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English Conversation – Socialising

Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Socialising.  Socialising is spending leisure time with other people and it enables an individual to learn important skills and habits for participating in his or her own society. There are many different ways to socialise, for example, going to a party, joining a club, playing team sports or doing volunteer work. Some people think that social networking online is a good way to socialise because you can communicate with others from all over the world. However, others believe that social networking causes people to lose the ability to communicate with other people in the ‘real’ situations of everyday life.   read more

English Conversation – Conflict

Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 02:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about conflict.  The word conflict means ‘to come together for a battle’. A conflict is a struggle between people. The struggle may be physical or verbal. Conflicts can either be within one person, or they can involve several people or groups or even whole countries. Conflicts arise because there are needs, values or ideas that are seen to be different and there is difficulty finding a solution to the dispute.  read more

English Conversation – Manners and Etiquette

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about manners and etiquette.  Etiquette is a code that rules how everyone is expected to behave, according to the social conventions and norms in society. Because they are a product of the society's culture and history, the rules of etiquette are very different from one place and social group to another. Many people believe that manners and etiquette have deteriorated over time and that people are not as polite as they used to be.  read more

English Conversation – Beauty

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Jo


This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about beauty and physical attractiveness.

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction.  Something is beautiful if it is nice to look at it, hear it, feel it, taste it, smell it or think about it. The characterization of a person as “beautiful” is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, politeness, charisma, integrity and elegance, and outer beauty (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical attributes.  Standards of beauty have changed over time, based on changing cultural values. Historically, paintings show a wide range of different standards for beauty. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history.  read more

Phrasal Verb – Nod Off

Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

Nod Off

The phrasal verb 'nod off' means to fall asleep momentarily, usually during an activity.

Example: I nodded off during the science lecture.

I nodded off in the cinema, so I missed the end of the movie.

We usually use the phrasal verb 'nod off' when the head falls forward when sleepy.

Watch a video of a baby nodding off while watching TV...

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English Conversation – Keeping Secrets

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 11:05 AM
posted by Jo

Keeping Secrets

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Secrets.

Keeping a secret can be difficult, and when it is a juicy secret it might be near impossible. It takes a great deal of willpower and determination not to want to tell someone what you just heard. If you feel that you do not have the willpower necessary, then do not put yourself in the position of even hearing a secret. If you don't keep a secret it can hurt you in the long run. If it is your own secret and you don't want anybody to know then don't ever bring it up. Chances are you'll end up "Spilling the beans".

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English Conversation – Supermarkets

Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 12:05 PM
posted by Jo

Supermarket / Grocery Shopping

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about supermarkets and grocery shopping. You can watch a video showing a man talking about shopping at supermarkets and what shoppers can do to save money. Discover some typical supermarket-related vocabulary and learn how to answer conversation questions about this useful subject.

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English Conversation – The Post Office

Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 09:05 AM
posted by Jo

The Post Office

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation Lesson about the Post Office. You can learn how to discuss mail, letters, packages, sending and receiving post and the services provided by a Post Office. Watch a video of an American man discussing the postal service in his neighbourhood; learn vocabulary relating to this subject and discover how to answer the most common conversation questions in relation to sending and receiving mail.

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