beginner level

English Pre-A1 Practice

Here are free materials that are for students at a beginner level of English. This will probably be suitable for students in their first half of their first year of English studies. There are many exercises on grammar and vocabulary as well as whole text activities. We also provide test practice activity for student who are preparing for Pre A1 Starters which is part of Cambridge Assessment English YL tests.

Beginner level activities available:


Pre A1 Grammar

These are materials specifically concerned with a particular grammar structure at this beginner level of English, useful for when it is being introduced for the first time. The main structure at this level is the Present Simple and you will find resources for this as well as others such as frequency adverbs.

Pre A1 Reading

Here are resources at this elementary level that will give students practice in reading and writing. The reading materials are reading comprehensions, but can be easily adapted for other reading practice. At this low level, the writing materials are generally guided writings.

Link to exam practice at this level:

Pre-A1 Starters

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