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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!



Language level

Beginner: A1


no i don't , i just learn english with free onilne courses like this one , thanks to all of the britishCouncil team , it's good to help people learn and practice their english with u guys thank u so much .

I have class English every day, monday to friday, of 1 pm to 6 pm. In my School ACE in Malta.

I have English class. I study on the second floor of PE building on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Im not attending any course, except English online classes there. Hope i will improve my English by reading , listening and writing. You are doing a great job, and you are giving an opportunity a million people around the world to learn English.

Hello Ronake

Thanks for your nice comment. We're happy to hear that you and others find LearnEnglish useful.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

I don't have on English class . I'm studying from this website.
I'm just study online because it difficult to study in english class for many reasons.

thanks British consul for this course. it's useful.

why the system does not allow you to select the answer again if you mistakenly selected the wrong one, inmidiately change the next ?
, and because it does not show you as marked the answers already selected?
This section of excercises always is too slow, so When I select the correct answers the system does not recognise the action, so I try again, and when I finish my answers are incorrect, this section is not kindly, the exercise are easy and simply,

Hello Minerva

Could you tell us which task you speaking about? If it's the preparation task, you're right, these are a little tricky to use. Let me explain the best way to do this kind of task. But if you are talking about a different task, please tell us which one it is.

When you want to leave a word in a new position, you have to click or press on the small white hand (on the right) of the word that is in new position. For example, first, click on 'Monday' and then leave it in the top position. Then click on 'Tuesday', but when you leave it in the second position, you must click not on the word in the second position, but on the hand that is on the right of the word in the second position.

Does that make sense? It's easy to do but a little difficult to explain, so if you'd like me to describe how to do it again, please let us know.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

when i was at school i had english class in my school. we had english lesson twice a week, on monday and friday. our class last 45 minutes. it started at 9 am. my english teacher's name was Ali. he was from Iran and gratuaded from english letrature. when he came our class always smiled after that began the lesson. i think it was very enjoyable for all my classmates....

I am student at a British council ,I take English course on Friday at 6 pm.