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English Course - Describing Places and Things (Elementary level)

English
Free Course

Prepositions and the home; modal verbs and negatives; buying and selling; discussing places.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
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In this course you will learn vocabulary for rooms and things in the home. You will study using the verb 'to be' - 'is and 'are' for things, places and people. You will learn how to form positive and negative verbs and singular and plural words. You will learn how to use commas and prepositions in sentences.

In addition you will study about using the modal verb can and its negative can't. You will learn to use various persons, pronouns and verbs. You will understand what it means for something to be possible or impossible. You will learn to recognise and use different prepositions, as they relate to giving people directions.

Further to this you will learn vocabulary related to shops and things we buy and sell. You will read and listen to simple, practical conversations in English. You will practice using simple questions and answers. You will learn what to say to get what you want and how to sound polite. You will practice using forms and adjectives in positive and negative sentences.

Finally in this course you will learn vocabulary and grammar related to places. You will learn to use forms and verbs properly. You will practice simple questions and answers in conversations and you will complete questions and tasks.

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After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Name different types of rooms and things we find in people's homes.
  • Use the verb 'to be' properly in sentences describing people and places.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of grammar forms in question and answer sentences.
  • Illustrate the use of different prepositions in sentences about places and for giving instructions. Be able to use a positive and negative modal verb in sentences describing activities in towns and cities.
  • Justify why we use certain persons and pronouns when we are describing things.
  • Prove how a modal verb can be used to express possibility and impossibility.
  • Present different kinds of shops and the things we can buy and sell in them.
  • How to choose the correct 'Wh...' word when asking questions about places.

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