Unit-by-Unit CEF Correlations Summit 1 and 2 are the high-intermediate and advanced levels of Top Notch: English for Today’s World.
Summit 1 uses highly original approaches to familiar topic areas as a springboard for graded instruction in both discrete and integrated training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Grammar and vocabulary development grow naturally from the topics, situations, and communication goals.
Summit 1 covers B2 level of CEF.
Listening includes recorded dialogues, discussions, arguments, presentations, factual radio talks, and radio advertisements. Topics include both concrete events and abstract ideas. Listening strategies include listening for gist, for information, for evidence supporting information or opinion, and for analysis of attitude.
Reading texts include different formats, such as encyclopaedias, letters, advertisements, charts, maps, graphs, internet message boards, and factual and opinion articles from magazines and newspapers. Reading strategies include reading for gist, critical thinking, analysis for note making and for summarizing.
Speaking activities include pair, group, and class discussions, debates, presentations on experiences, attitudes, and opinions. Communication goals are defined in each unit.
Writing activities include instruction in note making, paragraph construction (including the use of topic sentences), use of linking devices to link paragraphs, layout of formal letters, error avoidance and correction. Writing tasks include descriptions, biographies, articles, letters to newspapers, summaries, and critiques of articles.
Top Notch and Summit Full Course Correlation with International Standards and Exams