All the videos in this section have complete lessons.
Lesson 1 - 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!
Lesson 2 - Where are you from?
Includes uses and contrast of this and that, and an introduction to introducing people.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 2 exercises available!
Lesson 3 - The Alphabet: The 7 basic sounds and Spelling at normal speed.
Includes Spelling Test # 1.
Level: Beginner to Advanced! Lesson 3 exercises available!
Lesson 3b - Spelling Test # 2. This one is for Beginners, and features non-native speakers of English.
Lesson 3b Test for beginners.
Lesson 4 - What's your favorite color?
Practice with be in the present, and adjectives.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 4 exercises available!
Lesson 5 - What nationality are they?
New uses of is and are, and a bit of geography.
Level: Beginner - Lesson 5 exercises available!
Lesson 6 - 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!
Lesson 7 - 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!
Lesson 8a - Cardinal numbers with exercises - for Beginners
- Lesson 8b - Ordinal numbers with exercises - for Beginners
- Lesson 8c - "How old are you?" with exercises - for Beginners
- Lesson 8d - Dates with exercises - for Beginners
- Lesson 8e - Telephone numbers with exercises - for Beginners
Lesson 9 - Telling the time in the USA and in the UK
Includes some surprising, but very normal "time prepositions".
Level: Beginner - Lesson 9 exercises available!
Lesson 10 - 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!
Lesson 11 - Are you married?
2 main videos: 1 for beginners and a more challenging version.
Levels: Beginner and Intermediate - Lesson 11 exercises available!
Lesson 12 - 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!
Lesson 13 - 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!
Lesson 14 - 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!
Lesson 15 - 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 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!