Swedish Intermediate 5 - Online (B1+B2)

This course is for students who have completed Swedish Intermediate 4, or an equivalent program. It is open to anyone who wants to develop their language skills. Students will further develop basic skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing whilst also learning about Swedish culture. This course is also designed for people working in the local tourist industry who wish to improve their customer service to Swedish tourists.


  • Rivstart B1+B2, (2014) 2nd edition, Scherrer & Lindemalm, Textbook, Chapters 11 to 13


Chapter 11 - Crime and Punishment

  • Crime and punishment
  • Bluff at work
  • Not everything turns out as planned
  • What do you think? Read and discuss
  • A famous Swedish criminal “Lasse-Maja”
  • Pronouns: personal, possessive and reflective
  • Verbs: is/becomes + perfect participle
  • Verbs with -s
  • Tempus: conditional 2
  • News articles

Chapter 12 - Challenges, Conflicts and Social Media

  • To dare or not to dare
  • Small and big challenges
  • Eva Dickson – a Swedish adventurer
  • To move to a new country
  • Culture shock
  • Conflicts and difficult situations
  • Social media – opinions, insults and internet hatred
  • Adverbials: nog, väl, ju
  • Tempus: presence perfect in future tense
  • Question words + som helst
  • Comparisons
  • Editorial letters

Chapter 13 - Festivities and Seasons

  • Seasonal festivities
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Midsummer
  • Angst in keeping up with traditions
  • Three traditional characters – the Easter Witch, Santa, St Lucia
  • Celebrate Lucia
  • Seasonal topics
  • Nouns: non-specific form or without article
  • Words: Slang and Interjections
  • Exclamations!
  • Poetry


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