Get Your A1’s to Speak

This resource contains 8 unique vocabulary exercises each tackling a different theme. These vocabulary exercises were designed for A1-A2 students. Can also be useful to introduce a topic for more advanced level They are meant to get your students talking! Each contains a vocabulary list by theme for your students to discover or review.
Each vocabulary exercise tackles a different theme, different vocabulary and different grammatical structures all pertinent to A1 students and A1 textbook chapters.
The themes, vocabulary and grammar found in this pack:
  1. Talk about your tastes (like + because);
  2. Talk about your city (there is/there are/there isn’t a/there aren’t any);
  3. Talk about your profession (modals of obligation);
  4. Talk about your ideal partner (personalities, clothes and physical descriptions);
  5. Talk about your past (simple past);
  6. Talk about your habits (adverbs of frequency);
  7. Talk about your goals (I’d like to/I wouldn’t like to)



  • This is a lifelong tool which means you download it once and use it forever.
  • Be sure to consecrate at least 20 minutes of class time for each conversation exercise.
  • Can be used for up to 60 minutes of class time (or longer!). 



  • A printable PDF with a word list to cut out for each vocabulary exercise;
  • OLINE_VERSION for easy online lessons with ZOOM and/or virtual whiteboard;
  • INTERACTIVE_PDFs also for screen sharing, homework, or individual work for your students!

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Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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