Basic English 4: Upper Intermediate Level










Olympic Stadium (Jane Rix, Shutterstock)





Our Basic English Upper Intermediate level (L 4) course consists of 45 free online lessons .

We use the Pearson Global Scale of English/GSE to set the learning objectives and related grammar for each lesson. The GSE scores can also be linked to the Common European Framework of Reference/CEFR for languages.

  • CEFR Upper Intermediate B2 level (GSE range of 59- 75)



Our program is based on a communications approach with defined competency levels for reading, writing and listening at each level.

Cultural content is utilized in the grammar examples and quizzes in each lesson. You will learn fascinating aspects about the different neighborhoods and districts in Montreal.

Our online English courses make language learning fun as we utilize images with relevant cultural content as much as possible to help you remember.  In fact, our online English course is as easy as learning the A, B, Cs.



Each lesson is organized as follows:

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Dialogue
  • Key Sentences
  • Grammar Tips
  • Visual Vocabulary
  • Listening & Pronunciation Practice
  • New Vocabulary Definitions
  • Idioms
  • Vocabulary Quiz/Crossword Puzzle


BASIC ENGLISH: Level 4 – Upper Intermediate Level

Discovering more things to do in and around Montreal (lessons 1-35)



Hochelaga and Maisonneuve

Lesson 1
Montreal Botanical Garden (le jardin Botanique de Montréal)

Lesson 2
Visiting Montreal’s Biodome and Insectarium (le Biodôme  et l’Insectarium de Montréal)

Lesson 3
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium (le Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan)

Lesson 4
Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Tower (le Stade Olympique/la Tour de Montréal)

Lesson 5
Maisonneuve Market (le marché Maisonneuve)

Lesson 6
Chateau Dufresne (le château Dufresne)

Lesson 7
Saputo Stadium and Montreal Impact (le Stade Saputo et l’Impact de Montréal)

Lesson 8
Village au pied-du-courant (le Village au pied-du-courant)


Parc Jean Drapeau/Ile-Ste-Helen et Ile Notre Dame

Lesson 9
Biosphere (la Biosphère)

Lesson 10
Montreal Casino (le Casino de Montréal)

Lesson 11
La Ronde amusement park (la Ronde)

Lesson 12
Stewart Museum (le Musée Stewart)

Lesson 13
Grand Prix Montreal (le Grand Prix de Montréal sur le circuit Gilles-Villeneuve)

Lesson 14
International Fireworks Festival (l’International des Feux Loto-Québec)

Lesson  15
Jean-Doré Beach (la Plage Jean-Doré)

Lesson 16
Aquazilla water park (le Parc Aquazilla)

Lesson 17
Osheaga music festival (le Festival musique et arts Osheaga)

Lesson 18
Habitat 67


Les Quartiers du Canal

Lesson 19
Atwater Market (le marché Atwater)

Lesson 20
Lachine Canal (le canal de Lachine)

Lesson 21
Attractions around the Canal

  • Corona Theater
  • Espace Verre
  • Pubs and Restaurants



Lesson 22:
Attractions in LaSalle



Lesson 23
Nun’s Island and other attractions in Verdun



Lesson 24
Dawson College (le College Dawson)

Lesson 25
Exploring Sherbrooke Street West

Lesson 26
Other attractions in Westmount

  • Greene Avenue
  • Alexis Nihon Plaza
  • Westmount Square
  • Gallerie McClure
  • Churches


Side trips from Montreal

Lesson 27
The attractions of Brossard (Quartier Dix30)

Lesson 28
The attractions of Laval

Lesson 29
The attractions of Longueuil and Saint-Lambert

Lesson 30
Visiting the towns of West Island

  • Dollard-des-Ormeaux
  • Dorval
  • Kirkland
  • Pointe-Claire
  • Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue (Ecomuseum zoo)

Lesson 31
Visiting Quebec City

Lesson 32
Visiting Mont Tremblant and the Laurentians

Lesson 33
Visiting the wine regions of Quebec

Lesson 34
Visiting a maple syrup farm (La Sucrerie de la Montagne)

Lesson 35
Going whale watching in Tadoussac


Moving forward (Lessons 36-45)

Lesson 36
Preparing to take an English proficiency test

Lesson 37
Applying to a university or CEGEP in Montreal

Lesson 38
Getting a student visa for studying in Montreal

Lesson 39
Finding a job in Montreal

Lesson 40
Talking about your career goals

Lesson 41
Renting an apartment in Montreal

Lesson 42
Getting a driver’s license in Montreal

Lesson 43
Buying a car in Montreal

Lesson 44
Purchasing a home in Montreal

Lesson 45
Preparing for your Canadian citizenship exam