Less than a month ago I got the news that I was going to be part of the English UK team which would go to Brazilian student fairs and promote the United Kingdom as a study destination. All I had to do was give a 45 minute lesson to 50 students at 5 different fairs, as well as answer questions …
Hello everybody, I was lucky enough to be selected to go to Brazil on behalf of EnglishUK and I will represent EnglishUK London. I will be at 7 language fairs across the country, helping people with information about London and why it is a great student destination. If you are in Brazil and in any of these cities, …
Have you seen all the grammatical tenses in one place? Share if you like it Click here to download the table
Hello everyone, how about a C1 level idiom with another expression at the end? Learn it by…..?
Idiom time! Phrasal verbs and idioms are the most often requested things from students. Do you know this one? It is a C1 level idiom (advanced level)
This week’s expression of the week comes from our class this week and it uses the more specific case of ‘forget + verbing’.
This week I decided to try something different. Tell me what you think.
Answering a question about how to use the expression “mind you”
Expression of the week: There is no point (in) (verb+ing). Please remember that I love the Rubik’s cube
Thanks so much to the Wimbledon School of English for sending me to the IATEFL conference. It was amazing. As promised, here is my presentation. Apologies for the poor audio. You can catch more amazing talks from the IATEFL conference here: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/sessions And these are explanations of the exercises I explained in my talk as well as the slides …
This expression is used to describe good change. What have you made progress with recently?
The expression of the week is from my love of verb + verb groups. Like modal verbs and other verbs like ‘want’ and ‘enjoy’, this expression is very flexible. Other examples include: I hope you will agree to come with me”, “Are you deaf? I’m agreeing to do the work for you” and maybe a past tense of “The mayor …
This week in class, we studied vocabulary with change, and this was my favourite expression.
Want to improve your speaking skill? Speak more! My class was doing a speaking activity and they had to repeat it. One of the students complained because it didn’t seem that repetition could help. Repetition helps the brain and the mouth connect and makes the memory stronger. This video is my demonstration to show them that just a little speaking …
Just like the man in the picture, sometimes we can ‘find it difficult to do’ something. What do you find it difficult to do?
I usually have mixed feelings about the expressions I choose for these videos. Remember to use all the words 🙂 Happy studies
Most people want to learn English to speak to people. Most students say that they want to improve their English speaking. All of this is great and makes the world a better place (people want to talk to other people, who cares which language they use)
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Want the linkers study sheet? Share if you like it joining words kris krüg via Compfight We have already talked about linkers (click here to read more). This is the fifth part which talks about joining words/ linkers for the job of explanation. If you want to improve your English speaking, try to use these linkers more.
Want to improve your English speaking? Ok, but what do you need to do? You need to practise speaking in context. What is context?
Want a linkers quick study sheet? joining words We have already talked about linkers (click here to read more). This is the fourth part which talks about joining words/ linkers for the job of condition. If you want to speak better, try to use these linkers more.
Want a linkers cheat sheet? Share&Get it ! We have already talked about linkers (click here to read more). This is the third part which talks about joining words/ linkers for the job of time. If you want to speak fluent English, try to use these linkers more. Which one sounds better to you? When I am 60 …
Put your language together well We have already talked about linkers (click here to read more). This is the second part which talks about joining words/ linkers for the job of comparing and contrasting. Use these more to speak English fluently. Which one seems better to you?
Is it raining cats and dogs? [This is a guest post written by Robert Julian, highly experienced English teacher] How to incorporate natural language into your conversation
If we keep with our idea of the 4 needs (click here to read more) and the three filters (click here to read more) we must understand that the most important thing is that the situation.
This is the second English speaking tutorial. These tutorials focus on pronunciation and try to get you to exercise the muscles in your mouth. We have already done the first tutorial (click here to see more) Many people practise many hours to improve their accent and pronunciation. But This one little trick helps you to change the pronunciation in …
Unhappy about something? Complain about it! Enjoy my quick video describing the four needs. We have previously talked about
Pull your language together Which one seems better to you? I love watching TV and I love going out with my friends or
Talking about the future! Many students are normally confused with “shall” and “will”. Why?
Speaking is the most difficult skill Why? Because it uses more parts of the brain than the other skills (check out our infographic here) So we need to exercise these parts separately and together.
Does your friend have a problem? Something bad? Do you have a helpful idea?
How do you study? Many teachers will tell you that you should study and practice a lot. But the problem is that
“To translate or not to translate? That is the question” A lot of teachers tell students if they want to speak and understand English that they must not translate and they must think in English. So thinking in English is opposite to translating. It is not so simple.
We have talked already about functional language and this post continues that idea with functional language for giving opinion. This type of situation is asking for your agreement or disagreement.
Need a language partner? A language partner is someone who speaks the language that you want to practice and helps you improve by practising with you. Why do I need a language partner?
Everyone wants to improve their English. But we think that improvement needs time and that we cannot see the results of our hard work now. That is not completely true. Study everyday does help, but speaking is a skill and there are some things you can do which will improve your speaking today. The key is doing these everyday after.
OK, so you can speak English, so what’s the problem? It feels like I am always saying the same sentences again and again and again. I need some variety in my speaking! No problem!! Have you heard of functional language?
Now that you understand groups of words and you have an idea of how to value groups of words, lets talk about how to use it! This is a very quick post because the video explains it well. BUT let’s talk about it anyway
How to learn a language The problem? So many people try to learn EVERYTHING in English. They see a lot of words everyday and want to learn them all! It’s not possible!!
Many people feel like this when they speak English. They want to speak better, but how can you do this. If you want to learn how to improve English speaking, you should think about GROUPS OF WORDS. The problem Most learners use sentences that are grammatically correct but they don’t use the correct group of words. Latin …
The simple truth of speaking English with a good accent, and the first step of how to speak English fluently, is practise. I know I say it often, but so many students doubt it.
I NEED TO IMPROVE MY SPEAKING!! Most students tell their teacher that they want to improve. It is difficult for the teacher to say what to do. Students need to remember what speaking is…
If you want to know how to improve your spoken English, or if you just want to improve your overall English, you need to have a good idea of how it works. This is not always needed. People sometimes say things which are not always grammatically correct. BUT, it is a good place to start. How to improve English speaking …
Most people want to improve their speaking but they don’t know how. Don’t think that the only way is to live in an English speaking country. >:( You can improve easily How?
This website is very new and as a result I thought it would be a good idea to discuss what will be coming your way and you can learn how to speak English fluently. Before we talk about details, I want to get everybody on the same page. Everybody must have the same understanding. So to do this, we will …