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Breakthrough workbook

Age: 10-13
Level: A1


This course is for students who have been learning English for six months or more. They will be able to use a limited range of functional phrases and will be starting to build a small vocabulary in key areas.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can use numbers in different ways
  • I can describe people's hair and clothes
  • I can name different types of food and drink
  • I can name and describe places in a town
  • I can ask for and give directions

Why choose this course?

The course gives learners an early experience of communicating successfully in English with a native speaker. They will also have the opportunity to use English with other students in a range of games and activities. Participants will quickly come to realise that language learning is about being able to apply knowledge and skills to exchange ideas and information – and that this is possible even with limited linguistic resources.

Learning activities include:

  • Surveys
  • Mingling activities
  • Information exchanges
  • Matching, labelling and re-ordering activities
  • Number games and quizzes
  • ‘Run and touch’ games
  • Races and running dictations
  • Circle games
  • Flashcard games
  • Role-plays and simulations


  • Six True Things
  • Find Someone Who...
  • The New You
  • Numbers
  • The Human Body
  • Clothes and Fashion
  • The United Kingdom
  • Describe the Picture
  • Food and Drink
  • In Town
  • How Do I Get There?
  • Happy Shoppers


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Icebreaking Activities Numbers The United Kingdom In Town Revision activities


End of course games


Learning review

Lesson 2 Six True Things The Human Body Describe the Picture How Do I Get There?
Lesson 3 Find Someone Who… Clothes and Fashion Food and Drink Happy Shoppers
Lesson 4 The New You Tailored lessons Project completion
Lesson 5 Project groups and topic choices Initial project preparation Ongoing work on projects Ongoing work on projects Afternoon show performance or preparation for evening performance
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation Logo

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Printable EFL Flashcards


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Downloadable resources - EFL worksheet

Free Resources

Loads of free resources for Teachers of English.


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