Único curso online desarrollado por la Universidad de Cambridge. Los alumnos aprenderán inglés desde el propio Campus Virtual Oficial de la Universidad.
Este curso cubre todas las destrezas del idioma (Gramática/Vocabulario, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking y Pronunciación) a través de teoría, ejercicios interactivos, ejercicios de refuerzo, juegos de contrarreloj, vídeos sobre acontecimientos cotidianos y revisiones.
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• Talk about types of literature, reading habits, and favorite authors.
• Discuss the pros and cons of reading and writing blogs.
• Analyze and interpret a poem.
• Use auxiliary verbs, to, one, and ones to avoid repeating words and phrases.
• Idiomatic expressions for understanding (I can't make heads or tails of it) and remembering (It's on the tip of my tongue)
• Synonyms (enduring - lasting)
• Use stressed auxiliary verbs (do, does) before main verbs to add emphasis.
• Use if so to mean "if this is true", and if not to mean "if this is not true."
• Talk about technology and its impact on your life.
• Discuss the issue of privacy vs. security.
• Evaluate the pros and cons of modern conveniences.
• Discuss how you respond to new technologies.
• Add information to nouns with different types of expressions.
• Use two-part conjunctions like either . . . or to combine ideas.
• Compound adjectives to describe technology (high-speed, energy-effi cient)
• Suffixes (innovation, radical)
• Use adverbs like predictably and apparently to express what you predict, expect, etc.
• Emphasize that something is impossible with can't / couldn't possibly.
• Talk about different social pressures that you and others face.
• Discuss the challenges of starting college and other new experiences.
• Discuss how children put pressure on parents.
• Evaluate gender differences in language.
• Use participle clauses to link events and add information about time or reason.
• Add emphasis with so . . . that, such . . . that, even, and only.
• Expressions with take (take advantage of, take credit for)
• Synonyms (often – frequently; show – reveal)
• Express a contrasting view with expressions like having said that and then again.
• Use even so and even then to introduce a contrasting idea.
• Talk about the natural world.
• Present information about a member of the animal kingdom.
• Consider the impact that humans have on nature.
• Use future perfect forms to talk about the past in the future.
• Use prepositions and prepositional phrases to combine ideas.
• Expressions to describe the behavior of wildlife (hibernate, predator)
• Suffixes with -able (remarkable, valuable)
• Use expressions like What's more to add and focus on new ideas.
• Use in any case and in any event to strengthen arguments and reach conclusions.
• Talk about inventions, progress, and human achievements.
• Evaluate the motivation of people who are driven to perform dangerous feats.
• Discuss the pros and cons of research.
• Discuss inventions and innovations.
• Use adverbs with continuous and perfect forms of the passive.
• Use past modals with the passive.
• More formal adjectives (obsolete, portable)
• Adjectives into nouns (convenient – convenience; easy – ease)
• Use expressions like Let's put it this way to make a point.
• Use expressions like Maybe (not), Absolutely (not), and Not necessarily in responses.
• Talk about business and retail.
• Consider the motivations behind shopping habits.
• Evaluate the benefits of online and instore shopping.
• Present the advantages of big business and small business.
• Use relative clauses that begin with pronouns or prepositions.
• Use some, any, other, others, and another to refer to people and things.
• Verbs that mean attract and deter (entice, discourage)
• Adjectives (malicious, vulnerable)
• Use negative and tag questions to persuade others of your point of view.
• Use granted to concede points.
• Talk about relationships, marriage, and family life.
• Discuss the most important issues to consider before getting married.
• Talk about the best ways to meet people.
• Evaluate the pros and cons of monitoring family members.
• Use conditional sentences without if to hypothesize.
• Use wh- clauses as subjects and objects
• Binomial expressions with and, or, but (give and take, sooner or later, slowly but surely)
• Building synonyms (see – perceive; improve – enhance)
• Use expressions like in the end and in a word to summarize or finish your points.
• Use then and in that case to draw a conclusion from something someone said.
• Talk about people and events in history.
• Determine what makes a historical event "world-changing."
• Talk about the importance of one's family history
• Use the perfect infinitive to refer to past time.
• Use cleft sentences beginning with It to focus on certain nouns, phrases, and clauses.
• Adjective antonyms (lasting – temporary; superfi cial – profound)
• Metaphors (sift, bring to life)
• Use expressions like Let's not go there to avoid talking about a topic.
• Respond with That's what I'm saying to focus on your viewpoint.
• Talk about feats, challenges, and developments in engineering.
• Evaluate the priorities in research and development.
• Discuss the usefulness of robots.
• Use -ever words in talking about unknown people or things.
• Use negative adverbs (never, not only) + inversion to start a sentence for emphasis.
• Vocabulary of engineering projects (erect, install)
• Verbs (interact, determine)
• Use expressions like given or considering to introduce facts that support your opinions.
• Emphasize negative phrases with at all and whatsoever.
• Talk about the news, who reports it, and how.
• Discuss if speed or accuracy is more important in news reporting.
• Evaluate how much you trust what you hear or read in the news.
• Use continuous infinitive forms to report events in progress.
• Use the subjunctive to describe what should happen, what is important, and to refer to demands and recommendations.
• Noun and verb collocations (undergo surgery, contain an oil spill)
• Vocabulary to express truth or fiction (verify, fabricate)
• Highlight topics by putting them at the start or end of what you say.
• Use this and these to highlight information and that and those to refer to known information
• Talk about whether information is true or not.
• Consider how you would handle an emergency.
• Talk about white lies and if they're ever acceptable.
• Discuss if art forgers are still true artists.
• Use be to to refer to fixed or hypothetical future events.
• Use passive verb complements.
• Idioms and phrasal verbs with turn (turn over a new leaf, turn around)
• Words in context (lucrative, laborious)
• Use expressions like That doesn't seem right to express concerns.
• Use to me, to her, etc. to introduce an opinion.
• Talk about being independent, the psychology of attraction, and the brain.
• Discuss the differences between online and in-person relationships.
• Discuss stereotypes.
• Use objects + -ing forms after prepositions and verbs.
• Use reflexive pronouns — including to add emphasis — and each other / one another.
• Phrasal verbs (go by, pick up on)
• Expressions with be, do, go, have, take (be close to, have to do with)
• Use expressions like I can see it from both sides and By the same token.
• Use to put it + adverb to indicate your meaning behind an opinion.