Category Archives: Skills

Misunderstandings

A misunderstanding is a failure to understand or interpret correctly. There are everyday misunderstandings; they can be verbal or cultural, or they might have to do with people’s behaviour. In any case, those who suffer them tend to enjoy telling the story. Here’s a funny … Continue reading

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BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS

HERE ARE SOME QUOTATIONS ABOUT READING. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEM? “Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.” Bell Hooks “Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an … Continue reading

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STORYTELLING (and narrative tenses…)

Are you ready to practise NARRATIVE TENSES? Read some stories and fill the gaps with the correct verbal tense. Story 1 Story 2 Story 3 Story 4 Now listen to this native American folk tale and ENJOY!!

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PRACTISE COMPLAINT LETTERS

Practise complaint letters. Use the following web pages. They’re extremely useful! –COMPLAINT LETTERS 1: here you’ll find many samples of the most common complaint letters. Then go down on the page and you’ll see tens of FILL-IN-THE-GAP exercises. Try them!! … Continue reading

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Past tense review

We can use the past simple to talk about  actions and states which we see as completed in the past. I left  school when I was sixteen. I was  very happy then. He  told me all about his childhood. We … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS (direct and indirect)

What are Indirect Questions? Direct questions are the “normal” questions that we can ask to friends, family members, and people who we know well. Example of a direct question: “Where’s the bathroom?” Indirect questions are a little more formal and … Continue reading

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Personality adjectives

personality (noun): the combination of qualities or characteristics that form a person’s character Personality adjectives are adjectives that we use to describe a person and their character or personality. Everybody is an individual so we all have different personalities. One … Continue reading

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