Intermediate English – Level B1


What Intermediate students need to know…

Intermediate students can understand normal conversation with people fluent in English, although they may sometimes need a little help. They are able to tell stories and ask and answer questions regarding topics that they hear. Talking about everyday situations should be easy and the reading and writing of simple texts such as emails should also be accomplished without difficulty.

B1 – Intermediate Grammar to cover:

  • Some more modal verbs: (should, may, might).
  • Zero conditional: When it rains, I use my umbrella.
  • First conditional: If it rains, I will use my umbrella.
  • Second conditional: If it rained, I would use my umbrella.
  • Non-defining relative clauses: The man, who was old, was here.
  • Gerunds and infinitives: going and to go.
  • The verb WILL or spontaneous decisions: I’ll pay the bill this time!
  • Present perfect continuous tense: I have been reading my book.
  • Past perfect tense: They had seen it, you had not watched it.
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B1 Intermediate vocabulary includes:

  • Compare and contrast: both, neither, whereas.
  • Polite forms: Would you mind? I’m afraid I can’t.
  • Expressions for generalizing: On the whole, in general.
  • Stages of life: infancy, childhood.
  • Reviewing and describing films, books, etc.
  • There are lists of vocabulary on various topics under the Words tab.

To access all Intermediate Lessons please visit our Lessons page.
B1.01 – Adjectives II + Ed & Ing. B1.02 – Interjections & Conjunctions.
B1.03 – Adverbs from Adjectives. B1.04 – The Past Continuous + Used To.
B1.05 – Zero & First Conditionals. B1.06 – 2nd & 3rd Conditionals.
B1.07 – Adverbs of Certainty + Verbs Let & Lie. B1.08 – The Past Perfect Simple Tense.
B1.09 – Verbs Get, Keep, Do & Make. B1.10 – Relative Clauses.
B1.11 – The Present Perfect Continuous Tense. B1.12 – The Imperative Tense.

Why Do Some People Learn More Quickly Than Others ?

Because they repeat each lesson over and over again !!!


Three more ways to help your students complete Intermediate Level:
  1. Take tests! – English Language Tests for Intermediate level students
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  3. Listen every day – English Podcasts for Intermediate level students

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