Scheme of Work – Elementary Level English Course (EFL, ESL)

Scheme of Work – Elementary Level English Course (EFL, ESL)

Scheme of Work

Elementary English Course (EFL, ESL)






Social English Themes:



verb to be – positive, negative & question forms

possessive pronouns: my, your

polite function words: yes please, no thanks


this / that these / those

greetings and introductions

personal information

alphabet – upper and lower cases

alphabetical order

numbers 1-30

everyday objects

classroom words (meta-language) & objects

writing a postcard

focus on study skills

reading and listening to English every day – newspapers, magazines, internet, tv, radio, etc


My friends and my family

2nd week review

present simple tense

question forms, e.g. can I have...?

yes / no questions

wh- questions

me, you, him, her – object pronouns

punctuation marks

family and friends

describing people


daily routines

days, months and seasons

simple common verbs

using a dictionary

introducing people

meeting people you don’t know

using a calendar

looking for a job

trip to a local museum


Out and about

telling the time: it's ...

there is / there are

I would like...

can, can't

prepositions of time

giving and asking for directions

countries, nationalities & languages

numbers 31-200

phone numbers

ask about travel plans


going on holiday

booking a hotel

telling the time

time phrases

asking “What’s the time?”

taking your driving test

buying a bus / train ticket

booking a flight online

informal conversations


Let’s stay in

parts of a sentence

word order in sentence building

possessive pronouns: his, her, its, our, their

would you like...?

home and garden

different types of accommodation


ordinal numbers 1st-10th

simple conjunctions


reading a utility bill

writing a cheque / other payment methods

looking for a place to live

home shopping – using the internet and catalogues

writing a short email


Get active

mid-course review / test

individual tutorials

like + (verb)-ing / neg. / question form

(not) very / quite + adjectives

adverbs of frequency

frequency words: once, twice, every... etc.

hobbies, sports and activities

activity gerunds: cooking, cycling, etc

adjectives & opposites

deciding how to spend the weekend

at the swimming pool / gym

evening trip to a concert or exhibition


Hit the shops!

have you got? / I have got / She hasn’t got... etc.

some / any

prepositions of place

how many? / how much?

do / does...? Questions with auxiliary verbs

singular / plural nouns

countable / uncountable nouns

going shopping

places in a town

everyday signs and notices

food and drink


buying food

returning items to a shop

at the cinema

in a café / restaurant

trip to a nearby town / place of interest


I feel terrible!

past simple – was, were

there was / were

past simple – be, go, do, have

past simple – regular / irregular


parts of the body

more common verbs

feelings and emotions

completing simple forms

registering with a doctor

registering with the job centre / council tax office

attending appointments and interviews

at the doctor’s / dentist’s / hospital


Special occasions

present continuous

present simple or continuous?

comparative adjectives + than

adverbs: slowly, quickly, etc.

future plans with "going to"

revision of previous topics – recapping and consolidation

the weather

making plans for a celebration

order in a restaurant

more adjectives

accepting / declining invitations

comparative and superlative adjectives

develop vocabulary building skills

dates with ordinal numbers



different cultures celebrate in different ways!

planning a party

at the party

finding out what the weather will be like

comparing various options


Future plans

future plans with "will"

future plans with "want to"

intensifiers – too... / really... / completely... etc.

revision of previous topics – recapping and consolidation

hopes and fears for the future

short and long term goals

maybe / I think so / I hope so

future learning options

keeping a diary

planning education goals

end of course party – organised by the students


Revision week

practice papers

practice listening tests

individual tutorials

revision of previous topics – recapping and consolidation

mock exam/s

exam/s Online School