This week we’ll be talking about restaurants and restaurant service. As a warm-up have a look at these cartoons and say what you think they are about. There may be a joke you need to explain, or you may even relate to more than one of the illustrations. If you need a couple of hints,…… Continue reading B1/B2 Talking about restaurants
My former presentation on this topic was sort of out of date and as I’ve just upgraded to a new version of Affinity software, I just couldn’t stop myself from giving it a go. I honestly thought it was going to take me about four hours, but as usual, I got carried away and ended…… Continue reading B2 Speaking practice The Natural World
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
In this post B1 learners of English will be able to do speaking practice on the topic of Food and Diet. The post will show you different sheets with questions related to this topic. Read the question and organise what you want to say. You’ll usually have about a minute to answer so don’t just…… Continue reading B1 Speaking practice Topic Food and Diet
If you happen to be a teacher, a parent or a student, you will have very probably spent a great deal of time thinking and speaking about school and education. You will also have probably wondered what schools are for and if they actually work at all. Astonishing as it may seem, you will also…… Continue reading C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley
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
Here you will find a presentation that deals with most of the related topics of conversation for the B2 levels within shopping, fashion and consumerism.