Basic English B1: Intermediate Level








Old Montreal (Kiev Victor, Shutterstock)



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

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.


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