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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

VOCAB PRACTICE - ANTONYMS englishforeveryone

An antonym is a word that had the opposite meaning. For example:

  • Good/Bad
  • Big/Small
They are a great way of improving and expanding your vocabulary. The more antonyms you can remember the wider and more diverse your vocabulary will become. Here are five exercises to help you:


The exercises come with questions and explanations.

PREPOSITIONS englishforeveryone

As I have said many times on this blog. Prepositions are one of the most difficult pieces of Englisgh to master. they are very difficult to understand and difficult to predict. The site englishforeveryone has three very good activities that you can use to practice:

http://www.englishforeveryone.org/PDFs/Prepositions%20of%20Time.pdf
http://www.englishforeveryone.org/PDFs/Prepositions%20of%20Time.pdf

They are to practie using prepositions for both time and place. i hope you like them.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Listening Practice BBC

PREPOSITIONS Esl Cafe

One of the most common problems that students have at WSI Nice is prepositions. Everyday, lots of students ask me about these and say how difficult they find them. Therefore, i thought I would post this article to show how to use some of them. I have put them in different categories. 

TIME
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions01.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions02.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions03.html

PLACES
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions04.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions05.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions06.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/prepositions08.html

We hope that you like them.


As ... as ESL Cafe

One of the most difficult pieces of grammar in Waystage level is As.... as. We use it as a type of comparison or to say something is the same. These links are from the website eslcafe and focus on using as...as in everyday conversation. They give a lot of interesting examples of how we can use the language:

http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/figurative_expressions01.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/figurative_expressions02.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/figurative_expressions03.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/figurative_expressions04.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/figurative_expressions05.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/figurative_expressions06.html

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

BBC VIDEO NEWS - Great listening practice

FIRST CONDITIONAL englishgrammarsecrets

This is another activity from englishgrammarsecrets. We have four different ways to practice the First Conditional, which is a piece of grammar we use in Waystage and Upper waystage.

http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/firstconditional/exercise1.html
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/firstconditional/exercise2.html
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/firstconditional/exercise3.html
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/firstconditional/exercise4.html

REPORTED SPEECH englishgrammarsecrets

These are a selection of activities from the fantastic website englishgrammarsecrets. they help you to pradctice Reported Speech. This is the type of langauge where we use:

  1. He said
  2. He asked me
  3. He told me
There are three activities that are very good and help you practice in different ways.