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 Language

Level Title   Duration
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  English





  



























Elementary
Cambridge KET
ALTE 1









Pre-
Intermediate
Cambridge PET
Toefl 400
ALTE 2













Intermediate
Cambridge FCE
Toefl 500
ALTE 3














Upper
Intermediate
Cambridge CAE
Toefl 550
ALTE 4










Advanced
Cambridge CPE
Toefl 600+
ALTE 5







 

1 Students
2 Introductions
3 Numbers
4 Whose?
5 Names and Numbers
6 A Timetable
7 A Form
8 A Friend 1
9 A Friend 2
10 A Friend 3

1 My Cat Trotsky
2 Strange Food (Anonymous)
3 Tears and Laughs (Samuel Beckett)
4 More Beckett
5 Numbers
6 That man
7 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
8 East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
9 The Unicorn (James Thurber)
10 A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
11 Describing Self 1
12 Describing Self 2
13 Describing Self 3
14 The Cemetery
15 My Two Friends
16 Routine

1 The Wolf (James Thurber)
2 Pooh (A A Milne)
3 1984 (George Orwell)
4 Prufrock (T S Eliot)
5 The Owl (James Thurber)
6 The Emperor's Clothes (H C Andersen)
7 Numbers
8 Earthly Powers (Anthony Burgess)
9 Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
10 Sons and Lovers (D H Lawrence)
11 Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
12 Emma (Jane Austen)
13 The Great Gatsby (Scott Fitzgerald)
14 The Hobbit (J R Tolkien)
15 Three Men in a Boat (J K Jerome)

1 Catch A Falling Star (John Donne)
2 The Baskervilles (Conan Doyle)
3 A Rich Man (Edward Jones)
4 On The Moon (Arthur C Clarke)
5 Singapore (Anonymous)
6 Bollywood (Al Jazeera)
7 True Believer (Eric Hoofer)
8 Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
9 Sons and Lovers (D H Lawrence)
10 A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
11 Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
12 The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)


1 Twickenham Garden (John Donne)
2 Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
3 Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
4 Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)
5 Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
6 The Independent
7 The Windhover (G M Hopkins)
8 Hard Times (Charles Dickens)
9 Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
10 Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

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