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B2 Cooking vocabulary 1

Is it bake or roast? Grilled or fried? Why do the English say both, roast potatoes and baked potatoes? Is it the same dish? Here’s a video with an opportunity to see pictures and hear these different cooking adjectives and nouns. In the video you have a short quiz to check your memory for these words.

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Modal verbs: Making a guess in the present

Have you ever witnessed a crime? What happened? For this activity, I’ve used a picture captured by a surveillance camera and I wrote a short description of what I thought was happening. Of course, I could not be sure, so that was why I was making guesses. In the example, you’ll see that I used modal verbs and perception verbs like ‘seem’ and ‘look like’.

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300…301

No, it’s not the times I’ve been out to the gym trying to get some super abs! And it’s not the times I’ve seen the film either. I’m only celebrating that I’ve just published blog entry number 300! (after this one it will be 301). It’s been two years and some months since I set up this blog and to be absolutely honest, I never thought it would be so challenging, time-consuming, etc, etc. I can’t say it’s been a successful blog in the sense that I haven’t heard many opinions about it (except for my good-hearted friends and close family, that are obviously going to say that they love it, ha, ha, ha!!!) But I suppose I’ll have to go by the amount of visits (up to the date, over 60,000), which isn’t too bad, considering the enourmous amount of great English blogs that populate the blogosphere :-).

Anyway, this is just to thank people for sticking around and every now and then doing an activity or two and leaving a little feedback which always makes the effort worthwhile, doesn’t it?

Serena

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Blog not working properly

This message is to say that I have just discovered that many of the activities on the blog are not working properly. This is probably due to that Polldaddy (one of the applications I use for creating activities), has changed to Crowdsignal and for some reason this has  a negative effect on many of the activities I created. I hope it gets sorted out soon as it would be a disgrace if the hundreds and hundreds of hours of work I’ve put into the blog should go straight to the dustbin due to this.

I’ve sent an urgent message to WordPress and hope the blog gets back to normality.

My apologies.

Serena