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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Do you have any hint to give us? I have already made english courses, but I can't get the fluency.. So, I'm trying being in contact with the language everyday. Usually I study through British Council, Ted and BBC.

Submitted by Alifaraax on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 18:59

No i haven't any English class right now.

Submitted by syah on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 14:31

I don't have an English class. I just take a online English class like British Council. Before, I plan to take English class in one city in my province after I graduated from highschool. But, this pandemic was coming. I felt so sad. Then, I found British Council. Thank you so much for British Council that provide this course. It is really helpful for all of us to improve our English skills especilally at this pandemic that enforced us to stay home.

Hello syah,

We're very happy to hear that you've found our website and courses useful. Keep up the good work!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 11:36

No, I am study English on my own.

Submitted by fatfat on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 12:03

I had an English course in istanbul for little time. Actually I love to learn English but I don't want to remember those days. Because I had a dispute with course owner.

Submitted by U Kyaw on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 16:50

Hello,sir.How can I download Audio file.I don't know it.And I want to get audio files.

Hello U Kyaw,

If you right-click on the audio, player and choose the 'Save As ...' option, you should be able to download this and any other audio on our site.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Andrerenre on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 13:06

Actually, I don't have a physical English class. All my classes are online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The schools are closed. And with my online classes, I'm free to choose the time and place of my class at my convenience.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:28

Nowadays I have English classes on net every day. I am improving my English with British council by testing myself.