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Summit 1, Second Edition

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



LEVEL

CEF

ALTE

UCLES

IELTS

TOEIC©

TOEFL (paper)





TOEFL iBT

PTE

Top Notch Fundamentals

A1

0

-




0-245

0-393

-

A1

Top Notch 1

A1-A2






















Top Notch 2

A2-B1

1

KET


3.0

246-500

394-456

-

1

Top Notch 3

B1

2

PET

4.0

500-650

457-477

57 – 86

2

Summit 1

B2

3

FCE

5.0

650-720

478-559

110-120

3

Summit 2

C1

4

CAE

6.0-7.0

720-910


560-587

-

4



























CEF = Common European Framework of Reference

ALTE = Association of Language Testers in Europe

UCLES = University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

IELTS = International English Language Testing Service

TOIEC = Test of English for International Communication

TOEFL = Test of English as a Foreign Language

PTE = Pearson Tests of English




Summit 1 Correlation with CEF Can-Do Statements


Unit 1

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam Skills

Lesson Goals

1 Suggest ways to enjoy life more

2 Describe people’s personalities

3 Compare perspectives on life

4 Share a life-changing experience











Grammar

Gerund and infinitive after forget, stop, remember

5


B2




Reading

I can identify supporting details in a discussion between two visitors in a foreign country.

I can read an advice article about life balance and relate it to personal experience.

I can read an opinion article on optimism and pessimism and identify supporting details.

I can analyze paragraph structure.



3

4

8



12

B2

Finding evidence

Speaking

I can speculate about a world map.

I can discuss and personalize article ideas.

I can grade described personalities.

I can discuss perspectives.

I can give an oral summary.


2

4

8



9

10


B2

Structure discussion



Listening

I can follow two speakers discuss personality and infer point of view.

I can listen to three speakers for gist and inference.

I can understand three speakers talking about reactions to news events.


6
10
13

B2


Inferring opinion

Writing

I can make notes for suggestions.

I can make notes about an experience and use them to write a paragraph.

I can write a description of a personality type from model.


5

11
12



B2

Use in group work


Paragraph structure; self check



Unit 2

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Describe the music you listen to

2 Explain the role of music in your life

3 Describe a creative person

4 Discuss the benefits of music












Grammar

The present perfect and the present perfect continuous

Noun clauses



16
18

B2

Text completion
Question words

Reading

I can read and comment on reviews on a music website.

I can understand a conversation comparing musical tastes.

I can understand a short biography of Beethoven and activate language from the text.


14
15
20

B2




Speaking

I can discuss music reviews.

I can compare musical tastes.

I can describe different types of music.

I can describe creative people.

I can discuss the benefits of music from notes.


14

15

16



21

23


B2

Sharing opinions

Comparing

Describing music

Describing people

Opinion and evidence


Listening

I can understand a talk about music therapy and listen for supporting details.

I can understand two people talking about musical preferences.



22

25


B2

Gist; notes; discuss

Explaining meaning



Writing

I can write a brief biography of a creative person.

I can describe my own personality.



21
24

B2

Using model and adjectives

Planning; error correction




Unit 3

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF


Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Talk about your financial goals

2 Express buyer’s remorse

3 Describe your spending habits

4 Discuss reasons for charitable giving












Grammar

Future plans and finished future actions

The past unreal conditional: inverted form



28

31


B2




Reading

I can read an advice article on financial management.

I can understand two speakers discuss money matters.

I can read interviews about short-term and long-term financial goals and make personal comparisons.

I can complete a self-test about spending habits.

I can understand a text about a philanthropist and express and support my opinions.


26
27
28

33
34



B2

Dictionary support



Speaking

I can evaluate and discuss advice.

I can describe my financial habits.

I can describe my financial goals.

I can express remorse about a purchase.

I can summarize and describe my spending habits.

I can express and give reasons for my opinions about giving to charity.


26

27

29



31

33
35



B2

Framing your ideas

Using prepared notes

Using prepared notes

Using prepared notes

Public presentation



Listening

I can understand a conversation in which a speaker regrets a purchase and infer the reasons.

I can understand a speaker describing financial habits.



27

32


B2

Inferring reasons for regret

Gist; details; conclusions



Writing

I can summarize and describe my spending habits.

I can use time order words to describe my financial goals.



33
36

B2

Planning and sequencing paragraphs; self check




Unit 4

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Discuss appropriate dress

2 Comment on fashion and style

3 Evaluate ways to change one’s appearance

4 Discuss appearance and self-esteem










Grammar

Quantifiers with singular, plural, and non-count nouns.

40

B2




Reading

I can follow a conversation about choosing clothes for an event and activate language from the text.

I can understand a text about dressing for work and examine cultural expectations.

I can read an article about body image and identify supporting details.


39

40
46



B2

Finding supporting details



Speaking

I can comment on body adornment, clothing, and fashions in different cultures and historical periods.

I can talk about my own experience of choosing clothes.

I can discuss appropriate clothing.

I can comment on fashions and styles.

I can discuss and evaluate ways to change one’s appearance.

I can discuss appearance and self-esteem.



38

39
41

43

45
47



B2

Describing pictures; expressing preferences
Describing experiences
Structure ideas

Using vocabulary



Listening

I can infer information from statements about work clothes.

I can understand a conversation about fashion and style and listen to activate vocabulary.

I can understand a talk on a radio program about changes in styles.

I can understand conversations about taste in fashion.


41
42

44
49



B2

Using adjectives

Summarizing; inferring information


Writing

I can write an article comparing and contrasting fashion tastes.

I can comment on a popular saying about fashion and beauty.



48
49

B2

Similarities paragraph; Contrast paragraph

Expressing opinion; giving concrete example




Unit 5

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Politely ask someone not to do something

2 Complain about public conduct

3 Discuss social responsibility

4 Identify urban problems












Grammar

Possessives with gerunds

Paired conjunctions



52

54


B2



Reading


I can follow a discussion about city life.

I can read postings about annoying behaviors.

I can read an interview about Megacities, confirming content and inferring information.


51

54
58



B2

Evaluating and discussing

Meaning of idioms from context


Speaking

I can use pictures and a graph to comment on changes in rural / urban populations.

I can frame and express my ideas about life in cities, suburbs, and the country.

I can role-play asking someone not to do something.

I can use notes to discuss annoying behavior.

I can use critical thinking to comment on a story.

I can respond to a quiz about social responsibility and give my opinions.



50

51
53


55
57
57

B2

Expressing ideas; speculating on reasons

Expressing ideas; giving reasons

Using prepared notes
Describing personal experiences


Listening

I can understand a story about organ donation and listen for details.

I can understand and summarize a narration of a series of events.

I can understand a conversation about cities.


56
56
61

B2

Summarizing



Writing

I can make notes about annoying behavior.

I can use notes to write a letter to a local newspaper about local problems.


55
60

B2

Layout; salutation; closing paragraph structure




Unit 6

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Exchange opinions about the treatment of animals

2 Discuss the benefits of certain pets

3 Compare animal characters

4 Debate the value of animal conservation












Grammar

Passive modals

64

B2




Reading

I can read a chart explaining Chinese Zodiac animals and personality traits.

I can understand a conversation about animals in zoos.

I can read postings about the treatment of animals and evaluate ideas.

I can read an article expressing an opinion about natural species and understand meaning from context.



62
63
64
70

B2

Discussing application

Finding evidence

Evaluating and discussing

Deducing meaning from context



Speaking

I can exchange opinions about the ways animals are used or treated.

I can discuss using pets for companionship.

I can role-play a discussion about the benefits of pets.

I can describe the characteristics of animals.

I can debate the pros and cons of animal conservation.


65
67
67
69
71


B2

Making notes



Listening

I can understand short conversations about suitable pets.

I can follow the reading of a fable and draw conclusions about character traits.

I can follow the reading of a fable and draw conclusions about the moral of the story.

I can understand a talk on animal-assisted therapy.



66
68
69

73


B2

Making notes in chart
Comparing character traits

Analyzing elements




Writing

I can write notes of my opinions about the treatment and use of animals.

I can structure a persuasive paragraph by planning arguments and possible opposing arguments.



72
72

B2

Preparing for discussion
Structure; supporting argument

Unit 7


Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Give shopping advice

2 Discuss your reactions to ads

3 Persuade someone to buy a product

4 Describe consumer shopping habits












Grammar

Passive forms of gerunds and infinitives

78

B2




Reading

I can identify and discuss types of advertisements.

I can understand a conversation between people viewing a catalogue.

I can read four interviews about advertisements and understand meaning from context.

I can read about advertising techniques and infer information.

I can read an article about compulsive shopping and relate it to personal experience.

I can complete a self-quiz about shopping habits.



74
75
78

80
82

83


B2

Context understanding

Speaking

I can discuss advertisements for products.

I can role-play a conversation giving shopping advice.

I can discuss my reaction to advertisements.

I can describe and discuss my shopping habits.


75

77
79


83

B2




Listening

I can follow a dialogue about shopping and listen to activate vocabulary.

I can listen to radio advertisements and support reasoning with details.

I can understand a conversation about prices.


76
81

85


B2

Matching expressions to meanings

Inferring opinions




Writing

I can complete a pricelist.

I can describe shopping habits and give advice.

I can summarize an article.


77

83
84



B2

Comparing prices


Unit 8

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Describe family trends

2 Discuss parent / teen issues

3 Compare generations

4 Describe care for the elderly










Grammar

Repeated and double comparatives

88

B2




Reading

I can follow a conversation about relationships.

I can read an article about falling birth rates and identify cause and effect.

I can read about care for the elderly in China, confirming content and summarizing.


87
88
94

B2

Summarizing

Speaking

I can use cartoons to talk about families.

I can recall and report a personal experience.

I can discuss generation differences.

I can describe and draw conclusions about care for the elderly.



86

87
93

95


B2




Listening

I can follow three speakers talking about family trends.

I can follow a conversation about parent and teen behaviors.

I can follow comments on generation gaps, listening for details and summarizing.

I can listen to compare and contrast the differences between two generations.



89
91
92

93


B2

Reporting comments


Summarizing

Comparing and contrasting


Writing


I can summarize a discussion on family trends.

I can describe my relationship with a family member.



89
96

B2

Planning; linking; correcting




Unit 9

Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Speculate about the out-of-the-ordinary

2 Present a theory about a past event

3 Discuss how believable a story is

4 Evaluate the trustworthiness of news sources












Grammar

Indirect speech with modals

Perfect modals in the passive voice for speculating about the past



100

102


B2




Reading

I can read and answer a quiz.

I can follow a conversation about a well-known mystery.

I can read two articles about historical mysteries and activate prior knowledge.

I can read theories about historical mysteries.

I can understand stories of well-known hoaxes, confirming facts and drawing conclusions.


98

99
102


103
106

B2

Obvious answer not always the correct answer

Speaking

I can discuss how I selected my answers.

I can express degrees of certainty.

I can role-play a conversation speculating about a situation.

I can discuss the credibility of a story.



98

99

101


105

B2

Using idioms

Listening

I can follow a talk about Anastasia, listening for gist and summarizing.

I can understand speakers speculating about events and causes.



104
109

B2

Gist; summary

Writing

I can write a news article.

I can write an article correctly avoiding sentence fragments.



108

108


B2

Error avoidance and correction


Unit 10


Can-Do Statements

Page

CEF

Learning and Exam skills

Lesson Goals

1 Explain the benefits of leisure activities

2 Describe hobbies and other interests

3 Compare your use of leisure time

4 Discuss the risk-taking personality












Grammar

Order of modifiers

114

B2




Reading

I can read a comparison of the promise and reality of technology.

I can follow a conversation about work stress.

I can read message-board posts about unusual hobbies.

I can read an article about technology and free time and identify supporting details.



110
111
114
116


B2

Finding main point; finding detailed evidence



Speaking

I can discuss technology and free time.

I can discuss my use of free time.

I can read personal statements and offer advice.

I can ask classmates about their hobbies.

I can discuss my use of leisure time.

I can describe extreme sports.

I can describe and discuss attitudes towards risk-taking.


110

111


113
115

117


118

119


B2

Pair and group discussion

Describing pictures


Listening

I can understand an interview about risk-taking and relate it to personal experience.

I can follow a conversation about free time and leisure activities.



118

121


B2

Making notes; personalizing

Writing

I can comment on another’s point of view.

120

B2

Supporting opinions



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