Trinity nivel 7 (B2.1)

Communicative aims

- Show understanding by responding appropriately to the examiner
- Communicate a variety of facts, ideas and opinions, and account for these, about a chosen topic linked across a series of extended turns
- Engage in discussion of the topic
- Handle interruptions or requests for clarification
- Take control over an interaction
- Maintain the discourse by asking for information and making comments
- Help the discussion along by inviting comments
- Take and give up turns when appropriate to do so
- Share the responsibility for the maintenance of an interaction
- In case of a breakdown in communication, show awareness and take basic steps to remedy it

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Language functions

- Giving advice
- Expressing possibility and uncertainty
- Making suggestions and expressing agreement and disagreement
- Describing past habits
- Highlighting advantages and disadvantages
- Eliciting further information and expansion of ideas and opinions

Grammar

- Revision of grammar from Trinity 6
- Modals and phrases used to give advice and make suggestions, e.g. ‘shoud/ought to, could, you’d better’
- Modals and phrases used to express possibility and uncertainty, e.g. ‘may, might, I’m not sure’
- Revision of grammar points from Term 1
- Second conditional
- Used to
- Modals connected to the functions listed above
- Revision of grammar points from Term 1 & 2
- Simple passive
- Relative clauses
- Discourse connectors, e.g. because of, due to

Lexis

- Phrases and expressions relating to the language functions listed above
- National customs
- National and local produce and products
- Phrases and expressions relating to the language functions listed above
- Education
- Early memories
- Pollution and recycling
- Appropriate words and expressions to Indicate interest and show awareness of the speaker,
e.g. ‘Really? Oh dear! Did you?’
- Phrases and expressions relating to the language functions listed above
- Village and city life

Phonology

- The correct pronunciation of vocabulary specific to the topic and subject areas
- Rising intonation to indicate interest and surprise as appropriate
- Falling intonation to indicate the end of a turn
- Intonation and features of connected speech beyond sentence level
- Same as Term 1 Same as Terms 1 and 2