Learn English at Home

Online courses for Level 1 learners

 

Future Learn provide a variety of flexible online courses to develop different skills. These courses are free to register:

IELTS speaking

IELTS listening

IELTS reading

IELTS writing

Exploring English language and culture

English pronunciation

Workplace English

English for study

Exploring English: Shakespeare

 

BBC Learning English has an online course with videos and quizzes designed to help you develop your practical English skills for living in the UK

There is a variety of online lessons from ESOL Courses designed to help you develop the English you need for looking for work.

Level 1 Topic Work

 

Try these activities from ESOL courses to practise different skills:

IELTS reading and writing: tourism in the UK

Martin Luther King Jr

Environmental issues- London air pollution

 

New Internationalist Easier English Wiki provides lots of reading activities on topical issues, with the opportunity to practise your grammar and vocabulary too:

Fight Amazon fires

Country profiles

Photo stories

Speaking and Listening

 

Here are some activities from Learn English Teens to develop your speaking:

An interview

Discussing exam results

Pros and cons of mobile phones

Who to invite

ESOL Nexus has various activities to help you understand spoken English:

How to find a new job

Advice for writing a CV

Social class in Britain

Britain’s history and culture

The sounds of Britain

 

For a fun listening activity, go to Lyrics Training– find your favourite song and type in the lyrics as you listen.

Reading

 

Learn English Teens has a variety of texts and activities to work on your reading skills:

Fear of missing out

Study problems

The world’s weirdest food

 

The British Council Learn English website has lots of reading activities to develop your vocabulary:

A plastic ocean

A short story extract

An email from a friend

 

Do you enjoy reading stories? Try reading short stories on the British Council’s Learn English website:

Choose a story 

Writing

 

Look at these activities from ESOL Nexus to expand your writing skills:

Writing a CV

Writing a college assignment

 

Read this guide from Using English on how to write a formal letter.

Learn English Teens has various activities on different types of writing:

A blog

A for and against essay

A formal email

An informal email

 

Try these tasks from British Council Learn English on writing for different purposes:

A covering email

A CV

A letter of complaint

Grammar

 

Watch these fun Grammar Gameshow videos from BBC Learn English:

Relative clauses

Past perfect

Passives

 

Try these activities from English File Online:

Narrative tenses

Zero and first conditional

Second and third conditional

Gerunds and infinitives

The passive

Headway also has many activities to practise grammar online:

Active and passive 1

Active and passive 2

Narrative tenses

Vocabulary

 

You can find activities on British Council Learn English  to learn the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of new words:

Health

Around town

Streets and roads

Appearance

Body parts

Football

Fruit

 

Games to Learn English has different activities to practise your vocabulary:

Vocabulary

Spelling

 

Look at these resources from ESOL Courses to develop your vocabulary:

Vocabulary for talking about Covid-19

Job related vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

Go to BBC Learning English website for their videos on a range of pronunciation features.

 

 

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