ESOL Intermediates [B1] (PET)

ESOL Intermediates [B1] (PET)

The course is aimed at those who are reasonably fluent in simple spoken and written English.


The lessons will cover all skill areas but with particular focus on listening and speaking (including pronunciation and intonation). Grammar and vocabulary are key features of the lessons. Although not an exam class, the content of the course is useful as part of preparation for the Preliminary English Test (PET),

and some PET speaking tasks, together with transformations and word-building exercises, will be included in the course content.


The course book is "New English File Intermediate", but there will be a mixture of authentic and published additional materials designed to develop skills in a communicative and fun way. Course materials will focus on real English which students will be able to practise in the course of their daily lives. The emphasis is on interaction with other students and learning through enjoyment.


Please note: If you are new to the college you may want to take the OUP online placement test to ensure that you are placed in the appropriate course for your level of English. You should enrol for 'ESOL with diagnostic test' in the first instance.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to cover the following main topic areas:

  • food and health
  • transport and travel
  • describing people, objects and scenes
  • work and study
  • the media


Grammar topics to be covered include:

  • active and passive forms
  • modal verbs
  • simple and continuous forms in the past and present
  • comparatives and superlatives
  • future forms
  • gerunds and infinitives
  • phrasal verbs


Your Tutor

Deirdre Lomasney Deirdre Lomasney has a B.A. in French language and literature. Having taught ESOL since 2000, she has worked with students from a range of backgrounds for a local authority in London, and Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre.  She has also been a writing examiner for Cambridge Assessment since 2012. Deirdre aims to create a positive learning experience for all students, in a strong and supportive group.  


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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