Saturday, 30 November 2013

WANT TO BE HAPPY? BE GRATEFUL - ADVANCED LEVEL

Listen to Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, saying the one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. The video has subtitles in English which you have to activate.

Friday, 29 November 2013

PRESENT SIMPLE - HE/SHE/IT - BASIC 1

We use present simple for our routines. One of the problems is the 3rd person singular- he /she / it. Be careful because it is different:

AFFIRMATIVE
NEGATIVE
INTERROGATIVE
He speaks English
     studies
     watches
      goes
He doesn’t speak English
               study
               watch
               go
Does he speak English?
            study
            watch
            go
She speaks English
She doesn’t speak English
Does she speak English?
It speaks English
It doesn’t speak English
Does it speak English?
Here are some examples to use present simple in affirmative:

Present Simple in the negative form:

Present Simple in the interrogative form:

Saturday, 23 November 2013

PRONUNCIATION TIPS - ALL LEVELS

Tips with activities to practise identifying the difference between   æ / e / ʌ.

Video ʌ

Exercises to identify the differences

Saturday, 16 November 2013

PURPOSE CLAUSES - ADVANCED LEVEL

PRONUNCIATION TIPS - ADVANCED LEVEL

There is a system of symbols for writing the sounds of English. We have a guide to these symbols and also videos to show how to pronounce each of the sounds.

There are also activities to practise identifying the difference between certain sounds which may sound similar.

This link will give you access to all the sounds videos - Pronunciation videos

And now the exercises to practise 'long i' and 'short i' - Activities

Thursday, 14 November 2013

ROUTINE VERBS AND TIME EXPRESSIONS - BASIC 1

       
     
ROUTINE VERBS
WAKE UP
GET UP
WASH MY FACE
BRUSH YOUR TEETH
BRUSH YOUR HAIR
HAVE BREAKFAST

HAVE LUNCH
HAVE DINNER
GO TO SCHOOL
GO TO WORK
GO HOME
GET TO SCHOOL
GET TO WORK
GET HOME
HAVE A SHOWER

HAVE A BATH
MAKE BREAKFAST
MAKE DINNER
MAKE LUNCH
LEAVE HOME

LEAVE WORK
LEAVE SCHOOL
MEET FRIENDS
HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS
DO THE HOUSEWORK
GO TO BED
READ
LISTEN TO
STUDY
WORK
LIVE
WATCH
EAT


TIME EXPRESSIONS
EARLY ≠ LATE
ON MONDAY
ON TUESDAY...
IN THE MORNING
IN THE AFTERNOON
IN THE EVENING
AT 7.00
EVERY DAY
EVERY WEEK
AT THE WEEKEND







Wednesday, 13 November 2013

PHONEMIC CHART - ALL LEVELS

Adrian Underhill's Interactive Phonemic Chart on One stop English! This excellent teaching tool can be played full-screen and gives clear audio examples of the English phoneme set.


MIND YOUR LANGUAGE - ADVANCED LEVEL



If you go to Youtube, you'll find other videos of this type. Make sure you choose the ones with subtitles.

LINKERS - ADVANCED LEVEL

ADVANCED STRUCTURES - ADVANCED LEVEL

To help you improve your writing production, a link has been added below. You will be able to practise the use of verbs such as TO WANT with two persons: I want + (I go) = I want to go / I want + (he goes) = I want him to go.

To want him to go



Saturday, 9 November 2013