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

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Things You Didn't Know about Easter

- See more at: http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_intermediate.php?id=18892#sthash.1DoUyak8.dpuf

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How to Pronounce MOUNTAIN and SENTENCE - American English

LET'S GO ON WITH PRONOUNCIATION PRACTISE . . .


Monday, 14 April 2014

The "Lemur Look"


WRITING

If you want to improve your writing you can visit the following pages. I suggest visiting them in this order:

1. Planning your writing includes: CLICK HERE
  • Taking account of purpose and audience.
  • The benefits of planning.
  • Planning strategies linked to writing purposes.
  • Using planning techniques to help structure writing.

2. Format and style includes: CLICK HERE
  • Writing in different genres - descriptive, persuasive, informative and instructive texts.
  • How language is used in different types of text.
  • Presenting information in the form of charts, images, numbered points, tables and pre-set formats.

3. Building up paragraphs includes: CLICK HERE
  • The purpose of paragraphs.
  • Using headings.
  • Using topic sentences.
  • Linking paragraphs in a text.
  • Strategies for developing writing in paragraphs.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Tenses

You've been studying tenses for a long time.

Here is a wonderful table where you will find all the necessary explanations on how to use tenses.

After reading it carefully, you can try the following test to see if you understood it.


How about sharing your results and experiences?

Pronunciation: Simple Past-regular verbs

How to Pronounce -ed in English:

Let's see how much you remember . . .

Friday, 4 April 2014

Men's and women's brains

Watch this video and shareyour opinions with the rest of the group:

video

  • Do you agree with Dr Mark Gungor?
  • How often do you experience what he says?
  • Would you say men have a "nothing box"?

Indirect or polite questions

Go to the following link in the British Council page and try to change ten direct questions into indirect questions.

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/CET/flashactivities/learnenglish-central-grammar-indirect-questions.html

Comment on the results!

Reporting verbs

You'll find some practise in the following link: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-exercises/reported-speech-2