English Level A1 – Details

English Level A1 – Details

Communicative Objectives

Here you will find a detailed list of what you will be able to do by the end of your A1 level course.

Spoken Interaction

  • I can use basic greeting and leave-taking expressions.
  • I can ask how people are.
  • I can interact in a simple way, asking and answering basic questions, if I can repeat, repair, and get help.
  • I can ask and answer (simple personal) questions, like “What’s your name?”, “How old are you?” if the other person speaks slowly and is very helpful

Spoken Production

  • I can give personal information (address, telephone number, nationality, age, family, and hobbies).
  • I can very simply describe myself and my family.
  • I can very simply describe where I live.


  • I can understand simple words and phrases, like “excuse me”, “sorry”, “thank you”, etc.
  • I can understand the days of the week and months of the year.
  • I can understand times and dates.
  • I can understand numbers and prices. 


  • I can recognize names, words, and phrases I know and use them to understand very simple sentences if there are pictures.
  • I can understand words and phrases on everyday signs (for example, “station”,“car park”, “no parking”, “no smoking”, “keep left”).
  • I can understand simple forms well enough to give basic personal details (for example, name, address, date of birth).


  • I can write simple sentences about myself, for example where I live and what I do.
  • I can write about myself and where I live, using short, simple phrases.
  • I can understand a hotel registration form well enough to give the most important information about myself (name, surname, date of birth, nationality).
  • I can complete a questionnaire with my personal details.


  • I can establish contact with people using simple words and phrases and gestures.
  • I can say when I do not understand.
  • I can very simply ask somebody to repeat what they said.

Grammar and Vocabulary Objectives

To learn how to use English in these situations, you will need to know most of these language areas. 

  • 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
  • Past simple of “to be”
  • Past Simple
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Possessive s
  • Prepositions, common
  • Prepositions of place
  • Prepositions of time, including in/on/at
  • Present continuous
  • Present simple
  • Pronouns: simple, personal
  • Questions
  • There is/are
  • To be, including questions+negatives
  • Food and drink
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Personal information
  • Things in the town, shops, and shopping
  • Verbs – basic

Language Work

This is the type of language work you will be studying with your teacher. These phrases will be useful in the classroom and beyond. 

  • We have three cats and one dog.
  • How much does the room cost?
  • 45 Euros per night.
  • What’s the time? A quarter to seven.
  • Where is the supermarket? It’s straight ahead.
  • This is Mary. Pleased to meet you.
  • My name is Carlos.
  • I am from the north of China.
  • I get the bus to college every day.
  • We are from South America.
  • Are you French? No, I’m not.
  • Is she from Egypt?
  • Do you like dancing?
  • When did you arrive?
  • She eats fruit every day.
  • I lived in Paris for 6 months.
  • I moved to Madrid when I was 15.
  • Are you going to study this weekend?
  • I’d like a cup of coffee.
  • I like sitting in the sun and doing nothing.
  • He can speak Spanish, French and Italian.
  • Can/could I use your phone?
  • There’s a bank near the station.
  • This is my laptop.
  • Our shop is on High Street.
  • My sister is coming on Tuesday.
  • She is wearing a red skirt.
  • This pizza is really good.
  • She’s taller than Michelle.
  • We always go shopping on Saturdays.
  • Pedro is Spanish but he works in France.
  • He’s an engineer.
  • I like fresh fruit for breakfast.
  • Vegetables are good for you.
  • What kind of coffee do you want?
  • I have a cup of tea every morning.
  • I don’t like fish.
  • Does this bus go to the town center?

Source: CEFR Core Inventory British Council

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