ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

QUESTION WORDS IN ENGLISH

A key part of holding a conversation in English is the ability to ask questions. When you can ask questions, you have the ability to guide an interaction and you can also maintain (continue) and develop (elaborate) it. What you need to take into account is that there are two types of questions: open questions… Continue reading QUESTION WORDS IN ENGLISH

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ENGLISH · VOCABULARY

BUSINESS VOCABULARY

Nouns: Annual leave – I have three days annual leave left this year. Application – I have already handed in my application to APPF. Benefits – The job has many cool benefits on offer. Bonus – I get a bonus twice a year if sales go well. Boss – My boss seems like a fantastic… Continue reading BUSINESS VOCABULARY

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): RELATIONSHIPS

Are you in a relationship? Who do you normally spend your free time with? Do you see your family every day? Are you happy when you are with your family? Do you like spending time with your friends? Do you want to get married? Who is the most important person in your life? What type… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): RELATIONSHIPS

ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR: IRREGULAR PAST VERBS

In the English language there are both regular and irregular verbs. The regular verbs are easy as they all end in ed, for example walked, listened and decided. The only difficulty occurs with pronunciation as there are three ways of doing this, /id/ /t/ /d/. Irregular verbs on the other hand are more difficult as… Continue reading GRAMMAR: IRREGULAR PAST VERBS

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): THE PAST

Practice past tenses HERE and HERE   What were you like as a child? What did you look like when you were 11? Which foods didn´t you used to like as a kid? Did you use to play computer games? Did you have a pet? Where did you live when you were a child? Who did you use… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): THE PAST

B2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (B2): HOW TECHNOLOGY MIGHT HAVE AN EFFECT ON OUR FUTURE

Will technology make big changes to our lives? Which types of jobs might become automated and therefore obsolete? Will any new types of jobs be created? What can we do to prepare ourselves for the technological future? Which skills will be essential in the future to be able to find a job in the coming… Continue reading UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (B2): HOW TECHNOLOGY MIGHT HAVE AN EFFECT ON OUR FUTURE

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): TRANSPORT SPEAKING

What is your favourite form of transport? How do you normally move around your city, on foot or by car? How often do you take the train? How often do you travel by bus? Are taxis expensive in your city? Do you enjoy walking around where you live? Have you travelled by plane before? Do… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): TRANSPORT SPEAKING

C1 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ADVANCED (C1): FILMS SPEAKING

Can you name some of the most successful films of all time? Which film do you rate as the best film ever? Which factors influence a film´s success most? (the sound-track, cast, plot etc.) Are there any famous films that do not deserve their success? What makes a film be considered as being successful? Is… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1): FILMS SPEAKING

B2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

INTERMEDIATE (B2): AT CHRISTMAS TIME

Has Christmas become too commercialised in your opinion? What does Christmas mean to you? Is Christmas an important event for you and your family? Do you tend to get drunk on Christmas eve (24th December)? Who do you spend the holidays with and what do you do? Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Can… Continue reading INTERMEDIATE (B2): AT CHRISTMAS TIME

B1 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PRE INTERMEDIATE (B1): CHRISTMAS TIME

What do you normally get for Christmas? What do you usually do to celebrate Christmas day (25th December)? Is Christmas a religious festival in your eyes? Would you say that Christmas was important for you as a child? Who do you enjoy spending time with at Christmas? Where do you usually celebrate Christmas eve (24th… Continue reading PRE INTERMEDIATE (B1): CHRISTMAS TIME

B2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

FCE (B2): FRIENDSHIP SPEAKING

What do you normally do when you meet up with friends? Do you have a large friendship group? When was the last time you spent some quality time with your best friend? Can someone be friends with an ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend? What does it mean to be a true friend? How often are… Continue reading FCE (B2): FRIENDSHIP SPEAKING

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): INTRODUCING YOURSELF

When we introduce ourselves in English we can use various forms to give our name, like: I am Marc, My name is Marc or I am called Marc. The best way is to learn the different types of questions that people will normally you ask and to have a clear answer. For example, instead of… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): INTRODUCING YOURSELF

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): EDUCATION

What do you study? Do you enjoy studying? Do you learn English at school or university? Why are you learning English? Do you have a degree? Do you like learning new things? Have you ever done a language course? Do you learn English online? What is your favourite subject? What was your favourite subject when… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): EDUCATION

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): FREE TIME

What do you normally do in your free time? What is your favourite hobby? Do you do your hobbies with friends or alone? How often do you do sport in your free time? Do you often go to the cinema? What did you do in your free time when you were younger? Do you enjoy… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): FREE TIME

A2 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ELEMENTARY (A2): WORK

What´s your profession? Do you have a job? What do you do for a living? Are you employed at the moment? Do you work or are you a student? Do you like your job? Where do you work? How do you go to work each day? When do you start work? What time do you… Continue reading ELEMENTARY (A2): WORK