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B1 Used to and didn’t use to for past habits and states

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

Science, techonology & space · Workplace & jobs

C1/C2 Listening 3 Rules for a better work-life balance

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

Education, study & language

C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley

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

Body, health & nutrition

B2 Listening 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

Holidays, travel & transportation · Open cloze

C1 Open Cloze What’s it like to be an immigrant in London-Anonymous

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