Artículos, reflexiones y opiniones de profesores sobre english

Miguel
Publicado por Miguel

Dont look down, dont be shy and keep dreaming :)

As many kids or adults out there, at some point, you found yourself thinking what does this"word" or that "sentence" means. It can be a movie, a book, a friend, an expression, something that we are missing that is not enabling us to connect and feel part of it.    Learn a new language is like a super-power, and I believe this is a unique chance for humankind to connect. Nowadays, everyone wants fast results and wants to learn fas...
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Maggie
Publicado por Maggie

What would happen if we transformed an exam practice or a revision into a room full of puzzles to so

In the current world of ELT, within the emerging methodologies and the incorporation of the newest technological advances it is sometimes difficult to get the best out of our students and keep their attention throughout a lesson.  However attractive the materials are and the way to deliver the content is, how much of it provides students’ engagement in the tasks we prepare? Students look for fresh ideas and a whole lot of excitement i...
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Nick
Publicado por Nick

My Teaching Journey So Far: From Face-to-Face on a Contract to Online Freelancer

Hello everyone!   As some of you already know, I've been teaching English     for a few years now, 6 and counting to be precise. I've helped various age groups: from 2-year-old babies to 60-year-old grandmas and grandpas. It's been a fun ride, that's for sure.   I love what I do. I am passionate about it and, I have to say, I've become pretty good through the years. Even though I am not a native speaker and re...
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Helena
Publicado por Helena

¿Cómo usar los tiempos del pasado en Inglés?

Los tiempos verbales en inglés son varios, y cada uno de ellos se usará de manera diferente, dependiendo de aquello que realmente queremos expresar.  Podemos diferenciar entre 3 tipos de acciones: ACCIONES PUNTUALES--> Por ejemplo, I bought a new car last month (Me compré un coche nuevo el mes pasado). ACCIONES EN PROGRESO--> I was having dinner at 10 pm (Estaba cenando a las 10 de la noche) HÁBITOS--> éstas son las que...
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Zeynep
Publicado por Zeynep

Learning English methods, tips and ideas for begginners, for all levels

Here's some tips for learning English or any other new language: If you are totally beginner, you should learn some basics first, then you can focus on more speaking etc. You should know main things like greetings, asking questions, ordering etc. And also from begginning alphabet, subjects, main verbs to use daily life.  If you want to learn English by yourself, it is possible, believe me, I have leant it by myself. My journey was'nt li...
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Seyed Mahyad
Publicado por Seyed Mahyad

Speaking is one of the most challenging skills of the IELTS test but it gets easy once you know it

IELTS Speaking test consists of 3 parts and overly lasts between 11-14 minutes. In Part 1 the examiner asks some daily topic questions such as describing your occupation or talking about where you live. Here you need to answer each question with 2-4 sentences using moderate level of Grammar and Vocabulary. This part takes 5 minutes. Part 2 examiner gives you a Cue card and asks you to tell a story for about 2 minutes non-stop, you have 1 minute...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

Forget Vocabulary and Grammar - Learn Language Chunks

The English language is chunky!    That is to say,    words often combine with other words to make phrases  (or chunks).    For example in collocations, phrasal verbs and expressions. Collocations A collocation consists of    words that are often found together     (not just by chance). You may know some verb-noun collocations already for example: 'catch a cold'; 'ask a favou...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

Tips for Practising Listening skills for your Exam

Practice makes perfect I think the key to training your listening skills really is regular practice.  I'm not referring to just exam practice, which can get tedious, but using real authentic sources.  This can be  podcasts,  series or  youtube  videos.  Just find what interests you and away you go! In my classes I tend to use real sources like this, even turning them into exam-style questions. The p...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

Adjectives formed from the same root word

-ing  and -ed adjectives Remember an adjective ending in -ing describes a situation and an adjective ending in -ed describes a feeling. Here are some of the most common ones: boring - bored disappointing - disappointed surprising- surprised interesting - interested exciting- excited shocking - shocked Same root, different meaning Often the same root can be used to form adjectives with different meanings. IMAGINE ---- imaginable,  &nb...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

A look at nouns formed from phrasal verbs

Nouns can be made from many phrasal verbs. I have compiled a very short list of some common examples (with their phrasal verbs in brackets): OUT workout (work out) burnout  (burn out) UP catch-up (catch up) hold-up   (hold up) IN break-in   (break in) intake   (take in) Normally the particle goes after the verb, for example in 'break-in', but sometimes it goes before the verb, for example in 'intake'. These ar...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

Suggestions for learning phrasal verbs with abstract meanings

Many phrasal verbs have abstract meanings. I'm going to explain this using phrasal verbs formed from the verb 'look'. An example of a phrasal verb with a concrete meaning is 'look for' (buscar). Here are some examples of phrasal verbs with abstract meanings with the verb 'look': look forward to: await with excitement/ long for (tener muchas ganas de) look back (on): reflect on/ reminisce about (recordar) look up to: admire/ respect/ regar...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

Phrasal verbs: real contexts provide real meaning

When learning a new language it is important to use real contexts such as news articles and horoscopes to give it real meaning.   But it is also how you record new language which is important in how effectively you learn and retain it. Horoscopes are an excellent authentic source of informal language such as phrasal verbs. Here I’ve written one I've invented myself: Capricorn Horoscope New opportunities are opening up at work this we...
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Jennifer
Publicado por Jennifer

Don't be put off by phrasal verbs and their abstract meanings

So why are English learners put off by phrasal verbs? Why do they try to get out of using them and why do they struggle to get the hang of them?  In my experience learners often try to get out of (avoid) using phrasal verbs as they are indeed problematic for them due to their sometimes abstract meanings.  For example, if you consider 'get out of', it is difficult to connect this to the meaning of 'avoid'. It's only when we consider the...
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John
Publicado por John

¿Cómo mejorar mi fluidez y pronunciación en inglés?

La pregunta más frecuente que se hacen la mayoría de los alumnos que quieren aprender inglés es ¿Cómo mejorar mi fluidez? ¿Qué puedo hacer para mejorar mi pronunciación? muchas de estas respuestas las podrás encontrar en este artículo. Además cabe resaltar que la educación que se imparte hoy en día tanto en colegios como en muchas academias, se basa principalmente en gramática, lectura y escritura dejando muchas veces de lado el "SPEAKING", al ...
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