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
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
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