A good start for stories is always a description. There are lots of resources to make your descriptions better, but adjectives can’t be missed. Below you have a list of resources to enhance your descriptions. See you!!!
Do you remember a really good night out? Click here to listen to an interview with me about a memorable night I had.
Now it’s your turn. Study the irregular verbs first from unit 7 and think about your answers to the same questions. Why don’t you do these exercises from the English File coursebook website to practise?
Now click here and answer my questions. I give you time to answer so there is a pause after the questions.
1. Do you think that love can be forced?
2. Do you think you can decide who you feel in love with?
3. Or that someone can decide it for you?
More than 20 years ago, an American psychologist, Arthur Aron, designed a plan to make people fall in love quickly. His plan consisted in 36 questions organised in 3 sets that have to be answered by the two people involved. After answering the questions, they have to look at each other in the eye for 4 minutes, which I find very difficult to keep. It appears that some of the people fell in love that day, or just felt something for the other person, a couple even got married six months afterwards.
This experiment has become known by the general public because The New York Times has recently published an article about a lady named Mandy Len Catron who decided to try the experiment with someone she previously liked, and at the end of it, there were fireworks.
In this link you can read Mandy’s story, and in this other one you can read the 36 questions. But I would like to know your opinion. I would appreciate that you leave your answer to the questions at the beginning of this post in the comments section of this article.
To finish the post, I would like to leave here the links to some of the St Valentine’s cards we saw in class yesterday. Which one would you send to your other half?
Try Lingro, an open content dictionary which allows you to enter a web address and make all of the words on that page clickable for definitions and translation. A clicked word immediately displays its definition from the Lingro dictionary pages. The website looks visually the same within the Lingro window, but all words become clickable.
In this post you are going to find a presentation with all the information you need to write any kind of report, and at the end you will find some useful links with language and examples. I’m sure you’ll find them useful.
This presentation has been updated for course 2014-15.
- Examples found on FCE Writing Guide.
- Useful Language found on English tips for CAE.
- Intersting examples of reports and other kinds of texts found on Floe-Joe.
Here’s a link to the text we read together about the common cold. You may learn something that is useful at this time of the year when lots of people suddenly become ill. The text is taken from New English File Intermediate Plus. You can also practise the vocabulary on “Health and Medicine” on their website here.
And finally, here is the video from the National Health Service (NHS) so you can do the listening exercise. We’ll check the answers in the next lesson. You can watch other videos about health and safety on their website here. Have fun and stay healthy!