Here you will find a detailed list of what you will be able to do by the end of your A1 level course.
- I can ask people how they feel in different situations. For example: “Are you hungry?” or “Are you ok?” and say how I feel.
- I can ask and answer simple questions about home and country, work and free time, likes and dislikes.
- I can ask and answer simple questions about a past event. For example, the time and place of a party, who was at the party, and what happened there.
- I can make and accept invitations, or refuse invitations politely.
- I can make and accept apologies.
- I can describe myself, my family, and other people.
- I can describe my education, my present or last job.
- I can describe my hobbies and interests.
- I can describe my home and where I live.
- I can describe what I did at the weekend or on my last holiday.
- I can talk about my plans for the weekend or my next holiday.
- I can understand simple information and questions about family, people, homes, work, and hobbies.
- I can understand what people say to me in simple, everyday conversation if they speak clearly and slowly and give me help.
- I can understand short conversations about family, hobbies, and daily life provided that people speak slowly and clearly.
- I can understand short, clear, and simple messages at the airport, railway station etc. For example: “The train to London leaves at 4:30”.
- I can understand the main information in announcements if people talk very clearly. For example weather reports, etc
- I can understand short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary including international words.
- I can find the most important information in advertisements, information leaflets, webpages, catalogs, timetables, etc.
- I can understand the main points, in short, simple news items and descriptions if I already know something about the subject. For example news about sports or famous people.
- I can understand short simple messages from friends. For example e-mails, webchats, postcards, or short letters.
- I can write a simple message, for example, to make or change an invitation or an appointment to meet.
- I can write a short message to friends to give them personal news or to ask them a question. For example, a text message or a postcard.
- I can complete a questionnaire with information about my educational background, my job, my interests, and my skills.
- I can write about things and people I know well using simple language. For example descriptions of friends, what happened during the day.
- I can start a conversation.
- I can explain what I don’t understand and ask simply for clarification.
- I can start, maintain, or end a short conversation in a simple way.
- I can ask somebody to repeat what they said in a simpler way.
Grammar and Vocabulary Objectives
To learn how to use English in these situations, you will need to know most of these language areas.
- Adjectives – comparative – use of than and definite article
- Adjectives – superlative – use of definite article
- Adverbial phrases of time, place and frequency – including word order
- Adverbs of frequency
- Articles – with countable and uncountable nouns
- Countables and Uncountables: much/many
- Future Time (will and going to)
- Going to
- Modals – can/could
- Modals – have to
- Modals – should
- Past continuous
- Past simple
- Phrasal verbs – common
- Possessives – use of ‘s, s’
- Prepositional phrases (place, time and movement)
- Prepositions of time: on/in/at
- Present continuous
- Present continuous for future
- Present perfect
- Verb + ing/infinitive: like/want-would like
- Wh-questions in past
- Zero and 1st conditional
- Adjectives: personality, description, feelings
- Food and drink
- Things in the town, shops, and shopping
- Travel and services
This is the type of language work you will be studying with your teacher. These phrases will be useful in the classroom and beyond.
- On Sundays, I visit my mother.
- Ekaterina is tall and slim.
- Mary has long blonde hair.
- It’s green and it’s made of plastic.
- Can you give me that book, please?
- Can you open the window?
- Why don’t we phone Jim?
- We must hurry. We are late.
- Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It has lots of old buildings. It is famous for its castle and its architecture. Every year in summer it holds an international arts festival which brings performers and visitors from around the world.
- First, we went to Naples. We stayed there for 5 days and visited Heracleum and then Pompeii. After that, we went to Procida, but I didn’t like it. Finally, we stayed a week in Capri.
- Somebody stop him!
- Break the glass in case of an emergency.
- Where did she go to university?
- How did they travel?
- Do you like British food?
- The plane lands at six.
- I was living in Spain when I met her.
- It was raining, so we decided to get a taxi.
- She’s going to have an operation in October.
- Nareene’s playing basketball tonight.
- He has lost his wallet.
- Have you got your results yet?
- Have you ever been to Greece?
- Have they come back from the supermarket?
- If I stay in the sun I get a headache.
- Could I use your computer? Yes. Of course, you can.
- This could be England’s best chance.
- I have to go to Madrid tomorrow. I’ve got a job interview.
- You should stay in and study tonight. You’ve got an exam on Friday.
- Would you like a piece of cake/cup of tea?
- I need as much information as possible.
- I’ll meet you outside Mary’s house.
- They arrived at the station in the middle of the night.
- Those children over there are very noisy.
- These shoes are killing me.
Source: CEFR Core Inventory British Council
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