"The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates,
the great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward

Monday, 25 August 2014

Welcome message

I'd like to welcome all of you to this course. This will be a site to interact, play and learn.

Let's start with this puzzle, part of a well-known fresco.

Do you know . . .
  • where you can see it?
  • what it symbolises?
  • who the artist is?
Click to Mix and Solve

I'm eager to read you comments.

AND NOW, IT'S TIME TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE SIDE BAR:

What can you see there?

What's "Text to Speech Converter"? Do you think it's a useful tool?



* You can leave your comments by clicking on "comments".

* Comments are moderated, you won't find them just after you've posted them.
And remember, we'll build this site together. It's a collaborative place.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Conversation skills

How to agree and disagree: learn the best expressions to argue and debate.




How to ask someone to repeat something

How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages

How to order a round in a pub


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Practicing listening

Here are some sites in which you can practice your listening skill.

http://www.voanews.com/

http://breakingnewsenglish.com/

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/listening/index2.html

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

GIVING OPINIONS

Students use the words “I think” way too much when giving their opinions. In this IELTS & TOEFL lesson, I will teach you better words to use that can help you express your opinion. This video is a must-see for anyone writing the TOEFL or IELTS. It will help you to score higher on both tests in the writing and speaking sections. Even if you’re not taking an exam, you should watch this class to learn the vocabulary and expressions.

 

Visit THIS SITE and listeng to the recommendations about how to give opinions when writing.

 

GERUNDS VS INFINITIVES

In the following site, you'll find a quite complete list with verbs followed by gerund or infitive as well as a test:

http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/verbs-followed-by-gerunds-and-infinitives/


Conditional sentences

Interesting pages to practice this topic:


http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/conditionalintro.html

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/conditional-sentences

Monday, 23 June 2014

Action and state verbs

In the following pages you will find some information and exercises about this topic: