General English CEFR Level A1

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General English Level A1

From this page, you can access all of our CEFR Level A1 lessons. To find out what skills you will have when you have completed CEFR Level A1, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

SKILLS: Talking about hobbies and interests

Talking about hobbies and interests Talking about hobbies and interests in English is a very common topic. What do you do in your free time? Leisure activities are the things ...
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SKILLS: Introducing yourself in English

Read the conversation below and practise introducing yourself in English. John: Hello. Sarah: Hi. How are you? John: I'm fine thanks and you? Sarah: I'm very well. My name is ...
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SPEAKING: How to practice your spoken English

4 ways you can practice speaking English Getting enough English speaking practice can be one of the biggest problems for learners of English who want to improve their speaking skills, ...
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GRAMMAR: Using ‘can’ and ‘could’

Deciding when to use can or could sometimes causes problems for English language students, especially as these words have a number of different uses. Can or could can be used ...
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FUNCTIONS: At the bank

In this lesson, we are looking at what to say when you are going to the bank. Here is some useful vocabulary that you can use when you are at ...
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GRAMMAR: Adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something happens. They often talk about routines, so are very often used with the present simple. There are two types of adverbs of ...
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Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives – EXERCISES

Before you take this test, make sure you have read the comparative adjectives page. Question #1: Horses are _____ dogs. A. the faster B. faster than C. faster as D ...
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Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives We use comparative adjectives when we are comparing two different things. This lesson covers six rules to help you use the correct comparative adjectives. Examples of comparative ...
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What are the CEFR levels?

What are the CEFR levels? The Common European Framework for Language (CEFR) is an international standard to measure your language skills. It can be applied to many different languages, but ...
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TENSES: The present continuous

This is also known as the present progressive In English grammar, the present continuous is used to talk about something that is happening now or around now. Here are some ...
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GRAMMAR: Prepositions of time Level A1

Prepositions of time (like all prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly. This is because the rules are often quite difficult and there are ...
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GRAMMAR: Prepositions of place Level A1

Prepositions of place (like all prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly because the rules are often quite difficult and there are lots of ...
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GRAMMAR: Using articles correctly in English (a, an, the and Ø) — EXERCISES

Have you read the information pages on articles? Click here to read it before you try the articles exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the articles exercises ...
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GRAMMAR: Using articles correctly in English (a, an, the and Ø)

Using articles correctly in English Using articles correctly in English can be very difficult as there are a lot of rules to remember. There are three articles in English 'a', ...
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GRAMMAR: Prepositions of place Level A1 – EXERCISES

Have you read the information pages on prepositions of place? Click here and here to read them before you try the prepositions of place exercises. Remember to register to get ...
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GRAMMAR: Prepositions of time Level A1 – EXERCISES

Have you read the information pages on prepositions of time? Click here and here to read them before you try the prepositions of time exercises. Remember to register to get ...
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TENSES: The present continuous – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the present continuous? Click here to read it before you try the present continuous exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete ...
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TENSES: The present simple – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the present simple? Click here to read it before you try the present simple exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete ...
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TENSES: The past simple

In English grammar, the past simple is used to talk about finished events or actions in the past. Here are some example sentences including regular past simple verbs: I worked ...
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TENSES: The present simple

In English grammar, the present simple is used to talk about habits and routines. Here is an example of the present simple in a sentence: I work on weekdays. The ...
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What should I know to complete this level in CEFR level A1?

Level A1 Reading

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • understand numbers and prices
  • understand simple descriptions of people
  • understand short texts about jobs and working

Level A1 Listening

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • understand directions
  • describe habits and routines
  • follow numbers and prices

Level A1 Speaking

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • give personal information
  • greet people
  • talk about shops and shopping
  • talk about work and basic jobs

Level A1 Writing

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • write about yourself, your hobbies, habits and job
  • use basic linking words (and, but because)

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