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the great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward

Sunday, 25 May 2014


One-minute video on sentence structure. Why learn about sentence structure? Watch a video, click HERE


Make a sentence game.  Can you make the sentence? HERE


Spot the sentence game. Can you spot the sentence?  HERE


Order of Adjectives in English 

 Ajective order quizz. HERE

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Watch the video below up to minute 1:54 and try to guess who's done it. Then continue watching and check your prediction:

What would you do if . . .?

Watch this video and say what these people would do if the won one millio dollars.

It's your turn now to answer the question!!!
Here's some extra practice for you:


The first conditional (also called conditional type 1) is a structure used for talking about possibilities in the present or in the future.
This page will explain how the first conditional is formed, and when to use it. You will also find some exercises
The second conditional (also called conditional type 2) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the present or in the future. This page will explain how the second conditional is formed, and when to use it.
The third conditional (also called conditional type 3) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the past. This page will explain how the third conditional is formed, and when to use it.


Second Conditional: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/2cond2.htm

Third Conditional: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/3cond1.htm

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Female Scientists


1. Ada Lovelace
Analyst, metaphysician, and founder of scientific computing. Read more about her life here:
2. Rosalind Franklin
Biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. She received no credit for her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA. More on her life:http://bit.ly/4CJMC0
3. Rachel Carson
Marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. More on her life:http://bit.ly/16f4Hcm
4. Lise Meitner
A physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. She was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, but was overlooked for the Nobel Prize in favour of male colleagues. More on her life:http://bit.ly/3js4zk
5. Cecilia Payne
Astronomer and astrophysicist who, in 1925, proposed in her Ph.D. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium. More on her life: 
6. Mary Anning
A paleontologist who made many important finds in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset. More on her life: 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Passive voice

You will find here a lot of extra practice. It's all yours!!





Are these sentences in active or passive voice?


Turn sentences into passive voice:




Female scientists

Who are these women?

Here are a few female scientists that you might not have heard of (but definitely should have). Marie Curie hasn't bee included, because as much as we all love her, she is the automatic "female scientist" that always springs to mind and we think it's time we branched out!

I'll give you a few days to see if you recognize them and can give some info about at least one of them . . .

Great, Ignacio!!
The first woman is Ada Lovelace, the second one is Rosalind Franklin and the last one Mary Anning.
Who were they? Why did they become famous?

New comments have been published. Keep trying!

Sentence construction

Put a text into sentences. When you finish, tell us how well you did it:


Relative clauses

We may consider them quite hard, but never impossible to learn. Here's some extra practise:

Relative clauses

Just a little more help. Don't give up!


Listen to this podcast. After listening, try the true/false exercise below.

1. Traders in their 40’s in one bank are known as “dinosaurs”
2. Everyone is happy with the new laws.
3. Employment Equality Age regulations became law on September 1
4. The Times newspaper said, “Ageism is still seen as not that bad…”
5. Sam Mercer is the chief executive of the Employers’ Forum
6. “Pale, stale males” are white middle-aged men
7. New employment laws in the EU will make it harder for older people to get a job
8. Many middle-aged bankers when fired often suffer financial ruin.

d. Let's talk:

  1. What do you think of ageism?
  2. Do you know anyone who has bee affected by ageism? If so, describe it.
  3. Do you think the European Union is right to have introduced these new employment laws?
  4. Do you think the new laws will act as a lever to help more, older workers to stay in employment, thus reducing the burden of paying pensions on both the state and private pension schemes?