This week we’ll be talking about restaurants and restaurant service. As a warm-up have a look at these cartoons and say what you think they are about. There may be a joke you need to explain, or you may even relate to more than one of the illustrations. If you need a couple of hints,…… Continue reading B1/B2 Talking about restaurants
My father always said things like ‘Little words go a long way.’ And things of the kind. We were always expected to say ‘thank you’ and ‘please’ and you’d easily see your grown-ups throw a fit when this was not the case because having good manners was something that was required from children and adults.…… Continue reading B1 The manners quiz
In this post you have a wordcloud and a flipping card activity with words for the topic of technology for intermediate levels. How to use? Look at the words included in the wordcloud (it’s supposed to look like a laptop, but looks a bit wierd to me lol!). Think about the meaning of the words…… Continue reading B1/B2 Flipping card Technology vocabulary
Here’s another wordcloud with some extreme adjectives for this level. First look up the words in a dictionary. After, try to complete the crossword. Extreme adjectives typically follow words like ‘absolutely’ or ‘extremely’ and either describe emotions or something that can cause a particular reaction, like ‘hilarious’. They are not gradable with words like ‘very’…… Continue reading B1 Extreme adjectives crossword
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
Basically speaking, we use two different sentence structures for reporting questions in reported speech. This depends on the type of answer that the speaker expects: Wh-questions and Yes-No questions. Wh-questions want information about: Who for a person Example: “Who is your partner?” She asked me who my partner was. When for a time Example: “When…… Continue reading B1/B2 Questions in reported speech
https://youtu.be/ffBGrwPwi8E Serena’s blog This is a fun (real fun, promise!) grammar lesson about one of the uses of modal verbs. I know that students usually find modals boring, so this video is an activity that I thought up for my intermediate levels. We’ve done this one quite a few times, but with the exception that…… Continue reading B1/B2 How to make guesses using modal verbs
Here you will find a presentation that deals with most of the related topics of conversation for the B2 levels within shopping, fashion and consumerism.
Are you interested in sport? Do you do any particular form of sport? What type of sport do you like doing? Maybe you're a bit of a couch potato and you prefer watching your favourite team on TV instead of going out into the fresh air like some of my sporty friends; who never worry about… Continue reading Confusing words: Sport: play, do or go?
If you have problems saying something like ‘Young rats in black hats’ or ‘The cat sat on my hat’ Then this video on phonetics will be handy as it will help you practise this open ‘a’ (ahhhhhhh!) sound. https://youtu.be/l3Y0jZY0d8g Serena’s blog