Level A2 - Core Inventory

Communicative Objectives: Here you will find a detailed list of what you will be able to do by the end of your A2 – Level Course

 

Spoken Interaction

• 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.

 

Spoken Production

• 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 interest.
• 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.

 

Listening

• 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.

 

Reading

• I can understand short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary including international words.
• I can find the most important information in advertisements, information leaflets, webpages, catalogues, 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 sport or famous people.
• I can understand short simple messages from friends. For example: e-mails, web chats, postcards or short letters.

 

Writing

• 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.

 

Strategies

• 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.

 

Grammar

 
• Adjectives -comparative -use of than and definite article• Modals -should
• Adjectives -superlative -use of definite article• Past continuous
• Adverbal phrases of time, place and frequency -including word order.• Past simple
• Adverbs of frequency• Phrasal verbs -common
• Articles -with countable and uncountable nouns• Possessives -use of ‘s,s’
• Countables and Uncountable: much/many• Prepositional phrases (place, time, and movement)
• Future Time (will and going to)• Prepositions of time: on/in/at
• Gerunds• Present continous
• Going to• Present continous for future
• Imperatives• Present perfect
• Modals -can/could• Questions
• Modals -have to• Verb + ing/infinitive: like/want -would like
 • Wh -questions in past
 • Zero and 1st conditional

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.

• On Sundays I visit my mother.• Break the glass in an emergency.
• Could I use your computer? Yes. Of course you can.
• Ekaterina is tall and slim.• Where did she go to university?
• This could be England’s best chance.
• Mary has long blonde hair.• How did they travel?
• I have to go to Madrid tomorrow. I’ve got a job interview.
• It’s green and it’s made of plastic.• Do you like British food?
• You should stay in and study tonight. You’ve got an exam on Friday.
• Can you give me that book, please?• The plane lands at six
• Would you like a piece of cake/ cup of tea?
• Can you open the window?• I was living in Spain when I met her.
• I need as much information as possible.
• Why don’t we phone Jim?• It was raining, so we decided to get a taxi.• I’ll meet you outside Mary’s house.
• We must hurry. We are late.• She’s going to have an operation in October.
• They arrived at the station in the middle of the night.
• Ediburgh is the capital city of Scotland. I 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.
• Narene’s playing basketball tonight.
• Those children over there are very noisy.
• First we went to Naples. We stayed there 5 days and visited Heracleum and then Pompeii.
After that we went to Procida, but I don’t like it. Finally we stayed a week in Capri.
• He has lost his wallet• These shoes are killing me.
• Somebody stop him!• Have you got your results yet?
• The fastest mammal in the world is the cheetah.
 • Have you ever been to Greece?
• Maths is the most difficult subject for me.
 • Have they come back from the supermarket?• A return ticket to Brighton, please.
 • If I stay in the sun I get a headache.• Can you tell me the way to IKEA?