Summer Study Ideas – Pre-Intermediate (A2+)

Some summer study ideas for A2+ level students.

  • Word order:  order the words as you hear them using the New Headway Online phrase builder
  • Listen and Write is a great place on the web to practise listening skills and hear about the news.  Try some of the dictation activities at different levels (try something at level 5 or 6 to start off and move up from there).  This site is free but you’ll have to create an account to get the most out of it (click on:  “sign up”)
  • The BBC Learning English website has lots of videos, audio and activities to help you improve your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and listening with 6 minute English (podcasts you can stream or download)
  • English File Pre-Intermediate grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation activities and more can be found here and here.
  • Another Pre-Intermediate course book website from Oxford University Press, English Result Pre-Intermediate, has more practice activities to try out here.
  • Try Lyrics Training to test and develop your English listening skills with songs.
  • Test your A2 level English skills against a Cambridge English Key English Test by downloading and doing a sample exam from this page.  Find and Click on “Where can I find sample papers for Cambridge English: KEY” to download.
  • is a site where you can try out listening activities on a variety of topics.
  • Take this grammar challenge on the BBC Learning English website
  • Pronunciation:  Work through these Phonetics Focus activities
  • Simple English Videos – short, easy to follow video lessons which focus on commonly confused words and grammar patterns.  A really helpful site!

Check back on our page regularly as it will be updated over the summer with more study ideas!


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