C 2 · People, relationships & family

C1/C2 Sayings about love (or something of the kind)

A saying is an ‘expression/sentence’ that people often use to give advice or information about facts of life or experience. English, like most languages, is full of them. Some were used by English-speaking people like William Shakespeare, while others entered the English language such a long time ago that it is hard to know their…… Continue reading C1/C2 Sayings about love (or something of the kind)

People, relationships & family

B1 Speaking practice: Family and relationships

Here’s a presentation where you can practise speaking about families and relationships. There are so many things we could say about this complex issue, but to start with, some people don’t feel comfortable when they have to speak about private matters in front of the class. On some occasions, some students even get a bit…… Continue reading B1 Speaking practice: Family and relationships

People, relationships & family · songs

This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna

This song by Madonna talks about a precious time, before reaching adulthood, when life did not have the complexities that unfortunately, seem to come into existence as one gets older. It’s a good way to practice the structure ‘used to’ to speak about things from the past that no longer happen. In this post you…… Continue reading This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna

B2 · C 2 · C1 · 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