Number one for English language teachers

Absolute Beginners: Unit 1

In this lesson by Frances Marnie, students cover language including hello, what’s your name?, numbers 1 to 5, book, pen, chair, table and goodbye. Printable resources include comprehensive step-by-step teacher’s notes, a student worksheet, cut-out alphabet cards and flashcards.

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  • I can't find printable resources. Only leson plan

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. The student worksheets and other resources can be found as part of the lesson plans above.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • This set of 20 units is going to be invaluable this coming academic year as we have pre / pre entry learners coming through. Pre - entry learners have been on our radar for a few years but these learners have no English whatsoever - and a few of them no Roman script or script in Arabic. We are forever creating resources and materials for all levels which is time consuming so thank you for making our job a little easier this year!

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  • Hello Sara,

    thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It really is pleasing to here that our resources have been so helpful for you. This is what onestop is here for! Good luck with the academic year.

    Best wishes and happy teaching,

    The onestopenglish team

  • When I print the worksheet and the flash cards only the book and the chair are printed. The pen and the table remain empty white spaces. Are you having this problem too?

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    Thank you for your comment, we are sorry you are having difficulty printing. We would suggest the following:

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  • Hello,
    I'm only able to download/access the lesson plan and the audio files. I can't see any links to the printable resources. Is this because I'm on registered for the 30-day free trial version, or is there some other issue I'm overlooking?
    Thanks in advance.
    Louis

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  • Hello,

    Thank you very much for your comment. The lesson plans above under 'related resources' are the printable resources for this resource.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • I am subscribed and I cannot access any of your resource. When I click on print I only get a website screen printout not the lesson plan print out.

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  • Hello ashasinghe,

    Thank you for your comment. We are sorry you are having trouble printing this resource. It appears to be working fine at our end. Have you tried adjusting your printer settings? If you still experience difficulties, please contact our customer services team at help@macmillaneducation.com who will be happy to assist you further.

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    The onestopengish team

  • I think it better to start to teach the most common sounds of each letter to 'absolute' beginners, rather than the names of the letters. The names of the letters are very confusing and not helpful when a beginner is trying to understand how to pronounce a piece of written text. For example, pea, ee, en, does not sound anything like 'pen', no matter how fast you say it.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you very much for your comment. Yes, teaching the phonic sounds is also a good way to introduce the alphabet to absolute beginners and can also be useful. However, it's also important that learners recognise the letter names, as they will come across these frequently, especially when needing words spelled out.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Hello Anonymous,

    Thank you for your comment, we are pleased you like these resources. In response to your question, the time needed for each of these lessons is approximately 90-120 minutes.

    Best wishes and happy teaching!

    The onestopenglish team

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  • yes the materials are really great for beginners. Could anyone say the amount of time needed to deliver each unit? Thank You in advance.

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  • Hi there,

    To listen to the audio just left-click on the title of the audio track. If you'd like to download it, left-click on the title and then right-click where it says 'Right-click here to download'. I hope that helps!

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  • I can't open or hear the audio! How do I do this?

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