<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"> <head> <title>Graded reader for beginners in English language learning</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <meta name="description" content="Reading for beginners and elementary learners with gap fill, true or false, speaking and writing exercises."> <meta name="keywords" content="reading,readers,graded readers,elt,reader,efl,self-access,self-study,materials,esl,gap fill,beginners,english language learning,elementary" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="style1.css" /> </head> <body> <div id="page"> <div id="top"> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=630> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#008000"> <a href="index.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">HOME</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#DEBDD6"> <a href="games.htm"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAMES</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#DEBDD6"> <a href="folksongs.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">SONGS</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#58002B"> <a href="teflcourses.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">ELT BOOKS</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> <div id="bodytext"> <h1>First Time in England</h1> <h2>A Graded Reader for Beginners &amp; Elementary Level English language learners</h2> <p>This is the story of two Spanish students, Arturo from the Asturias and Rosa from Madrid, who meet for the first time at The English Language College in London. They fall in love under the night lights of The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, just before Arturo has to return to Spain. Happily, they plan to meet again. No part of this story is true!</p> <p> <ul> <li><a href="firstr01.html">Chapter 1 - Preparing for the journey</a> [click <a href="first01.html">HERE</a> for interactive version]</li> <ul> <li>Nouns - family, travel and education </li> <li>Adjectives - size, colour and nationality </li> <li>Writing &amp; Speaking: Preparing your suitcase to take to England </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr02.html">Chapter 2 - Meeting the English family</a> [click <a href="first02.html">HERE</a> for interactive version]</li> <ul> <li>Verbs - Present Continuous &amp; Present Simple </li> <li>Auxiliaries - is / are </li> <li>Speaking &amp; Writing: First impressions of the English family </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr03.html">Chapter 3 - Getting to know English children</a> [click <a href="first03.html">HERE</a> for interactive version]</li> <ul> <li>Prepositions of Place 1 </li> <li>Speaking: Looking after children for two hours </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr04.html">Chapter 4 - First morning at a language school</a> [click <a href="first04.html">HERE</a> for interactive version]</li> <ul> <li>Consolidation </li> <li>Writing &amp; Speaking: Countries &amp; Nationalities - where they are in the world and what they are famous for. </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr05.html">Chapter 5 - The entry test</a> [click <a href="first05.html">HERE</a> for interactive version]</li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Language Learning 1</li> <li>Speaking: How teachers dress. </li> <li>Students language needs. </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr06.html">Chapter 6 - Lunch-time in the English family</a> [click <a href="first06.html">HERE</a> for interactive version]</li> <ul> <li>Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adverbials </li> <li>Speaking: Lunch-time in your country. </li> <li>Students language needs. </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr07.html">Chapter 7 - Coffee-time at the Language School</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Language Learning 2 </li> <li>Speaking: Ways of learning English, use of the student's own language, pairwork and dictionaries </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr08.html">Chapter 8 - In a West London hospital</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Health and Clothes </li> <li>Auxiliaries - "Could" and "Would" in requests </li> <li>Speaking: Character questionnaire </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr09.html">Chapter 9 - First letter home</a> </li> <ul> <li>Spelling problems / Consolidation</li> <li>Speaking: How hard people work / The course book </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr10.html">Chapter 10 - A Supermarket Shopping Trip</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Shopping for food </li> <li>Writing & Speaking: Supermarket shopping habits </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr11.html">Chapter 11 - Sightseeing & shopping in London Part 1</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Time & Place </li> <li>Speaking: Planning a sightseeing & shopping trip </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr12.html">Chapter 12 - Sightseeing & shopping in London Part 2 </a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Time (continued) / Shopping for music </li> <li>Speaking: Compact Disks - your favourite type of music </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr13.html">Chapter 13 - In the Course Director's office</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Language Learning 3 <li>Adjectives & Adverbs - e.g. careful carefully </li> <li>Speaking: What makes a good English class </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr14.html">Chapter 14 - First lesson in a new class</a> </li> <ul> <li>Irregular verbs - Past Simple Tense </li> <li>Vocabulary focus - Language Learning 4</li> <li>Writing & Speaking: Listing Past Tense Verb Forms / Storytelling</li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr15.html">Chapter 15 - Looking after English children</a> </li> <ul> <li>Prepositions of Place 2 - Motion </li> <li>Speaking: Questionnaire on Children </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr16.html">Chapter 16 - Practising English in a Study Centre</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Language Learning 5 </li> <li>Speaking: The best places to practise English </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr17.html">Chapter 17 - A visit to a London flat</a> </li> <ul> <li>Spelling problems </li> <li>Vocabulary focus - Cooking & Food 1 </li> <li>Speaking: Finding jobs and places to live </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr18.html">Chapter 18 - A weekend in Brighton</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Tourism / Moving from place to place</li> <li>Prepositions of Place 3 - Motion </li> <li>Speaking: Places for tourists to visit in your home town </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr19.html">Chapter 19 - Working from home</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Computer terms</li> <li>Speaking: Uses of Computers in your work and study </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr20.html">Chapter 20 - A Spanish Meal</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Cooking & Food 2 </li> <li>Writing & Speaking: Meals & Recipes from your country </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr21.html">Chapter 21 - The end-of-course test</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Language Learning 6</li> <li>Spelling problems: e.g. practice / practise </li> <li>Speaking: the importance of tests in your life </li></ul> <p></p> <li><a href="firstr22.html">Chapter 22 - A trip to London Gatwick Airport</a> </li> <ul> <li>Vocabulary focus - Travel & Presents </li> <li>Speaking: Giving presents </li></ul> <h3><font color="#ffffff">-----</font>&#169; 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