Level A1 - Core Inventory

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.

Listening

• 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.

Reading

• 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).

Writing

• 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.

Strategies

• 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.

 

Grammar

 
• Adjectives common and demonstrative• Possessive adjectives
• Adverbs of frequency• Possessive s
• Comparatives and superlatives• Prepositions common
• Going to• Prepositions of place
• How much/how many and very common uncountable nouns• Prepositions of time, including in/on/at
• I’d like• Present continuous
• Imperatives(+/-)• Present simple
• Intensifiers – very basic• Pronouns: simple personal
• Modals: can/can’t/could/couldn’t• Questions
• Past simple of “to be”• There is/are
• Past Simple• To be, including questions+negatives

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

 

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