Communicative Aims

– Show understanding by responding appropriately to questions
– Give information about a prepared topic in a series of linked long turns
– Answer questions on a prepared topic, and participate in an informal discussion of the topic, giving more information, facts or details
– Respond to requests for clarification and give reasons for making particular statements


Language functions

– Giving reasons

– Stating the durations of events

– Talking about the future, informing and predicting

– Talking about events in the indefinite and recent past

– Expressing preferences

– Quantifying


– Revision of grammar from Trinity 4

– Connecting clauses using because

– Present perfect tense including use with for, since, ever, never, just

Will referring to the future for informing and predicting

– Adjectives and adverbials of quantity, e.g. a lot, not very much, many

– Expressions of preference, e.g. I prefer, I’d rather


– Special occasions, e.g. birthday celebrations

– Music

– Expressions relating to past and future time, e.g. ‘two days ago, in the future’

– Means of transport

– Recent personal experiences

– Festivals

– Entertainment, e.g. cinema, television, clubs


– The correct pronunciation of vocabulary specific to the lexical areas listed above

– Appropriate weak forms and intonation in connected speech

– The combination of weak forms and contractions, e.g. ‘I’ve been to