In the first section of the unit there is a text called ‘Mental disorders’, which describes different mental diseases and how to deal with them from a professional point of view. In the second text you will find a classification of physical and psychological disabilities, and the process of adjusting to the situation. In the last text, called ‘Accidents’, you will meet a person who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and how this can cause accidents at home. You will also find a form to fill in with information about an accident.

The grammar section in this unit introduces the different verb tenses used to speak about the present and the past as well as the adverbials of time which are commonly used with those tenses. There is also a special reference to the adverbs and adverbial expressions of frequency. In this unit, you will also study the adjectives, which are the words used to describe nouns, and there is a special section devoted to the comparative forms, which are the forms that the adjectives and adverbs can take to make comparisons. Finally, you will also study the English prepositions of place and time, with a special emphasis on the expression of the dates and the clock times. Before this grammar section, you will see the storyline, where you can see some examples of the grammar points in context.

The ‘everyday language’ sections in this unit introudce different functions of the language. In the first one, you will learn how to ask and give personal information (name, age, address…); next, you will learn different expressions used in telephone conversations; and finally, you will learn different way of giving people some advice.

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