Academic IELTS Writing course

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You might have tried everything you could on your own to gain a higher score but you are feeling anxious and you need to understand how to proceed from here. We shall start with an initial consultation before suggesting the course of action. We have the following packages available: 5, 8, 10, 15 and 20 hours. You can choose to … Read More

English for children through cartoons on Padlet

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This article is primarily for the teachers who teach English online and here I would like to share my experience of teaching children English using cartoons for teaching English and Padlet. Padlet is like a blackboard/whiteboard that both the teacher and student can access and collaborate on either before, during or after the lesson. I will give you an example … Read More

Names of vegetables in Russian

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Hello, all! In the video below you can either learn from zero or revise the names of various vegetables in Russian. I'll provide you with a list of these here so you can refer to them when you need to. СПИСОК СЛОВ (WORD LIST) баклажан - aubergine огурец - cucumber помидор - tomato картофель - potato/potatoes капуста - cabbage кукуруза ... Read More

IELTS Speaking practice with a video

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About the AuthorAnna Large TwitterLecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, business owner in the UKIntroductionStay focused. Smile at the examiner and maintain good eye contact. Try not to hesitate too much: think before you say something. Try to learn useful spoken language that will give you additional time to think before you say something and have plenty of practice!Anna LargeYou ... Read More

Improving spoken English

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How to hire a car in EnglishAbout the AuthorAnna Large TwitterLecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, business owner in the UKCar hire If you want to be fluent in English, try to learn through dialogues and conversations with others. Anna Large

IELTS Relationship Vocabulary

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My name is Anna Large and I specialise in teaching Academic English. I also teach English to adults on Skype. Today I would like to work with you on the vocabulary related to relationships. This is something you will have to talk about in your IELTS Speaking exam. Let’s look at sample questions in Part 1. Here the examiner is ... Read More

Sarcasm in Fawlty Towers

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Understanding sarcasm in British comedyHello, all! I have taught English for some time now and have seen what is popular with my students. Today I would like to share with you a short clip from one of my most favourite sitcoms: Fawlty Towers. The scene is called: 'The room with a view'. Why do I use it to teach English? ... Read More

Job names in Chinese

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What you will learn today In today’s lesson, I will teach you how to talk about your dream job in Chinese. I will use a simple phrase ‘I want to be a…’/ 我想当 …/wǒ xiǎng dāng…followed by names of different occupations. This lesson is for the Elementary level because I won’t be asking you to give a reason for your ... Read More

Basic greeting phrases

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Hello, all. Below you have some greetings in Chinese. Listen to the podcast to hear how they are pronounced. If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to ask me. 你好        nǐhǎo  (Hello). 我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo  (I am good). 你好吗      nǐhǎo ma?  (How are you?) 还行吧      hái xíng ba (Still just so so).  还不错 hái bú cuò (Still … Read More