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 Leonardo Lisboa on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 22:09

I haven't presencial english class, but I study daily by myself at british coucil's website.

Submitted by NghiNguyen on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 02:34

task 1 : total score is 8 task 2 : total score is 6

Submitted by Teresa Chi on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 10:06

i don't at the moment, but i practice english with my boyfriend everyday. I would like to take an English course this summer, but because of Covid - 19 I didn't have enough money
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Submitted by ILYES on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:30

i studied english language last january , in school ,called (Ambassade de l'éducation ) in my city , but we are stopped the courses , because we still in the quarantine ^^

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 21:35

No I dont have any English class Due to the lock down of Covid19. So I am taking this course online.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 17:43

I don't have an English class now; I study with on line free course as this "Learn English". But I had English two courses a lot of year ago, at two private schools.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 19:55

I have just done the beginner A listening episodes. I hopefully continue with another step in British Council. Whole this nice audios and their exercises were interesting and helped me to practice a lot. I am very happy for joining here. I wish all the best for other people who are in this site. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by mouna99 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 14:33

Yes I have, It's on Monday at 14:00 in room E13

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 20:25

No, I haven't English Class, but I want