Monday, 23 December 2013

English Verbs Prepositions Dictionary

The use of an incorrect preposition is one of the most common mistakes made by non-native speakers. Here is a link to a free downloadable dictionary of verbs+prepositions. Many thanks to for sharing these great free ebooks.

500 Real English Phrases

'Real English' is very different to that taught by most coursebooks in the English class. Here is an e-book called 500 Real English Phrases.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

We get a mention!! ELT Blog Carnival – Teaching and Learning with Video

Hi folks

Just wanted to share this with you.

I'm always keen to use engaging content in my lessons and over the last couple of years we've had our friends rapping, reciting poetry and even singing amongst other things. There's often much laughter as our learners have fun and this is the magic that they and we share. We pride ourselves with the way that our friends have the opportunity to engage in learning, make friends and feel part of something positive. These activities go above and beyond the primary objective of acquisition of the English language when considering the plight of our learners who are often isolated socially.

I'm very happy/humbled indeed to have had one of my lessons from my blog chosen as a good example.

The blogosphere is EXPLODING with cool ideas for using videos to teach English and here you’ll find links to some of the very best – .

Wayne Yare shares a lesson with a song that culminates in a personalized singing taskListening to his students laughing in the audio files is sure to put a smile on your face.

Please see the link

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fear is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

"Mass Destruction" is the name of the first single from the fourth album by Faithless, No Roots. It was released on 31 May 2004.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

We are the DJ

We are very happy to say that the Unity in Diversity group is still going from strength to strength and that we are very grateful to our friends for bringing so much to our community. We are lucky to have the Internet and a large screen in the main area. Everyone takes their turn as DJ and we've all heard some wonderful new music and had lots to discuss as a result. We'd like to share what we like to watch and listen to. Relax and enjoy the diverse choice. If you would like to add anything to the playlist please leave a comment below :-)

The Pain


My Culture

 German Coastguard

 Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier

Aik Alif, Noori & Saieen Zahoor, Coke Studio Pakistan  

ZAHARA - Traditional Belly Dance  

Afghan Style  

Adele - Someone Like You - live @ BRIT Awards 2011