When students have reached Elementary level
- Read the questions out loud as they do them, to remember the words more easily.
- Do the lessons over again and write each sentence after reading it.
- Practise some Listening. A good listening page for Elementary students is Elementary Podcasts from the British Council.
A1 Grammar to cover:
- Elementary verbs in the present simple positive, negative and question forms.
- Simple adverbs of frequency: usually, sometimes.
- Quantities: How much, how many? Some, any.
- Showing ability: using can / can’t.
- The past simple tense with the verb TO BE: was / were.
- Future simple tense: I will go.
- Past simple tense with regular verbs: I looked – I listened.
A1 – Vocabulary includes:
- Elementary adjectives: opposites, colours.
- Language for telling the time: what time is it? It’s half past three.
- Language for shopping: types of shops, asking for what you want.
- Asking for directions: straight ahead, turn left / right.
- Months and years.
- Weather: What’s the weather like? It’s raining.
- Comparative adjectives: bigger, nicer, and so on, (superlatives in the next level).
To get the following lessons for Elementary students, please visit our Lessons page.
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|A1.01 – Vocabulary Human Body.||A1.02 – Object & Reflexive Pronouns.|
|A1.03 – Mixed Vocabulary.||A1.04 – Present Simple Tense.|
|A1.05 – Talking About Time.||A1.06 – Possessives & Apostrophe ‘S’|
|A1.07 – Present Continuous Tense||A1.08 – Prepositions of Time|
|A1.09 – Prepositions of Place||A1.10 – Singular & Plural Nouns|
|A1.11 – Countable & Uncountable Nouns||A1.12 – Adjectives & Opposites|
Teach Elementary Vocabulary in English:
- Once you have logged into the site, go to our page on Words and open the first item in the list: 1,000 words. This will give you the top 1,000 words used in the English language today – a must have for this level.
- Tell students to write out one or two words every day on a card or a piece of paper.
- Go to lesson A0.01 – Phonetics & Greetings.
- Re-write the words on the card in Phonetics and look at it several times during the day. Students should try and memorize each word.
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