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Interview with All Ears English on The Royal Family

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 03:03 AM
posted by Jo


An Interview with Jo about The Royal Family

Last month, Jo was interviewed by the wonderful Lindsay and Gabby from All Ears English, a great website for advanced English learners where you can download regular podcasts featuring natural conversation and interesting tutorials about how to use 'real' English in everyday life.  In this interview, Jo shares her experience of working for The Royal Family in Britain and, in the process, teaches some interesting idioms and expressions. You can listed in the interview HERE.

English Conversation – Disability

Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 02:12 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about disability. Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.  People who are disabled may experience a problem in body function or structure, difficulty carrying out a task or action, or difficulty with involvement in life situations.

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English Conversation – Knowledge

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 10:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about knowledge.  Knowledge is the understading of a topic or subject. It can be theoretical knowledge, like the knowledge we get from reading a book, or it can be practical knowledge, which we get from doing and practicing things.  Some people think knowledge and wisdom are the same, but others say that a person with knowledge can be without wisdom.  Wisdom is the ability to make correct judgents and decisions. 

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English Conversation – Books & Literature

Sunday, December 1, 2013 @ 11:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about books, literature and reading. Literature is the art of written work and means “things made from letters”.  There are two main forms – fiction (text based on imagination) and non-fiction (text based on factual information).  A love of reading can reduce stress, encourage positive thinking and improve your creativity and imagination. Nowadays, going to a library to read or borrow a book has become a rare event because many people prefer to use the internet to find information or they download an ebook instead.

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English Conversation – Drugs and Alcohol

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 12:10 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about drugs and alcohol.  There are many types of drugs, from pharmaceutical drugs that are sold over-the-counter, to soft drugs like marijuana and hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. Some people also believe that alcohol is a type of drug, and of course the most common drug of all is nicotine, which is found in cigarettes.  Many big cities around the world have problems with people taking drugs, which can lead to crime as well as the spread of illness and disease.

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English Conversation – Creativity

Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 02:08 AM
posted by Jo

 

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about creativity.  Creativity is about turning new ideas into reality. It involves two steps: thinking of an idea and then creating it.  If you have ideas but don’t create them, you are imaginative but not creative.  There are many different ways people express creativity.  It can be expressed through art, cooking, designing, fashion, architecture, and business ideas and inventions. The world would be a very boring place without creativity. read more

English Conversation – Human Rights

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 02:07 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about human rights. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination.  Universal human rights are often guaranteed by the law of a country, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights laws give down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and freedoms of individuals or groups.  read more

English Conversation – Hotels

Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about hotels.  A hotel is a place that people stay when they are on holiday or when they need to take a business trip to another city or country. There is a huge range of hotel types from budget hotels to super-luxurious ones.  Some of the typical features of hotels are swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, television, internet and restaurant. Nowadays, there are many unique and unusual hotels, such as hotels made of ice or hotels located high up in a tree. Most people enjoy staying in a hotel, but people who travel often may find that being home is far more enjoyable.  read more

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