Here is a video lesson on used to and didn’t use to that we can use to speak about past habits and states. I have called the animation Dandelions as it is actually this flower that prompts my character, an elderly man, to feel nostalgic about the past and compare it to the present. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P6aSkMjQrQ…… Continue reading B1 Used to and didn’t use to for past habits and states
Serena Here are six more idioms that are related to the work world. On the previous post, you will find eight more. Nearly all these idioms can be used for other situations, for instance to refer to study. Take a look at the illustrations on the flipping cards. What do they suggest? Can you think…… Continue reading Idioms about work number 2
As I’m creating activities related to the work world, I coudn’t possibly expect to get away with not posting something on idioms related to this topic. So I’ve dug out a few of them for this post. I’ve also put my wacom to work to sort of try to make these idioms a little easier…… Continue reading Idioms about work number 1
Remember that you need to be very aware of collocations when reaching higher levels of English. As to work on this area, here’s a quiz with some typical collocations related to the topic of work. Choose the best option.
Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich on Pexels.com With the massive increase of technology in the workplace, many have seen how emails and messages constantly make their way into their free time. There’s no denying that tools and technologies have helped improve productivity, flexibility and collaboration among employees, however, the same technology that gives them the ability…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening 3 Rules for a better work-life balance
If you happen to be a teacher, a parent or a student, you will have very probably spent a great deal of time thinking and speaking about school and education. You will also have probably wondered what schools are for and if they actually work at all. Astonishing as it may seem, you will also…… Continue reading C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley
I’ve set up a listening activity that you will find by clicking on the link below or just going to the next post. But before doing the quiz, you may want to brush up on some cooking vocabulary first by doing this quiz. Listening activity Popular dishes from Madrid
Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina on Pexels.com If you’re from Spain, you will already be familiar with the dishes described in the audio. If not, you will learn something about some of Madrid’s most delicious and popular traditional cuisine. This audio activity follows a test format so, not only will you be able to check…… Continue reading B2 Listening Popular dishes from Madrid
Having to deal with restricting laws and the red tape involved in the process of landing on foreign shores, becoming a part of a community, can be a pretty baffling experience. Here is a post by an anonymous person that I have adapted and used as an open cloze activity for advanced levels. Read the…… Continue reading C1 Open Cloze What’s it like to be an immigrant in London-Anonymous
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com What was it like to be an immigrant for the Irish student? I have adapted a text for the purpose of creating a word formation activity for Advanced levels (or also strong B2s). Complete the sentences with the correct form of the word in capitals.