Index of course units
The short form of the future with the verb ‘to be’
"Adrian and Roger talk half joking half seriously about exploiting a new idea for publishing newspapers…"
122. An Exciting Future
Expressions with the verb ”to be’ with future meaning
"Trevor is an architect and has just signed an amazing contract for the construction of a hotel in Buenos Aires. He tells Martin about it over the phone…"
123. Anne and Languages
The future continuous in English
"Anne loves languages. She is thinking about making the most of the summer by going to learn German in Germany. She is talking to George on the phone…"
124. The Opening
The future of ‘there is’ and ‘there are’
"Tracy, a communication skills expert, is preparing a famous Italian artist’s exhibition in London with her assistant Paula…"
125. Noel in his Sixties
The future of ‘can’
"Noel is over 60 and considers carrying out a project which he began a long time ago. He devotes too much time to this project and doesn’t have time for anything else…"
126. Jenny the Baby-sitter
The future of ‘must’
"Jenny is considering going to Spain as a baby-sitter. Donald is grumpy because he doesn’t want her to go, but Olivia sees things positively…"
127. Little Dreams
The future perfect in English
"Matt tells Henry a method he had when he was young to remain hopeful every day…"
The future perfect continuous in English
"Jim and Carol are a nice couple. In this conversation she is showing him how to live healthily and stay young…"
129. The Midnight Express
Relative pronouns in English
"Ashley and Jessica happen to meet in a dining car on the Berlin – Paris express. During dinner they have a very interesting conversation…"
130. Complete Success
Reflexive pronouns in English
"Jack and Marilyn are the in musical couple. Brian is interviewing them on television…"
131. The Mayor of New Rock
The passive in English
"An interview with the mayor of New Rock on prime-time television a few days before the local elections …"
132. Grosvenor House
The passive voice in English
"Walter is about to open an unusual restaurant in Grosvenor House, a very well-known old house in the city. He tells Tim all about it…"
133. Encyclopedias for Children
The conditional with the past in English
"Fred hasn’t been to the pub in several days because he has started working in a publishing house as a door-to-door salesman of encyclopedias for children. His friends welcome him, interested in his new life…"
134. The Advert
The conditional with ‘unless’, ‘in case’, ‘before’ and ‘until’
"Gregory reads an advert in the newspaper offering “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Getting Rich” and he orders it. From that moment on his life takes an interesting turn…"
135. Big Lemon
Uses of the second conditional in English
"Geoffrey is a brilliant marketing student who has finished his degree and is thinking about creating a soft drink called “Big Lemon”…"
The conditional in English with ‘could’, ‘should’ and ‘might’
"Dominique, a French woman living in the USA, gives “creative and healing food” classes to an advertising agency’s chef every Thursday. She is chatting to Nicholas, the agency’s director…"
137. Algra – Alistar & Graham
The conditional with the past in English
"The two partners of a big company called “Algra, Alistar & Graham” are always having financial problems and consider selling their company…"
138. How to Speak in Public
The conditional with ‘should have’, ‘could have’ and ‘might have’
"Ken goes to see Oliver at his business training centre to learn how to speak in public…"
139. Theresa’s Shares
"Theresa sells some shares which had been unproductive for years and gets a million dollars for them. Excited, she goes to see her adviser and friend Ray so he can advise her where to invest this money…"
140. My Husband’s Ex
"Jill has inherited six flats in London and argues with her husband Howie over how to cash in on them. Howie’s ex also happens to have flats in London and gets good money for them…"
141. Sailing along the Aegean
Reported speech in English
"Alexander, the managing director of an important company, is talking to his secretary Jessica about a trip along the Aegean Sea which has been organized for the company’s three top executives and their wives, if the planned goals are reached…"
142. The Budget
Phrasal verbs in English: part I
"Terence, the managing director of “Sky Communication”, has a meeting with the financial director, Brian, to prepare the company’s general budget for the next financial year…"
Phrasal verbs: part II
"Laura is the manager and a shareholder of an important clothing company with all types of women’s outfits called “Tramonti”. Julia is a very well-known consultant in the fashion world…"
144. The European Union
Phrasal verbs: part III
"Two young businessmen, Gerald, an Englishman, and Ernst, a German, are talking in Brussels about the European Union and the euro…"