It often happens that students work hard the whole year but give up in the end. They relax thinking about the summer holidays. Most of them are sure that nothing bad might happen due to their persistent work and sound reputation. Unfortunately, it often leads to negative consequences like failed exams, papers, and, eventually, worse… Continue reading Effective Ways to Finish the Academic Year Strong
I’m going to be back in January.
As always, I recommend a few things that you can watch or listen to while you’re having to spend a few boring days with your family. 1 First a song to get you in the mood: Let there be peace on earth. We really need it. Adventure Time is a wacky cartoon and also really… Continue reading 6 Things to Watch and Do During the Holidays
This one really works (on people with guns):
Let It Go – from the Disney movie Frozen Your job is to listen to the Song and decide which of the three choruses comes first (they’re all different). To help you, the video has the lyrics on screen. That’s why it says sing-along. It even has a little dancing snowflake that shows you at which… Continue reading Let It Go – Put the choruses in the Right Order
This song is from the Dr Seuss book and, later, the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” It’s not Christmas, not even close, but that’s appropriate as the Grinch didn’t like the holiday season either. He’s probably delighted that people are listening to his song out of season. Listen to the Song here. The sound quality… Continue reading Gap Song: Mr Grinch
scythe (noun) [pronounce: saith] – a tool (see picture) with a long rounded blade, used for cutting grass or grain Scary, right? I mean the scythe, not the woman of course. And here are two verbs for things you can do with a scythe: mow (verb) – cut grass mowing (noun) – cutting the grass 2. reap (verb)… Continue reading Word to the Wise: scythe
I found the most used opposites in a book about word frequencies in English, and thought you might find this interesting. The book, Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English by Geoffrey N. Leech, Paul Raysona and Andrew Wilson, contains many interesting lists of words that are used the most by English speakers. Here is… Continue reading Which Are the Most Often Used Opposites?
Take a ___________ out of someone’s book – Copying someone’s good example Choose the right answer: A leaf B compliment C sentence D bug scroll down for the answer scroll some more The right answer is: leaf. (a leaf is not only one of those green thingies that grow on… Continue reading Instant Idiom: Take a ___________ out of someone’s book
What’s Your Name? I’m Jacqueline This is easy Grammar! Last time we talked about present simple with to be, and you can also check this article about present simple with other verbs. Now the difficult thing for lots of English learners is to put the two together. Can you use both present simple with to… Continue reading Simple Present with Questions, including To Be and Other Verbs