This is the first course in a series that helps English learners at the mid-beginner level to improve their language skills and expand their general knowledge. This course focuses on the topic of family and friends. The content has been created for Gulf Arab students, but any learner can benefit from taking this course. In this course, learners will:
learn about the two main types of families.
think about the relative importance of families and friends.
use the verb "be" in the Simple Present tense to describe people.
scan short texts for specific information.
listen for the main idea of parts of a listening.
listen for specific information.
speak about what they like in a friend.
ask a friend or family member questions about his or her life.
write sentences to describe that person and his or her life. Learners should move through the course in order of the posts until they complete the last activity. Answer keys for each activity are provided in the final post. When learners have finished this course, they should continue on to Journeys 1B, or skip to a different course (Journeys 2, 3 or higher) if they found this one too easy. We hope you enjoy learning English the ZU way!