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 Extraordinara on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 07:07

I'm very happy to be here, deeply honored, and everyday I very interest

Submitted by Youssef Er-rafay on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 23:42

I don’t have an english class , never had one , in my country we study the french and the spanish class , but my english class is the British council , it helps a lot and very useful , thank you very much guys for making such a great learning page like this , and thank you for helping people around the world to learn english.

Submitted by Ronake on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 22:17

I'm attending an Online English meeting each day. I and my friends make an online meeting and we discuss different topics. This is so helpful for all of us, to exchange our opinion and view of point, and to expand our vocabulary. I found this way to make new friends from different countries, to learn new things, and to improve my English skills. My friends are so friendly and polite, and we improve the part that we aren’t perfect.

Submitted by hangnt5 on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 11:13

I have an English class at 11:30 am, my teacher is my friend. I study at the British council. I hope I will improve my English by reading, listening, writing, and communication. This web page is very helpful to everyone around the world to learn English, You are giving an opportunity to everyone to improve English. I want to say thank You with the Learn English Team

Submitted by joshnamep on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 06:38

I used to have an good English course when I was in grade 11 till 12 in my hometown. Now I study English everyday by myself.

Submitted by Facuntano on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 16:32

I'm taking virtual class with a teacher, but I'm trying to use this web page and others internet resource to improve more my English! Thanks you brithis council for this amazing webpage. :-D

Submitted by Nsengir on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 11:05

Do you have an English class? When is it? Where is it? I have been learning English on internet since COVİD was.

Submitted by Asni on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 22:40

No, I don't. I'm studying English on my own. Sometimes, I just want to give up because there is no one that encourages me and I feel frustrated. It's hard to improve without practising and exchanging with people who has the same interests. Well, fortunately, I came across this website. I think it's really interesting and helpful!
Don't worry, you aren't alone, we are a lot of people in the same situation, I know that my english is not so good but try to think positive, You only must compare with yourself, ¿how is yor level of English today, and how was the last moth?. I really enjoy this webpage, but a try to see Ted-Talks and youtuber teacher about English, like "mmmEnglish", or "English with Vannesa", you can try using "Tandem App" too, it's a App to chat/speak with English native who want learn other language, and there are a lot of people trying to learn our beauty Spanish, so you can try to exchange Spanish for English.

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.