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)
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 word cloud you have a mixture of nouns and adjectives related to different stages of life. Look up the meaning of each word and after, take the quiz where you will have to write the missing word.
Look at the wordcloud and find out the meaning of as many words as you can. Some of them are for a more colloquial context and some of them are a bit higher than a B1, but I think they are fun to learn anyway. After, do the crossword and see how many correct answers…… Continue reading B1-B2 Wordcloud & crossword 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
Here’s a set of phrasal verbs that we can use when speaking about relationships or family issues. Look at all the options in the quiz and choose the one you think is more suitable according to the meaning in brackets.
Serena’s blog How many of these words do you know? Check the meaning of the new words and do the crossword.
Here’s a new How to… video for beginners. This one is to speak about your family. Soon there will be another video with more vocabulary for relatives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ7xt9t54J8 Serena’s blog
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
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