Daily Words 13 – Youth Crime Special

Today’s Daily Words are from the Sky News article Tackling Youth Crime – Through Boxing that I posted yesterday tearaway     philanthropist    funding     debate     initiative    transform     gangster    gang culture intervene     to tackle head on      mainstream      excluded    disaffected    to turn your life around law-abiding      crimewave     work ethic   donor    negotiate motivate With these words and the ideas gained…

Writing about Youth Crime – a Success Story

Here is a really brilliant topic resource for any student who needs to write an essay about Youth problems. It is a news report from the UK’s Sky News about a highly successful scheme set up to offer young men who have been excluded from school for bad behaviour a new and different way to…

Daily Words 12

Here are the words for today: chart n.  detailed map used to help navigation at sea, showing coasts, rocks, the depth of the sea, etc comprise v. have as parts or members; be made up of construct v.  build (sth); put or fit together; form converse v. ~ (about sth); ~ (together) (fml ) talk…

IELTS Listening Tests

Preparing for the IELTS Listening Test needs lots of practice. I had a pretty hard time finding enough for my students. In the end I found a brilliant set buried on ebay which was not the first place I would have looked for ESL materials. IELTS Tutorials have a great little ebay shop where you…

The World’s Dictionary

Agur! (That’s “Hello” in Basque) Are you a bit bored with learning just English? Or maybe you are a world traveller or one of those brave and pioneering ESL teachers stationed in some remote part of the world. Or just someone like me who loves words! On this blog I bang on endlessly about my…

Daily Words 11

Here are today’s words. How are you doing? If you are do you go back and test yourself on what you have already learnt? How about writing some sentences – you can post them here in the comments below each Daily Words lesson. Wouldn’t it be great if people from around the world added good…

Daily Words 10

Here’s the words for Advanced CPE, CAE, ECPE, TOEFL and IELTS students as well as any others that want to make sure their vocabulary is top of the range. implicate v. ~ sb show that sb is involved in sth, esp a crime maximise [ maximize: ] vt. to make as high or great as…