English 1

 

 

A1  Beginner

 

The English beginner’s course prepares the student to interact in a limited number of day-to-day situations and is aimed at students who have never studied English or have a very limited knowledge of the language.

 

Course Length: 15 hours

 

 

Objective

 

• a chance to communicate in English

• practise your English in real life tasks and situations

• speak and listen, read and write simple texts

• get an approach to a practical working knowledge of grammar and vocabulary

• a sense of progress, with occasional assessments and regular personalised feedback

 

Topics

 

Family life
Hobbies and pastimes

Holidays
Leisure activities

Shopping
Work and jobs

 

Vocabulary

 

Food and drink
Nationalities and countries
Personal information
Places in the town, shops and shopping

Verbs – basic

 

Functions

 

Giving and asking directions
Describing habits and routines

Giving personal information Greetings
Telling the time
Understanding and using numbers

Understanding and using prices

 

Grammar

 

Adjectives: common and demonstrative

Adverbs of frequency
Comparatives and superlatives
Going to

How much/how many and very common uncountable nouns

I’d like
Imperatives (+/-)
Intensifiers - very basic
Modals: can/can’t/could/couldn’t
Present simple

Present continuous

Past simple of “to be”
Past Simple
Possessive adjectives
Possessives
Prepositions, common
Prepositions of place
Prepositions of time, including in/on/at
Pronouns: simple, personal
Questions
There is/are
To be, including question+negatives

Verb + ing: like/hate/love

 

Discourse Markers

 

Connecting words, and, but, because

 

Phonetics

 

The alphabet

 

The individual sounds in English

  • The vowel differences

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