New English File: A Comprehensive Course for Intermediate Learners
New English File is a series of textbooks and supplementary materials for English language learners of different levels. The intermediate level is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, but need to improve their communication skills and confidence. The course covers a wide range of topics, such as people, everyday activities, housing, culture, travel, work, and education.
One of the distinctive features of New English File is the EOI Exam Power Pack, which is a set of photocopiable resources that help students prepare for the official exams of the Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas (EOI) in Spain. The EOI exams are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and test the four skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The EOI Exam Power Pack provides students with practice tests, tips, strategies, and feedback for each skill and level.
The EOI Exam Power Pack is divided into two cycles: basic and advanced. The intermediate level corresponds to the basic cycle, which covers the CEFR levels A2 and B1. The basic cycle consists of six units, each focusing on a different EOI topic and a different grammar point. The units are:
Unit 1: Personal information and relationships. Grammar: present simple and continuous.
Unit 2: Everyday activities and routines. Grammar: past simple and continuous.
Unit 3: Housing, homes, and surroundings. Grammar: present perfect simple and continuous.
Unit 4: Culture, customs, and traditions. Grammar: past perfect simple and continuous.
Unit 5: Travel and tourism. Grammar: future forms.
Unit 6: Work and education. Grammar: modal verbs.
Each unit includes a listening exam, a reading exam, a writing exam, and a speaking exam. The listening exam consists of two parts: part 1 is a multiple-choice task with short dialogues or monologues; part 2 is a matching task with longer texts. The reading exam also has two parts: part 1 is a text with gaps that need to be filled with words or phrases; part 2 is a text with comprehension questions. The writing exam requires students to write a short text (about 100 words) on a given topic, following a specific format (such as an email, a letter, or a review). The speaking exam involves an interaction with an examiner or another student on a given topic, using appropriate language functions (such as greeting, agreeing, disagreeing, asking for clarification, etc.).
The EOI Exam Power Pack also provides students with answer keys, transcripts, model answers, assessment criteria, and self-evaluation sheets for each exam. Additionally, it offers extra practice activities for vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. The EOI Exam Power Pack can be used in class or at home, as a complement to the New English File Student's Book and Workbook.
New English File is an engaging and effective course that helps intermediate learners improve their English skills and prepare for the EOI exams. With the EOI Exam Power Pack, students can practice in realistic exam conditions and get valuable feedback on their performance. New English File is the ideal choice for students who want to achieve their language goals and succeed in their exams. 0efd9a6b88