“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

23 May 2012

PRACTISE ENGLISH ONLINE: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/intermediate.html

http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/intermediate

http://esl.about.com/od/intermediateenglish/Learning_English_for_the_Intermediate_Level.htm

http://www.english-online.org.uk/intcourse.htm

http://www.eslgold.com/ 

http://www.manythings.org/

http://www.usingenglish.com/

http://www.mansioningles.com/

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar

http://www.englishmedialab.com/

http://a4esl.org/

http://www.englishclub.com/learn-english.htm

Listening: http://www.esl-lab.com/

English Listening Lesson Library Online: http://www.elllo.org/

Essential functions: http://www.english-online.org.uk/course.htm

More functions: http://www.audioenglish.net/english-learning/type_dialogue.htm

Intermediate level online courses: http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/INTERMEDIATE/presentacion.htm
http://www.learn-english-online.org/

Pre-intermediate English course: http://www.autoenglish.org/preintermediate.htm

Topics, videos and exercises: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/intermediate.html

Videos: http://english-conversation-course.com/english-intermediate-videos.html

Lingu@net World Wide: http://www.linguanet-worldwide.org/lnetww/es/home.jsp

The flatmates: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/

Guide to grammar and writing: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

Talk about English (BBC radio programme for ESL): http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/talkaboutenglish/





17 May 2012

/Ә/ or schwa




I thought love was
Only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else
But not for me
Love was out to get to me
That's the way it seems
Disappointment haunted
All my dreams

And then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm in love
I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her
If I tried

I thought love was
More or less a given thing
The more I gave the less
I got, oh yeah
What's the use in trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine
I got rain

And then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm in love
I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her
If I tried

What's the use in trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine
I got rain

And then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm in love
I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her
If I tried

Then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
Now I'm a believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm a believer
Then I saw her face
I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm a believer
The more, the merrier: EXERCISE

HOW YOU SAY... ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

Be honest, how do you pronounce Sean Connery, Gwyneth Paltrow or Tyrone Power?

And what about fashion brands? How do you say Nike, Levi's or Chanel?

What conclusion have you reached? Is English language chaotic? Read and listen to the following poem "The Chaos of the English Language" and then you tell me.
It's not so bad, isn't it? Just joking!!

16 May 2012

YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST

Fancy revising comparatives and superlatives? Well, all you have to do is ...

12 May 2012



Please do notice the following expressions that have already appeared in class:
- turn up (phrasal vb.)
- out of the blue (idiom)
- never mind
- stay away (phrasal vb.)
- beg (pronunciation of /g/)

More songs with phrasal verbs and such? Sure! Here you are:

- I won't /wəʊnt/ give up on us
- rough
- tough
- a lot at stake
- we're worth it
- cave in

10 May 2012

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

WEBQUESTS:

1.    Discovering English culture

2.    London webquest

3.    "Who is tired of London is tired of life" (Samuel Johnson)

LANGUAGE:

      1.    Survival English for travellers


      3.    Welcome to London
     
     4.    Travel English (amazing website)

     5.    Slow London (radio programme)

LISTENING EXERCISE:



There are nine million people in a city full of historical landmarks, _________________ can be viewed from a cruise on the River Thames.

Westminster Abbey has been used for all the coronations since the year _____.

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Egyptian Obelisk and Buckingham Palace continue to be on any tourist itinerary.

There is a fascination with Kensington Palace _______________ are still placed for the late Princess Diana.

Harrods is a famous department store with price tags just as fancy.

Double-decker buses and ____________ phone booths are the city trademarks.

Memorabilia of the Royal Family is everywhere including the recognizable ___________ of the Horse Guards.

There are many popular meeting points in London but none more so than Piccadilly Circus, a dynamic area of people, ________, colour and ________. Artists and buskers share central stage hoping to be the next discovery. This is a very ____________. Within a short walking distance from a network of eateries and popular night spots

London _______________ at night when it seems that every tourist in the country is looking for action. There is free entertainment in ­­­­­____________________ areas and the best in live theatre.

Some restaurants have a _______________________ of London Bridge against the romantic midnight sky.

ANSWERS:
many of which
1308
where flowers
bright red
uniforms
traffic
noise
busy area
comes alive
pedestrian
memorable view

03 May 2012

PHRASAL VERBS IN SONGS

Get phrasal verbs video (with subtitles)
Phrasal verb rap song:


Phrasal verbs in songs 1:


Phrasal verbs in songs 3:


Phrasal verbs in songs 4:


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Phrasal verbs in songs 12:
And now, do listen to this fantastic song: