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English Course - Describing Activities (Elementary level)

English
Free Course

Families, activities and special occasions: using words and phrases in conversations.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

In this course you will learn how adjectives describe things. You will study common words and see how their opposites are formed. You will listen to native speakers and learn how to pronounce words correctly. You will use interactive slides and complete practical tasks and knowledge-check questions. You will read/listen to native speakers describing other people. You will learn about adverbs of frequency and rules for using adverbs with verbs and adjectives.

In addition, you will learn vocabulary related to families. You will read texts and listen to audio. You will learn how to use auxiliary verbs such as have, has and got in positive, negative and question sentences. You will complete test questions using singular and plural nouns and pronouns. You will practice using contractions for different functions.

Further, you will learn about time words and expressions and how to use them. You will have the opportunity to complete exercises and practical tasks. You will study conversations using positive and negative statements and you will complete test questions. You will learn how to identify and use practical questions and answers in conversations for making suggestions and arrangements with other people. Through this, you will learn what to say and when to say things in simple polite conversations.

Finally, in this course, you will learn grammar and vocabulary related to festivals. You will read texts in English and listen to native speakers. You will practice using verb-noun phrases that describe activities. You will know how to use simple questions and phrases related to special occasions. You will learn how to produce an invitation to an event.

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After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Relate how common words and their opposites are formed.
  • Demonstrate the rules for using adverbs of frequency with other words.
  • List family-related vocabulary and verb-noun phrases that describe activities.
  • Review how to use auxiliary verbs in positive, negative and question sentences.
  • Practice using contractions with words for different functions.
  • Show how to use time words and expressions in sentences.
  • Identify how to use questions and answers in simple conversations for making arrangements.
  • Illustrate appropriate grammar and vocabulary related to special occasions.
  • Explain how to produce an invitation card for an event.

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