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Absolute Beginners: Unit 1

In this lesson by Frances Marnie, students cover language including hello, what’s your name?, numbers 1-5, 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 am finding this resource so useful as I'm teaching refugees who cannot read the Roman script. It's been great to have a starting point and to be able to adapt the lessons. I would never have thought about the sense of initially only using capital letters.
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  • Hi, I have registered but can't download the units. Can you advise please? Many thanks.

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  • thanks for the help

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  • THANKS SO MUCH!! OMG. first day of teaching and buys all the time! my student enjoys it!! :D

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  • The "copy the letters of the alphabet" part was very useful. used it at preschool this morning

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  • Hi caroli,

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  • Thank you ever so much, I've become an English teacher late in life and your wonderful resources and ideas and lesson plans , etc are great help.

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  • Dear Ruth,

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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU'RE SUCH A WONDERFUL TEAM WITH GREAT RESOURCES! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!

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  • Hi Birmy English Teacher,

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  • Thank you so much for your help. I just downloaded the audio files.
    I thought that clicking on "Save link as" I would get just the link not the file.

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  • Hi! I have problems to download the two audio files. It is possible to download them?

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  • Hi Sofia,

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