As a start for this year, here’s another video on English vowel sounds. This video is for short and long i sounds that are often confused by learners of English. At the end of the video you have a short listening activity to practise distinguishing the sound between two words that have a very similar…… Continue reading English vowel sounds short i /I/ & long I /i:/
Some years ago I devoted part of the blog to this area of language learning, but now that the plug-in is no longer available, I needed to refocus on a new tool. So why not Youtube? I’m going to gradually upgrade all the stuff I wrote on phonetics and here is the very first video.…… Continue reading What is phonetics and why should we learn it?
Good morning! Today’s Monday and many of you may feel tired and not very motivated by the thought of starting a new week, but the funny thing is that some of us feel happy and full of energy because during the weekend we had time to think and plan new projects and Monday is the…… Continue reading Learning English with songs: Feeling Good by Avicii
When you have a phonetic language like Spanish, for instance, it is quite easy to say the words you have learned from a book or a dictionary because if you know the sound of each letter, you can do quite well when speaking the language and everybody will understand you. But this is not the…… Continue reading Silent letters in English words
As I think that too many words together in one video is a bit too much, I’ve divided the vocabulary in three different videos. In post Vegetable vocabulary 3, you’ll find a crossword that will help you to fix some of these words in your memory and focus on how to spell them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTnpLcKWwBE
Number one of three videos devoted to veggies! Please, say /ˈvedʒtəbl/ ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og8RYsnuwPA Click here for crossword
Here’s a short video with pictures and the opportunity to hear these words. You can also check your memory and spelling in the crossword you will find in this post. You can also download the paper version and keys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FQBAaM6PcY Seafood crossword seafood-crosswordDescarga seafood-crossword-keysDescarga
Is it bake or roast? Grilled or fried? Why do the English say both, roast potatoes and baked potatoes? Is it the same dish? Here’s a video with an opportunity to see pictures and hear these different cooking adjectives and nouns. In the video you have a short quiz to check your memory for these…… Continue reading B2 Cooking vocabulary 1
Hello. In this post you’ll find a short video with pictures and a short quiz for basic cooking vocabulary for intermediate levels of English. Cooking vocabulary 2 covers more advanced verbs. If you’d like to check your memory and spelling, you can do the crossword that you’ll find in this post. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2jvCoLTf5U Serena’s blog cooking-verbs2-crossword-1Descarga…… Continue reading B2 Cooking vocabulary 2
This beautiful Billie-Eilish-song cover by TurnOfftheSystem is amazing! I’m absolutely lost for words and so proud to share it with the world. All the voices by the same guy, working on his laptop, using his mic, shut away from the world, in his room.