Thursday, 29 October 2015

Trip to Scotland

Once again we're planning a Trip to somewhere. 


This time we're going to go to Edinburgh, Scotland. 

However, there's still much to be done. Maybe, we can get some ideas from this web, or maybe we only need to talk about it in the classroom. Whatever the case, please feel free to leave a comment or ask any question about our forthcoming trip to Scotland.


Enjoy our power point presentation about Scotland:



And here's more info about Scotland:
http://www.scotland.org/
http://www.scotlandinfo.eu/scottish-culture-and-traditions/


Reading about Scotland:

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Hobbies, pastimes and sports

With this post, we will learn how to talk, listen, read and write about different free time activities, sports and hobbies.

We're also going to ask about likes and dislikes. At the same time, we'll spend some time expressing our own likes and preferences.








Thursday, 15 October 2015

Reading by the sea for Intermediate 2

Sentence transformations

Are you able to paraphrase in English? 



Hey, what exactly do you mean by that? 



Sentence transformations are highly useful for you to say things differently, or better said, different ways of talking about the same thing, using other words. 



So, please avoid repetition. 









Here's your presentation about Transformations and now it's time for transformation practice.



In your own words...


Friday, 9 October 2015

Listening

Listening skills are being developed here all through TIPS, Resources and thousands of Podcasts and activities. So, let's go and listen to English!

Tip 1:

Listen to podcasts about subjects which are Interesting, relevant and useful for you. If you are into Politics, for example, you could listen to BBC News. If you like fashion, you can listen to fashion podcasts like Oh Boy by Man Repeller series of podcasts on Fashion through i-Tunes.
For more BBC podcasts and topics, please click on here.

Tip 2:

Podcasts, what good resources they are! You can listen to them any time anywhere – at your desk or while you’re on the move. What better way to pass the time during a long commute than by immersing yourself in an entertaining podcast?

With a little dedication, Podcasts will help you quickly improve your listening skills and proficiency. One perk (benefit) is that podcasts often have transcripts (a written version of the audio). This means that you can listen and read at the same time, or look at a transcript if one part of a podcast confuses you.

You may also love the combination of reading, watching and listening. English language videos are available through the internet, and they may have great subtitles to make learning easier.

Sources:

http://www.onlinetefltraining.com/25-bbc-podcasts-for-advanced-english-learners/

http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/esl-english-podcasts/





Monday, 5 October 2015

Health and Body Parts

These days many people are talking about bad healthy symptoms and it seems like everyone is feeling under the weather. Do you know why? 


Well, let's cheer everybody up with some doctor, doctor jokes. Are you familiar with them?


Here's a good one:




Doctor, Doctor my son has swallowed my pen, what should I do?
Use a pencil ‘till I get there.



And would you be able to talk to a doctor in English? If not, here are some basic words and expressions, which are mainly based on Health and body parts:







Do you know any other doctor, doctor jokes?


If so, please leave us a comment below. LOL






Colloquial expressions

Collocations and Idioms