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Sunday, 29 November 2015

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH (12)

VOCABULARY LEARNING IS IMPORTANT:
·        Vocabulary knowledge aids in activating and building background knowledge to make connections to text, and having vocabulary knowledge can increase reading comprehension and fluency while reading.
·        Vocabulary knowledge can improve writing skills and build knowledge of other word meanings through known root words, prefixes, suffixes, and word families.

VOCABULARY:CINEMA.

Films and cinema
Can you talk about a film which?
Ø Made you laugh a lot
Ø Made you cry
Ø Sent you to sleep
Ø Made you feel good
Ø You’ve seen several times
Ø Made you buy the soundtrack
Paramount Pictures wants you.
Paramount Pictures is an international film and television production studio. It is consistently ranked as one of the top-grossing film studios in the world and it is well-known for movie block-blusters such as Grease, Friday the 13th and Mission Impossible.
The studio has employed most of the best script writers in the world but it is sick to the back teeth of their whingeing behaviour and eccentric off set requirements. It has decided to put its foot down and open an academy to develop new talent.
·       If you want to apply for the academy, write a postcard to the talent manager answering the following questions.

·       If you had to write a script about a famous person, who would you write about and why?

Thursday, 29 October 2015

MODAL VERBS; MUST / MUSTN’T / NOT HAVE TO

 1-Fill in the blanks with the correct form of : must / mustn’t /not have to.

1. We ________________ (use) electronic devices when we travel by plane.
2. Before entering a foreign country, we ____________ (show) our passports.
3. I’m sure it will be a tiring journey. She ___________  (come) if she doesn’t want to.
4. Children under 8 years old _____________(be) accompanied by their parents.
5. You_____________ (finish) writing the reports today. Tomorrow will be OK.
6. After a long-time injury David ____________ (train) a lot to be fit.
7. When you come home, please be quiet. You ___________ (wake) the baby   because she’s just fallen asleep.
8. Since we have two cars, you _____________(wait) for us.
9. As this is the last chance to qualify, they __________(play) well and score two goals.
10. People __________ (waste) water due to lack of water in the near future.

 Key:
1. mustn’t  2. must  3. doesn’t have to  4. must  5. don’t have to  6. must  7. mustn’t  8. don’t have to  9. must  10. mustn’t

2-Complete the sentences with the right form of MUST -HAVE TO

1. You ------------- get a visa if you want to visit China.
2. I don't like ------------------- work during holidays.
3. Those passengers will --------------------- show their flight coupons before boarding the plane.
4. You -------------------- have your glasses mended. I order you to do so!
5. I ---------------- stay at home two days ago because it was snowing.
6. He ------------------- walk since his car was stolen.
7. We'll ---------------- take a lot of food with us.
8. On entering a mosque you ----------------- change your shoes.
9. You ---------------------- go now. I want to go to bed.
10. What a pity you ------------------------ go now.

Answer key:

a)            You have to get a visa if you want to visit China.
b)           I don't like having to work during holidays.
c)            Those passengers will have to show their flight coupons before boarding the plane.
d)           You must have your glasses mended. I order you to do so!
e)            I had to stay at home two days ago because it was snowing.
f)             He has had to walk since his car was stolen.
g)            We'll have to take a lot of food with us.
h)           On entering a mosque you have to change your shoes.
i)             You must go now. I want to go to bed.
j)             What a pity you have to go now.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH.(11)



Keep yourself motivated by looking back at the English books you used in previous years. You’ll be surprised at how easy they seem to you now! Congrats, your level is improving!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday, 7 August 2015

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH. (10)

Learn prefixes (dis-, un-, re-) and suffixes (-ly, -ment, -ful), these will help you to work out the meaning of words and build your vocabulary.


Monday, 3 August 2015

VOCABULARY: TIPS TO HELP YOU REMEMBER NEW WORDS.

Best 5 Ways for Remembering Words.

Below are 5 ways to enhance your memory for a specific word:

1. Use the words in a joke or make up a joke about the word and we have found that the more unusual the word is the easier it is to remember.
2. Turn the word into an acronym. Do this by assigning each letter to a word and try to put together a sentence like this.
3. Use the word in a rhyme. It is a known fact that us as humans remember songs and poems easier that’s why most of us will still remember songs from our childhood.
4. Associate the word with shapes or images for example a car, window or a stool even just anything that you can associate so when you think about that object you immediately think of the word as well.
5. Sing the word out loud! This has been proven to increase the chances of remembering the word.



Friday, 31 July 2015

MUST / HAVE TO / NEEDN'T (pre-intermediate level)


Fill in the gaps:

  1. I ____ work from nine to three every day except Sunday.
  2. Are you sure we ____ see Aunt Lucy tonight?
  3. Sheila ____ go to university on Tuesdays. Tuesday is her day off.
  4. I've got a terrible headache. I think I ____ take an aspirin.
  5. Let's run. We ____ get home before dark.
  6. You look so pale. I think you ____ see a doctor.
  7. It's a pity we ____ work on such a lovely day.
  8. We ____ work even on such a lovely day if we want to finish soon.
  9. She ____ take exams at the end of each term.
10. She ____ learn more if she wants to pass the exam.
11. My brother ____ cook meals, he's only a waiter.
12. The room is tidy, you ____ clean it.
13. 'Are you a driver?' - 'Yes, I ____ drive a lorry.'
14. We ____ walk, there's a bus to the hotel.
15. You ____ feed the baby, she isn't hungry.

Possible solutions:

  1. I have to work from nine to three every day except Sunday.
  2. Are you sure we must see Aunt Lucy tonight?
  3. Sheila doesn't have to go to university on Tuesdays. Tuesday is her day off.
  4. I've got a terrible headache. I think I must take an aspirin.
  5. Let's run. We must get home before dark.
  6. You look so pale. I think you must/should see a doctor.
  7. It's a pity we have to work on such a lovely day.
  8. We must work even on such a lovely day if we want to finish soon.
  9. She has to take exams at the end of each term.
10. She must learn more if she wants to pass the exam.
11. My brother doesn't have to cook meals, he's only a waiter.
12. The room is tidy, you needn't clean it.
13. 'Are you a driver?' - 'Yes, I have to drive a lorry.'
14. We needn't walk, there's a bus to the hotel.

15. You needn't feed the baby, she isn't hungry.

How to learn a foreign language. A non academic opinion about how to learn languages.


HERE ARE SOME EXTRACTS WHICH I HAVE FOUND EITHER AMUSING OR THOUGHT-PROVOKING:

....Maybe the most rapid way of learning a language would be to fall in love with someone who is a native speaker of the foreign language, then go and live in their country and have no contact with your own language. After 6 months of such a total immersion most people would be very proficient. .....
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.... If you consider that learning a language is a tedious chore then give up now, don’t waste any more time. Do something you like doing. .....
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.....One of the slowest most inefficient ways of learning a language is in a classroom full of people. School children often spend 10 years learning a foreign language with almost no result. ....   .....The results from adult education classes are a little better but only if the teacher is very good and if you also study outside of the classroom. ....
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Some activities and ideas which can help you learn a language:
-Attend language classes but don’t expect to learn very fast unless you do a lot of supplementary study.
-Use the immense amount of free online courses available on internet.
-Sign up for the “word of the day” offered by many sites.
-Read books which have specially reduced vocabularies designed for language learners.

-Note that Jehova’s Witnesses will give you hours of free conversation classes if you invite them into your house to speak about religion. 

ONLINE RESOURCES. CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE!

Welcome to a wide range of free resources for ESL learners :



Grammar

Improve your knowledge of English

  • Grammar: English grammar rules, verb tenses and vocabulary usage.
  • Exercises : Online and printable grammar and vocabulary exercises.
  • Vocabulary lists: general, professional and environmental themes.
  • New words in English : recently-coined terms and expressions.
  • Phrasal verbs: alphabetical lists with their meaning and an example.
Business

Develop your business skills

  • Useful terms and phrases commonly used in all areas of business :
    advertising, employment, interviews, marketing, meetings, negotiations,
    presentations, sales, money, investment, telephone, as well as
    business letters and useful abbreviations.
Idioms and Proverbs

Idioms and proverbs

Word games

Graded word games

  • Online and printable word games for all levels.
  • Crosswords, wordsearches, quizzes, missing words, and more ...
Quotations

Famous Quotations

  • Quotations from politicians, authors, actors, scientists and philosophers.
News

English newspapers and radio-tv

  • Stay up-to-date by reading and listening to reports on recent world events
Fun activities

Relax with English fun activities

  • Find jokes, riddles, games, brainteasers for all the family.

Monday, 20 July 2015

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH.(9)

1. Take a deep breath and SPEAK!
The more you think about speaking, the more nervous you will get. Just try speaking more. Next time you go to English class or speak English, count how many times you speak in five or ten minutes. After that, try to speak more. If you spoke one time today, next English class, try to speak two or three times. The more you speak the more you will learn how to communicate properly.

2. Don’t apologize for not knowing everything or “Not speaking English!”
You are learning English… You are trying, right? That’s what’s important. You don’t say “I don’t know how to cook that.” and stop cooking new things or “I don’t know how to use a computer.” and stop using new computer apps and programs. You just keep doing your best and you learn more and more as time goes on.  Please don’t say ‘I DON’T speak English’. Instead you could say:
• “I am learning English. Could you speak a little slower?”
• “I’m sorry, I didn’t understand.”
• “Could you repeat that?”
• “So, you’re saying that…. [rephrase what you heard]”.
• “What does _________ mean?”

(Read more at the website mentioned at the top of this post.)

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH.(8)


Get help!
If you don’t understand something, you MUST ask someone.
Ask your teacher, a classmate, a family member or a friend for help.
If all of the above fails, get a private teacher.



TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH.(7)

If you can't manage on your own,get yourself a GOOD teacher!

Nobody wants to learn wrong things,do they?


Sunday, 5 July 2015

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH. (6)

Make use of the internet. It’s full of resources such as:

BBC Learning English 


http://www.agendaweb.org 




http://www.english-zone.com/ 



Wednesday, 24 June 2015

TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH.(5)

Once you have a basic level of English explore the different ways you
can say the same thing (paraphrasing).





TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH. (4)

Find a comfortable, peaceful place for quiet study.

You need somewhere where you can focus 100%.


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

TIP FOR HELPING YOU LEARN ENGLISH. (3)


Don’t become too reliant on your dictionary.  Your dictionary should be an aid, not your main teacher.

Try to guess the meaning of words rather than going straight to your dictionary.



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