Corso per docenti della scuola dell'Infanzia e Primaria per il raggiungimento del livello di competenza in lingua inglese B1 (QCER)



Grammar and topics Verb forms

greeting people and responding to greetings (in person and on the phone)

introducing oneself and other people

asking for and giving personal details: (full) name, age,

address, names of relatives and friends, occupation, etc.

understanding and completing forms giving personal details

describing education and/or job

describing people (personal appearance, qualities)

asking and answering questions about personal possessions

asking for repetition and clarification

re-stating what has been said

checking on meaning and intention

helping others to express their ideas

interrupting a conversation

asking for and giving the spelling and meaning of words counting and using numbers

asking and telling people the time, day and/or date

asking for and giving information about routines and habits

understanding and giving information about everyday activities

talking about what people are doing at the moment

talking about past events and states in the past, recent activities and completed actions

understanding and producing simple narratives

reporting what people say

talking about future situations -talking about future plans or intentions - making predictions

identifying and describing accommodation (houses, flats, rooms, furniture, etc.)

buying and selling things (costs and amounts)

talking about food and ordering meals - talking about the weather - talking about one’s health

following and giving simple instructions - understanding simple signs and notices

asking the way and giving directions - asking for and giving travel information

asking for and giving simple information about places

identifying and describing simple objects (shape, size, weight, colour, purpose or use, etc.)

making comparisons and expressing degrees of difference -expressing purpose, cause and result, and giving reasons - making and granting/refusing simple requests-making and responding to offers and suggestions-expressing and responding to thanks- giving and responding to invitations-giving advice -giving warnings and stating prohibitions- asking/telling people to do something -expressing obligation and lack of obligation

asking and giving/refusing permission to do something

making and responding to apologies and excuses

expressing agreement and disagreement, and contradicting people

paying compliments


expressing preferences, likes and dislikes (especially about hobbies and leisure activities)

talking about feelings

expressing opinions and making choices

expressing needs and wants

expressing (in)ability in the present and in the past

talking about  probability and possibility


expressing degrees of certainty and doubt

Inventory of grammatical areas


Regular and irregular forms


can (ability; requests; permission)

could (ability; polite requests)

would (polite requests)

will (future)

shall (suggestion; offer)

should (advice)

may (possibility)

have (got) to (obligation)

must (obligation)

mustn’t (prohibition)

need (necessity)

needn’t (lack of necessity)


Present simple: states, habits, systems and processes (and verbs not used in the continuous form)

Present continuous: present actions and future meaning

Present perfect simple: recent past with just, indefinite past with yet, already, never, ever; unfinished past with for and since

Past simple: past events

Past continuous: parallel past actions, continuous actions interrupted by the past simple tense

Future with going to

Future with will and shall: offers, promises, predictions, etc.

Verb forms

Affermative , interrogative, negative


Infinitives (with and without to) after verbs and adjectives

Gerunds (- ing  form) after verbs and prepositionsGerunds as subjects and objects

Passive forms: present and past simple

Short questions (Can you?) and answers (No, he doesn’t)

Clause types

Main clause: Carlos is Spanish.

Co-ordinate clause: Carlos is Spanish and his wife is English.

Subordinate clause following sure, certain: I’m sure (that) she’s a doctor.

Subordinate clause following know, think, believe, hope: I hope you’re well.

Subordinate clause following say, tell: She says (that) she’s his sister.

Subordinate clause following if, when, where, because:

     I’ll leave if you do that again.

     He’ll come when you call.

     He’ll follow where you go.

     I came because you asked me.


What, What (+ noun)

Where; When

Who; Whose; Which

How; How much; How many; How often; How long; etc. Why

(including the interrogative forms of all tenses and modals listed)



Singular and plural (regular and irregular forms)

Countable and uncountable nouns with some and any

Abstract nouns

Compound nouns

Noun phrases

Genitive: ‘s & s’

Double genitive: a friend of theirs



Personal (subject, object, possessive)

Impersonal: it, there

Demonstrative: this, that, these, those

Quantitative: one, something, everybody, etc.

Indefinite: some, any, something, one, etc.

Relative: who, which, that




a + countable nouns

the + countable/uncountable nouns




Colour, size, shape, quality, nationality

Predicative and attributive

Cardinal and ordinal numbers

Possessive: my, your, his, her, etc.

Demonstrative: this, that, these, those

Quantitative: some, any, many, much, a few, a lot of, all, other, every, etc.

Comparative and superlative forms (regular and irregular)

Order of adjectives

Participles as adjectives


Regular and irregular forms

Manner: quickly, carefully, etc.

Frequency: often, never, twice a day, etc.

Definite time: now, last week, etc.

Indefinite time: already, just, yet, etc.

Degree: very, too, rather, etc.

Place: here, there, etc.

Direction: left, right, etc.

Sequence: first, next, etc.

Pre-verbal, post-verbal and end-position adverbs

Comparative and superlative forms (regular and irregular.


Location: to, on, inside, next to, at (home), etc.

Time: at, on, in, during, etc.

Direction: to, into, out of, from, etc.

Instrument: by, with

Miscellaneous: like, about, etc.

Prepositional phrases: at the end of, in front of, etc.

Prepositions preceding nouns and adjectives: by car, for sale, on holiday, etc.


and, but, or,

when, where, because, if

Note that students will meet forms other than those listed

above in KET, on which they will not be directly tested.



Daily life

Entertainment and media

Food and drink

Health, medicine and exercise

Hobbies and leisure

House and home



Personal feelings, opinions and experiences

Personal identification

Places and buildings

School and study



Social interaction


The natural world


Travel and holidays


Work and jobs


The KET Vocabulary List includes items which normally occur

in the everyday vocabulary of native speakers using English today.

Candidates should know the lexis appropriate to their

personal requirements, for example, nationalities, hobbies, likes and dislikes

- comprendere il senso globale di brevi e semplici testi scritti riguardanti la sfera personale

- saper chiedere informazioni

- esprimere gusti, preferenze, desideri

- imparare le principali regole di pronuncia attraverso esercizi di ascolto

- acquisire vocaboli riguardanti lavoro, shopping, cibo e bevande, vita quotidiana, sport e tempo libero, vacanze.


Struttura e contenuti delle lezioni:


- Forma affermativa, negativa e interrogativa dei verbi to be / to have

- Simple Present

- Avverbi di frequenza

- Present Continuous

- Usi di CAN


 - presentare se stessi e gli altri

- comprendere il senso globale di brevi e semplici testi scritti riguardanti la sfera personale

- saper chiedere informazioni

- esprimere gusti, preferenze, desideri

- imparare le principali regole di pronuncia attraverso esercizi di ascolto

- acquisire vocaboli riguardanti lavoro, shopping, cibo e bevande, vita quotidiana, sport e tempo libero, vacanze.