A1 English grammar is the beginning of your adventure. You are now a basic user of the language. At this level you can communicate in everyday situations with common expressions and elementary vocabulary. You can introduce yourself (Hello, my name is …) and others. You can ask questions about personal details (How old are you?) and answer them (I am 18 years old). The most important part is that you have fun.

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Anytime you learn something it is best to start at the very beginning. And, if you can connect what you learn to something funny, you are more likely to remember it later!

THE VERB “TO BE”

The verbs “to be” and “to have” form the foundation and are the best place to start. They are both irregular in the past, present and future!

To Be

(Negative) To Be

(Contractions) To Be

THE VERB “TO HAVE”

Have got/Has got

THE VERB “TO DO”

To Do

PREPOSITIONS

Prepositions are sometimes confusing. The best strategy is to learn which prepositions accompany each verb when you learn the verb. This will also be useful later when you learn about the dreaded “phrasal verbs.”

Prepositions I

To/For

HOW QUESTIONS

“How” questions want to know “by what method?” “to what degree?” and more.

IMPERATIVES

Imperatives are used to give orders and directions.

EVERY, EACH, ALL

Every, each and all are ways we can specify amounts of people.

THE TIME OF DAY

Telling time is an important skill. Nobody wants to be late to work! In the United States we read time differently than our UK cousins, but we still understand each other!

By the end of the A1 level, you should know:


A1 English Grammar Learning Targets

As you journey continues you will understand each of these categories more profoundly. A1 English grammar is just the first of many exciting doors you will open which will also open doors for you.

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