Here’s one of my son playing and hide-and-seek behind a curtain. Took us ages to find him! Until next time!Read more "Lazy Saturday"
My students and I talked about some pronunciation difficulties today and after lots of practice with stress and intonation, I think we’ve finally made some progress! Although it was a three-hour lesson, the time seemed to have gone by quickly for us. I’m glad no one was asleep! 🙂 If you need some help in […]Read more "Say It Right in the IELTS Speaking test!"
I am a huge horror movie fan and also a big TV series addict. One of the TV series I am religiously watching is The Walking Dead and I’m quite excited about the final episode that is coming up next week. At the same time, I’m quite sad that it will end then. It has […]Read more "Zombies anyone?"
Recently, I had a lesson going through this part of the IELTS Test. A lot of candidates usually 1) ace the first part but many are 2) stumped when they reach Part 2 where candidates tend to 3) dry up after 45 seconds (as I have seen this happen many times!). The final part asks […]Read more "More on IELTS Speaking"
I came across this interesting article that may or may not answer this question: Program vs Programme What’s the difference? Until next time!Read more "Programme or Program?"
It’s been raining a lot these past few weeks and the clouds don’t seem to want to *let up. To be honest, I love the wet weather after not having seen the rain for a long time in the middle-eastern desert. What about you? How do you feel about the rain? *let up: a pause […]Read more "It’s Raining Again"
My neighbour’s little girl gave me this today. Though the flowers were small, the fragrance was truly strong. The first signs of spring!Read more "Spring Sprouts"
Although it’s supposed to be the first day of spring today, it still feels really cold. My daughter is already thinking of wearing T-shirts while I’m still chattering my teeth wearing three layers of clothes! Anyway, I hope it’s nice and warm where you are!Read more "Welcome to Spring!"
Today is St. Patrick’s Day and is an occasion that is widely celebrated in the US and Ireland. To find out more about this day, have a look at this video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKf-Do0VGjc] You can also try some of these resources below. St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets ESL HolidayLessons.com: Saint Patrick’s Day (text + mp3) ESLVideo.com :: History […]Read more "St. Patrick’s Day"
Today’s lesson with my students involved IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 and what is involved in this part of the test. If you need help with this, here are some websites for you to practise with: IELTS Exam Preparation – Writing Task 1 – A IELTS Writing – Academic Task 1 – Vocabulary | Good […]Read more "IELTS Academic Writing Task 1"