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Tips on Having an Intercambio

Tips on Having an Intercambio

You want to improve your language level and are looking for an Intercambio partner? Excellent! Here are a few tips that will help you to make the most out of this experience. Find someone with the same level. For example, if you are an intermediate student at B1 level of English, you want to find … Continue reading

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4 Pics 1 Word – Practise your vocabulary

4 Pics 1 Word – Practise your vocabulary

Welcome to this week’s post. Let me introduce you to my latest favourite app: 4 Pics 1 Word. I found out about 4 Pics 1 Word through a friend on Facebook and have since become a little addicted to it. It’s great fun and a nice way for students to practise vocabulary whilst having some … Continue reading

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English Breakfast

English Breakfast

Have you ever had a full English breakfast? Did you enjoy it? If you are wondering what makes up a real English breakfast, listen to Tim Brown talking about it in his latest talking picture. Then, try and answer the questions below. Link to talking picture ‘English Breakfast’ Questions 1. Can you name all the … Continue reading

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Let it snow!

Let it snow!

It’s December, it’s nearly my birthday,  the holidays are only three weeks away and so it’s time to get into the Christmas mood! We put up our Christmas tree yesterday and although the weather outside is frightful (though for very different reasons to the ones mentioned in the song!), I’ve decided to usher you into … Continue reading

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Mind your own business!

Mind your own business!

Welcome to a new post on idioms. Today we are going to look at a range of idioms to do with work and occupations. 1. An inside job is a burglary which is committed with the help of an employee or a friend of the person robbed. For example, ‘It must have been an inside … Continue reading

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Listen to a new talking picture from guest blogger Tim Brown. This one is about the famous stone circle Stonehenge. When Tim and I met up in Bath this summer we took a day out to go and see it. It’s an impressive monument. Click on the link below to listen to Tim speak about … Continue reading

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It depends on …

It depends on …

This  video will teach you how to use the phrase ‘It depends on …’ when giving your opinion. In this 4 minute interview with guest blogger Tim Brown you will hear what he has to say about picnics, Lady Gaga and opera, if he prefers to live in Manchester or Bath and why pasties are … Continue reading

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New Shoes

New Shoes

It’s time for a little listening exercise. What you have to do: 1. Read the lyrics of the song ‘New Shoes’ by Paolo Nutini. 2. Listen to the song (watch the you tube version or find your own). 3. Fill the gaps. 4. Leave a comment with your answers. New Shoes lyrics Woke up cold … Continue reading

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A winning game

A winning game

The Euro 2012 is on and Wimbledon and the Olympic Games are about to start, so I think it’s time for an idiom post on sports and games! Ready? Set. Go! 1.’To be a good sport’ means to behave fairly, not to complain when one is beaten. For example, ‘He was a good sport although … Continue reading

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