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
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
Whether it’s a one-liner or a knock-knock, many jokes use a wordplay or a pun. Puns are words that have the same form, but have a different meaning like bank (the side of a river), or bank (a place where money is kept). There are also many puns that don’t have the same spelling, but…… Continue reading B2/C1 Easter jokes with a pun or something similar
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
Here’s a sample of an activity that I’ve done quite a few times with intermediate students, although the one I’ve prepared here is more on the serious note as I usually prepare this activity with funny or rather dumb things that politicians or celebrities have said. The instructions for the flipping card activity are: Look…… Continue reading B2 Reported Speech classroom activity
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.
What’s the name for the bad guy that moves within a plot? And what type of character is the opposite to He-who-must-not-be-named? Here’s a flipping card vocabulary activity that deals with these terms. Look at each card and hover the mouse over it to see the other side. .