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RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

Course Plans

Provide a comprehensive course with our ¼ϲͶע worksheets. Each of our evolving course plans and worksheet series can be followed systematically or you can select lessons to use as supplementary material.

Elementary English

Level: Elementary (A1-A2)

Business English
Lesson 1
Meeting and greeting

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students learn phrases for meeting new people and introducing themselves. They are introduced to the verb “to be” and practise listening and speaking.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 2
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In the classroom

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students identify some items they need for studying and practise the verb have in positive and negative sentences and questions. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to classroom instructions and asking questions.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 3
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My family

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary related to family members and practise using "have got" to describe family relationships. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity which contrasts the use of "have got" with "have" in some common expressions.


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Business English
Lesson 4
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What time is it?

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students work with numbers, including pronunciation, and learn expressions for telling the time. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to syllable stress for numbers like fourteen and forty, which are often confused.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 5
I can do it

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students categorise skills needed for two types of jobs and listen to an informal job interview. They then learn about the use of /’t to describe abilities and skills, focusing on form and pronunciation. Students interview their partner about what they can and can't do, and there is an optional extension activity which encourages students to reflect on their skills and abilities in English. 

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 6
The working day

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify and compare some jobs and then listen to/read a text about a teacher’s typical working day. The language point is the present simple for daily routines, including negatives, yes/no questions and short answers. They activate this language by interviewing a classmate about their typical day and writing a short text. There is a short optional extension activity about pronouncing yes/no questions with a rising intonation.

by Stephanie Hischman

Business English
Lesson 7
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My free time

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define free-time activities and listen to a conversation between two people with different lifestyles. They learn how to ask present simple questions about habits and routines and how to use adverbs of frequency in their answers. Students interview their partner about exercise and food habits. There is also a short optional extension activity related to sports collocations with the verbs go, play and do

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 8
What I like

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students revise and extend phrases to describe leisure activities and listen to two short interviews about how people spend their free time. The language point is (really) + like/love/hate/prefer + verb with -ing. Students practise the target language in a speaking activity and there is a short optional extension activity exploring the use of a lot/not very much with like/don’t like.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 9
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Elementary English Review 1

Elementary (A1-A2)

In these review exercises, students will check their understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English from Units 1-8 of the A1 course plan. If all the activities are completed, a score out of 100 is easily generated. The final activity can be extended as a speaking assessment, which can be scored separately. There is also an opportunity for students to complete an "I can" assessment, to reflect on their learning.

by Stephanie Hirschman 

Business English
Lesson 10
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A sweet tooth

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary related to sweet things and listen to a shopkeeper talking about what different customers buy. The language point is object pronouns and students activate the target language in a structured interview. There is also a short optional extension activity which offers practice in pronunciation and vocabulary development related to the topic.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 11
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Is it yours?

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify personal items that they carry with them every day and then listen to a classroom dialogue about lost items. The language point is possessive adjectives and pronouns. Students activate this language in a structured writing activity. There is also an optional extension vocabulary activity relating to different types of bags.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 12
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Green places

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn words and phrases for describing green places. Students also practise how to use the demonstrative pronouns, this, that, these and those. The lesson finishes with several extra practice homework and extension exercises.


By Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 13
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At the coffee shop

Elementary (A1-A2)

This lesson has been updated.

In this lesson, students learn how to order coffee and snacks in a coffee shop. For the listening activity, teachers can play a dialogue or animated video of a coffee shop scene. There is a role-play activity at the end of the worksheet.

Business English
Lesson 14
Home sweet home

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify furniture and rooms and listen to a house tour. They are then introduced to There is/are  and preposition phrases which describe location and practice describing rooms to each other in a pairwork drawing dictation. The lesson also includes a short optional extension activity related to linking of final consonant and initial vowel sounds in sentences, for example: There's a table. 

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 15
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Staying at a hotel

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify hotel facilities and listen to a check-in dialogue. They find out how to describe where things are in a hotel and activate the target language in a speaking roleplay. The lesson also includes a short optional extension activity related to how floors of buildings are numbered in the UK and the US.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 16
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Animals and habitats

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify animals and habitats and read a text about animal abilities to complete a quiz. They are then introduced to comparative forms of adjectives and activate this language by discussing and explaining their preferences. There is a short optional extension activity relating to the pronunciation of stressed and weak forms in comparative sentences.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 17
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Where in the world

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students learn vocabulary related to countries and languages and study superlative adjectives. They listen to a travel podcast and then write and share sentences about their own countries. There is a short optional extension activity relating to countries which use English as an official language.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 18
Elementary English Review 2

Elementary (A1-A2)

In these review exercises, students will check their understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English from Units 10-17 of the A1 course plan. If all the activities are completed, a score out of 100 is easily generated. The final activity can be extended as a speaking assessment, which can be scored separately. There is also an opportunity for students to complete an "I can" assessment, to reflect on their learning.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 19
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How's the weather?

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to weather conditions and are introduced to present continuous forms. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to talking about the weather.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 20
Our holiday

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to holiday activities and learn more about present continuous forms. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to beach sports and activities.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 21
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Where is it?

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify places in a town and learn how to ask for and follow simple directions. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity about useful phrases to use when you don’t understand.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 22
Wheels

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify types of transport used to get around a town and compare and contrast various uses of present simple and present continuous. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity about collocations with "take".


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 23
20th century lives

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to life stories and learn about the past simple of the irregular verb "to be". The lesson gives practice in listening, reading, writing and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to the pronunciation of unstressed forms in sentences.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 24
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Hit makers

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to the music industry and are introduced to the form, spelling and pronunciation of regular past simple verbs. The lesson gives practice in listening, reading, writing and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to music collocations with the verb play.


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Business English
Lesson 25
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This is your life

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students practise expressing dates, use vocabulary relating to major life events and learn about negatives and questions for regular past simple verbs. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to the names of recent decades.


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Business English
Lesson 26
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Weekends

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to weekend activities and are introduced to the form, spelling and pronunciation of common irregular past simple verbs. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to commonly confused verbs: fall and feel.


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Business English
Lesson 27
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Elementary English Review 3

Elementary (A1-A2)

In these review exercises, students will check their understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English from Units 19-26 of the A1 course plan. If all the activities are completed, a score out of 100 is easily generated. The final activity can be extended as a speaking assessment, which can be scored separately. There is also an opportunity for students to complete an "I can" assessment, to reflect on their learning.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 28
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Questions, questions

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students review question forms for present and past simple and are introduced to subject questions. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity comparing two similar question words, which and what.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 29
Shopping for clothes

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify items of clothing and practise functional language related to shopping for clothes. They are also briefly introduced to how much/how many. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to types of shoes.

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Business English
Lesson 30
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Do we have any onions?

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students learn vocabulary relating to grocery items, and are introduced to countable and uncountable nouns, and basic uses of a, some, any and a lot of/lots of. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to packaging.


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Business English
Lesson 31
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Eat the rainbow

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students learn vocabulary relating to fruit and vegetables and revise countable and uncountable nouns, before being introduced to how much/how many and a few/a little and other ways of expressing quantity. The lesson gives practice in reading and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity to practise dictionary skills and extend students’ fruit and vegetable vocabulary.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 32
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On the calendar

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students review vocabulary for diary events and then compare two grammatical forms to talk about future arrangements, plans and intentions: present continuous (review) and be going to + infinitive. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to the informal structures gonna and wanna.


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Business English
Lesson 33
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Robots

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify some tasks for robots and listen to a podcast where an expert makes predictions about the future of robots. The grammar point is will/won’t for future predictions, and adverbs of certainty. Students practise the target language in a discussion activity and there is a short optional extension activity related to the pronunciation of the long O sound in won’t.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 34
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Money smart

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define some common verb + preposition combinations and read a text about saving money. They identify imperatives and modal verbs for giving advice (should, could, can). Students practise the target language in a speaking activity and there is a short optional extension activity exploring common collocations with the word money.


by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 35
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Safari park

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define rules and listen to recorded information for visitors to a safari park. They then explore how rules and permission are expressed using the modal verbs can, can’t, must and mustn’t (and review imperatives) and formulate rules for a petting zoo in a writing activity. There is a short optional extension activity related to animal body parts.


by Stephanie Hirshman

Business English
Lesson 36
Elementary English Review 4

Elementary (A1-A2)

In these review exercises, students will check their understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English from Units 28-35 of the A1 course plan. If all the activities are completed, a score out of 100 is easily generated. The final activity can be extended as a speaking assessment, which can be scored separately. There is also an opportunity for students to complete an "I can" assessment, to reflect on their learning.

by Stephanie Hirschman