Pre-intermediate videos

All The Videos (with & without lessons)

Lesson 16 - Five Nationalities - 3/5 What are the French like?
Iincludes two distinct videos: one short version for beginners and one long version for more advanced students. Level of version 1: Intermediate; Level of version 2: Beginner / Pre-Intermediate
Lesson 16 exercises available!

Lesson 16b - This is Lisa. She's from New York.
This is her first trip abroad, and it's funny to see how she attempts to adapt to a new culture.
Level: Intermediate - Lesson 16b exercises available!

Lesson 17 - 5 Nationalities - 4/5 What are the Italians like?
The Italians receive great compliments as well as near-insults as do all the nationalities in this series on national stereotypes.
The grammar focuses on "is", "are" and "like" as adverb, & adjectives.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 17 exercises available!

Lesson 18 - 5 Nationalities - 5/5 What are the Germans like?
We will make a new version of these videos concerning the Italians and Germans, in order to have pre-intermediate material. In its present form, this is a bit more advanced.
Level: Intermediate - Lesson 18 exercises available!

Lesson 19 - Lost in England (Giving Directions)
This campaign took place in southern England. We will attempt to do the same in the USA. We made strict limitations in the grammar used in this video.
Level: Beginner / Pre-intermediate - Lesson 19 exercises available!

Lesson 20 - The Present Continuous 1: Where are you going?
A simple question for introducing the present progressive to beginners.
Level: Beginner / Pre-Intermediate - Lesson 20 exercises available!

Lesson 21 - Introduction to the Present Simple with do/does. Four interviews including Chris, Donna, and Millie. They bring the tension of the office right onto the street.
Pre-Intermediate - Lesson 21 exercises available!

Lesson 22 - Continuation of the Present Simple with do/does. What do you do (for a living)? Meet The Continental Airlines Customer Service Representative. The interviewer makes a mistake. He asked the wrong question!
Level: Pre-intermediate - Lesson 22 exercises available!

Lesson 23 - What have you got in that bag? Two distinct videos: long and short versions. I have got = I've got" = "I have" = "I got" - Both Americans and the British use all 4 formulas (including "I got"!).
Level: Pre-intermediate - Lesson 23 exercises available!

Lesson 24 - What's your job? 2 distinct clips: 1 short clip for beginners & 1 longer clip for intermediate students. E.g, an answer in the short version is "I'm a traffic cop": an answer in the the long version is "I direct traffic". Levels: Beginner (short version) and Intermediate (long version) - Lesson 24 exercises available!

Lesson 24b - Dream Job: What do you do for a living? Is that your dream job? No? What IS your dream job? This is a unique lesson, the only one limited to MC answers, with 100 pictures representing many types of jobs. For low intermediate students. Lesson 24b exercises available!

Lesson 25 - What do the Scottish think of the English? We were surprised by the controversy this clip has caused on the internet . We didn't realize how sensitive the question is.
Level: Intermediate - Exercises coming soon.

Lesson 26 - "How often do you...?" and "How many hours do you...?" - Questions of time and frequency using the simple present tense. In addition to Americans, you will meet some Scottish and Irish people who speak quite clearly.
Level: Intermediate - Exercises coming soon.

Lesson 27 - What do you do for fun?
Most Real English videos are available in 2 versions: with and without English subtitles. This is one of the many clips which include a version with the English subtitles.
Level: Intermediate - Exercises coming soon.

Lesson 28 - What kind of movies do you like? and What kind of music do you like? My friend Jimmy sings a song in this clip. More practice with the present simple.
Level: Intermediate - Exercises coming soon.

Lesson 29 - "What do you do like to do for fun?" Part 1 and "Do you like your job?" - This new version, part 1, is rather long at over 6 minutes. However, the exercises for this lesson make the video most accessible.
Level: Intermediate - Lesson 29 exercises available!


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Real English is different. Students who have not lived in an English-speaking country should begin with Lesson 1! The people in the videos are spontaneous. Spontaneity is difficult for many students, just like real situations with strangers are difficult. The people seem to speak fast, but in reality, they are speaking at normal speed.

Real English is also different concerning "levels". Example: Lesson 43 is very easy because the people speak very clearly.

But they use a verb structure which is usually called "Intermediate". All the people you meet in Real English speak naturally, but some people speak more clearly, and more slowly than others.

On the other hand, "levels" are usually determined according to the relative difficulty of the grammar structure used in a lesson. When we say "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" we are speaking about grammar difficulty, not the way the people speak. This is why you will find some difficult beginner lessons & easy intermediate lessons!