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)

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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 · 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

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

Gaps fill word patterns and collocations

Reading is a key part of improving your vocabulary, this way you will learn organically which words have the tendency of going together. An important aspect of this though is keeping a note of which words go with which prepositions in a log in your notebook. Also, to be able to understand word patterns and… Continue reading Gaps fill word patterns and collocations

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: LOSE

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is LOSE. LOSE is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of fail to keep or win, forget, not understand or waste. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using LOSE. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: LOSE

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: MISS

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is MISS. MISS is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of lose, be necessary, not reach or not get an opportunity. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using MISS. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: MISS

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