English program for beginners

Here is an English program for beginners that you can use to help plan and structure your studies.  If you want more help you can write me at hello@moxonenglish.com.

Grammar for beginners

  • Present simple be (affermative, negative and questions)
  • Pronouns: I, you, he, she, it, we, they
  • Possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their
  • Articles: a/an, this/that, these/those
  • Some/any
  • Plurals
  • Present simple affermative
  • Present simple negative
  • Present simple questions
  • Possessive s (saxon genitive)
  • Adjectives
  • Telling the time
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Prepositions of time
  • Can/can’t
  • Like + gerund (e.g. I like shopping)
  • Object pronouns: me, you, him, her, us, them
  • Possessive pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs
  • Past simple be
  • Past simple of regular verbs (affermative)
  • Past simple of irregular verbs
  • Past simple regular vs irregular
  • Past simple negative
  • Past simple questions
  • There is/there are
  • There was/there were
  • Present continuous affermative
  • Present continuous negative
  • Present continuous questions
  • Present simple vs present simple
  • How much/How many
  • A lot / not much / not many
  • Future: going to form (plans and predictions)
  • Comparative adjectives
  • Superlative adjectives
  • Would like to / like
  • Adverbs
  • Present perfect (Have you ever . . . . ?)
  • Present perfect vs past simple
  • quite vs very
  • Prepositions of place

Vocabulary for beginners

  • Parts of the body
  • Personal details (name, address etc)
  • Media and messages (letter, email, telephone call, fax, text message)
  • Transport
  • Everyday objects (coins, credit card, lighter, magazine)
  • Bedroom objects
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Roles (friend, colleague, boss etc.)
  • Family
  • Jobs
  • Types of homes
  • Countries
  • Cities
  • Activities
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Numbers
  • Meal times
  • How are you feeling? (Happy, sad, angry etc.)
  • Physical looks (fat, thin, short, tall etc.)
  • Nationalities
  • Colours
  • Physical attributes of things (loud, quiet, fast, slow etc.)
  • Describing places (tidy, messy, open, closed)
  • Common action verbs (play, walk, talk, open, close, read, write, eat, drink, sit down, stand up etc.)
  • Other important verbs (be, do, have, go, come, want, like, prefer, enjoy etc.)

Practical skills (communication and conversation)

  • Talking about preferences and likes
  • Describing physical appearance of people
  • Describing people’s character
  • Describing what someone is doing now (present continuous)
  • Daily routine
  • Past holidays and activities
  • Shopping for food
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Shopping for a gift
  • Eating out
  • Booking a room
  • Giving directions
  • Holiday plans
  • Talking about the weather
  • Talking about places and things
  • Comparing places, things and people (comparative)
  • Saying something or someone is the best of the most ________ (superlative)

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