The first English class

The first English class

Listen to a teacher give students information about a new course to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Hello, everyone. Hello! It's nice to see you all here. Welcome to British Life and Language. I am your teacher. My name is Lindsay Black. That's L-I-N-D-S-A-Y Black. Before we begin, some information about the class.

Our class is in room 13, on the first floor. When you go upstairs, turn left to find the room. Again, that's room 13.

We have class twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday. Our class begins at 4.30 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes, so we finish at 6 p.m. That's 4.30 to 6. Please arrive on time, OK?

Also, I have an office hour if you have questions. I'm in office 7B on the second floor. My office hour is Friday at 6 p.m. So, if you have any questions or problems or want to talk to me, it's Friday at 6 p.m. in office 7B.

We begin next week, on March the 13th. That's Monday, March the 13th. The course ends on May the 20th. May the 20th is the last day.

I think that's all ... Oh, one more thing. For this course you need the book. Here it is: British Life and Language Level 1 Student's Book. So, please get a copy of the book. I don't want to see any photocopies of the book, thank you! Remember, it's level 1 student's book. Don't buy the teacher's book.

I think that's all, everyone. I look forward to working with you. See you next Monday!

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Submitted by Maria Lê on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 09:15

I couldn't catch the meaning of this sentence: "...get a copy of the book. I don't want to see any photocopies of the book"? Please, help me. Thanks a lot.

Hello Maria Lê,

Please get a copy of the book means Please buy the book. We often talk about individual books as copies – in the past when books were made by hand they were literally copied, and we still use terms like copyright in the publishing industry.


When we talk about photocopying a text we say make a copy rather than get a copy.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by s4lemm on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:23

Do you have an English class? When is it? Where is it? No, I'dont have english class. I have studied in an app and now I'm studying in this website.
I'm the same at you. I don't have any English course and i 'm learning in this website. what do you think about this web? Is it useful? And Have you made a progress? ^^

Submitted by Talha Munir on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 19:06

Yes I go for English language class at Islamabad city, One of the best institute, alot of people's came for English language, I also daily go for classes. It's alot of fun because we have to study in groups and I like it very much when I talk in English with other group of students

Submitted by Maryam4 on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 14:20

Do you have an English class? When is it? Where is it? Yes, I have. At 5 P.M Online.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Fri, 17/01/2020 - 15:18

Hi! when i was an university's student i had english class from monday to wednesday, from 8.00 am to 17.00. Firs lesson started the first Monday of May . The last lesson was the last wednesday of June. Now i am attending an english school. I do english lesson once a week, every wednesday for 2 hours: from 6pm to 8pm.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 04/01/2020 - 05:34

In my country, weeks begin on Saturday. I have an English course. My class is three once a week, on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. My class begins at 5:00 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes, so it is finished at 6:00 p.m. My class is in room 2 on the second floor.