B2 · C1 · C2 · People, relationships & family · Word formation

Negative prefixes for adjectives

What is it, un-, in-, dis- or im- for abashed? Eeeeks! There are some rules for word formation concerning adjectives such as ir- if the word begins with r like in responsible = irresponsible and im- for words that begin with a p or b like possible=impossible, or prudent=imprudent, but this sometimes needs some practice…… Continue reading Negative prefixes for adjectives

A1 · A2 · Listening · People, relationships & family · Vocabulary

A1/A2 How to speak about your hair

Here’s another How to video for beginners. This video deals with hair vocabulary and adjective word order, which are some of the typical problems that beginners have during the first two years of learning English. If you’re a beginner and want to gain confidence in speaking and learning vocabulary. This video is for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJssgNVq5j8…… Continue reading A1/A2 How to speak about your hair

C1 · C2 · People, relationships & family

C2 Vocabulary for describing sounds and voices

Here are two different quizzes that will enable you to brush up on vocabulary that you can use when describing voices and noices (very important when writing a narrative, for instance). If you hiss at somebody, you’ve said something to them in a low and angry way. If you chirrup, you’re probably in a good…… Continue reading C2 Vocabulary for describing sounds and voices

C1 · C2 · People, relationships & family · Vocabulary

C1-C2 Adjectives for describing bodies

WE HAVE DEEP ROOTS IN THE GREENWOOD ” I fear those grey, old men of Mocca’s Park,” Wrote Francis Kilvert, the Victorian diarist. “Those grey, gnarled, low-browed, knock-kneed, bowed, bent, huge, strange, long-armed, deformed, hunch-backed, misshapen oak men that stand waiting and watching century after century.” When it comes to describing something or somebody, it…… Continue reading C1-C2 Adjectives for describing bodies

Body, health & nutrition · C1 · C2 · Open cloze · People, relationships & family

C1/C2 Open cloze ‘Painkillers could affect nurturing’

This week we’ll be dealing with health, so this means that I’ll be posting some ‘extra stuff’ on this particular topic. Today I’m posting an open cloze on painkillers and the possible side effects. Remember that there may be other possible answers, but doing an activity online means that the program will only accept the…… Continue reading C1/C2 Open cloze ‘Painkillers could affect nurturing’