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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 – The Environment

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

Environment

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about the environment and nature. It deals with issues such as global warming, climate change and deforestation. It contains a list of advanced English vocabulary relating to the environment, common idioms and expressions we might use when discussing this subject and a list of conversation questions relating to nature and the environment.

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ESL Word of the Day – Catastrophe

Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 11:03 AM
posted by Jo

Catastrophe

(Noun) - A terrible event in which there is a lot of destruction, suffering, or death.

Example: The earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been a catastrophe.

Similar word: Disaster

English Conversation – Movies

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 05:03 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about movies. There are some common terms and idioms that we use when discussing movies and a list of conversation questions that people might ask eachother when talking about this subject.

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ESL Word of the Day – Compassion

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 @ 08:03 AM
posted by Jo

Compassion

A strong feeling of sympathy for someone who is suffering, and a desire to help them

Examples:  The Doctor felt compassion for his patient with cancer / The criminal had no compassion for his victim.

Similar word: empathy

ESL Word of the Day – Confess

Monday, March 7, 2011 @ 10:03 AM
posted by Jo

Confess

(Verb) - to admit, especially to the police, that you have done something wrong or illegal. Example: Edward confessed to being a spy.

To admit something that you feel embarrassed about. Example: I must confess I don't visit my parents as often as I should.

Similar word: Admit

ESL Word of the Day – Vacancy

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 @ 07:03 AM
posted by Jo

Vacancy

1. A job that is available for someone to start doing.  Example: We have no vacancies for photographers at the moment.

2. A room in a hotel or building that is not being used and is available for someone to stay in. Example: Let me see if we have a vacancy for tonight.

ESL Word of the Day – Graduation

Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Jo

Graduation

(Noun) - the time when you complete your education or a university degree course. Example: After graduation, Neil moved to Ohio to become an accountant.

(Noun) - a ceremony at which you receive a university degree or diploma. Example: I am looking forward to my graduation day.

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