cod. 1005267

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

By the end of the course the students reach level B2 of the European Frame of Reference, having developed their skills related to grammar, lexis, functions, reading and listening comprehension. Based on the CEFR, at level B2 the user can understand the main ideas of complex written and spoken text on a wide range of both concrete and abstract topics, including technical material in their field of specialization.


Intermediate level knowledge of English (equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Frame of Reference).

Course unit content

All the topics for English LEVEL B1
Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous
Second Conditional
The Passive voice
Indirect speech
Modal verbs of deduction
Main conjunctions
Use of prefixes and suffixes to build nouns, adjectives, etc.
Expressing opinions

Full programme

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Recommended for grammar and vocabulary:
A. Amendolagine, N. Coe, M. Harrison, K. Paterson, R. Godfrey, Grammar Sprectrum Gold for Italian Students, OUP

A. Doff, C. Thaine, H. Puchta, J. Stranks, P. Lewis-Jones, Empower B2 Upper-Intermediate (Student’s book with Online Assessment and Practice, Online Workbook), Cambridge University Press

Further practice
S. Burgess, J.Newbrook, J.Wilson, New First Certificate Gold Exam Maximiser (with key), Pearson (with audio CD set)

Teaching methods

Interactive classes with the use of multimedia.
Methodology: presentation of structures, deduction of rule, contrastive use of the language, use of different teaching aids (audioCDs, slides, textbook, videoclips, etc.).

Assessment: achievement test focusing on grammar, lexis, functions, reading and listening comprehension.

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test with questions on grammar, lexis, functions, reading and listening comprehension. The pass mark is 60%, obtained by adding the number of correct answers. Dictionaries, grammar reference books, electronic devices, etc. are not allowed.

Other information

For valid certificates and their recognition / validation in place of the in-house test, please see http://www.cla.unipr.it/cla/standardpage.asp?ID=271&sFullId=6.7

Additional material with modules focusing on the topics related to the exam is available online and can be accessed on
by using the unipr access credentials
(name.surname@studenti.unipr.it). The material includes slides with exam tips and exercises with automatic correction. The pass mark for the exercises is 60%.