ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

ROLE-PLAY: SHOPPING

Role-play is an essential part of language learning, as we learnt in a previous post (HERE). Students need to put themselves into simulated contexts to make sure that they know how to respond in typical situations, especially when at a basic or elementary level. It may seem obvious, but for a role-play you need a… Continue reading ROLE-PLAY: SHOPPING

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE: GREEN ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Ought we to recycle as much as possible to protect the planet from becoming overwhelmed by plastic waste? What might be the solution to the evident problem of providing enough food for swelling populations? How could the government encourage people to buy products with no packaging from supermarkets? Is traffic a major issue where you… Continue reading CAE: GREEN ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

VOCABULARY

USEFUL WORDS THAT WILL PERFECT YOUR ENGLISH!

These are advanced level phrases that will help you to master the English language! Follow our vocabulary boost series HERE to achieve a C1 to C2 level vocabulary.   For example: Shed light on – reveal information Could you shed some light on what happened yesterday?   Eager = want I am eager to improve my English.… Continue reading USEFUL WORDS THAT WILL PERFECT YOUR ENGLISH!

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE SPEAKING: HEALTH

What are the advantages of taking good care of yourself? Would you say that you need to lose or gain weight? Does your family have a big influence on your health habits? How does eating healthily help you to avoid getting ill? Do you read magazines or articles to help stay healthy? Is sleep important… Continue reading FCE SPEAKING: HEALTH

STUDENT

ROLE-PLAY: RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS

Role-play is an essential part of language learning, as we learnt in a previous post (HERE). Students need to put themselves into simulated contexts to make sure that they know how to respond in typical situations, especially when at a basic or elementary level. It may seem obvious, but for a role-play you need a… Continue reading ROLE-PLAY: RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1) SPEAKING: SPORT AND FITNESS

As we know, there are always two sides to every story. Try to thinks of a couple of advantages and disadvantages related to each point of view before discussing these questions so that you can have a balanced conversation. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO NOT APPEAR NARROW MINDED!   Is it good for society that sport… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING: SPORT AND FITNESS

SPEAKING · STUDENT

TALKING ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES

In English we have various ways of talking about our preferences and expressing why we choose some things over others. As well as having various words for choose (pick, select, go for) to be able to talk about our choices. A great way to advance in your language skills is to use several synonyms.  … Continue reading TALKING ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES

TEACHING BLOG

HOW TO EXPRESS PERSONAL AND GENERAL OPINIONS

There are various ways to express your personal opinion: In my point of view From where I am standing The way I see it I am under the impression I hold a strong opinion on/about I have reason to believe I firmly believe It´s a matter of opinion, but… I have the suspicion that I… Continue reading HOW TO EXPRESS PERSONAL AND GENERAL OPINIONS

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PERSONALITIES

AS WE KNOW, EVERYONE HAS THERE OWN PERSONALITY AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD SUCH AN INTERESTING PLACE. SOME PEOPLE ARE SHY WHEREAS OTHERS ARE OUTGOING. DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONALITY WITH A PARTNER:   Would you consider yourself to be introvert or extrovert? Do you usually get on with people with a similar… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PERSONALITIES

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: ABILITIES

DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT ABILITIES AND CAPABILITIES WITH YOUR LANGUAGE LEARNING PARTNER   What do you consider yourself to be good at? Do you know how to speak more than one language? Have you ever overcome difficulties to become an expert at something? What are you capable of now that you were not as a… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: ABILITIES