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5. Specific Vocabulary for grades 3, and 4

at BASIC Level: CEFR A- 1 to A-2   by Elaine Gallagher   1. REVIEW of BEGINNER WORDS(Seen in Grades, 1, 2) (Vocabulary fluency increases gradually, over […]

Elaine Gallagher 05 cegat BASIC Level: CEFR A- 1 to A-2  

by Elaine Gallagher  

1. REVIEW of BEGINNER WORDS(Seen in Grades, 1, 2)

(Vocabulary fluency increases gradually, over time and with practice.) 

  • all colors covered in Kindergarten and first grade, plus: grey; pets, bird, cage, rabbit, fish, beak, behind, in, on, under, tank, wall, flowers
  • Pets
  • Do you have a computer? 
  • WORDS: camera, comics, computer, pictures, rings, toys, video game, violin, behind, between, in, on , next to, in front of, under
  • Days of the week 
  • WORDS / PHRASES: in the morning / afternoon, the weekend, go swimming, play tennis, visit grandparents, have a music lesson, paints, cleans, watches, does, goes, visits, plays, cooks 
  • Where do you live?
  •  a flat, an apartment, cottage, house, city, town, village, garden, upstairs, downstairs, on the ground floor 
  • FAMILY: pretty, sister, brother, mother, father, twin sister / brother, grandmother, grandfather 
  • What time do you get up?
  • get up, go to bed, have lunch, do homework, watch TV, go to school, have breakfast, o’clock, half past, quarter past / to, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening 
  • FRIENDS:  bike,  film, pizza, cinema, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis club, She plays hockey. 
  • MONTHS OF THE YEAR: all 12 months, Christmas, birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day 
  • Ordinal numbers for dates: 1st – 31st


2. WORDS / PHRASES (for Grades 2, 3, and 4)

(Vocabulary fluency increases gradually, over time and with practice.)

GRADES 2 (Review) and 3

  • Describing daily routines, events and weather
  • Telling the time and giving dates
  • Expressing ability and inability
  • Giving very simple directions and locations
  • Describing current activities of real people or those in pictures
  • Describing states in the past



  • Present continuous tense
  • Can and can’t
  • Prepositions of movement from, to, up, down, along, across
  • Prepositions of time on, in, at
  • Prepositions of place near, in front of, behind, opposite
  • Past tense of verb to be
  • Ordinal numbers up to 31st (for dates)
  • Link words and, and then
  • Jobs
  • Places in the local area
  • Place of study
  • Home life
  • Weather
  • Free time
  • Times and dates


GRADES 3 and 4

  • Talking about past events
  • Talking about future plans and intentions
  • Expressing simple comparisons
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Describing manner and frequency
  • Holidays
  • Shops
  • Work
  • Hobbies/sports
  • Food
  • Weekend/ seasonal activities
  • Past simple tense of regular and common irregular verbs
  • Going to future
  • Adverbs of manner and frequency
  • Comparatives and superlatives of adjectives
  • Link word; but
  • Vocabulary specific to the topic area
  • Vocabulary specific to the subject areas
  • Adverbs of frequency, e.g. sometimes, often, never
  • Adverbial phrases of frequency, e.g. every day, once a week
  • Expressions of past time, e.g. yesterday, last night



What’s the weather like?        warm, sunny, cloudy, absolutely, rainy


What do you study?  art, biology, chemistry, multiplication

Free time: music, homework, go out, play video games

Tell me about your town or city.          I live in……    historic city, crowded, quiet

What are they doing?       He’s brushing his teeth, shopping, working,      watching TV. washing up, reading, eating

Best friends:            short, blonde, friendly, straight, wear, strong

Work:         What does your father do? He’s a lawyer.

Where’s your classroom?         It’s down the hall. go along, turn left / right

Family matters:          using the future, describing people,  possessives

Play time:           frequency, time expressions, every day, six o’clock

School’s out:      holidays, present / future, when, where, why, who

Sports:         likes and dislikes, present continuous, questions

Memorable meals:  food, cooking, talking about a meal

Future with going to

Nice work:         jobs, work, quickly, well, occupations

Shop around:         describing ways of shopping, sequencing: first, next, after, finally

In class:         talking about the past, comparison / superlative the best, the most difficult, easiest


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