Content Outline

Elementary 1 Students are expected to be able to know these contents


Minimum vocabulary expected for this level: 200 words.

  • Alphabet – Spelling
  • Colors
  • Greetings: hello, good morning, how are you, etc.
  • Days of the week
  • School: classroom, materials used, furniture
  • Family members: mom, dad, mother, father, sister, grandparents, etc.
  • The house
  • Parts of the body
  • Pets, farm animals and wild animals
  • Food: fruits, vegetables
  • Seasons of the year
  • Numbers: up to 50
  • The time: o’clock


  • Descriptive adjectives for physical appearance
  • Prepositions: in, on, under, between, next to
  • Expressing personal preferences
  • Expressing likes and dislikes: I (don’t) like pizza
  • Verb to be
  • Can, to have
  • Personal and demonstrative pronouns
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Nouns: singular and plural forms (regular forms only)
  • Genitives: apostrophe + s
  • Imperatives (to which candidates should respond) in the oral session.
  • Interrogative structures using: what, where, how old are you, how many, etc.

Oral and written expression

  • Exchange greetings
  • Follow simple directions in large and small group settings
  • Answer questions in a short way
  • Use familiar words and phrases; colors, parts of the body, numbers, and objects in the immediate surroundings and in the course books
  • Read short texts