VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY: KEY TRAVEL PHRASES

Use these practical travel phrases on your next trip to achieve fluency in English. It is essential to use this vocabulary in context and with practical examples that you know you will say in real life. See our vocabulary topics HERE to have a full vocabulary list and try our vocabulary activities HERE: Book = reserve… Continue reading VOCABULARY: KEY TRAVEL PHRASES

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C1 ENGLISH · VOCABULARY

21 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

These are the key phrases necessary for the advanced (C1) exam when you wish to speak about language learning. The best way to learn them is to put them into practical examples that you can use in various contexts. For example: GET ACROSS – communicate information. What I want to get across is… I sometimes find… Continue reading 21 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

ACTIVITIES · STUDENT

ACTIVITY: WORD PATTERNS GAPS FILL

To improve your understanding of word patterns and prepositions, try our vocabulary activities HERE and learn how to use prepositions HERE   ACTIVITY: FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE PREPOSITION (MORE THAN ONE ANSWER MIGHT BE POSSIBLE): ON, AT, IN, AGAINST, FOR, OF, ABOUT, WITH ETC.   E.G. LOOK AT, TALK TO/WITH, BE KEEN ON   CONCENTRATE FOCUS… Continue reading ACTIVITY: WORD PATTERNS GAPS FILL

ACTIVITIES · PHRASAL VERBS

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY – PHRASAL VERBS

Jeapody is a classic vocabulary activity that is used across the world with language learners. It can be adapted to any type of word patterns HERE, collocations HERE or phrasal verbs HERE. Jeapody is a simple game in which learners of English can test their understanding of phrasal verbs. Each person needs a copy of… Continue reading VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY – PHRASAL VERBS

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

Fixed phrases: Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the… Continue reading FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

B2 ENGLISH · C1 ENGLISH · PHRASAL VERBS · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS · STUDENT · VOCABULARY

110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the First Certificate… Continue reading 110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

SPEAKING: GAPS FILL WORD PATTERNS

Fill in the gaps with the missing prepositions (with, of, in, on, up etc.):   Are you fed up _____ not being able to travel whenever you want to? Have you ever been accused _____ being foreign in your own country? Are you keen _____ getting away and getting to know new places? Are you… Continue reading SPEAKING: GAPS FILL WORD PATTERNS

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: MIND

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is MIND. MIND is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of think, look after, care for or worry about. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using MIND. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: MIND

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING WITH WORD PATTERNS

Are you good at listening activities in English? Are you worried about getting good marks at school? Have you ever been surprised by a grade you got on an exam? Do you ever dream about going to university? Are you looking forward to passing all of your exams? Who do you talk to when you… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING WITH WORD PATTERNS

GRAMMAR

OPINIONS

Useful phrases to express your opinion: In my opinion, … In my eyes, … To my mind, … As far as I am concerned, … Speaking personally, … From my point of view, … As for me / As to me, … My view / opinion / belief / impression / conviction is that …… Continue reading OPINIONS