Pre-Intermediate English (A2)

At pre-intermediate level most people start to try using a range of grammar and vocabulary. It’s an exciting time because the world of English is opening up. However it’s also a time of getting a lot wrong. This is normal because mistakes are made as you experiment with new language. You are also trying to master the English you already know.

Try some lower-level English mini-lessons


  • talk about the past, present and future
  • learn a lot of new vocabulary such as phrasal verbs e.g. ‘look forward to something’, ‘put something away’, ‘take something on’,
  • start making longer sentences and joining shorter ones
  • read more difficult writing
  • be able to give your opinion
  • start learning more informal English

At pre-intermediate (A2) level it helps to meet as many English speakers as possible. Going to an English-speaking country for a course could really help you move on. You might want to think about keeping an English diary 2 or 3 times a week. Some people benefit from grammar practice exercises but I think it is often best to study grammar after you have heard or read it in a natural context. This means you should try to do a lot of listening and reading.

Try some lower-level English mini-lessons