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ESL Lessons For Beginners


English as a second language lessons for beginners: Learn the basic language rules and use of everyday-life English while building up your vocabulary as you read more and more. Below is a chart of elementary level topics one should learn as a starter such as the numbers, days, months, verb to be, question words, and so on. Each lesson page includes explanations, examples and exercises. Also see:

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1. English AlphabetA, B, C
Vowel / Consonants
Alphabet
2. Verb To Be (Present)am, is, are
I am, You are, He is
Verb To Be
3. NumbersOrdinal: One, Two
Cardinal: First, Second
Numbers in English
4. Days and MonthsMonday, Tuesday...
January, February...
Days Months Seasons
5. Telling the DateMay the third
05/03/1999
How to say the Date
6. Ask and Give DirectionsExcuse me. How can I get to the library?
Could you tell me the nearest way to...
Ask Give Directions
7. Telling the Time11:30 - It is half past eleven
10:15 - It is a quarter past ten
Telling the Time
8. Subject PronounsI, You, He, She, It
We, You, They
Subject Pronouns
9. Subject Verb AgreementHe likes
She flies
Subject Verb Agreement
10. Indefinite ArticlesA and An
a lesson, an ant
Indefinite Articles
11. Possessive AdjectivesMy, Your, His, Her, Its
Our, Their
Possessive Adjectives
12. Singular and Pluralbook - books
foot - feet
Singular and Plural
13. There Is & There AreThere is an animal
There are animals
There is & There are
14. This That These ThoseThis ring
those rings
This That These Those
15. WH QuestionsWhich, What
Who, Where
Question Words
16. Have Got & Has GotI've got brown eyes
Judy has got friends.
Have Got & Has Got
17. Some & AnyI want some water.
Is there any water?
Some and Any
18. Much & Many & A lot ofThere are many cars.
There isn't much water
Much & Many & Lots Of
19. How Much & How ManyHow many fingers?
How much time?
How Much & How Many
20. NounsCountable Nouns: Many cars
Uncountable Nouns: Little butter
Countable Uncountable Nouns
21. Possessive PronounsMine, Yours, His
Ours, Theirs...
Possessive Pronouns
22. PrepositionsDirection, Position, Time, Place...
opposite, in front of, during, above...
Prepositions
23. Also & Too & EitherNegative Sentences: Either
Affirmative Sentences: Too / Also
Also & Too & Either
24. ImperativesListen to me
Open the door
Imperatives
25. Can / Can'tpossibility, ability, inability, request
inappropriateness, permission
Can / Can't
26. Polite RequestsCould you help me, please?
Would you mind If I turn on the TV?
Polite Requests
27. Present Continuous TenseI am studying English right now.
They are waiting for my sister.
Present Progressive Tense
28. Object Pronounsme, you, him / her / it
us, you, them
Object Pronouns
29. Simple Present TenseHe goes to school.
Do you play chess?
Simple Present Tense
30. Daily Routine EnglishI wake up at 7 o'clock.
I go to work.
Daily Routine English
31. Be Going to FutureI am going to visit my uncle tomorrow.
He is going to come later.
Be Going To Future
32. Must & Have to / Has toMother: You must come home early.
Friend: You have to wear uniform at school.
Must & Have To / Has To
33. Tense AgreementI came home and did homework.
I come home and do homework
Tense Agreement
34. Question TypesAre you English?
How old are you?
Types of Questions
35. Types of SentencesSimple sentences
Compound sentences...
Types of Sentences
36. Colors in EnglishWhite / Black / Brown
Blue / Yellow / Orange
Colors in English
37. See vs Watch vs LookI can't see you.
I can't watch you all day.
See vs Watch vs Look
38. Affect or EffectThat movie affected me.
The movie had no effects on me.
Affect or Effect
39. Accept / Except / ExpectI don't expect her to accept
any gifts except for flowers.
Accept / Except / Expect


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