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 🎧 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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