Teaching Objectives English

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The learning objectives are set out as skills (understanding, writing and speaking) and specific aspects of language use which students must master in order to pass each year. Topics used to teach and practise skills and language are listed, but this list is not exhaustive.




  • understand clear instructions and information in everyday school situations
  • understand the gist of fluent, connected, authentic discourse (including the speech of unfamiliar native speakers; clear enunciation, non-idiomatic) on a wide range of topics of personal relevance
  • understand an authentic children`s story on a familiar topic (possibly slightly simplified)



  • fully understand short texts on familiar topics in simple but authentic language  (descriptions; fiction ; non-fiction; letters etc)
  • understand the gist of longer, more complex texts (eg containing specialized vocabulary) related to other school subjects (cross-curricular)
  • read independently short, simple books (eg easy reader; children`s book) and be able to re-tell the story


  • communicate clearly at a basic level in everyday school situations, formal (eg presentations; testing) and informal (eg short social exchanges)
  • converse at a very basic level (ie communicate and request information, feelings, opinions etc) on topics of personal relevance in simple but fairly correct discourse
  • re-enact a simple everyday situation in role play
  • re-tell in simple but fluent language with little or no prompting a story previously listened to or read
  • give a short, simple presentation on a prepared topic


  • compose short present tense texts (100-200 words) in simple but appropriate language (eg fairly correct use of tense, vocabulary etc) about
  • self and a wide range of related topics (eg likes/dislikes; home; daily routine etc)
  • a third person (eg friend) and wide range of related topics (eg as above)
  • re-tell a story (fiction or non-fiction) in simple language
  • compose a simple but original and coherent narrative in past tense



  • I like / go + ing (e.g.I like reading /I go skiing.)
  • there is / are
  • prepositions
  • to be present tense
  • a / an
  • expressions for everyday school use
  • possessive “s”
  • has / have got
  • do you like?
  • can
  • present simple tense
  • possessive adjectives
  • present simple tense + “wh” questions
  • present simple tense + adverbs of frequency
  • going to
  • this / these
  • basic punctuation
  • to be past simple tense
  • past simple tense (regular+irregular verbs)
  • present progressive tense
  • revision as required


  • greetings
  • introductions
  • colours
  • numbers
  • writing/talking about oneself (e.g. Me Book)
  • school things
  • classroom
  • national festivals (e.g. Halloween; Christmas)
  • alphabet
  • telling the time
  • days of the week
  • months of the year
  • family and friends
  • hobbies and pastimes
  • daily routine
  • describing people
  • parts of the body
  • clothes
  • houses, rooms and furniture
  • street directions
  • places in town
  • living spaces: desert; coast; rainforest; mountains (cross-curricular geography)
  • narratives (listening, reading and writing)