Milestone 1: Introductions

In this unit we will learn:

  1. to introduce ourselves and also how to ask simple questions.
  2. to learn the key vocabulary.
  3. simple phrases in the present tenses.
  4. to introduce ourselves in English in a real conversation.

Let´s get started!

 

Language learning tip:

Think in English: this will help you to speak fluently and avoid having to translate

 

 Key phrases:

Hello/Hi/Hey                                                                                                   

Goodbye/Bye                                                                                                   

Please                                                                                                                

Thank you/Thanks/Cheers                                                                   

Sorry                                                                                                                  

My name is…                                                                                                     

I am called…                                                                                                  

I am from…                                                                                                        

I am ok, happy, great, tired, sad,                                                                   

I am… years old.                                                                                               

It is nice to meet you.                                                                                      

I am Spanish/French/Italian/German/Peruvian/Argentinian                  

I am learning English.                                                                                       

I have been learning English for…                                                              

I have been learning English since…                                                         

I only speak a bit of English                                                                            

I can get by in English                                                                                      

Yes/No                                                                                                               

 

 Vocabulary

 

THE ALPHABET

THE ENGLISH ALPHABET
THE ENGLISH ALPHABET

 

DAYS OF THE WEEK EXAMPLES
Monday I start work on Mondays.
Tuesday I play tennis on Tuesdays.
Wednesday I go to the gym in Wednesdays.
Thursday I go to the cinema on Thursdays.
Friday I go clubbing on Fridays.
Saturday I go jogging on Saturday mornings.
Sunday I relax with my family on Sundays.

 

MONTHS OF THE YEAR EXAMPLES
January My birthday is in January.
February I start my new job in February.
March Spring starts in March.
April I am going to Spain in April.
May It is my father´s birthday in May.
June Summer starts in June.
July My wife´s birthday is in July.
August I always go on holiday in August.
September We start school in September.
October Halloween is in October.
November Guy fawkes night is on the 4th of November.
December It is Christmas on the 25th of December.

 

 Grammar:

The basis of the English language is in understanding its verbs. When we can form verbs, we can form sentences.

GRAMMAR THROUGH EXAMPLES TO BE

 

We can form to be with the full form I am or the contraction I´m

 

SUBJECT TO BE CONTRACTION
I AM I’M
YOU ARE YOU’RE
HE/SHE/IT IS HE’S
WE ARE WE’RE
YOU (ALL) ARE YOU’RE
THEY ARE THEY’RE

 

Remember: In English we be years and not have years,

I am 33 years old.

Next year I will turn 34, but now I am 33.

 

When we talk about our birthday, we need to use the preposition on and of in spoken English:

“My birthday is on the 31st of January”.

 

 Grammar: W- question words

Use W- question words like What, Where, When

Examples:

What is your name? My name is Marc

Where are you from? I am from Britain

When is your birthday? My birthday is on the 31st of January

 

 Role-play:

 

Person 1: Hello, nice to meet you. What is your name?

Person 2: Hi. My name´s Juan. What about you?

Person 1: I´m Jessica. Where are you from Juan?

Person 2: I´m from Spain. And you?

Person 1: I´m from Wales. It is a small country in the United Kingdom.

Person 2: Fantastic. How old are you Jessica?

Person 1: I´m 24

Person 2: Sorry, can you say that again please?

Person 1:  Sure, I am 24. What about you?

Person 2: I am 26 years old.

Person 1: Can you speak English?

Person 2: Yes, I speak a little English. What about you?

Person 1: I can get by, haha. English is my native language.

Person 2: What does get by mean?

Person 1: It means I can speak English.

Person 2: Great, ok. Good bye

Person 1: Bye Juan. It’s nice to meet you.

 

 Key Questions (A1):

  1. What is your name?/What are you called?                                                                                      
  2. Where are you from?                                                                                     
  3. How are you?  
  4. How are things?
  5. How´s it going?  
  6. What´s up?                                                                                               
  7. How old are you?                                                                                             
  8. Can you speak English?                                                                                   
  9. Can you speak Spanish?                                                                                  
  10. How long have you been learning English?                                                 
  11. Can you repeat that please?                                                                          
  12. Can you say that again please?                                                                      
  13. Can you write that down for me please?                                                     
  14. Can you speak more slowly please?                                                             
  15. How do you say ___ in English?                                                                    
  16. What does ____ mean?                                                                                 
  17. Do you mean…?                                                                                               
  18. And you?/What about you?                                                                           

 

Thanks for taking the Milestone.

You have 15 more to reach A2 level. Keep on learning, stay motivated!


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