Basic English B1: Intermediate Level










Old Montreal (Kiev Victor, Shutterstock)




Our Basic English Intermediate Level (B1) course consists of 20 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.

  • Common European Framework of Reference/CEFR Elementary B1 level (GSE range of 43-58);
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (Level 5).



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: B1 – Intermediate Level

Discovering Montreal (Lessons 1-20)


Lesson 1
Talking about holidays, festivals, and parades in Montreal

Lesson 2
Taking a sightseeing tour in Montreal

Lesson 3
Finding fun things for kids in Montreal

Lesson 4
Talking about your favorite landscapes: Montreal’s rivers, lakes and mountains


Lesson 5
Buying groceries in a supermarket or farmers’ market

Lesson 6
Eating out in Montreal

Lesson 7
Enjoying Montreal’s cafes and tearooms

Lesson 8
Drinking and nightlife in Montreal


Talking about shopping in Montreal

Lesson 9
Going shopping in Montreal

Lesson 10
Discovering the world of fashion and the garment industry in Montreal


Talking about the Arts in Montreal

Lesson 11
Attending musical performances and plays in Montreal

Lesson 12
Visiting libraries and bookstores in Montreal

Lesson 13
Visiting Notre Dame Basilica, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, and other places of worship in Montreal


Talking about sports in Montreal

Lesson 14
Talking about your favorite sports in Montreal


Talking about the media in Montreal

Lesson 15
Talking about the media and visiting a studio in Montreal

Lesson 16
Talking about movies and television series made in Montreal


Talking about Montreal’s history

Lesson 17
Talking about Montreal’s history

Lesson 18
Visiting famous buildings and landmarks in Montreal

Lesson 19
Talking about famous statues and monuments in Montreal

Lesson 20
Visiting museums and art galleries in Montreal