Review of Lessons 1 -- 5
Lesson 1: Budget Cuts
- Review: Present Perfect (has/have + past participle)
- New: Present Perfect Continuous (has/have + been + ing verb)
Topics: Agent Nouns, New occupations, Evaluating People's Activities
Learning Strategy: Make Inferences
Lesson 2: The Interview
- Review: Two-word verbs; Separable and Inseparable
Topics: Job Interviews, Describing Talents and Skills, Describing Accomplishments
Learning Strategy: Goal Setting
Lesson 3: He Said - She Said
Grammar focus: Past Perfect Tense
Topics: Promptness, Leaving a message, Schedules
Learning Strategy: Monitor
Lesson 4: Run Away With the Circus!
Topics: Expressing opinions; Expressing agreement and disagreement
Learning Strategy: Apply a rule
Lesson 5: Greatest Vacation of All Time
Grammar focus: Review of comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives
Topics: Asking for Information; Comparing different vacations and transportation
Learning Strategy: Make Associations
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