Free English Course

These lessons review some of the most essential grammar and speaking phrases in English. The level of the course is approximately A2, or Elementary level. But it's also useful for you if you have a higher level of English but want to review your English.

Week 1: verb to be, nationalities, pronouns, possessives, greetings, family

Welcome to the lessons for Week 1 of our new free English course! This week we start right from the beginning so that you can talk about yourself accurately and confidently. In Week 1, there are two grammar pages: "Nationalities and the verb to be"; and "Pronouns and Possessives". Both these pages give you grammar…
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Week 2: present simple, telephoning, talking about job and routines, personal information

Here are the lessons for Week 2 of our new free English course! Last week, in Week 1, the lessons covered the verb to be, nationalities, pronouns and possessives, vocabulary to talk about your family, and phrases to say hello and introduce yourself. This week (week 2), there is a grammar page: "The Present Simple…
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Week 3: English nouns, asking questions, booking a hotel, free time

Here are the four lessons for Week 3 of our free English course! The English course so far In Week 1 the lessons are using the verb to be, nationalities, pronouns and possessives, vocabulary to talk about your family, and phrases to say hello and introduce yourself. In Week 2, the lessons are the Present…
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Week 4: English articles, transport vocabulary, buying tickets, would like

This week there are four English lessons: A grammar lesson: Indefinite and definite articles in English A vocabulary lesson: English transport vocabulary A speaking lesson: Learn how to buy tickets in English And a general lesson: Would like and other English polite phrases Practice activities There are multiple-choice exercises for the articles lesson and the…
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Week 5: there is / are, some and any, can, location, rooms and furniture vocabulary

This week we're half-way through the course! There are three grammar lessons, and one vocabulary lesson. English grammar: there is, there are; some and any How to say where things are in English Learn to use can for permission and requests in English English vocabulary for rooms and furniture Practice and exercises There are multiple-choice…
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Week 6: demonstratives and determiners, shopping, clothes vocabulary, emails

This week there's one grammar lesson, a vocabulary lesson, a speaking lesson, and a writing lesson. English grammar: demonstratives and determiners English vocabulary for clothes and shoes English conversations: shopping How to write emails and messages in English Practice and exercises There are multiple-choice exercises in the grammar and vocabulary lessons. There's conversation and pronunciation…
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Week 7: comparatives, vocabulary for towns, giving directions, tourist conversations

The lessons for Week 7 all focus on tourists and places of interest. There's a grammar lesson, a speaking lesson, and two vocabulary lessons. English grammar: Comparatives English conversations for tourists Useful English phrases for giving directions Vocabulary practice: English towns Practice and exercises There's speaking and pronunciation practice in the speaking lesson (English conversations…
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Week 8: The Past Simple, 165 Essential English adjectives

In Week 8, the focus is on the Past Simple, with two grammar lessons, a speaking lesson, and a vocabulary lesson. English grammar: the Past Simple tense English words to talk about time and the past English speaking tips: how to talk about your past Learn 165 Essential English adjectives Exercise activities There are three…
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Week 9: "will", restaurants, menus, opinions and preferences

In Week 9 we look at how to use "will", as well as useful phrases to order in a restaurant, vocabulary for understanding menus, and how to give your opinion, likes and dislikes and preferences. The links to the lessons are: English grammar: How to use will English conversations: In a restaurant Understanding an English…
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Week 10 – Course Review

This week there is a course review. The links to the lessons are: Course review 101 Essential Verbs The Course Review page gives you a week-by-week overview of all the grammar, vocabulary and speaking lessons, followed by a multiple choice grammar test. Overview of the English course In Week 1 the grammar lessons cover the…
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Week 11 – Have, have got, 's; body vocabulary, medical problems

This week we're starting the second part of the free English course. You can see an overview of the first part of the course, with all the grammar, vocabulary, speaking and skills lessons here. Here are the lessons for Week 11: Grammar: have, have got 's English vocabulary: Parts of the body English speaking: Medical…
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Week 12: giving instructions, money, writing an enquiry

Here are the lessons for Week 12: English grammar: giving instructions English vocabulary: Money Writing an enquiry There is a multiple choice exercise on the Grammar page, and another exercise on the vocabulary page. Lesson objectives – Learn how to give affirmative and negative instructions using the imperative form – Use simple sequencing words -…
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Week 13: Present Continuous; how to use "look", "like", "look like"; talking about people

Here are the lessons for Week 13: English grammar: Present Continuous tense English speaking: how to use look, be like, look like English vocabulary: talking about people There are two multiple choice exercises: one on the grammar page, and another exercise on the vocabulary page. There are also speaking and pronunciation exercises on the speaking…
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Week 14: Asking questions, getting to know someone, writing an online profile

These are the lessons for Week 14: Question words in English grammar English speaking: Getting to know someone How to write about yourself online There are two multiple choice exercises: one on the grammar page, and another exercise on the speaking page. Lesson objectives – Learn the word order of questions – Form and use…
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Week 15: Talking about ability, skills, friendship and feelings

These are the lessons for Week 15: English grammar: how to talk about ability English vocabulary: describe your skills English vocabulary: feelings and friendship There are two multiple choice exercises: one on the grammar page, and another on the "describe your skills" page. Lesson objectives – Learn how to use "can", "could" and "be able…
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Week 16: future intentions, planning a day out, English dinner parties

These are the lessons for week 16: English grammar: future intentions English vocabulary: Planning a day out English speaking: Offering food There are three multiple choice exercises (one on each new page.) Lesson objectives – Learn how to use "be going to" and the Present Continuous to talk about future plans and intentions – Review…
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Week 17: must, have to, jobs and responsibilities

Here are the lessons for week 17: English grammar: Modals of obligation English vocabulary: Jobs and work Talk about your job in English There are two quizzes: one on the grammar page, and one to choose the correct definition for the job. Lesson objectives – Learn how to use "must", "have to", "need" and "mustn't",…
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Week 18: Present Perfect, phone messages

Here are the lessons for week 18: English grammar: The Present Perfect English grammar: Irregular past participles English speaking: Phone messages There are two exercises: one on the Present Perfect page, and one on the speaking page, where you can practise six different conversations. Lesson objectives – Learn how to use the Present Perfect tense…
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Week 19: Will, might, going to; weather vocabulary, superlatives

Here are the lessons for week 19: English grammar: Will, might, going to English conversations: Weather English grammar: Superlatives There's a speaking exercise on the conversations page, and one exercise each on the grammar pages. Lesson objectives – Learn how to talk about the weather, using it's, there; and nouns, verbs and adjectives to do…
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Week 20: Course review

The lessons for this week are a review of Weeks 11-19. End of course review See all the lessons divided into grammar, vocabulary, speaking and skills sections, and organised by week. There's a 40-question final test (with answers) to check your understanding. Essential phrases Essential, survival English for the most common situations for travelling to…
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