A1 level learners can form simple noun phrases with a limited range of determiners + singular and plural nouns.

A1 50x33   There is also a park near my house. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Pashto)

A1 50x33   My husband is a teacher. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Korean)

A1 50x33   That’s why I like this place. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Urdu)

Learners can also form simple noun phrases by pre-modifying singular and plural nouns with an adjective after a determiner.

A1 50x33   Martin is my best friend. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Slovak)

A1 50x33   We have a big garden and a small swimming pool. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Arabic)

A1 50x33   Her favourite colours are blue and black. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Hungarian)

Simple noun phrases are also formed by pre-modifying plural nouns with an adjective when no determiner is present.

A1 50x33   I have new neighbours. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Gujarati)

A1 50x33   They’re nice people. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Arabic)

A1 50x33   I like reading interesting books in the Library. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Polish)

Finally, A1 level learners are able to form noun phrases by pre-modifying a limited range of nouns with another noun. This use of nouns modifying nouns expands as learners move through CEFR levels in line with typical lexical development.

A1 50x33   Every Friday I go swimming and play computer games. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Polish)

A1 50x33   I am having a dinner party on Friday 25 December at 7 pm. (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Panjabi)

A1 50x33   Can you come to my house on Friday evening? (Skills for Life: Entry 1; Farsi)

So, at this early stage, learners are able to form noun phrases using the following patterns: determiner + noun, determiner + adjective + noun, adjective + noun and noun+ noun. As learners advance in CEFR level, they continue to use these structures and do so using a wider range of vocabulary.

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