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English Conversation – Sports

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 04:04 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about sports. Learn common slang and idioms that we use when discussing sports, find out how to use verbs and collocations in the context of sports and learn how to answer conversation questions relating to this topic. read more

English Conversation – Health

Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 08:04 PM
posted by Jo

healthThis is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about health, healthy living and health care.  There is a video containing a news report about strategies to improve people's health along with some questions to consider. There is also a list of commonly used idioms relating to health and conversation questions we might ask each other when discussing this subject. read more

English Conversation – Technology

Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 12:03 PM
posted by Jo

Technology

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation Lesson about Science and Technology. It raises important questions such as: has technology made our lives better? What are the dangers of technology? What changes will technological developments bring to our future? There is a video to watch, some common idioms we use when talking about technology and typical questions we might ask eachother when discussing this subject.

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English Conversation – Travel

Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

Travel

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about travel and vacations. There is an audio discussion about backpacking with some questions to consider, as well as some common idioms we use when talking about holidays and travel. There are also some conversation questions relating to this subject. read more

Pronunciation of ‘th’

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 04:03 PM
posted by Jo

How to pronounce the 'th' sound

There are two types of 'th' sounds - one where we use our voice (these, that) and one where we don't (think, both).  We can know whether we are using our voice or not by holding our hand to our throat. If we feel movement, we are using our voice. If we don't feel any movement, we are not using our voice.

Both 'th' sounds are made by putting your tongue between your teeth and then blowing air through your teeth. The most common error when pronouncing this sound is to put the tongue behind the top teeth instead of between the teeth. When this happens, the sound is like 't'.  You best way to practice is to pronounce 'th' words in front of the mirror so that you make sure your tongue is between your teeth as you pronounce the words.   read more

A Lesson in Numbers

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 02:03 PM
posted by Jo

TALKING ABOUT NUMBERS 

This is an English lesson which teaches how to pronounce numbers, including: ordinal numbers, fractions, decimals, dates, height, big numbers, telephone numbers, measurements and even the numbers that appear in the names of Kings and Queens. It explains the grammar rules we use for saying numbers and sentences with numbers as well as highlighting some irregularities.

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English Conversation – Hypotheticals

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:03 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about hypothetical situations.  It contains hypothetical questions using first, second and third conditional sentences.

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English Conversation – News & Media

Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 03:03 PM
posted by Jo

News and the Media

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about news, current events and the media. There is an audio discussion about the future of print newspapers which raises some questions and issues for consideration.  There are also some idioms we might use when discussiong this subject and some conversation qustions about news and media.

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