Category Archives: Speaking & Pronunciation

Asking for/ giving directions

PLACES IN A CITY In a city, there are a lot of different shops, check them here and try some vocabulary exercises: Exercise 1 Exercise 2 , Exercise 3, Exercise 4 GIVING DIRECTIONS First of all, let’s revise the prepositions … Continue reading

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Past simple: form and pronunciation

I know some of you (and myself) are concerned about the pronunciation of past verbs. No need to panic! I’m sure that, after our little practice in class, you feel more confident about it. Just in case, find below some … Continue reading

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Describing objects

Describing objects is very simple if you follow some basic steps. You can mention the shape: What does it look like? – IT LOOKS LIKE… (It looks like a star) – IT’S A KIND OF… (It’s a kind of circle) … Continue reading

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Homophones

Click on the icon and listen to this song about homonyms: Let’s play The Homonym Game Chorus: Two words that sound the same – but they don’t mean the same…Homonyms Two words that sound the same – but they don’t … Continue reading

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Telephone Conversation 2: Formal Phone Calls

There are some typical phrasal verbs used when talking about telephone conversations. We have just studied them in class. Can you remember them? After studying how to speak on the phone informally, find here some typical phrases that you can use … Continue reading

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Telephone Conversation 1: Arranging Plans on the Phone

 If the phone rings in English, don’t be afraid to answer it! The fear of talking on the phone in a second language will disappear if you practise often. The hardest part about using the phone in a language that … Continue reading

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Suggesting

There is a quote I love that explains what life consists of: There are  two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them, by Denis Waitley So, life is full of … Continue reading

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Discussing with friends

Sooner or later you will have to agree or disagree with something that is being said in English. When having an informal chat, we tend to express our opinion on many different topics. Offering an opinion can be difficult when … Continue reading

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English Phonetics

There is a system of symbols for writing the sounds of English. Find below a guide to these symbols and also videos to show how to pronounce each of the sounds. Watch this funny video made by our friend Mr … Continue reading

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Do you want to speak English clearly and confidently?

Everybody wants to be able to speak English as a native speaker, but English pronunciation is always a big problem to English students. So, how to speak English clearly and confidently? There are three ways: practice, practice and practice! First, … Continue reading

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