Demo English Dexway

Cursos Demo

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In this course, the student will learn the fundamental tools for communicating in English. As well as introducing the fundamental structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about basic topic areas; the learner is encouraged to practice pronunciation from the very beginning. As the course advances, the learner is presented with examples of new structures and lexical fields in a coherent, thorough and progressive way as each lesson builds on material and structures covered in previous parts of the course. With a comprehensive range of effective exercises which recognise the individual needs of different learner types; the course combines the proven methodological value of exercises such as: cloze gap, multiple-choice, ordering, spelling and drilling with the benefits of a multi-media course. The course provides many opportunities to hear native speakers in the different contexts and checks comprehension through a variety of exercises such as gap-fills, multiple choice and true or false.

Content

  • Level A1 - Course I

    In this first level, the student will learn the fundamental tools for communicating in English, taking the learner from 0 to A1 level or Basic User level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference). Whilst introducing the correct use of the indefinite article, subject pronouns and basic syntax including the verb 'To Be' and the alphabet, the block covers functions including: greetings, introductions, nationalities and airports through meaningful, contextual exercises. As well as introducing the essential structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about the topic areas mentioned, the learner is encouraged to practice pronunciation from the very beginning. With the help of a native speaker, the vocabulary items and sentences modeled can be listened to and simulated.

    • Greetings I

      Aims: to introduce and recycle vocabulary and structures through a series of interactive exercises such as word and sentence picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.

    • Happy birthday! II

      Aims: to introduce and recycle structures and sentences through a series of interactive exercises such as student-led listening practice with vocabulary items  from the topics of the family, home and  numbers 0-10. There is also writing practice on the same lexical themes and pronunciation practice with listen and repeat exercises.

    • Meeting new people III

      Aims: to consolidate and review vocabulary and structures through a series of interactive exercises such as: listening and writing, pronunciation, listen and repeat, choose the correct word and complete the sentences. The verb 'To Be’ in affirmative, long and short forms, talking about surnames extended personal information, determiners ‘a’ or ‘an’,  spelling surnames, expressing similarity using ‘also’ or ‘too’, talking about countries and nationalities using ‘from’, dub the film and choosing synonymous sentences.

    • Countries and nationalities / Writing and Speaking Lab

      The student will attend a class where a teacher whose first language is that being taught, will pose questions and activities to the student. The student will interact with the teacher through guided dialogues. At the same time the teacher will evaluate the student user on their performance and inform them of their progress through our very own exclusive Dexway method, using text and voice to clarify any specific areas that require attention, such as pronunciation, etc.

    • The Alphabet - Additional exercises

      In the last lesson of this unit, the student will find a variety of different types of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the grammatical knowledge acquired in previous lessons.

    • Typical Situation - Duty free, Boarding a plane, Boarding gate

      A practical immersion in the language, where by the student will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the language in which they are learning. In this lesson the student will be introduced to new vocabulary, then once the exercise has been completed, they will then have an opportunity to do some practice with this same new vocabulary.

    • Dialogue - Nice to Meet You

      The student will listen to a series of questions which they can then answer freely by sending their answers to a teacher, on-line. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be  able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.

  • Level A2 - Course II

    In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous lessons and achieve the A2 level. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas. In this block the learner is introduced to the past simple of the verb ‘To Be’, regular verbs and some common irregular verbs. There is also extended practice of comparative structures as well as the presentation of the present continuous forms of many common verbs, the difference between the present simple and continuous, ‘going to’ and various time expressions. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topics covered. The block is comprised of a series of interactive exercises such as word-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items, grammar and expressions.

    • What a mess! There was a party I

      Aims: to introduce structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Activities include the association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures, listening to a film and answering comprehension questions. The new vocabulary focuses on parts of the house, furniture and months of the year.

    • Clothes shopping II

      Aims: to introduce, study and practice the grammar covered through a series of interactive exercises. The following structures and functions are covered: the affirmative form of the past simple of regular verbs, too + adjective and comparison of short adjectives. The vocabulary continues the shopping theme with: sizes, prices, trying things on and clothes. Activities in this lesson are: association of sentences and words with corresponding pictures, gap-fill activities and student-led listening.

    • Megan's mother III

      Aims: to revise the grammar, structures and vocabulary covered in the lessons through a series of interactive exercises. The structures and functions from the previous lessons are reviewed such as: interrogative and negative forms of the past simple, past simple of irregular verbs, expressing obligations using ‘have to’, the comparison of long and irregular adjectives and travel - to go by + transport. Vocabulary includes: seasons, months and dates (ordinals) and transport. Activities focus on: pronunciation - 'th’ (soft sounds) listen and repeat,  association of words and sentences with their corresponding images, listening and writing - fill in the gaps, choosing synonymous sentences,  choosing the correct word or option,  fill in the gaps and dub the film.

    • The house / Writing and Speaking Lab

      The student will attend a class where a teacher whose first language is that being taught, will pose questions and activities to the student. The student will interact with the teacher through guided dialogues. At the same time the teacher will evaluate the student user on their performance and inform them of their progress through our very own exclusive Dexway method, using text and voice to clarify any specific areas that require attention, such as pronunciation, etc.

    • The house - Additional exercises

      In the last lesson of this unit, the student will find a variety of different types of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the grammatical knowledge acquired in previous lessons.

    • Typical Situation - In a restaurant

      A practical immersion in the language, where by the student will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the language in which they are learning. In this lesson the student will be introduced to new vocabulary, then once the exercise has been completed, they will then have an opportunity to do some practice with this same new vocabulary.

    • Dialogue - Chores and Emotions

      The student will listen to a series of questions which they can then answer freely by sending their answers to a teacher, on-line. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be  able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.

  • Level B1 - Course II

    In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous blocks and begin the transition from B1 to a solid B2. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas, especially in situations such as travel and accommodation, expressing oneself and responding to questions. In this block the learner will practice the narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous and present perfect) and begin to practice re-telling personal experiences and stories from journeys or past events. As with the other blocks on the course, there is frequent pronunciation practice and the learner has exposure to long and short sounds, correct regular past tense endings as well as general vocabulary and sentence level practice. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topics covered. The block is comprised of a series of interactive exercises such as word-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.

    • Introducing "Dark Night" I

      Aims: to acquire and learn structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. The vocabulary focus is on types of music and common expressions.

    • Camping in the countryside II

      Aims: To acquire, learn and practice the target grammar through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions seen in this lesson include: past continuous vs. past simple to talk about actions in the past, adverbs, expressing obligation and prohibition: modal verbs ‘must’ and ‘mustn’t’, adverbs of manner and the pronoun ‘one’. The vocabulary covered in this lesson is a review of colours and prepositions of place, as well as adding to the previous topic of parks and campsites. Activities: listen and repeat sentences and structures, student-led listening: click on the vocabulary, gap-fill: supply the correct word or verb tense, listening: follow the instructions and the association of sentences and words with their corresponding pictures.

    • You are not invited to the party III

      Aims: to review and consolidate structures and vocabulary as well as the grammar covered in the previous lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions found in this lesson are: relative pronouns, conjunctions ‘so’ and ‘because’, synonyms and travel: checking in to a hotel. The vocabulary review is on: parts of the body, common phrasal verbs, jobs and the face. Activities include: listening to and repeating useful phrases, listening and reading then supplying the correct word or expression, pronunciation practice: listen, repeat, then choose the correct sound, choose the correct word or option, complete the sentences, listening to fill in the gaps, click on the vocabulary, a comprehension exercise to choose the synonymous sentences and real life dialogue to give extra practice by dubbing the film.

    • How long does it take? / Writing and Speaking Lab

      The student will attend a class where a teacher whose first language is that being taught, will pose questions and activities to the student. The student will interact with the teacher through guided dialogues. At the same time the teacher will evaluate the student user on their performance and inform them of their progress through our very own exclusive Dexway method, using text and voice to clarify any specific areas that require attention, such as pronunciation, etc.

    • How long does it take? - Additional exercises

      In the last lesson of this unit, the student will find a variety of different types of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the grammatical knowledge acquired in previous lessons.

    • Typical Situation - Food shopping

      A practical immersion in the language, where by the student will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the language in which they are learning. In this lesson the student will be introduced to new vocabulary, then once the exercise has been completed, they will then have an opportunity to do some practice with this same new vocabulary.

    • Dialogue - Going Out

      The student will listen to a series of questions which they can then answer freely by sending their answers to a teacher, on-line. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be  able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.

  • Level B2 - Course III

    In this block the learner will consolidate the material from the previous blocks and finish the crossover from B1 to a B2. When the learner finishes this block, he or she will have achieved the B2 level as stated by the CEFR. The course content remains functional and focused entirely on improving learner independence in all areas, motivating the learner to become conversant on subjects such as the news, politics, ecology, education and employment. In terms of grammatical structures there will be continued revision and extension of the structures in all tenses. Productive and receptive skills are stretched with more phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, the differences between British and American vocabulary, expressing hopes and desires, asking indirect questions and making deductions about the past. As with the other blocks on the course, there is frequent pronunciation practice and the learner has exposure to long and short sounds, correct regular past tense endings, vowel sounds, elision, homophones as well as general vocabulary and sentence level practice. The use of a variety of exercises encompasses different learner styles as well as guaranteeing thorough coverage of the topics covered. The block is comprised of a series of interactive exercises such as word-picture association, listening comprehension with realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items.

    • Sean works in the Radio I

      Aims: to learn and internalise the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: sheet, to set up, crafts, fair, ambitious, powerful light, alternative medicine, environment and habitat.

    • Bad news! II

      Aims: to learn and practice the grammar as well as some more structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: making deductions about the past using: ‘must have’, ‘could have’, ‘may or might have’, the third conditional for impossible, past conditions, ‘ought to have’, ‘should/n’t have’ to express regrets about the past, ‘I wish’, ‘If only’ + past, connectors e.g. ‘although’, ‘however’, ‘nevertheless’ and ‘due to’ etc. Vocabulary:  useful phrases include: ‘on the whole’, ‘point of view’, ‘out of work’, ‘you never know’, ‘you won’t get away with’, sections of the news such as: politics, economy, ecology, weather, sport, crime etc.  Activities: choose the character to continue the conversation, complete the gaps with the correct verb, reading to find words from definitions, true or false listening comprehension, listen and repeat, make sentences based on the pictures, listen and select the correct picture and complete the sentences with a word from the list.

    • Interviewing a Headmaster III

      Aims: to review and consolidate the grammar as well as the structures and vocabulary covered in the lessons through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions:  talking about education, third conditional and talking about ability. Vocabulary: school and education. Activities: pronunciation of the short forms of auxiliary verbs, reading comprehension to complete the gaps with the correct form of the verb, reading comprehension to choose correct or incorrect sentences, choose the most appropriate ending, real life dialogue film dubbing and choosing synonymous sentences.

    • Defining / Writing and Speaking Lab

      The student will attend a class where a teacher whose first language is that being taught, will pose questions and activities to the student. The student will interact with the teacher through guided dialogues. At the same time the teacher will evaluate the student user on their performance and inform them of their progress through our very own exclusive Dexway method, using text and voice to clarify any specific areas that require attention, such as pronunciation, etc.

    • Defining - Additional exercises

      In the last lesson of this unit, the student will find a variety of different types of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the grammatical knowledge acquired in previous lessons.

    • Typical Situation - Jeweller’s

      A practical immersion in the language, where by the student will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the language in which they are learning. In this lesson the student will be introduced to new vocabulary, then once the exercise has been completed, they will then have an opportunity to do some practice with this same new vocabulary.

    • Dialogue - Animals and Education

      The student will listen to a series of questions which they can then answer freely by sending their answers to a teacher, on-line. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be  able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.

  • Level C1 - Course III

    In this final block the learner will revise the work covered to date through the lexical fields of describing people and places, superstitions, horoscopes tourism and describing paintings and art and arrive at a C1. Starting with conditional phrases, time clauses and a review of the passive voice the learner will encounter exercises to practice reported speech, prepositional clauses, synonyms and antonyms as well as relative clauses. By now the learner will be able to converse on a wide range of subjects areas from detailed descriptions to abstract concepts. In terms of pronunciation, the learner will continue to model native speakers at a natural speed and be aware of contractions, intonation, elision, homophones, homographs and diphthongs.

    • In an Irish pub I

      Aims: to learn and acquire the structures and vocabulary related to the topic through a series of interactive exercises such as word/sentence-picture association, listening comprehension with short, realistic dialogues and student-led listening practice with the vocabulary items. Vocabulary: ladder, horseshoe, itchy palm, lucky charm, fountain, congress, hold on to, to pull a lever, to adjust a dial etc as well as describing people and places.

    • Welsh culture II

      Aims: to learn and practice the grammar as well as some more structures and vocabulary through a series of interactive exercises.  Structures and functions: talking about places, industries, customs, passive voice review in all tenses and verbs with ‘being’: can't stand, like, love, resent, fancy and don't mind. Vocabulary:  to walk out, generally speaking, to have time to oneself, made by hand, to bring to the boil, to boil, to stir, to add, to leave and to pour. Activities: complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs, association of sentences and words with their corresponding pictures and sentence transformation, listen and repeat, complete the instructions, reading and listening comprehension to find synonyms, sentence transformation from active to passive and listening practice with true or false comprehension questions.

    • Hogmanay in Scotland III

      Aims: to review and consolidate the structures and vocabulary related to the lesson through a series of interactive exercises. Structures and functions: talking about places, defining and non-defining relative clauses - joining two sentences, explaining processes: after, when, before, then etc., verbs with pre-fixes: overcooked etc. Vocabulary:  ‘to say the least', ‘to spend a fortune’, ‘to back out’, ‘to be made redundant’, ‘to be down the road from’; British and American English; prepositions: of, about, by and with. Activities: pronunciation of prefixes, complete the sentences, sentence transformation from American to British English, writing practice with an exercise to join the sentences to make relative clauses, error detection and correction , real life dialogue practice with an exercise to dub the film and choosing synonymous sentences.

    • Giving opinions / Writing and Speaking Lab

      The student will attend a class where a teacher whose first language is that being taught, will pose questions and activities to the student. The student will interact with the teacher through guided dialogues. At the same time the teacher will evaluate the student user on their performance and inform them of their progress through our very own exclusive Dexway method, using text and voice to clarify any specific areas that require attention, such as pronunciation, etc.

    • Giving opinions - Additional exercises

      In the last lesson of this unit, the student will find a variety of different types of exercises carefully chosen to consolidate and evaluate the grammatical knowledge acquired in previous lessons.

    • Typical Situation - Trouble abroad - stolen credit card and passport

      A practical immersion in the language, where by the student will live through a real life situation, similar to one they would confront in the language in which they are learning. In this lesson the student will be introduced to new vocabulary, then once the exercise has been completed, they will then have an opportunity to do some practice with this same new vocabulary.

    • Dialogue - Superstitions

      The student will listen to a series of questions which they can then answer freely by sending their answers to a teacher, on-line. In this lesson new vocabulary will be introduced. Once the lesson has finished, the student will then be  able to have some practice with this same new vocabulary.