Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Engaging listening activity - Why I think this world should end - by Prince Ea

Useful language for IELTS: Writing Task 1

This post looks at language that is very useful for describing how something falls or rises, a very common feature of almost all types of IELTS Writing Task 1. As can be seen below, in order to get Band 6 (which is what a lot of students are aiming for), the student needs to at least ATTEMPT to use less common vocabulary.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

World Cup 2014 - Countries, Languages and Nationalities

BBC News - That Time Again - England World Cup 2014 poem

Languages of world cup 2014 countries and nations.

List of adjectives for world cup 2014 nationalities.

 Nike Last World Cup Commercial 2014

Friday, 18 April 2014

Food Safety Coaching

Illness arising from eating contaminated food is readily preventable through good food hygiene practices. These good food hygiene practices stem from food handlers having adequate food knowledge and training.

Please watch the playlist below that is kindly provided and shared by the Food Standards Agency. The dialogue is very clear with visual prompts that help the viewer better understand the content and concepts.

Here are the learning materials/worksheets etc that accompany each video in the playlist. 

If you would like to print or keep a copy of the worksheets simply look for the appropriate icons when viewing the flip-books and help yourself :-)

Session 1 - Hand-washing

Session 2 - Keeping Equipment Separate

Session 3 - Pest Control

Session 4 - Keeping Food Covered & Staff Illness

Session 5 - Cleaning Effectively


Session 6 - Chilling Foods and Chilled Storage

Session 7 - Cooking and Reheating Safely

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The 'TH' Sound In English

The "TH" sound in English is difficult to pronounce for some people. In this video AJ teaches two ways to pronounce TH and teaches you exactly how to do it.
In the video AJ mentions two 'th' sounds. The soft sound we use to say 'thank you' and the buzzy sound we use to say 'there'.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Oxford Practice Grammar

Who is this book for?

Oxford Practice Grammar is for students of English  at a middle or 'intermediate' level. This means  students who are no longer beginners but who are  not yet expert in English. The book is suitable for  those studying for the Cambridge First Certificate  in English. It can be used by students attending  classes or by someone working alone.

What about the tests?

There are 25 tests at intervals through the book. You can do a test after you have  worked through a group of units. At the beginning of each test you are told which  units are being tested.
The tests do two things. Firstly, they enable you to find out how well you have  mastered the grammar. (If you get things wrong, you can go back to the relevant  unit or part of a unit.) Secondly, the tests give you practice in handling exam-type  questions. Many of the test questions are similar to those used in the Cambridge
First Certificate Use of English Paper.