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 Hadi Mashhour on Tue, 12/12/2023 - 05:58


Hello English department.
I have a question. Why did you write the verb (give) without (s) in the description of the audio above?

Hello Hadi Mashhour,

I assume you're asking about the following sentence.

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

Verbs of perceptions (such as 'see', 'hear' and 'listen') can be followed by an object ('a teacher') and then a verb in the base form ('give') plus a phrase. The sentence you ask about is an example of this. A few other example sentences are:

We watched the children swim in the lake.
I heard them sing a new song.

We also commonly use a verb in the '-ing' form when we want to emphasise that we saw the action in progress:

Listen to a teacher giving information about a new course.
We watched the children swimming in the lake.
I heard them singing a new song.

In the case of this webpage, though, there is no need for emphasis on the action in progress, so we have used the base form.

Does that make sense?

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish team

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Submitted by JimmyGuo on Sun, 19/11/2023 - 13:50


I've got an English class which includes 15 lessons a months online,I choose the date and time according to the teachers schedule.

Submitted by Potter007 on Fri, 03/11/2023 - 20:47


Yes, I do. I have offline class once a week on Wednesday. Our group has six people. During this meeting we discuss different topics, for example travelling, work, sports and do some exercise on grammatical rules.
On Sunday I take part in online speaking club. It's a very interesting experience, because you have opportunity to speak with people from different places.

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 05:20


I had an English class at school from elementary till high school. Now, I prefer online English class that have time and place flexibility so I can access materi of class everytime everywhere.

Submitted by Majed Ameen Alqadi on Wed, 11/10/2023 - 18:06


Yes, I have got many English courses, The first one was before 6 years maybe.
And I still in my journey in learning and improve my language..