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English Course - Past and Present (Upper-Intermediate Level)

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English Course - Past and Present (Upper-Intermediate Level)
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  • In this course Upper-Intermediate Level English Course - Past and Present you will practice using different verb forms, time words and phrases in the past and present tenses. You will learn about the different meanings and functions of the past and present tenses (simple, continuous, perfect) and the role of subject, verb and object. You will study the difference between states, actions and intentions and the role of modal verbs to talk about past habits and the future. You will practice using auxiliary verbs for emphasis and interest, with question tags and to avoid repetition.

    This course includes a short guide to writing, with tips on how to prepare, lay out and finish various writing tasks. This course also includes a section on pronunciation, that includes information on how tone and sound changes depending on the intentions of the speaker.

    Learn more about Alison's English Language Vertical.

  • After completing this course you will be able to:

    • Define the forms used in sentences using different Present tenses.
    • List commonly used time words and phrases.
    • Explain the use of modal verbs in sentences about the past and the present.
    • Describe how we can talk about states, actions and habits using different tenses.
    • Justify the differences in intonation and sound depending on the mood and motivation of the speaker.
    • Prove how open and closed questions are effective in conversations.
    • Relate the different purposes of using auxiliary verbs.
    • Review the use of subject and object in sentences using the Past and Present tenses.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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