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

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:

Introduction to academic writing

Watch the following video. Once you've finished, test your understanding by doing the exercise below.




Reported speech again?!

YES! Just a little more practise:



Reporting verbs:

Reported speech:

Indirect questions:

Sunday, 15 June 2014

FINAL EXAMS DATES

AND HERE THEY ARE.....!!!

June 30th: reading comprehension and composition

July 2nd: grammar and listening

July 7th: oral and feedback



FINAL COUNTDOWN!