#directmethod

Avalon Direct English (ADE) is Avalon’s original teaching method. For over 20 years it has provided an audio-lingual style teaching method that takes students from A1-C1 over four student books. Ideal for non-native teachers who require a simpler operational system.

Avalon Direct English

Book Units # Level Grammar
1 1-2 1 Beginner to be, there is/are, plurals, do/does, to have
3-6 2 Elementary 1 present simple, present continuous, gerunds & infinitives, adverbs, some & any, pronouns, possessive adjectives, comparatives (1)
7-8 3 Elementary 2 past simple, irregular verbs, future simple, comparatives (2), subject/object pronouns, possessive pronouns
9-10 4 Elementary 3 present perfect & verb forms, superlatives, 0 & 1st conditional, have to, going to
2 1-3 5 Intermediate 1 participles as adjectives, must & have to, phrasal verbs, used to
4-8 6 Intermediate 2 So/such + adj + that, past continuous, 2nd conditional, imperatives, present continuous for the future, reflexive pronouns, reported speech, modal verbs
9-10 7 Intermediate 3 passive voice, wish + past
3 1-5 8 U-I 1 Predictions with ‘will’ & ‘going to’, linking words 7 clauses, present perfect continuous, transitive & intransitive verbs
6-10 9 U-I 2 modal verbs in the past, past perfect, will & shall, 3rd conditional, future continuous,as + adj + as, future perfect, wish + past perfect, past perfect continuous, future perfect continuous, reported questions
4 All 10 Advanced N/A
Book Units # Level VOCABULARY & CONCEPTS
1 1-2 1 Beginner numbers& counting, alphabet & spelling, parts of the body (1), clothes (1), days/months/seasons, the time, colours, family (1), animals
3-6 2 Elementary 1 job names, the house, food& drink, countries/languages, daily routines, music/tv/film/newspapers, preferences & opinions, cooking, games & sport, wants, parts of the body (2), clothes (2), transport, family(2), holidays, weather, shopping, abilities, duration of time, possession, comparison (1)
7-8 3 Elementary 2 the past, years & dates, distances, position & space, the future
9-10 4 Elementary 3 experiences (1), travel (1), the world, size/height/weight, facts & opinions, comparisons (2), probability(1), certainty (1), obligation (1), duration of action, quantities, conditional statements (1), money & payment, employment (1), illness, furniture, intentions & plans (1)
2 1-3 5 Intermediate 1 emotions(1), relationships, descriptions, materials (1), obligations (2), accommodation(1), housework, needs, memories, qualifications, experience (2), ways & methods (1), habits, directions, politics, past habits & situations
4-8 6 Intermediate 2 business, tourism, frequency, fractions & decimals, telling stories, celebrations, competitions, applications, art, conditional statements (2), apologising, laws & rules, hopes & ambitions, complaining, explaining, making arrangements, permission, accommodation(2), money, emotions(2), fashion, hairstyles, emergencies, medicine, hobbies, tastes, formal & informal speech, introductions, obligations (3),
9-10 7 Intermediate 3 measurements, rates, sizes, probability(2), crime & the law, agreeing & disagreeing, customs & immigration, travel (2), nature & the environment, night life, invitations, events & sport, wishes,
3 1-5 8 U-I 1 behaviour & mood, giving & taking orders, punishment, proof (p9), predictions, trouble & problems, diets, value & worth, cause & effect (1), conditional statements (3), stresses & pressures, character & personality, appearance, influence & persuasion, advantages & disadvantages, contradictions (despite/although), society, familiarity (be/get used to), frequency & routine, religion, prejudice
6-10 9 U-I 2 certainty (2), emphasis, comparison (3), making suggestions, past conditions & regrets, disappointment & satisfaction, employment (2), intention, cause & effect (2), responsibility, materials (2), deals & contracts, enthusiasm, wishes & regrets, the mind
4 All 10 Advanced management & work, quantity/number, shopping, appearance & reality, tendency, order7 sequence, manufacturing, economics, willingness & reluctance, risk & opportunity, negotiation, ways & methods (2), damage & injury, blame/fault, presentation & pr, suggestions/advice/recommendations, dating & relationships, effort & determination
Book Units # Level FUNCTIONS
1 1-2 1 Beginner greeting & introducing, identifying objects, counting, spelling aloud, telling the time, exchanging address
3-6 2 Elementary 1 exchanging personal information, expressing preference, giving reasons, expressing desires, clarifying meaning, requesting products/prices, attributing possession, comparing
7-8 3 Elementary 2 -
9-10 4 Elementary 3 buying tickets, expressing opinions, expressing obligations &, expressing intentions
2 1-3 5 Intermediate 1 expressing needs, expressing emotions, reminding, asking for/giving descriptions, making promises
4-8 6 Intermediate 2 getting someone’s attention, filling in forms, apologising, asking for information, giving orders, asking permission, requesting a service, reporting speech
9-10 7 Intermediate 3 introducing yourself/someone else, recommending/disapproving (should), expressing possibility, agreeing/disagreeing, expressing regrets (1) & wishes
3 1-5 8 U-I 1 predicting, expressing value, explaining reasons (due to), emphasising
6-10 9 U-I 2 expressing deductions (must have etc.),comparing, making suggestions, expressing regrets (2), asking permission (2)
4 All 10 Advanced Sympathising, justifying, suggesting/advising/recommending, prediction (should happen)
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