Elementary English (Level A2)

By the end of the MEC&C Elementary English (Level 2), you should be able to:

  1. understand very basic personal, family and job-related language
  2. understand enough to meet the needs with slow, clear speech
  3. understand short, simple texts on familiar matter

Detailed Course Outline

LessonUnit titleObjectiveCan do
A2.13.1All about peopleLearn and review present simple be, positive and negative form. Learn and review countries and nationalities.At the end of the lesson, students can use the present simple of be to talk about themselves and other people, including saying nationalities and countries where they are from.
A2.13.2All about peopleLearn present simple be Yes / No questions and short answers, including contractions. Learn adjectives.At the end of the lesson, students can use adjectives and the present simple of be to describe people. Students can use contractions with be to ask and answer questions about people.
A2.13.3All about peoplePractice asking for and giving information. Learn to tell time.At the end of the lesson, students can ask for and give information. Students can say what time it is.
A2.13.4All about peopleLearn to write about yourself. Review how to use basic punctuation.At the end of the lesson, students can write a paragraph about themselves or other people, using correct punctuation.
A2.14.1What we doLearn present simple positive and negative forms and Yes / No and Wh- questions. Learn present simple irregular verbs do, have, go. Learn phrasal verbs.At the end of the lesson, students can use present simple to make statements and ask questions about jobs, studies, and other things people do.
A2.14.2What we doPractice present simple Yes / No and Wh- questions.At the end of the lesson, students can ask and answer questions about study habits in the present simple with ease.
A2.14.3What we doLearn to ask for things and respond.At the end of the lesson, students can ask politely for things, for example in a restaurant, and reply to questions.
A2.14.4What we doLearn to fill out a form. Review spelling and punctuation.At the end of the lesson, students can fill out a form about learning English, using correct spelling and punctuation.
A2.15.1Your lifeLearn adverbs of frequency and how to ask questions with How often...? At the end of the lesson, students can talk about their routines using basic adverbs of frequency and ask questions with How often...?
A2.15.2Your lifeLearn time expressions. Learn have for possessions.At the end of the lesson, students can use time expressions to say how often they do things. Students can talk about the things they have and own.
A2.15.3Your lifeLearn helpful vocabulary to organize a meeting or appointment.At the end of the lesson, students can make suggestions for arrangements in different ways and respond appropriately.
A2.15.4Your lifeLearn to write an informal invitation.At the end of the lesson, students can write a short and informal invitation to a social event.
A2.16.1What do you eat?Learn countable and uncountable nouns with a / an, some and any.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about countable and uncountable food items using a / an, some and any correctly.
A2.16.2What do you eat?Learn to use much, many, a lot of, a few, a little with countable and uncountable nouns.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about countable and uncountable food items with quantifiers. Students can use How much and How many to ask and answer questions about quantity.
A2.16.3What do you eat?Learn to order food in a restaurant.At the end of the lesson, students can make requests in a restaurant.
A2.16.4What do you eat?Learn to write a blog post about hosting a party. Learn to describe dishes and their ingredients. Learn linking words First, Second, Next, Then, After that, Finally. At the end of the lesson, students can write a blog using transition words to show sequence.
A2.17.1Homes, towns, and neighborhoodsLearn there is / there are positive and negative form, and Yes / No questions.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about and describe places in a town.
A2.17.2Towns, homes, and neighborhoodsLearn vocabulary to describe a home (rooms, furniture). Learn possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns, possessive -’s, and Whose is it?At the end of the lesson, students can describe homes and the things in them, and who these things belong to.
A2.17.3Towns, homes, and neighborhoodsLearn language to ask for and give directions.At the end of the lesson, students can ask for and give basic directions in a town.
A2.17.4 Towns, homes, and neighborhoodsLearn to write a paragraph about your neighborhood, using connecting words and, so, but.At the end of the lesson, students can write a paragraph about their neighborhood and effectively link ideas.
A2.18.1Family, friends, and famous peopleLearn and review past simple of be.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about their family and use the past simple of be in basic sentences.
A2.18.2Family, friends, and famous peopleLearn past simple positive of regular and irregular verbs. Learn time expressions.At the end of the lesson, students can use the past simple positive to talk about a famous person from the past.
A2.18.3Family, friends, and famous peopleLearn useful language to leave a voice mail message.At the end of the lesson, students can leave a voicemail message and request someone to return the call.
A2.18.4Family, friends, and famous peopleLearn to write about past events, using linking word when and prepositions of time (in, on, during).At the end of the lesson, students can write a structured paragraph about a person in the past.
A2.19.1On the moveLearn past simple negative form and Yes / No questions.At the end of the lesson, students can use past statement and question forms to talk about a past travel experience.
A2.19.2On the moveLearn the verbs love, like, don’t mind, don’t mind, don't like, hate. Learn pattern verb + noun or verb + gerund.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about likes and dislikes in relation to travel, airports, and cities.
A2.19.3On the moveLearn helpful language to apologize and to respond to apologies.At the end of the lesson, students can make basic apologies and respond to apologies that result form mishaps or small accidents.
A2.19.4On the moveLearn to write an email introduction, using transition words after, before, while, when to link ideas.At the end of the lesson, students can write an email to introduce themselves in a semi-formal manner.
A2.20.1Health and fitnessLearn can and could, positive and negative form, and Yes / No questions to talk about ability in the present and past.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about general abilities in the present and past.
A2.20.2Health and fitnessLearn have to / don't have to to express necessity.At the end of the lesson, students can express necessity and obligation with have to to talk about their favorite sports.
A2.20.3Health and fitnessLearn language for parts of the body, and to talk about health and how you feel.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about their bodies and form simple sentences to express how they feel.
A2.20.4Health and fitnessLearn to write a paragraph, using linking words and, but, so, however, after, while, when, before. At the end of the lesson, students can write a paragraph with contrasting ideas, using appropriate linking words to join ideas.
A2.21.1Are they shopping?Learn the present continuous, positive and negative form, and Yes / No questions.At the end of the lesson, students can express where they are and what they are doing, using the present simple and present continuous.
A2.21.2Are they shopping?Learn present simple in comparison with present continuous. Learn stative verbs and clothing vocabulary.At the end of the lesson, students can use present simple and present continuous in the correct context.
A2.21.3 Are they shopping?Learn helpful language to talk about clothes.At the end of the lesson, students can talk about clothing and use basic expression about shopping for clothing.
A2.21.4Are they shopping?Learn language for shopping, such as price, cost, and How much is it?At the end of the lesson, students can say the prices of an item and talk about spending money.
A2.22.1CommunicatingLearn comparative forms of adjectives (including irregular adjectives).At the end of the lesson, students can compare cities and share what they think about them.
A2.22.2CommunicatingLearn superlative adjectives (including irregular adjectives).At the end of the lesson, students can use comparative and superlative forms to describe and state opinions about things.
A2.22.3CommunicatingLearn language to ask for assistance or clarification.At the end of the lesson, students can check instructions and ask for clarification.
A2.22.4CommunicatingLearn to write an opinion, using linking words as well, too, also.At the end of the lesson, students can express their opinions about the way people use smartphones or other electronic gadgets.
A2.23.1Have you ever...?Learn the present perfect, and irregular past participle forms.At the end of the lesson, students can use the present perfect to talk about finished actions in an unfinished time period.
A2.23.2Have you ever...?Learn differences in usage between past simple and present perfect; practice question Have you ever...? to talk about experience.At the end of the lesson, students can use the present perfect and past simple in the correct context.
A2.23.3Have you ever...?Learn to ask for and give opinions.At the end of the lesson, students can start and carry on basic conversations about things they have experienced.
A2.23.4Have you ever...?Learn to write a short review.At the end of the lesson, students can write a structured review using the past simple and present perfect.
A2.24.1PlansLearn going to for future, positive and negative.At the end of the lesson, students can use going to to talk about travel plans and arrangements.
A2.24.2PlansLearn should and shouldn’t to give advice. Learn difference between should and have to.At the end of the lesson, students can use should and shouldn’t to provide basic travel advice.
A2.24.3PlansLearn useful language to ask about accommodations.At the end of the lesson, students can ask questions and provide answers to inquiries about accommodations.
A2.24.4PlansLearn to write an email to give advice, using sequence words and linking words.At the end of the lesson, students can give written advice in a structured manner.