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Begin using Sensations English. Find the way most useful for you.

Before you start, what is your language level? Every lesson has 5 levels.

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  1. Get an overview of what you can do with Sensations English
    1. Different learners can study the same lesson together at 5 CEFR levels
      Check out our ‘How to’ tips
  2. Go to the homepage
    Choose the newest lesson
  3. Watch the video or read the article in the lesson
    1. Up-to-date, real world videos and articles
    2. 33 common topics - choose reports your students will enjoy
  4. Go down the page to see the games and tools
    They will help you practice what you have learnt
  5. You can search for more lessons in different ways
    We have hundreds of video and article lessons for you
    1. Games and tools
    2. Lesson index
  6. Give yourself a study plan
    Either 1 lesson a day or 5 per week to stay motivated
  7. Get English learning tips, live lessons and share your ideas
    Join our Facebook group
  1. Choose a theme to practise
  2. Watch a video lesson or read an article lesson
    1. Use the reading or listening study tool in the lesson
    2. Answer the comprehension game
    3. Use the lesson “vocabulary” and “grammar” games
  3. Choose a skill to practise
    1. Listening
    2. Reading
    3. Writing
  4. Improve your vocabulary and grammar
    Vocabulary and grammar
  5. Practise speaking and pronunciation
    Shadowing the newsreader
  6. Revision helps you remember!
    1. Repeat the games from a lesson after 1 day, 1 week and 1 month
  1. Identify where you need to improve
  2. Focus on one topic or skill every day
  3. Link your practice to each part of your exam Games and tools
  1. Find 3 lessons for today’s study focus
    1. Choose a mix of familiar and unusual lessons
    2. Use the lesson index to search All lessons
  2. Strengthen your skills
    1. Use lesson tools to improve your speed
    2. Use lesson games to focus on accuracy
    3. Improve your skills and move one level higher
      Games and tools
  3. Strengthen your vocabulary and grammar
    1. Learn new words and see vocabulary you know in different contexts
    2. Notice new grammar and check your language knowledge
      Vocabulary and grammar
  4. Final revision
    1. Repeat difficult lessons and games during the last two weeks
    2. Study lesson transcripts to collect and repeat new vocabulary and grammar
    3. Write your own summaries of news reports - share them in the Facebook group!
    4. Join our Facebook group
  1. Choose your study frequency
    1. to improve your level: 3 times + every week
    2. to maintain your level: 1 or 2 times every week
    3. new lessons every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
      Lesson index
  2. Choose a topic to study
    1. A topic you enjoy will make learning easier
    2. A new topic will bring new vocabulary
    3. A topic you find difficult will help you revise problems
  3. Choose the type of lesson
    1. Choose a video lesson for listening support and spoken English
    2. Choose an article lesson for reading support and formal written English
      Games and tools
  4. More levels to help your learning
    1. In any lesson, go up a level to study harder or down a level for more support
    2. When you feel ready, move your level up for all lessons
      Choose your level
  1. Differentiation for your learners
    1. Different learners can study the same lesson together at 5 CEFR levels
      Try this sample lesson
  2. Warmers and plenaries with the latest news
    Choose the newest lesson
    1. Bring the world into your classroom
    2. Encourage students to discuss topical issues
    3. Use different levels of videos and articles in the same lesson
  3. Make the topics in your syllabus more interesting
    1. Up-to-date, real world videos and articles
    2. 33 common topics - choose reports your students will enjoy
  4. Assess your learners with interactive games and tools
    Games and tools
    1. All games and tools use authentic language from the videos and articles
    2. Games help to develop a range of language abilities at 5 CEFR levels
    3. Tools motivate learners to improve their language skills

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.

Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

'How to' tips

Use these videos to find more about the ‘Sensations English’ site and how to use it.

Website tour

An introduction video to all the main features on Sensations English

6 top learning tips

Top tips for when you first start to use Sensations English, where it can be used and how it can be used for learning.

All lessons

A list of all the lessons on Sensations English which can be sorted by:
  • - Date (newest to oldest)
  • - Lessons (accessible at any level too)
  • - Article or Videos
  • - Themes or Topics