TEACHING BLOG

ONE SIMPLE WORD TO INTERNALIZE LANGUAGE

Internalizing language is a lengthy process that can seem to take forever. But it does not have to be this way. It should all start from a simple base and all it takes is ONE SIMPLE WORD to start building your language. What us at intercambioidiomasonline suggest is that language learning should be simple. You… Continue reading ONE SIMPLE WORD TO INTERNALIZE LANGUAGE

SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1) SPEAKING ABOUT BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Improve your speaking skills with this post on the importance of bilingualism and questions on bilingual education. These questions are level B2 and C1 and ideal for the practice of Cambridge, Trinity and IELTS exams. Did you learn a second language as a child in school? If so, did you use to enjoy studying languages… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING ABOUT BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION

SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS

A popular theme to speak about in language learning is that of friendship and relationships with other people. Remember in discussions, the best way to practise is to express your opinion, justify it and ask about other people´s opinions. There is no right or wrong answer, so speak freely.   Useful phrases: I suppose you… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: ASK

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is ASK. ASK is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of question, enquire or order. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using ASK. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: ASK

STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

THE ART OF POLITE CONVERSATION

The art of polite conversation can be challenging for an English language learner, especially when we consider the cultural differences that can interfere with understanding. In many cultures it is perfectly ok to speak in a direct manner, but we must understand that this is considered to be extremely informal in the English language. Polite… Continue reading THE ART OF POLITE CONVERSATION

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: TELL

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is TELL. TELL is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of say, recount, repeat, know or make someone do something. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using TELL. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: TELL

EXAMS · LISTENING

TRINITY ISE III: LISTENING PRACTICE

The listening section of the ISE III (C1 level) Trinity exam has many advantages over its equivalents, but one obstacle in the preparation of this part of the exam is the availability of resources in order to practise it. I would recommend the use of videos on YouTube from ASAP science to be able to… Continue reading TRINITY ISE III: LISTENING PRACTICE

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: HAND

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is HAND. HAND is not such a high frequency verb but it can be used as a synonym of give, pass, help and own. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using HAND. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: HAND

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: BRING

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is BRING. BRING is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of cause, lead to, carry or influence. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using BRING. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: BRING

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: WRITE

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is WRITE. WRITE is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of take notes, discard, redact. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using WRITE. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: WRITE