Advanced Level Curriculum

Low Advanced

The student can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. Can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to the knowledge base of the student or educational background.  Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.  Can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. Can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate contribution skillfully to those of other speakers. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.  Can express themself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length. Can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what they consider to be the pertinent issues. Can select style appropriate to the reader in mind.  Student is ready to enroll in a university in America, Britain or other English speaking country.  

Level  9 

Grammar:      Linking words

Participle clauses

Informal vs. formal language

Generalizing and classifying

Subjunctive

                        Correlative Conjunctions

                        Either…or,  Neither…nor, etc

                        Modals (Degrees of Certainty)

                        Noun Clauses

                        Who, what, whoseIf, whether

                        That–ever words

                         Reported/Indirect/Quoted Speech

                         Say vs. Tell, Ask if, Advise, suggest, recommend

                         Adjective Clauses

                         Who, whom, which, that, whose, noun + of which

                         Reducing Adjective clauses

                         Passive vs. Active Voice

                         All Tense forms

                         Using “By” whom

                         Intransitive verbs

                         Subjective judgement vs. objective   

                        

Level 10

                         Gerunds & Infinitives

                         Verb + Gerund/InfinitivePreposition + gerund

                         Go + gerund

                         Special expressions followed by –ing: Have fun doing, spend time doing

                         It + adj + to inf as a subject

                         Gerunds & Infinitives- Advanced

                         in order to vs. to inf

                         Adjectives followed by to inf

                         Infinitives with too and enough

                         Using possessives to modify gerunds

                         Passive and active forms of infinitives & gerunds

                         Past & Present Tense of Gerunds & Infinitives

                         Need with passive infinitive   

 

High Advanced  

The student can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.  Has no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, While needing some time to get familiar with the accent, usually can understand most English accents.  Can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.  Can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. Can express ideas fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. If they do have a problem they can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.  Can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.  Can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an appropriate style.  Can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.  Is able to write university assignments of 10 pages or longer.  Is ready to attend graduate school in an English speaking country.  

 

Level 11 

                   Causative verbs: Make, Get, Have

                   Let and Help + Simple form

                   Parallel Structures: and, or, but, both… and, not only… but also, neither…nor 

                   More coordinating conjunctions: so, for, yet

                   Adverb clauses: types

                   Verbs of perception + S. present or Progressive forms

                   Cleft Sentences 

 

Level 12  

                    Reducing adverb clauses to Modifying Adverbial phrases

                    Connectives: cause & effect, contrast, conditionAs if, as though

                    Verbs following wish: (simple past/past perf)

                    Negative Questions

                    Connectives to continue the same idea:Moreover, Furthermore, In

                            addition (to), BesidesCultural idiomatic expressions, present and

                            pastUsing Adverb clauses: Correct tense

                     Mixed Conditionals

                     Progressive with Conditionals   

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