Conditionals

Here is some information to help you review conditional sentences. Si prefieres estudiar este tema en castellano (os entiendo, es chungo…) echa un vistazo a: http://aprendeinglessila.com/2013/03/condicionales/ PRACTICE! Let’s start with two easy activities. Kahoots! Remember: I can see the results to these. 1. First conditional (If + present simple + will) 2. Second conditional (IfContinue reading “Conditionals”

Music to Practice your English

I have always felt that music is one of the best ways to work on your pronunciation. However, you must be careful about what music you use to practice your language skills! Personally, I think that there are certain genres (categories, types) that are better than others if you’re looking to improve your English. ForContinue reading “Music to Practice your English”

Reviewing “There + to be” and “It”

Do you get confused when “There” or “It” are used as the subjects of a sentence? In my experience, many native Spanish speakers have a difficult time with the haber -> there + to be structure. If you do, check out this great little lesson from the British Council: It and There. They have aContinue reading “Reviewing “There + to be” and “It””

Adverbs of Manner

Hello! So, you would like to learn more about adverbs of manner? Awesome! Here are two great resources for you. The British Council has a brief explanation of the topic. The best part of this page is that they have four separate interactive exercises to help you practice! Check out http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/adverbials/adverbs-manner English Club has anContinue reading “Adverbs of Manner”

False Friends

Aren’t false friends wonderful? We talked about false friends very briefly in class today. However, we didn’t have nearly enough time to talk about all the false friends that exist between Spanish and English. False friends (or false cognates) are words that are similar in two different languages. Despite looking alike, they have very differentContinue reading “False Friends”

Phrasal Verbs

Many of you have asked about phrasal verbs. Here’s a resource that will help you learn phrasal verbs and practice what you’ve learned. Make sure to do their quizzes to apply what you study! The 200 “most common” phrasal verbs: https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/phrasal-verbs-list.htm More phrasal verbs: https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Phrasal_Verbs/index.htm

Homework: Writing E-mails

As a teacher, and a stickler for etiquette while writing, it bothers me to see e-mails written without a correct salutation or closing. E-mail is not a glorified text message… or am  I wrong? Please read the following article and do the interactive activities that are included (The definition game and the comprehension challenge). WeContinue reading “Homework: Writing E-mails”

Sayings in English: “Red sky at night…”

The sky sure was red here in the Ason River Valley this morning! There’s a common saying in the US that discusses red skies in the morning and at night. It attempts to explain what the weather will be during the next twenty four hours! It says: “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red skyContinue reading “Sayings in English: “Red sky at night…””