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Introduction

This is the previous page that explained what differences there are between our paid courses and this free online course. 

This is the page you’re on now, where you can see an in-depth explanation of what you’re going to study in this course.

Read through this itemised list of course objectives so you can understand what the goals of this course are. You can print them out and tick them off as you go through the course too. 

Go through this presentation at your own pace to learn some fun facts about the English language. 

We’d love to know more about our learners taking this course. Here, you have the chance to fill in a short questionnaire telling us where you come from, and you can compare your results to the other course members. You can also access a course forum here to introduce yourself by writing a short introduction paragraph.

Useful Skill

This is a self-paced presentation that introduces the numbers 0 to 100. Within the presentation, there are various exercises for you practise using these numbers correctly (with answers). You can also listen to audios of our native teachers saying these numbers out loud to ensure you are saying them correctly. 

There are two additional documents in this activity to help you learn these numbers;

  • Numbers 21-99 Table
  • Numbers 0-100

Building on the previous activity, this is a second self-paced presentation that teaches all the numbers between 100 and 1000. Again, there are numerous exercises for you to practise with the answers. 

There is one additional document in this activity to help you learn these numbers;

  • Numbers 100-1000

Test your understanding of numbers in this quiz. You can take this quiz as many times as you want and review your answers with full explanations. Your marks will be added to our leaderboard, so you can easily compare your results to that of other course members.

Reading

Everybody says that English is an important language, but we want to explore why this its true. We have gathered some information from various English learners to create a short text that explains the top reasons why English really is so important. 

After reading the text, you can test your understanding of it in a short reading comprehension quiz. You will have access to sections of the text whilst completing the quiz. You can take this quiz as many times as you want and review your answers with full explanations. Your marks will be added to our leaderboard, so you can easily compare your results to that of other course members.

Writing

In preparation for the writing assignment, which continues the theme of the reading activity, we provide you with a writing checklist. These are our top tips for ensuring you write well in English. You can easily download this checklist in PDF format to apply to any English writing you may need to do.

After reading our reasons why English is so important, we want to know what you think. Using our hint questions, you can upload an assignment to our website to explain to us why English is important for you. 

Listening

The listening section of this course looks into the best and most efficient ways for learning English. We start this by asking you what your top tips are for learning English. You can write them in a reply on our forum and read the top tips of other course members too.

We have put together our top three tips for learning English and present them in a listening video. You can watch this video as many times as you wish to fully understand the content.

After watching the video, you can test your understanding in our short listening comprehension quiz. You will have access to the video throughout the quiz. You can take this quiz as many times as you want and review your answers with full explanations. Your marks will be added to our leaderboard, so you can easily compare your results to that of other course members.

After completing the quiz and reviewing the correct answers, we suggest watching the video one more time, but with the transcript. We provide you with a full transcript with timings in the video, so you can watch again to ensure you understand everything.

Grammar

We introduce this grammar topic with various images that explain the many ways we can introduce ourselves to strangers. 

This explanation grammar video provides all the information required to understand how to introduce yourself. 

There are numerous additional resources available with this video:

  • Full transcript with timings
  • Interactive worksheet to answer whilst watching the video
  • Answers to this interactive worksheet
  • Slides used in the grammar presentation video with notes lines
  • List of background questions and answers
  • List of 195 countries, nationalities, languages and person nouns

After watching the grammar video, you can test your understanding in this grammar quiz. You can take this quiz as many times as you want and review your answers with full explanations. Your marks will be added to our leaderboard, so you can easily compare your results to that of other course members.

Now you can put your grammar knowledge into practice by telling us about your country, nationality, language and person noun in our forum. 

This is a self-study activity that you can complete in your own time to review the grammar topic in this course. We provide downloadable flashcards that you can print and cut up to complete various activities with.

Vocabulary

We have selected 24 of the most important words from this course for you to learn. You can access a downloadable booklet with the vocabulary, phonetic transcription, definition, word formation and example sentences, audios of native teachers saying these words out loud as well as online flashcards.

In order to practise using this new vocabulary, you can try out some of our online games. The games change each time you play them with different words (from the vocabulary list) appearing each time. 

The games available for this course are;

  • Hangman
  • Crossword
  • Word Search
  • Word Scramble 
  • Flashcard Match
  • Spelling 

Summary

All of the important documents presented throughout the course and provided once more on this summary page. 

These are;

  • English Fun Facts Presentation
  • Why Is English So Important? Reading
  • Writing Checklist
  • Numbers 21-99 Table
  • Numbers 0-100
  • Numbers 100-1000
  • Where Do You Come from? Table
  • Countries, Nationalities, Languages and Person Nouns List
  • Vocabulary List

After completing the course, you can review your achievements and analyse what you have learnt. 

We’d love to hear what you thought about taking this course. You can leave a review or feedback on our course page.

Course Forum

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