Learning English

General English

  • Levels 1A and 1B- At this level, students can:          Listen and respond to spoken language, including simple narratives, statements, questions and single-step instructions; Speak to communicate basic information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics;
  • Levels 2A and 2B- At this level, students can:  Listen and respond to spoken language, including straghforward information, short narratives explanations and instructions; Speak to communicate information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics; 
  • Levels 3A and 3B- At this level, students can:   Listen and respond straighforward information and narratives, and follow straighforward explanations and instructions, both face-to-face and on the telephone; 
  • Level 4A- At this level, students can:  Listen and respond to spoken language, including information and narratives, and follow explanations and instructions of varying length, adapting response to speaker, medium and context; 

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English Grammar main topics: 

Sentence Structure, Parts of Speech, Sentence Complements, Verbs, Pronouns, Agreement, Modifiers, Parallel Structure, Punctuation, Spelling & Capitalisation.

Plus:

Level 1A and 1B-Simple sentences:
Word order in simple statements; Word order in instructions; There is/are + noun (+ prepositional phrase);
Yes/no questions; Wh-questions; Question words what/who/here/how much/how many:
Contracted form of auxiliary; Imperatives and negative imperatives;
Regular and common irregular plurals of nouns/ Very common uncountable nouns; Personal pronouns; Demonstratives: Determiners of quantity:
Indefinite article a/an with singular countable nouns; Definite article the; Possessives;
Verb forms and time markers in statements, interrogatives, negatives and short forms
:
Simple present tense; Have got - indicating possession; Present continuous;
Contracted forms of Subject and auxiliary and auxiliary and negative;
Modals; use of on, off, in, out, Common adjectives after be;
Adverbs and prepositional phrases
:
Common prepositions; Prepositional phrases of place; Simple adverbs of place, manner and time;
Use of intensifier very; and Sentence connectives (then, next.)

Level 2A and 2B-Simple and compound sentences:
Word order in compound sentences (subject-verb(object) + and/but + subject-verb-(object);
There was/were/there is going to be;Clauses joined with conjunctions;
A limited range of common verbs + -ing form;
Verb + infinitive with and without to; Wh-questions; comparative questions;
Alternative questions and question words when, what time, how often, why, how; Statements with question tags.

Noun phrase
:
Countable and uncountable nouns; Simple noun phrases; Object and reflexive pronouns;
Determiners of quantity; and use of articlesand possessive pronouns.
Verb forms and time markers in statements, interrogatives, negatives and short forms:
Simple present tense of regular transitive and intransitive verbs:
Simple past tense of regular and common irregular verbs with time markers such as ago;
Future time using present continuous and use of time markers:
Modals and forms with similar meaning;
Use of simple modal adverbs; and very common phrasal verbs;

Adjectives
:
Adjectives and adjective word order; Comparatives, regular and common irregular forms;
Adverbs and Prepositional phrases:
Prepositions and prepositional phrases of place and time;
Adverbs and simple adverbial phrases including: sequencing, of time and place, of frequency, and of manner;
Word order with adverbs and adverbial; Use of intensifiers:

Discourse
:
Adverbs to indicate sequence; Use of substitution; and Markers to structure spoken discourse.


Level 3A and 3BSimple, compound and complex sentences:
Complex sentences with one subordinate clause;
Defining relative clauses using who, which, that; A range of verbs + -ing form; Webs + ing infinitive, which and without to;
Infinitive to express purpose; Simple reported statements;A wide range of wh-questions; Simple embedded questions;
Question words including whose; Statement with question tags:
Noun Phrase:
Noun phrases with pre- and post- modification; A range of determiners;
Use of articles including definite article with post-modification: use of indefinite article to indicate an example of;
Use of indefinite articles in definitions:
Verb forms and time markers in statements, interrogatives, negatives and short forms:

Used to for regular actions in the part; Past continuous;
Future simple verb forms; Modals and forms with similar meaning;
Common phrasal verbs and position of object pronouns.
Adjectives:
Comparative and superlative adjectives: comparative structures.
Adverbs and prepositional phrases:
Wider range of prepositions and prepositional phrases;
Wide range of adverbial uses to express impossibility and un/certainty, possibly, perhaps, definitely
;
More complex adverbial phrases of time, place, frequency, manner; a range of intensifiers.
Discourse
:
Markers to indicate: addition, sequence, contrast;
Markers to structure spoken discourse; Use of ellipsis in informal situations and use of vague language.

Level 4ASimple, compound and complex sentences, with more than one subordinate clause:
Word order in sentences with more than one subordinate clause;
A range of conjunctions to express contrast, reason, purpose, consequence, result, condition, concession;
Conditional forms, using if and unless with past and use of would;
Non-defining relative clauses; Defining relative clauses with where or whose;
Participial clauses to describe accompanying actions with –ing; Clause as subject or object;

Reported speech with a range of tenses, including use of would and had;
A range of embedded questions using if and whether;
Reported questions with if and whether; Use of had and would in reported questions;
Reported requests; Statements with questions tags and reported instructions.

Noun phrase:
More-complex noun phrases with pre- and post-modification; Word order of determiners;
Use of definite, indefinite and zero article with a wide range of nouns in a range of uses and a range os expressions to indicate possession.

Verb forms and time markers in statements, interrogatives, negatives and short forms:
Present perfect continuous; Past perfect;
Present and past simple passive;

Use of would in conditional sentences; Causative use of have and get;Modals: ought to express obligation;
Negative of need and have to express absence of obligation; would to express hypotheses:
Use of forms (e.g. be able to) to refer to future; would like + object + infinitive: a range of phrasal verbs.

Adjectives
:
Comparison, using fewer and less; Collocation of adjective + preposition;

Adverbs and prepositional phrases:
Prepositions to express concession; Collocations of verbs + prepositions; nouns + prepositions; a range of adverbial phrases of time, manner, degree, extent, place, frequency, probability;
Comparative and superlative forms of adverbs; a wide range of intensifiers.

Discourse
:
A range of discourse markers expressing: addition, cause and effect, contrast, sequence and time;
Markers to structure spoken discourse and use of ellipsis in informal speech and writing.

Level 4B-Simple, compound and complex sentences, with a wide range of subordinate clauses:
Word order in complex sentences, including choice or order for emphasis;
There could be/would be/should be; could have/would have/should have
;
A wide range of conjunctions; Conditional forms; Comparative clauses;
More complex participial clauses with –ing and ed;
Fronting and cleft sentences for emphasis;
Reported speech, using a range of verb forms;
More complex embedded questions; Reported questions;
Statements with questions tags; Imperative + question tag.

Noun phrase:
Noun phrases of increasing complexity:
Use of zero article with a wide range of countable and uncountable nouns in a range of constructions:

Verb forms and time markers in statements, interrogatives, negatives and short forms:
Use of a wide range of simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous verb forms;
Would expressing habit in the past; Use of had + would/could/should have in conditional sentences;
Modals expressing past obligation, possibility, rejected conditions;
A wide range of phrasal verbs with a number of particles.

Adjectives
:
Connotations and emotive strength of adjectives;
Collocation of a range of adjectives + prepositions:

Adverbs and prepositional phrases:
Prepositions + -ing form: prepositions followed by noun phrases.
Discourse:
A range of logical markers and sequence markers.


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