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What’s cooking?

If you are like me and interested in cooking you might be watching a lot of cooking shows, like whatever Jamie Oliver is doing, My Kitchen Rules etc. So mostly you have learned a lot of new vocabulary, but I am giving you some additional vocabulary just in case.

COOKING VOCABULARY

COOKING VOCABULARY 2

COOKING IDIOMS

And some pictures for people with visual memory. Just click on the picture to make it bigger.

cooking

food

food2

food3

food4

Picture reference: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishatState?fref=photo

 
 

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Talking about your family – more than listing names and ages!

You do not have to be boring when you talk about your family!

BLACK SHEEP AND THE MYSTERIOUS UNCLE BOB

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Posted by &emdash; mai 12, 2014 in Listening, Reading, Speaking, Vocabulary

 

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Speaking and pronunciation activities

Do you sometimes feel that you do have enough grammar and vocabulary but you are lacking in speaking experience and you are not sure your pronunciation is good enough?

Help has arrived!

BUILD YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS

PRONUNCIATION ACTIVITIES

SPEAKING TIPS

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

ACCURACY TIPS

FLUENCY TIPS

BRITISH EXAM SPEAKING VIDEOS

LISTENING AND SPEAKING PRACTICE

 
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Posted by &emdash; mai 7, 2014 in Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary

 

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Topic – movies

A listening and vocabulary exercise:

MOVIES – LISTENING

 

Learn English with music

Music is one of the greatest assets language learning can actually have. Rhythm, melody -everything will stick to your mind and it will become natural to you.

Here is a great site where you can pick a song you like and also pick the language level from beginner to advanced for the tasks to go with your favorite songs:

LEARN ENGLISH WITH SONG LYRICS

And if you like British music, you might want to try these out:

MUSIC IS GREAT 1 

 MUSIC IS GREAT 2

Listening activities:

THE FIX

BOY BANDS

In addition:

ROCK VOCABULARY  (you can even listen to the samples)

5 BEST ROCK SONGS FOR LEARNING ENGLISH

And here are links to those songs:

PARAMORE – CRUSH CRUSH CRUSH

BIFFY CLYRO – GOD AND SATAN

THE CURE – FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

THE KING BLUES – I GOT LOVE

30 SECONDS TO MARS – THE KILL

Post Scriptum

I cannot resist giving you the links to my own two favorite songs in English:

THE EXTREME – MORE THAN WORDS

QUEEN – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

 

 

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Listening and vocabulary exercises with videos

The British Council has created many videos with listening comprehension and vocabulary exercises on interesting topics. Check it out:

BRITISH COUNCIL VIDEO ZONE

 

 

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Listening for busy people

You will be proficient in English if you hear, read and practice authentic material.

However, we are all busy and time is of essence.

I am sure, though, that you will find six minutes every other day or so. British Council has those wonderful podcasts for you:

SIX MINUTE ENGLISH

 

 

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