Topic 1: Basic Guidelines

Basic Guidelines

Listening and Communicating

  • greet people confidently
  • understand contractions mean the same as non-contractions
  • maintain a short spoken transaction
  • read, understand and say time in 12 and 24-hour clock
  • talk about the weather
  • understand simple ‘why’..?’ questions


  • recognise upper and lower case letters
  • use apostrophes to contract
  • read, understand and say time in 12 (and 24-hour clock)
  • read and write days of the week


  • Key vocabulary – times of the day 12 (and 24-hour clock if students can manage this), am / pm, days of the week, transport vocabulary (i.e. bus, train, metro, tube, underground), transport verbs (i.e. leave, arrive)
  • Structures – basic ‘why..? questions – what time, which, when
  • Functions – greetings and taking leave, asking for information, understanding information