Back to Class Basics

With the return to classes here are some useful expressions and vocabulary. Also I’ve added a couple of things for more advanced learners.


  1. Class equipment
  2. Useful questions for English class.
  3. The Perfect Language Learner.
  4. People who work in a school.
  5. Stages of education.
  6. Watching and listening practice – Do it Yourself pencil case, notepad and headphone ğŸŽ§Â wire holder.
  7. What kind of Learner are you?
  8. Back to school basics Crossword.



Class Equipment

Class equipment kimgriffithsenglish

Click here to watch my stop-motion Class Equipment video on YouTube.



Useful expressions and questions for English Class

  • How do you say ‘…….’ in English?
  • What is this in English?
  • How do you spell it?
  • Could you repeat it please?
  • How do you pronounce this word?
  • What does ‘……’ mean?
  • What page are we on?
  • Sorry, I don’t understand.
  • What is the homework?
  • May I go to the ladies room/ men’s room, please?
  • May I borrow a pen, please?
  • Thankyou.



The Perfect Language Learner.


The perfect language learner



People who work in a School.

People who work in a School, kimgriffithsenglish


Stages of education

This is the process of  education in the U.K.

  • Nursery school (1-5)
  • Primary school (5-11)
  • High school/Secondary school (11-16)
  • College/sixth form (16-18)
  • University (18+)


Watching and Listening Practice


This week I recommend this short video from Sea Lemon. She tells us how make 3 things ourselves (DIY – do it yourself).

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.


Places in the school

  • Classroom
  • corridor/passage way (where we walk between classrooms)
  • Toilets
  • Entrance
  • Playground/school yard ( where the children have their break and play)
  • Headmaster/headmistress/principal ‘s office
  • Science labs
  • art department

Can you think of more  places in a school?


What kind of Learner are you?




Crossword – Back to school Basics

Crossword school basics, kimgriffithsenglish

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About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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