Unit A – Lesson 1 - People and places
Greetings; introductions; saying where you're from
Grammar: Pronouns; Present tense of “to be”; short forms; “This is...”
Unit A – Lesson 2 - In the family
Talking about your family; saying how old people are
Vocabulary: people; family relationships; singular and plural nouns; numbers 1-20
Listening: "Parents and Children"
Unit A – Study Pages A
The alphabet; review – lessons 1 and 2.
Grammar: Pronouns ("my", "your", "his", "her"); "have"/"has".
Writing: "My friend Maria"; Pronunciation.
Unit A – Video A - Who are you?
We meet presenters Liz and David, and find out a few things about them.
Then we look at the cities where they live. David lives in London and Liz in Cambridge.
Grammar: Verbs to be and to have
Vocabulary: Colours, appearance, number (age), places.
Unit B – Lesson 3 - To be or not to be
Correcting people and asking questions
Grammar: Negative form of "to be"; “yes/no” questions; questions with "Who", "What" and "Where"
Listening:"Spell the words"
Unit B – Lesson 4 - Things around you
Describing objects; giving and receiving presents;
saying where things are
Vocabulary: colours; parts of a room; everyday objects; place prepositions
Listening: “Birthday presents”
Unit B – Study Pages B
Numbers 21-100; review – lessons 3 and 4
Grammar: “a” and “an”; “this”, “that”, “these”, “those”
Phrases: Excuse me
Writing: “Pictures of people”
Unit B – Video B Who lives here?
Liz looks around someone’s house, and tries to decide who lives there: is it a man or a woman?
She looks in the living room, the kitchen and the bedroom. At the end, she meets the person who lives there.
Grammar: There is/are; Question forms
Vocabulary: Rooms, everyday objects
Unit C – Lesson 5 - There’s…
Describing and asking about places; finding differences
Grammar: “There is/are”; “some” and “any”; questions with “How many…”?
Listening: “Language school”
Unit C – Lesson 6 - Where you live
Talking about flats and houses
Vocabulary: rooms; furniture; things in the home;
addresses and telephone numbers
Listening: “Who are you?”
Unit C – Study Pages C
Possessives; review – lessons 5 and 6.
Grammar: Singular/plural; “a” and “the”; ordinals Phrases: Can I have...?
Writing: “Describing places”
Unit C – Test of units ABC
Test of units A, B and C
Unit D – Lesson 7 - Things people do
Saying what people do and don't do
Grammar: Present simple tense; 3rd person singular;
positive and negative forms
Listening:“I like ...”
Unit D – Lesson 8 - Food and drink
Saying what you eat and drink; describing dishes;
asking for things in restaurants
Vocabulary: food and drink; things on the table at mealtimes
Listening: “In a restaurant”
Unit D – Study Pages D
Telling the time; review – lessons 7 and 8.
Grammar: Object pronouns; frequency adverbs
Phrases: On the phone
Unit D – Video D - Lucy and Henry
We meet a married couple, Lucy and Henry, who are very different.
We find out what they like (and don’t like) doing, and what they do at the weekend.
Grammar: Present simple tense; frequency expressions
Vocabulary: Everyday activities, common verbs
Unit E – Lesson 9 - Do you…?
Asking people about what they do; talking about daily routine
Grammar: Present simple; “yes/no” questions;
Listening: “When are they together?”
Unit E – Lesson 10 - Things people buy
Shopping at a market; talking about shops; saying where shops are
Vocabulary: buying and selling; shops; things you can buy in shops;
Unit E – Study Pages E
Days of the week; review – lessons 9 and 10.
Grammar:Weights and measures; I like and I'd like
Phrases: What does it mean?
Writing:“My top three places”
Unit E – Video E - Someone’s watching you
David finds out about security cameras in an English town.
He shows us around the town and interviews a security officer.
In the final section, we see a real crime filmed by a security camera.
Grammar: Present simple and continuous; question forms
Phrases: Place prepositions, towns and shops
Unit F – Lesson 11 - What’s going on?
Saying what people are doing and where they are;
asking what people are doing
Grammar: Present continuous tense; “yes/no” and “Wh-“ questions; place expressions
Listening:“On the phone”
Unit F – Lesson 12 - Describing people
Saying what people are wearing and what they look like; talking about jobs
Vocabulary: clothes; jobs and places of work; adjectives for describing people
Listening: “Where are the Browns?”
Unit F – Study Pages F
Imperatives; review – lessons 11 and 12.
Grammar: Expressions with “have”; “at” + place
Phrases: Hurry up!
Writing: “People doing things”
Unit F – Test of units DEF
Test of units D, E and F
Unit G – Lesson 13 - How much?
Talking and asking about quantity; asking people for things
Grammar: count and non-count nouns; “much” and “many”; “some” and “any”; forms of “have got”
Listening: “I want…”
Unit G – Lesson 14 - Around the year
Talking about seasons, climate and weather
Vocabulary: words for describing the weather; seasons; months of the year
Listening:“Good times, bad times ”
Unit G – Study Pages G
Can; review – lessons 13 and 14
Grammar: “have” and “have got”; numbers over 100;
Phrases: Would you like...?
Unit G – Video G - A carnival in London
David visits the Notting Hill Carnival in London. He listens to the music, watches the dancing, tries some Caribbean food - and buys a hat.
Grammar: Past simple; Present simple & continuous;
Vocabulary:Weather, food, prices
Unit H – Lesson 15 - In the past 1
Talking about past actions; telling a story; describing something in the past
Grammar: Past simple tense; Past tense of the verb “to be”; irregular past forms; past time expressions
Listening:“The next morning”
Unit H – Lesson 16 - Around the world
Describing countries; talking about languages
Vocabulary: geographical terms; names of countries and continents; languages
Listening: “Other languages”
Unit H – Study Pages H
Dates; review – lessons 15 and 16.
Grammar: Verbs with two objects; “in” and “on” + place
Phrases: I'm not sure
Writing: “and”, ”so”, “because”
Unit H – Video H - We went to Paris: A video diary
In this video diary, we follow Lee and Tina as they travel to Paris for the weekend.
They see the sights, go on a boat trip and have dinner in a restaurant - as well as visiting Disneyland.
Gramar: Past simple
Vocabulary : Transport, places
Unit I – Lesson 17 - In the past 2
Saying what people did and didn't do; asking questions about the past; remembering
Grammar: Past simple tense, positive and negative; “yes/no” and “Wh-“ questions; more irregular past forms
Listening: “Can you remember?”
Unit I – Lesson 18 - How to get there
Talking about ways of travelling and moving around; giving directions
Vocabulary: direction prepositions; public transport; expressions for giving directions
Listening: “Bags of gold”
Unit I – Study Pages I
Short answers; review – lessons 17 and 18
Grammar: Consolidation: “very”, “quite” and “not very”; years
Phrases: Let's ...
Unit I – Test of units G, H, I
Test of units G, H and I
Unit J – Lesson 19 - You mustn’t do that!
Explaining rules; asking for and giving permission; saying what you have to and don't have to do
Grammar: “must” and “mustn't”; “can” and “can't”; “have to” and “don't have to”
Unit J – Lesson 20 - The body
Describing bodies and actions; describing physical appearance; describing actions
Vocabulary: parts of the body; adjecti ves describing physical appearance; action verbs
Unit J – Study Pages J
Adverbs; review – lessons 19 and 20
Grammar: Verbs with “to”, “at” and “about”
Phrases: Could you...?
Unit J – Video J – A tropical island
We visit Fraser Island, off the coast of Australia, and meet David, who works there as a ranger.
David shows us around the island, which has lakes, tropical rainforest and wildlife, and tells us a little about its history.
Grammar: Comparison; obligation; present & past forms
Vocabulary: Geographical features, animals
Unit K – Lesson 21 - Good, better, best
Making comparisons; describing outstanding features
Grammar: comparative adjectives; “than”; superlative adjectives
Unit K – Lesson 22 - Free time
Talking about leisure activities and sport; talking about likes and dislikes
Vocabulary: leisure activities and sports; leisure facilities; “like/enjoy” + “-ing”
Listening:“At the weekend”
Unit K - Study pages K
Verb + “to” + infinitive; review – lessons 21 and 22
Grammar: Expressions with “go”
Phrases: What did you say?
Writing: “and”, “but”, “also”
Unit K – Video K - Surfing the sky
Our presenter David does a parachute jump. We meet his instructor, see their preparations, and follow them during the jump itself.
In the second part of the programme, we see people sky-surfing.
Grammar: Future with going to
Vocabulary: Leisure activities
Unit L – Lesson 23 - Future plans
Talking and asking questions about future plans; talking about future arrangements
Grammar: “going to”; questions with “going to”; Present continuous tense with future meaning
Listening:“At the airport”
Unit L – Lesson 24 - Feelings
Describing feelings; expressing opinions about films and TV programmes
Vocabulary: physical feelings; emotions; adjectives describing quality
Listening: “Three stories”
Unit L – Final Review
Unit L – Test of units JKL
Test of units J, K and L
Summary Test - Beginner
Test of all units