GRAMMAR

FUTURE TENSES GRAMMAR

Will/won´t We use will for predictions about the future (without evidence) We use will for decisions made at the time of speaking (in that moment/just then) We use will for offers, requests and promises E.g. I will win the lottery one day. *without justification   Going to We use going to for predictions (with evidence)… Continue reading FUTURE TENSES GRAMMAR

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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

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

ARTICLES

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

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

ACTIVITIES · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART 1 PRACTICE

Speaking part 1 is simple; the candidate needs to answers simple questions about themselves and express their opinion based on personal experiences. If they have a lack of experience, they should use the hypothetical tenses: The questions in part one of the exam are usually very simple, but you should give an answer of about… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART 1 PRACTICE

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: PLAY

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

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: SEE

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

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: RUN

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

ACTIVITIES · ENGLISH

FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1) SOCIAL ISSUES SPEAKING

Education should clearly be more than just simple academic development and standardized testing, but how can complicated social issues be handled in the classroom? Especially with students under the age of 18. This post offers a simple activity to discuss consent in the ESL classroom for intermediate to advanced students. It is a cross curricular… Continue reading FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1) SOCIAL ISSUES SPEAKING

ARTICLES

3 REASONS TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

The benefits of being bilingual or even trilingual seem obvious, 54% of Europeans can speak two or more languages, with 34% of people speaking English as a second language. However for those of you who were not lucky enough to be brought up this way or have not travelled enough to have been able to… Continue reading 3 REASONS TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE