March 15, 2013
If you’re confused about all the uses of ‘will/won’t', then here’s some extra practice. First of all, look at this Powerpoint about offers, promises and decisions and guess what the sentences are.
You can do some followup activities here and here from the book English File Third Edition.
Now look at these exercises from the Oxford New English File Pre-intermediate website. Click here and here to practise ‘will’ for offers, promises and decisions, and here and here to practise will/won’t for predictions.
And for the best promise made in a film, here’s Whitney Houston singing, ‘I Will Always Love You‘ in ‘The Bodyguard‘.
October 17, 2011
Today’s listening activity is a big difficult, but it’s quite fun and worth a try. Please read the questions carefully, at least twice, and then play the recording twice. You can leave your results in the comments section.
Activity: Dating Woes
You can find more activities like this one at Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab, and even more under our page “resources”>”links“.
October 11, 2011
As long as we have technical problems at school, I’ll be sharing some listening practice with you on our blog.
Today’s listening practice is made up by two activities you will be able to do while watching the trailer of the firlm “Remember Me”. You will have to fullfill two tasks, the first one is a gap-fill activity, and in the second one you’ll have to match some sentences. When you finish each activity, just click on “submit” and remember your results. I would appreciate that you left your results in the comments section.
Task one: gap-fill.
Task two: match the sentences halves.
Finally, you can click on the image to read something more about this film.
May 5, 2011
I have to tell you that there is not much you can do if you haven’t worked within the year to improve you English, but you still have 2 weeks to practise as much as possible and try to do your best in your final and certificate exams.
As you know, this blog is full of resources thought for our students and for everybody who wants to practise English. I just want to give you some recommendations for these last days:
- Read as much as you can:
- Listen to English everyday, you can check our resources section.
- Watch TV, news, series, etc in English of course.
- Listen to songs in English, when driving, working at home, etc.
- Do exams, you can find many examples here.
What do you do to practise for your exams? Why don’t you leave your answer in the comments section and practise your writing at the same time?
April 6, 2011
I remember when I first studied reported speech. Everything seemed so difficult to understand. Unfortunately, in those times we didn’t have so many resources. I only had my class notes and maybe a couple of photocopies my teacher had given me.
But this is not your case. I have selected a list of links where you can find different explanations and activities. Visit them and try to read the explanations, sometimes a different point of view can help you solve a doubt you have. I also encourage you to do the online activities, they’re a fast way to assess your learning and to practise.
These are the links I’ve selected for you:
The EOI Cartagena has published two posts on Reported Speech, you can see them here: Reported Speech 1, Reported Speech (theory).
English Grammar Online 4U: here you can find all the explanations you need with examples and online activities.
Englisch Hilfen: Here you also have explanations and online activities.
Finally, this is the slideshow presentation I created to help you with reported speech. I hope it works for you.
If you find any other interesting link, just send me an email or leave a comment. See you!