Add an A2 to B1 Vocabulary Lesson

You don’t have to be A2 or B1 level to choose an A2 to B1 lesson. Check with your teacher for available dates.


1 Learning and revising have a routine, revision, say the word aloud

2 Keeping a vocabulary notebook record, the most important thing is …

3 Using your dictionary look up a word, guess the meaning

4 English language words adjective, phrasal verb, question mark

5 Classroom language board pen, share a book, swap places

Word formation

6 Prefixes un-, in-, im-, dis-

7 Noun suffixes -went, -ity, -ness, -tion

8 Adjective suffixes -able, -ive, -al, -y

9 Nouns and verbs with the same form guess/to guess, kiss/to kiss, rest/to rest

10 Compound nouns traffic light, tin opener, credit card, film star

11 Compound adjectives easy-going, well-known, part-time

Phrase building

12 Collocation (word partners) miss the bus, a soft drink, fast asleep

13 Idioms and fixed expressions never mind, go ahead, take it in turns

14 Verb or adjective + preposition depend on, belong to, interested in

15 Preposition + noun by train, on the radio, in a hurry

16 Apologies, excuses and thanks sorry I’m late, I got held up, thanks a lot

17 Requests, invitations and suggestions Could you …? How about…? if you like

18 Opinions, agreeing and disagreeing What do you think of…? a brilliant idea

19 Likes, preferences and interests I quite like, and that sort of thing, I’d rather

20 Frequently asked questions How’s it going? What’s the matter?

21 Common responses I hope so, that sounds great, what a shame

22 Greetings, farewells and special expressions Nice to meet you, see you soon, good luck

23 Phrasal verbs (1): form and meaning wake up, find out, run out of sth

24 Phrasal verbs (2): grammar and style take sth off, grow up, break down

25 Have and have got have a rest, I’ve got a headache, have a look

26 Make, do and take make a mistake, do homework, take a photo

27 Give, keep, break, see give sb a ring, break a record, I see

28 Leave, catch and let leave a message, catch a bus, let sb know

29 Get: uses and expressions get dressed, get married, get on with

30 Go: uses and expressions go for a drink, have a go, go deaf

31 The senses it looks nice, it feels like wool, don’t touch

32 Partitives: a bag of …, a bit of … a cup of coffee, a bit of luck, a pair of shoes

Parts of speech (special problems)

33 Uncountable nouns and plural nouns information (U), trousers (pl)

34 Verbs + -ing form or infinitive enjoy + -ing, refuse + infinitive

35 Verb patterns advise him to go …, suggest (that) we leave

36 Adjectives boring or bored, big or enormous

37 Prepositions: place at the bus stop, on the floor, past the castle

38 Adverbs: frequency and degree I rarely go, I quite often drive, rather good

Connecting and linking

39 Time and sequence as soon as, while, eventually

40 Addition and contrast as well, although, however

41 Similarities, differences, comparisons, exceptions very similar, compared with, apart from

42 Reason, purpose, result, condition so, because of, so that, therefore, unless

Topics: The World Around Us

43 The physical world round the world, Sahara Desert, floods

44 Weather heavy rain, a strong wind, lightning

45 Animals and insects pets, elephants, in the wild, protect

46 Countries, nationality and language Poland, the Far East, the French, in general

Topics: People

47 The body and what it can do elbow, neck, breathe in, shake hands

48 Describing people’s appearance good-looking, tall and slim, fair hair

49 Describing character shy, show your feelings, a sense of humour

50 Human feelings and actions proud of, glance at, have a stroll

51 Family and friends mother-in-law, close friend, ex-husband

52 Ages and stages childhood, go to university, in your twenties

Topics: Daily Life

53 Daily routines fall asleep, have a shower, get to work

54 The place where you live right in the centre, on the first floor, rent

55 Around the home (1) spare room, lamp, cupboard, turn on the TV

56 Around the home (2) pillows, have a wash, do the ironing

57 Everyday problems spill, out of order, run out of bread

58 Money £10 note, lend and borrow, can’t afford

59 Health: illness I don’t feel well, flu, I get backache

60 Health: physical injuries break an arm, go to hospital, painful

61 Clothes skirt, earrings, put on a coat, too small

62 Shops and shopping go shopping, department store, cash desk

63 Food peach, peel an orange, lamb, salad dressing

64 Cooking and restaurants fresh bread, medium-rare, main course

65 City life the rush hour, shopping centre, lively

66 Life in the country rural area, on a farm, the nearest village

67 On the road main road, turn left, break down

68 Transport get on the bus, go by car, platform two

Topics: Work

69 Work: duties, pay and conditions What do you do?, deal with, salary

70 Jobs surgeon, design buildings, in the army

71 The career ladder apply for a job, pay rise, work abroad

72 In the office send e-mail, do paperwork, it isn’t working

73 Business and finance interest rate, profit and loss, rise sharply

Topics: Leisure and Entertainment

74 Sport: ball games table tennis, pass the ball, win a game

75 Sport and leisure swimming, go to the gym, support a team

76 Cinema and theatre stage, third row, war film, violent, gripping

77 Music composer, lead singer, hit single, latest CD

Topics: Communication and technology

78 Newspapers daily paper, headline, according to …

79 Television switch over, soap opera, What’s on TV?

80 On the phone mobile phone, wrong number, Is that Mary?

81 Computers and the Internet hard disk, download, get online, browse

Topics: Social Concerns

82 Education: school primary school, geography, pass an exam

83 Education: university engineering, do a degree, graduate, PhD

84 Law and order illegal, break the law, arrest someone, guilty

85 Crime shoplifting, robbery, late at night, valuables

86 Politics believe in democracy, left-wing, election

87 Bureaucracy identity card, fill in, signature, date of birth

88 Global problems pollution, destroy the planet, civil war

Topics: Tourism

89 Air travel check-in desk, land, a two-hour delay

90 Hotels and restaurants single room, pay the bill, Is dinner included?

91 A sightseeing holiday in the city have a look round, guidebook, nightlife

92 Holidays by the sea seaside resort, sunbathe, sandy beach

Topics: Notional concepts

93 Time on Monday, since May, it takes an hour

94 Numbers two million, one and a half, divide by three

95 Distance, size and dimension a long way, too far, How wide is it?

96 Shapes, colours and patterns a round table, a dark green skirt, yellowish

Topics: Varieties of English

97 Notices and warnings sold out, no exit, mind the step, no parking

98 Vague language a vague idea, things, stuff, a bit, roughly

99 Formal and informal English buy vs purchase, kids vs children

100 Abbreviations and abbreviated words CV, MP, e.g,, etc., lab, fridge, bike,

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