All The Videos (with & without lessons)
- Hi! Contrasts Normal, Formal, and Informal Greetings.
Includes "What's your name?", introduces the verb to be in the present and illustrates possessive adjectives.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 1 exercises available!
- Where are you from?
Includes uses and contrast of this and that, and an introduction to introducing people.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 2 exercises available!
- The Alphabet: The 7 basic sounds and Spelling at normal speed.
Includes Spelling Test # 1.
Level: Beginner to Advanced! Lesson 3 exercises available!
- Spelling Test # 2. This one is for Beginners, and features non-native speakers of English.
Lesson 3b Test for beginners
- What's your favorite color?
Practice with be in the present, and adjectives.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 4 exercises available!
- What nationality are they?
New uses of is and are, and a bit of geography.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 5 exercises available!
- Introducing yourself; introducing other people. How do you spell your name?
Includes the use of the apostrophe for possessives.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 6 exercises available!
- What's your astrological sign? What are (Geminis) like?
Emphasis on useful vocabulary not usually found in beginner lessons; the use of like as a preposition.Level: Beginner - Lesson 7 exercises available!
8a - Cardinal numbers
with Lesson 8a Exercises - for Beginners
- Ordinal numbers with Lesson 8b Exercises - for Beginners
- How old are you? with Lesson 8c Exercises - for Beginners
- Dates with Lesson 8d Exercises - for Beginners
- Telephone numbers with Lesson 8e Exercises - for Beginners
- Telling the time in the USA and in the UK
Includes some surprising, but very normal "time prepositions".
Level: Beginner - Lesson 9 exercises available!
- The Jones Family - The family members describe each other.
The verb be in the present, with adjectives. Americana at its best.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 10 exercises available!
- Are you married?
2 main videos: 1 for beginners and a more challenging version.
Levels: Beginner and Intermediate - Lesson 11 exercises available!
- What's the weather like?
15 interviews, 15 different types of weather.
Includes the use of like as an adverb.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 12 exercises available!
- Five Nationalities - 1/5 What are the Americans like?
One short version for beginner and one long version for more advanced students.
Levels: Beginner and Intermediate - Lesson 13 exercises available!
- Five Nationalities - 2/5 What are the British like?
Two distinct videos: one version for beginner and one long version for the more advanced.
Levels: Beginner and Intermediate - Lesson 14 exercises available!
- Can (to be able to do something)
1) Can you play a musical instrument?
2) Can you cook?
3) What else can you do?
Level: Beginner - Lesson 15 exercises available!
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
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!