: complete sentences Read: Add sentences to paragraphs. Check topics covered. M/C statements. Comparing Giving reasons. Seeking agreement Recounting events / Answering questions. suggestions Role Play

A1 A1 A1

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A1 A1

A1

T/F / Gap fill / Matching / Photo description / A1 Exam trainer in workbook Topics for paragraphs / Listen to holiday plans / Describe photographs.

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Unit 11 Nice work? Grammar Vocabulary Reading

can do have to for rules and obligations, Prepositions Jobs and activities; Feelings; Skills and qualities I can read a magazine article about two holiday job experiences. I can read and complete a text about working in a sandwich bar. I can read a magazine article about preparing mentally for an exam. I can read an article about two volunteer work experiences. I can read advertisements for two volunteer jobs. I can understand 5 interviews about achievements. I can listen to Nigel talking about his qualities and identify the false information. I can understand an interview about a volunteer experience. I can participate in a guessing game about jobs. I can comment on my feelings during named events. I can discuss the qualities required for jobs. I can describe my own qualities. I can choose a job and describe my qualities. Formal letter writing: Job application. Listen to job interview.

Exam Skills WH questions Topics. | Personal response to text. M/C statements Check boxes. Matching Detailed listening Check boxes Y/N questions Interview preparation Complete the answers. Role Play the interview.

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening

A1

Speaking

A1

Writing Real Time

A1 A1

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Unit 12 Our world Grammar Vocabulary Reading

Can do if + imperative; Present Perfect Cultural habits; Politics I can match split sentences on cultural habits. I can read an article about the Young Parliament. I can read an article about reactions to different cultures. I can listen to a description of a holiday in India. I can report to the class about my partners life experiences. I can say what I can do in English. I can write sentences advising action to solve problems. I can write sentences advising people what to do in Brighton. I can write sentences about life experiences. Grammar | vocabulary revision

Exam Skills Matching. Cultural development. WH questions Predict: from pictures, Scan: Find answers quickly, Find sentences with given meanings, Find words with specific meanings. M/C statements Match with sample sentences. Giving advice

CEF A1 A1 A1

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Listening Speaking

A1 A1

Writing

A1

Active Study 6

Mini-workbook 104/121 Wordbank 123/129 Wordlist 130-135 Irregular verbs back cover Skill and Exam strategies back cover

Multiple choice / Matching / Role Play/ Exam trainer in workbook / Read job advert / Write postcard / Reply to text message / Read job application letter. / Listen to comments on England. / Role play interviews for different jobs.

A1

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