martes, 20 de octubre de 2015

3 MINUTE ENGLISH

A great way to practise your listening, with basic 3 minute exercises, short and useful!

 
Faizal

martes, 29 de septiembre de 2015

Idiom of the Week - Week 1

Idioms are a great way to impress people when speaking English as it shows you have a very good understanding of the language!

A common idiom is - 

Hit the nail on the head


This idiom means to say or do something exactly right - even though there is no nail or hammer involved!

- Amy









miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2015

DON'T LET PHRASAL VERBS GET YOU DOWN!


Almost every learner of English as a second language will agree: learning phrasal verbs is hard! But, not impossible. All we need to do to is practise, practise, practise :) Here's a link to a website full of online phrasal verb exercises and a fun puzzle.


Good luck learning about those small words that much so much!
Kirsten

miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2015

LYRICSTRAINING

Looking for a fun and original way to improve your listening skills? Why not try Lyricstraining! On this website you can train your listening skills by listening to your favorite songs. As you listen, you see the lyrics below the video and you will be asked to fill out the missing words. There are four levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced and expert.


Go to www.lyricstraining.com

Have fun!!
Kirsten

miércoles, 15 de abril de 2015

MAKE UP YOUR MIND!

Being indecisive or putting on make-up?


This is a play on words of an idiom and a noun. 

make up your mind
1. to decide what to choose.  Example: I can't make up my mind whether to have the salmon or the chicken.
  
make-up [meyk-uhp]


1. apply facial cosmetics, as eye shadow or lipstick. Example: She wears a lot of make-up.




Cheers,
Kirsten 

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015

ON THE PHONE - USEFUL LANGUAGE

A lot of people find it difficult to make phone calls in English, which is very understandable. A lot of what we say gets its meaning not only from the words we use (which only account for 7%) but also from body language (55%) and voice tone (38%).  Here are some useful phrases to help make your phone calls a bit smoother. 

  1. I'll call you later.
  2. Leave a message.
  3. Hi Paul, it's Amanda.
  4. Did you get my message?
  5. Can I speak to Peter, please?
  6. Hi, Fiona. Where are you?
  7. Thanks for getting back to me.
  8. Leave a message after the beep
  9. What's your number?
  10. I'm returning your call. 
Kirsten