A1 – what you should know

See the pdf to find out what an A1 level learner should know before moving up to A2.

Level-A1-Learner-Outcomes

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The Phonemic Alphabet

The phonemic alphabet is the symbols used to represent the sounds of the English language. You see them in a dictionary, usually written in italics and between two slashes. Here is a very nice pictorial depiction from English File that will hopefully help you remember how to pronounce each symbol.

EF1 Phonemic Consonants

EF1 Phonemic Vowels

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likely / unlikely

See here for an explanation and here for a few exercises.

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Subject / Object Questions in Past Simple

Check out this infosheet to learn when we use the help verb ‘did’ to make questions in past simple and when we do not.

Simple Past Subject and Object qs

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Used To

See the ‘used to info sheet’ below for a thorough explanation of how ‘used to’ works and the ‘would for past habits’ info sheet for a comparison to the use of ‘would’ in a similar sense.

used-to-info-sheet

would-for-past-habits

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How to pronounce regular verb -ed endings

Click on the link below for a full explanation 🙂

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/-ed.htm

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Numbers in English

How to say numbers in English:

Numbers in English

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