No issue is more hotly contested today than immigration, with restrictionists calling for the deportation of illegals and a 50 percent cut in legal immigration. How many of the reasons against immigration listed below are you familiar with? Serena’s blog In the activity below you will hear a podcast from Reason.com. Listen and fill the…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening 5 Reasons that justify deportation
How many words from the wordcloud are you familiar with? Check the meaning of the terms and complete the crossword below. Serena’s blog
Whether it’s a one-liner or a knock-knock, many jokes use a wordplay or a pun. Puns are words that have the same form, but have a different meaning like bank (the side of a river), or bank (a place where money is kept). There are also many puns that don’t have the same spelling, but…… Continue reading B2/C1 Easter jokes with a pun or something similar
What types of crimes are rising in your country? What are people currently worried about concerning crime? Look at the picture below. How would you classify this list ranging from 1 to 10 according to its frequency? Serena’s blog In the following listening activity, you will hear about the rise of knife crimes in London.…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening Knife Crime in London
Serena’s blog One of the things that examiners assess during speaking tests at the EOI is interaction; as the examinees take this test in pairs. Therefore, during this test it is fundamental to allow conversation to flow, because if this fails it could very possibly mean that whatever was said, had been learnt off by…… Continue reading Interacting in conversation: Reply questions
We all saw it on the news this morning. Just when we had high hopes of receiving an award for Spanish cinema, there goes Will Smith who gives Chris Rock a slap in the face and drops an F-bomb opening the debate on whether certain issues should be overlooked in the name of humour and…… Continue reading Funny or not so funny?
Photo by Isabella Mendes on Pexels.com Paul Worsley, former judge, discusses the dilemma a parole board faces when it comes to deciding whether a person convicted of murder can be released into the community. In this listening activity, you will listen to an interview from Talkradio Europe. Fill in the blanks with the word(s) you…… Continue reading C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board
This is a How to video for real beginners that covers how to use the present continuous and the present simple when we want to speak about our clothes or what we usually wear or don’t wear. In the video you will see the different uses for the present simple and the present continuous and…… Continue reading A1 What are you wearing? Clothes vocabulary and routine.
Basically speaking, we use two different sentence structures for reporting questions in reported speech. This depends on the type of answer that the speaker expects: Wh-questions and Yes-No questions. Wh-questions want information about: Who for a person Example: “Who is your partner?” She asked me who my partner was. When for a time Example: “When…… Continue reading B1/B2 Questions in reported speech