Friday, 20 September 2013

Never tell me that you can't!

Sorry for stopping writing for a while, but some days there's neither energy nor time left.

Anyway I'm back with something I found in the web. I think it's one of those things I call "wonders from the web".

I think that if I had had this kind of open sources in the past when I was learning English, I would have learnt more, saving both money and time!!

That's what I mean in the title of this post: never tell me that you can't learn English, because nowadays your statement can't be true! 

I tell you what I'm so enthusiastic about: it is a database with a lot of videos in it, graduated for different levels of competence and for each video there is a range of activities you can do to make your vision more profitable!

In order to start watching videos you have to register (you can do it through Facebook or giving an email address and adding a password)

Select your preferences: you can choose from three levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), different topics, different focuses (vocabulary or pronunciation) and find which videos are more suitable for your learning needs and interests.
For each video you have four different activities and you are marked on your performance (A,B,C or D)

Have a go! See for yourself!
Bye :)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Would you like to talk to someone (in English)?

 I very often hear my students saying: "I can read English, I can understand English but I've got some problems with speaking".

Practising is the best way to improve this ability, but if you are not in an English speaking country, it is not so easy to find someone to talk to, and, in the event you find somebody, you have to cope with your being afraid of making mistakes: it often happen to adults.

Today I would like to suggest a way to speak English with someone at your level of competence and with your same motivation: the web can offer the chance you are looking for! 

It's a network of teachers and students from around the world, and they all want to speak English. You only have to register and follow instructions. You need to have a Skype contact and a headset or other device that enables two-way conversation.

If you don't have a clue about the topics you could speak about, they suggest you some possible speaking tasks.

Click on the logo and start a new adventure. 

Have a good time with your new English speaking friends!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Found another collection of listening activities

Today, while looking for some materials for my lessons at school, I've come across a collection of listening activities:




  • SHORT VIDEOS (there's also the complete series called "Flatmates" from BBC videos)

You find more suggestions about the topic of listening on a previous post I added a few weeks ago
Keep in touch with English (and remember the password for this blog: 
"Never give up!!")