Here is a list of all the lessons from the ten-week course, divided into sections. Click on the links for explanations and examples. There's an exercise at the bottom of the page to test your understanding!
The verb "to be"
Present and past, question and negative form
Pronouns and possessives
Subject and object pronouns, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns
The Present Simple tense (affirmative, negative and interrogative forms)
Singular and plural nouns (spelling rules), and the grammar rules for countable and uncountable nouns.
Asking questions in a hotel
How to form questions in the present simple tense, and with the verb "to be". (Example questions relating to a hotel booking and hotel facilities)
Indefinite and definite articles in English
When to use a/ an, the or nothing.
There is, there are; some and any
How to talk about things you can see or which exist, plus negative forms.
How to say where things are in English
Prepositions of location such as next to, opposite, etc
Can for permissions and request
Grammar rules for using "can" (and modal auxiliary verbs)
Demonstratives and determiners
How to use this, that, these and those; and words such as each, every, several, a few, much, many and a lot. Plus, how to use one / ones.
Comparing nouns, verbs and adjectives.
The Past Simple tense
Including spelling notes, common irregular verbs.
English words to talk about time and the past
Ago, last, in; prepositions of time and sequencing words.
How to use will
Using "will" to talk about the future, make predictions, make promises, threats, offers, requests and decisions.
You and your family
Vocabulary for civil status and family relationships
Talking about your job and routines
Useful verbs to talk about what you do in your job, as well as verbs to talk about your daily routine, and how to tell the time in English
Learn to talk about your free time
Vocabulary to talk about likes and dislikes, different types of hobbies and sports, and verbs associated with sports such as "play", "do" and "go".
English transport vocabulary
Means of transport and verbs used to talk about transport.
English vocabulary for rooms and furniture
Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room furniture.
English vocabulary for clothes and shoes
Also, vocabulary for accessories, underwear, types of material, plus verbs to talk about clothes.
General facilities and entertainment; places to go shopping, etc.
165 Essential Adjectives
Useful list of adjectives to enrich your English
Understanding an English menu
Vocabulary for types of restaurant and food
Saying hello and introducing yourself
plus phrases for introducing other people
Phrases for answering the phone, asking for someone, replying, and saying someone isn't there, plus general tips on telephoning in English
Booking a hotel room in English
Vocabulary and phrases for booking and asking about hotel facilities
Buying tickets, asking for travel information, and tips to understand native English speakers.
English conversations: shopping
Phrases to use in clothes shops (and phrases you can hear a shop assistant use).
English conversations for tourists
Tourist attractions, things to do, and how to ask for information.
English speaking tips: how to talk about your past
Tips on how to tell a story, how to use the verb "born" and other verbs; how to talk about your emotions in the past.
English conversations: In a restaurant
Phrases to book a table, order a meal, pay, and deal with problems.
Giving personal information in English
Help for form-filling, such as giving your name, address and date of birth, understanding different question words
How to write emails and messages in English
Standard expressions, punctuation and layout guidelines.
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