English Basics: Start Using English At Work Today!

Use basic English confidently to greet and introduce yourself, give contact information and talk about your routine.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

An ideal starter course if you have an elementary level of English and would like to learn English online to help your career!

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Greet new business partners
  • Introduce yourself and your colleagues confidently
  • Use and conjugate the verb "to be" correctly
  • Dictate email contact information effectively

You will also get chance to develop your job titles vocabulary.

You will then learn how to:

  • Talk about your work routine using the most basic English tense: the present simple
  • Ask questions about other people's routines
  • Understand texts connected with people's working lives

You will also get chance to develop vocabulary connected to work and leisure activities.

All 5* English online classes aim to give relevant, modern English for business. You can enjoy learning English for your career (or leisure!) with courses that integrate focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation with real-life situations. Modules are presented using a variety of formats to help you learn effectively.


Этот курс идеален для Вас, если Вы недавно закончили курс нулевого уровня (beginners) и хотите укрепить Ваши навыки для использования английского на работе!

После этого курса Вы сможете:

  • Приветствовать Ваших коллег и сотрудников на работе
  • Уверено и профессионально представить себя и своих коллег
  • Правильно и четко диктовать электронные контактные данные

Вам так же удасться развить Ваш словарный запас по теме: должности на работе.

За тем Вы изучите, как:

  • Рассказать о Вашем рабочем графике, используя основное английское время “present simple
  • Задавать вопросы о рабочих графиках других
  • Разбираться в описании работы других людей

Вам так же удастся развить Ваш словарный запас по теме деятельности на работе и в свободное время.

Все курсы 5* English предлагают актуальный, современный английский язык для бизнеса. Вы можете участвовать в программе, которая связывает английский язык с необходимыми: грамматикой, словарным запасом и произношением для реальных ситуаций на работе. Лекции представлены в различных форматах для их эффективного изучения.

What are the requirements?

  • Learners will need a basic understanding of English to get the most from this course
  • Please note that some activities are best completed on paper, in written format, so you will be advised to print out some lecture material.
  • Учащимся необходимо обладать основными понятиями английского перед тем, как подписаться на этот курс.
  • Пожалуйста, обратите внимание на то, что некоторые задачи этого курса лучше выполнять в письменной форме. Поэтому Вам необходимо будет распечатать некоторые учебные материалы.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Introduce themselves and their colleagues in a business setting
  • Use and conjugate the verb "to be" correctly (positive, negative and question forms), for use when talking about people's professions
  • Dictate email contact information
  • Speak confidently and correctly about work and leisure routines and activities, using the present simple tense
  • Form questions about other people's routines and activities correctly and confidently
  • Read and understand basic text about a person's working day
  • Answer simple reading comprehension questions
  • Answer questions in English using short answer forms
  • Представить себя и своих коллег на работе и в офисе
  • Использовать и правильно склонять глагол «быть» (положительные, отрицательные и вопросительные формы)
  • Диктовать электронные контактные данные
  • Уверено и правильно говорить о Вашем рабочем графике и деятельности, а так же о свободном времени, с помощью времен “present simple”.
  • Грамотно формулировать вопросы о графиках и деятельностях других
  • Читать и понимать основной текст о рабочем дне человека
  • Ответить на вопросы, используя сокращенные английские формы (short answer forms)
  • Этот курс – предназначен для тех, кто хочет повысить свой уровень английского языка для работы

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for non-native speakers of English who need to improve their English skills for work
  • This course is aimed at those with an elementary level of English
  • This course is probably not for you if you are looking for English outside the business setting, or if you have an intermediate (or higher) level of English
  • Вы хотите вспомнить основы английской грамматики а также фразы, который Вы когда-то учили в школе или в университете
  • Вы недавно закончили курс нулевого уровня (beginners) и хотите укрепить Ваши знания.
  • Вам не подходит этот курс, если Вы не хотите изучать деловой английский, или, если у Вас уже средний уровень английского языка (intermediate) или выше

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Welcome!
02:15

In this lecture, you can find out if this course is for you! This lecture is an overview of "English Basics: Start Using English At Work Today".

The course content in brief: grammatically, you will cover the verb "to be" and the present simple tense in all forms, while using relevant words and phrases to introduce yourself, give contact information, talk and ask questions about your own and others' work and leisure activities.

Section 2: Getting To Know Each Other and Professions
3 pages

This is a list of words that will help you as you complete this course. The sheet contains useful words connected with introducing yourself, your colleagues and talking about jobs/professions.

-The first part shows words specifically from section 2.

-The next part of the document gives a list of words connected to the topic, which may help you in future.


It is a good idea to print this sheet and any words you don't know in your own language, using a dictionary. You can then learn any new words to develop your English.

01:35

A conversation where colleagues are greeting each other for the first time and making introductions. You will hear the verb "to be" in its different forms.

06:32

-You will be able to introduce yourself and a colleague at the end of this lecture, using the verb "to be" correctly.

-You will be able to use the verb "to be" to form positive and negative sentences about professions.

-You will be able to ask questions about other people's professions.

Having listened to a typical conversation in an office that shows the verb "to be" in all its positive forms (lecture 3), this lecture shows and explains the verb "to be" in its positive, negative and question forms.

There is also a supplementary sheet showing the verb "to be" in all its forms, to help as a quick reference.

20 questions

Choose the correct forms of the verb "to be" to fill in the gaps. You will see positive, negative and question forms.

4 pages

In this lecture, you will practice using the verb "to be" in writing, as well as understanding how to dictate information on business cards.

Please print out and complete the exercises in the document "Lecture 5 - The Verb To Be - Business Card Exercise". You will find instructions on how to complete the task in the document.

The answers are available in this lecture as a supplementary sheet ("Lecture 5 - The Verb To Be - Business Card Exercise - Answers").

01:06

What we have learned and need to remember from this section: a recap of the verb "to be" and useful phrases when introducing ourselves and others, as well as dictating business card information.

Section 3: My Work and Leisure Routines
3 pages

This is a list of words that will help you as you complete this course. You will find useful words connected with work and leisure activities, that will help you describe routines.

-The first part shows words specifically from section 3.

-The next part of the document gives a list of words connected to the topic, which may help you in future.

It is a good idea to print this sheet and any words you don't know in your own language, using a dictionary. You can then learn any new words to develop your English.

02:41

In this lecture, you will hear Karen, a factory worker, describing her work and leisure routine. You will hear the present simple in the positive and negative, with Karen talking about herself and her husband (i.e. 1st and 3rd person forms). You will also meet new routines and activities vocabulary when listening to this lecture.

10:23

-In this lecture you will learn about your first English tense: the present simple.

-You will be ready to practice using it in the positive, negative and question forms, to talk about work and leisure activities.

-You will be ready to practice using the present simple to talk about yourself and other people.


There is also a supplementary sheet showing the present simple in all its forms, to help as a quick reference.

2 pages

In this lecture, you will practice using the present simple in its positive, negative and question forms.

Please print out and complete the exercises in the document "Lecture 10 - Present Simple Controlled Practice". You will find instructions on how to complete the task in the document.

The answers are available in this lecture as a supplementary sheet ("Lecture 10 - Present Simple Controlled Practice - Answers").

10:31

You have completed the controlled practice in lecture 10 - now it's time to speak English!

In this lecture, you will be able to practice using the present simple in its positive, negative and question forms.

You will be able to confidently talk about your own work and leisure activities and those of your friend.

You will also ask Rebecca, your teacher, questions about her activities and her friend's activities. You will be able to understand the answers that your teacher gives to your questions.

Listen to the instructions and do the example at the start of the lecture. Then get ready speak yourself, during the pauses.

2 pages

You have listened and spoken in English. Now it's time to try some reading! In this lecture, you will be able to read and understand about a person's typical day, which is described using the present simple.

Read the article "Care Home Cook" and answer the "true/false" questions at the end, to test your understanding.

Answers to the "true/false" questions are given in the supplementary documents section of the lecture.

06:13

We have answered "true/false" questions in lecture 12. But how do we usually answer questions in English? We don't always answer in full sentences, but "yes" and "no" is too abrupt. We need something called "short answer forms".


In this lecture, you will learn how to answer questions in English using short answer forms.

2 pages

In this lecture, you will be able to practice writing short answer forms in English.

Please print out and complete the exercises in the document "Lecture 14 - Short Answer Forms Practice". You will find instructions on how to complete the task in the document.

The answers are available in this lecture as a supplementary sheet ("Lecture 14 - Short Answer Forms Practice - Answers").

02:26

What we have learned and need to remember from this section: the present simple in all its forms (positive, negative and questions), when talking about your own and other people's work and leisure activities.

Section 4: Conclusion
03:54

A big thank you for choosing this course, with a reminder of what we have learned! You can now use the verb "to be" to introduce yourself and others, you can talk about different people's jobs and professions. You can dictate contact information (over the telephone, for example) and talk about your work and leisure routines using the present simple! You can also talk about other people's work and leisure routines and ask questions on the same topic. Having completed this course, you should be ready to really speak English confidently!

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Instructor Biography

Rebecca Matveyeva, On-line English Teacher

I have over 8 years' experience teaching English to speakers of other languages, teaching at all levels and to varying ages, both in the classroom and on-line. I was a teacher of English in St. Petersburg, Russia, for over 3 years after completing my BA degree in German and Russian (The University of Manchester).

Based in my home town of Manchester in the UK, I now specialise in delivering English lessons on-line. As a business founder and former export marketer, I am able to help learners understand and speak modern, relevant English for use within the business setting. I have often used my own foreign language skills in my everyday work and would be happy to help you do that confidently too!

In any case, I hope to support you in your English studies and wish you all the best!

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