Monday, 19 December 2016

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE 2

Find the hidden words and phrases connected with superstitions

http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/folklore/superstitions/superstitions-word-search.html

Some reading on sporting superstitions
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120327-why-do-we-have-superstitions

The origin to 7 most common superstitions
http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/28/the-origins-behind-7-common-superstitions/

Time for some fun
http://a4esl.org/q/f/y/zz97mdt.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/090213_superstition.shtml

Star signs characteristics
http://www.isabelperez.com/star-signs.htm

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE 2

These are some common Western superstitions taken from http://stickyball.net/adult.html?id=262 

Superstition
Meaning
Baseball Bat
Spit on a new bat when using it for the first time to make it lucky.
Bed
It’s bad luck to put a hat on a bed.
Bell
When a bell rings, an angel has received its wings.
Cats
If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.
Clover
It’s good luck to find a four-leaf clover.
Knives
If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him/her a coin.
Ladybugs
It is bad luck to kill a ladybug.
Ladder
It’s bad luck to walk under a ladder.
Mirror
If you break a mirror, it’s seven years bad luck.
Salt
If you spill salt you must throw some over your left shoulder.
Umbrella
It’s bad luck to open an umbrella in the house.
Wood
Knock on wood anytime you mention good fortune.
Yawn
Cover your mouth so your soul doesn’t go out of your body.
Itchy Ear
Someone is talking about you.
Friday the 13th
This day is traditionally unlucky unless you were born on it.


Now, some reading on the topic 

SPORTS - LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

Now, some links to listen and work on sports.

Preparing for the Great North Marathon
Muhammad Ali
Tour de France
Sports interview
Lance Armstrong banned and loses title
Sports
Thirteen-year-old clims Everest

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

RELATIVE CLAUSES - ADVANCED 1

These are some links with practice on relative clauses and all the ways to use them:

PASSIVE VOICE - ADVANCED 1

Time for some grammar aspects. To start with, let's do some practice on past tense passive voice. You don't have to think so much as all the examples are associated to past tense passive.


LISTENING ON CRIME - ADVANCED 1

Now it is time to do some listening practice:

CRIME VOCABULARY - ADVANCED 1

Some activities to revise crime vocabulary:

Monday, 31 October 2016

HOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AT WRITING ESSAYS - INTERMEDIATE 2 AND ADVANCED LEVELS

Learn the Keys to IELTS: Success at essay writing depends on you, but only if you know what matters! Learn the precise elements you must master for essay writing success on the IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC. This is an essential lesson from an experienced teacher who has examined thousands of essays. If you are planning to take a test or simply want to improve your essay writing skills, dont miss these keys to higher English grades.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

LISTENING ON MONEY - INTERMEDIATE 2

These are links with listening activities on money. This is extra activities to help you enhance your listening.

Janis's ESL Home (excellent)
Listen a minute
Esl lab
Esl lab 2
Learn English British Council
Breaking news English

THE... THE... WITH COMPARATIVES - ADVANCED 1

Comparison and contrast are expressed by the use of the…the… with comparative adjectives. This structure is used to show proportionate increase or decrease.


COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

Have you ever noticed adjectives with hyphens between them? They are what we call compound adjectives, that is, an adjective with two or more words. The following links offer you activities and grammar to enhance your vocabulary.

Espresso English

Monday, 26 September 2016

COLLOCATIONS - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS

EXPRESSIONS FOR DISCUSSION AND DEBATE - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS


From http://www.fluentland.com
Fluent Land

READING - ADVANCED 1

Being optimistic might affect your health for good. The New York Times Learning Network published the article below to introduce the topic of the importance of a positive outlook in life for our health.

THE BEAUTY OF BEING A MISFIT

I came across this speech on those who might feel that don't fit in. Very interesting indeed! Hope you enjoy it.

The beauty of being a misfit 
  My That's English!

PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER - ADVANCED 1

These are some links to work on your listening skill.
Personality Types
The ideal woman
Leadership
What are your best qualities
What are your worst qualities

-ING OR TO (ADVANCED)


This topic is rather boring so here you are some exercises...

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