What can students at this level do?
Here is a general description. For a more detailed description, you can refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages: Learning, teaching & assessment
- Hold a conversation with others on familiar topics
- Express opinions giving reasons
- Talk about plans or hopes for the future
- Talk about past events
- Talk about the plot of a film or book
- Narrate a story
- Take and leave phone messages
- Make complaints
- Make arrangements
- Take about experiences
- Understand the main points of standard English on familiar topics
- Understand main points of radio or TV programmes if speech is clear and not too fast
- Follow the main points of a clearly articulated discussion between native speakers
- Follow clearly articulated speech in everyday conversation
- Can understand texts on familiar topics
- Understand main points in newspapers and articles on familiar topics
- Scan short texts to find relevant facts and information
- Skim texts and find the most important information
- Understand simple messages/ letters
- Guess the meaning of words from the context
- Understand short narratives about topics that are being studied in class
- Understand the plot of a simple story
- Write personal letters
- Write simple film/ book reviews
- Write a simple story
- Write a diary
- Express personal views
- Write a review
- Write a description of an event
- Express feelings
- Use paragraphs
- Use linkers
- Write an email
What grammar will I learn?
|Grammar||Example Learner Outcome|
|· Question forms||Students can ask and answer questions about daily life|
|· Subject questions||Students can ask and answer questions about daily life|
|· Past simple||Students can describe past events|
|· Past continuous||Students can talk about events in progress in the past|
|· Have to / had to||Students can talk about obligation|
|· Present continuous||Students can talk about what they are doing now (contrasted with what they usually do)|
|· Present simple||Students can talk about their free time and leisure activities
Students can talk about how often they do things
Students can talk about what they usually do
|· Present perfect||1. Students can talk about their experiences
2. Students can say how long something has happened
3. Students can talk about things they have just or already done
|· Will||Students can make predictions about the future|
|· Comparatives and superlatives||Students can compare two or more people or things|
|· Present continuous||Students can talk about future arrangements|
|· Quantifiers||Students can talk about quantity|
|· Should/ shouldn’t||Students can give advice|
|· Must/mustn’t||Students can give strong advice|
|· First conditional||Students can talk about possible future events|
|· Too, too much, too many, (not) enough||Students can talk about everyday problems|
|· Present simple passive||Students can talk about where things are made, grown etc|
|· Past simple passive||Students can talk about where things were made, grown etc|
|· Relative clauses|
|· Reported speech||Students can report what others have said|
|· Second conditional||Students can talk about imaginary situations in the present or future|
|· Used to||Students can talk about their childhood
Students can talk about how things are different now
|· Because, so, and & but||Students can join sentences together to form more complex sentences|
|· Phrasal verbs||Students can recognise simple phrasal verbs|
|· Articles||Students can follow basic rules on when to use articles|
Starting/ Ending Conversations
Do you know Richard?
Do you live near here?
Didn’t we meet at Olivia’s party?
How do you two know each other?
It was nice to meet you.
We should get together sometime.
Finding Things in Common
A- I like chocolate.
B- So do I.
- I don’t like vegetables.
- Nor do I.
- I went out last night.
- So did I.
- I didn’t want to go.
- Nor did I.
Asking for opinions
What do you think?
What about you?
Do you agree?
I’m not sure about that.
Maybe you’re right.
No, definitely not.
Yes, I think so.
Offers & Suggestions
Shall we go for a walk?
Let’s have lunch.
Why don’t we call Sarah?
Do you want me to make a cake?
Shall I buy a present?
I’ll do that, if you like.
Yes, that’d be great.
No, don’t worry. Thanks anyway.
Could you give me a hand?
Speaking on the phone
Can I speak to David, please?
Is Paul there, please?
Could you ask him to call me back?
Just tell him that Laura called.
Hold the line please, I’ll put you through.
Can I take a message?
I’m sorry, he’s in a meeting.
Are you doing anything on Friday?
Are you free this afternoon?
Why don’t we go for a drink?
What time shall we meet?
Let’s meet at the station.
How about 1pm?
I’m sorry. I’d love to, but I can’t.
Yes, that’d be great.