Elementary (A1)



Welcome to the Lewis School’s online interactive syllabus.
Scroll down to learn more regarding TOPICS and CAN-DO STATEMENTS for this level


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Each level follows a 12-week cycle. There are 6 weekly units of grammar (Weeks A-F), and 12 topics.
Each week you will study either Topic 1 OR Topic 2. After Week F, we return to Week A, and change from Topic 1 to Topic 2, or from Topic 2 to Topic 1.  Check the General English calendar each week. D1 means you are studying Week D, Topic 1.
Click on the links below to practise this week’s topics.


Can-Do Statements

To help you to measure your progress, we have listed the things you will be able to do after completing each week of the syllabus. We call these our ‘Can-Do’ Statements.
Read below the Can-Do statements for each week

I can…

  • talk about what I do everyday
  • talk about my free time
  • make positive and negative sentences using present simple
  • understand and make questions using present simple
  • understand and use adverbs of frequency
  • tell the time and talk about times and dates
  • talk about things I like and dislike
  • count in English
  • use capital letters, commas, apostrophes and full stops

I can…

  • talk about travelling and visiting new places
  • talk about my home and places in a town
  • use there is/there are/it has got
  • say where things are (in, at, on, under)
  • understand and give simple instructions
  • talk about what people can and can’t do
  • greet people
  • ask for directions and help
  • talk about countries and nationalities
  • use a dictionary

I can…

  • talk about myself and my family
  • talk about my past and my friends
  • make positive and negative sentences using past simple (including be and can)
  • use subject and object pronouns ( I / me, he / him )
  • use the possessive ‘s’
  • use possessive pronouns/adjectives (my / mine, your / yours etc.)
  • ask and answer simple wh- questions
  • talk about people from other countries
  • describe people
  • pronounce -ed endings
  • read for general understanding

I can…

  • talk about buying and giving
  • describe clothes and possessions
  • talk about things that are happening now
  • use have got to make positive and negative sentences and questions.
  • identify and understand the difference between countable and uncountable nouns
  • use and understand some/any
  • ask and answer questions using how much/many?
  • use and understand this, that, these and those
  • understand and talk about prices
  • understand the rules of ‘ing’ spelling

I can…

  • talk about my education and my future plans
  • talk about jobs and hobbies
  • use can/can’t, must/mustn’t and have to/don’t have to, to ask for something and say what we have to do
  • talk about the future using will and going to
  • understand and use irregular verbs in the past
  • use linking words (and, but, so, because)
  • understand and use classroom language
  • identify syllables in a word and where the stress is
  • listen for general understanding

I can…

  • talk about my body and different lifestyles
  • talk about food and order food in a restaurant
  • ask for something using want and would like to
  • ask for things politely and make requests
  • make comparisons using comparatives and superlatives
  • give my opinions to describe things
  • hear and make short and long vowel sounds
  • record vocabulary

Our online syllabus has been made in co-operation with TeachYa.com, a free website for English language students.



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