Useful Phrases for Presentations in English

Presentations are very common in academic and work settings, and they can be a bit challenging. Here you can find some sentence starters that will help you organize your ideas to sound professional and fluent. 1 Greeting the Audience Good morning/ good afternoon/ good evening everyone Welcome to my presentation If you don’t know me,Continue reading “Useful Phrases for Presentations in English”

Music to Practice your English

Check my YouTube playlist out. These are some of my favourite songs. If you sing them along you will practice your pronunciation, linking, and intonation. If you have any recommendation, please add the link in the comments below. Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics Lyrics

Double comparatives (games)

Fun activities and playing games are great ways to improve your fluency. Here you can find 3 different activities to review and practice double comparatives in English. Level of difficulty: ⭐ Match the two parts of the sentences. Change the sentence using a double comparative. Example: If I study a lot, I learn a lot.Continue reading “Double comparatives (games)”

Confusing Adjectives -ed/ing

In English there are 2 patterns for adjectives: 1. verb be + adjective I’m interested in English movies. English movies are usually very interesting. 2. adjective + noun It’s such an interesting class. She is such an interesting woman. 3. -ed or -ing There is a group of adjectives that can end in –ed orContinue reading “Confusing Adjectives -ed/ing”

How to make a plan to improve your English

So your dream is to improve your English. But how many times have you failed? You have spent a lot of time dreaming, thinking or talking about what you want. But you haven’t taken the necessary steps to achieve it. It’s not because you are lazy or incapable. It’s because perhaps you are confused orContinue reading “How to make a plan to improve your English”

Reporting Verbs

Reporting verbs are verbs which are used to tell someone what another person said. They are used in reported speech. Say and tell are the most common reporting verbs. However, there are other reporting verbs that we can use instead of say an tell to communicate our ideas more clearly. Example: He said that heContinue reading “Reporting Verbs”

How to describe photos and pictures

for the B1 Cambridge test (PET) In some English exams you have to speak or write about photos or pictures. Here is a list of useful vocabulary and expressions for describing pictures or photos for oral/written exams. What is there in the picture?(people, things, animals, places, etc) In the picture I can see …There isContinue reading “How to describe photos and pictures”

Assertive Communication for English Learners

Finally!!!!! Ousman’s book is available in English “North to paradise” . I recently heard about @ousmanumar immigration story. I heard his story on Aprendemos Juntos BBVA . He said something that resonates with me “Si dos personas quieren se entienden”. That means that when two people really want to communicate, it doesn’t matter what motherContinue reading “Assertive Communication for English Learners”

Useful Phrases for New Year’s Resolutions

A New Year, new opportunities to improve your English! It’s time to start thinking about New Year resolutions. A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something in the future. In English there are different ways to talk about our resolutions depending on how determined we are to accomplish them. ThereContinue reading “Useful Phrases for New Year’s Resolutions”

Christmas idioms

Christmas came earlier this year Meaning: When someone gets an unexpected surprise. Example: John got a promotion last week. Indeed, Christmas has come earlier for him this year. Good things come in small packages Meaning: Used to say that people or things do not have to be large to be good Example: A: I’m upsetContinue reading “Christmas idioms”