Scheme of Work – Intermediate Level English Course (EFL, ESL)

Scheme of Work – Intermediate Level English Course (EFL, ESL)

Scheme of Work

Intermediate Level English Course (EFL, ESL)


Scheme of Work – Intermediate Class





Social English Themes:


Let’s start a project

present continuous vs. present simple

modal verbs: will / shall

word order in sentence structure

articles and nouns

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

word stress

sentence stress


project work in groups:

  • devise a magazine / newspaper

  • write a short story collection

  • charity work / fundraising

  • organise a talent / variety night

  • consumer surveys

  • build an English language learning website

  • make a short film

focus on study skills


Sport and leisure

2nd week review

past continuous

modal verbs: can / could / able to

using the infinitive (after modal verbs)

simple, compound and complex sentences


word collocation

sport and leisure

using adverbs

writing for different purposes: letter, email, diary, report, assignment, etc.

project work in groups

trip to a local museum / gallery


Health and lifestyle

present perfect

present perfect vs. past simple

modal verbs: must / mustn’t

auxiliary verbs in question forms

question tags

rhyming words

health and different lifestyles

going to the doctor’s / dentist’s / hospital

asking for and giving advice

project work in groups


Finding a job

modal verbs: may / might

quantity words – much, many, few, a lot etc.

adverbials of time, manner, degree, frequency, etc.

when and if

first conditional

zero conditional

formal and informal letter writing

understanding discourse markers, e.g. well, right, er, OK, now, etc.

develop a group role play

careers advice

project work in groups


Thinking it over

mid-course review / test

individual tutorials

present perfect continuous

modal verbs: should / would / could

passive voice

second conditional

prepositions of place

hypothetical ideas

global and local issues

change vs. staying the same

the environment / pollution

project work in groups

project work – review

evening trip to a concert or exhibition


Accent on English

past perfect

reported speech

defining relative clauses – e.g. that, where, who, whose, etc.

third conditional

prepositions of time

writing a newspaper report

understanding informal English – vocabulary, pronunciation, accent and errors made by native speakers of English; including short cuts and grammatical ellipsis, e.g. “Saw Helen today.” = “I saw Helen today.”

project work in groups

trip to a nearby town / place of interest


Different people

making comparisons – comparatives and superlatives

future – will, going to, will be –ing, will have done

adverbials of possibility – e.g. perhaps, possibly, definitely, maybe

personality – differences between people

arguments and problems

booking a holiday


project work in groups


Let’s get together

past simple – revision

phrasal verbs

articles – a, an and the

subject revision

using phrasal verbs

famous inventions / famous firsts

famous people

writing my autobiography

going on a date / getting married

personal relationships

problem pages – agony aunt / uncle

project work in groups


Enjoying the classics

subject revision

subject revision

classic books in the English language

language used in English literature

project work – presentations

end of course weekend camping trip – organised by the students


Revision week

practice papers

practice listening tests

individual tutorials

revision of previous topics – recapping and consolidation

mock exam/s