Lesson Corner – Grammar Resources

It’s been a long time since I posted new material here – I have not been teaching for quite some time. However I heard today from a website called Lesson Corner and thought that my visitors here would like to know about the site which has some excellent resources – and lots of them. These…

Phrasal Verbs – Help at Last

Most of my students have come to me hating Phrasal Verbs and I am not surprised. These wicked little English Language beasts could not be more confusing if a set of ingenious Ancient Britons had sat down with the deliberate intention of making life difficult for foreigners. Many of them mean several different things. If…

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…

It’s Too Cold!! – a mini-lesson

Oooff! I don’t like it! It’s cold and the wind is howling outside! I think it is time to think of warm things! So here are some warm and summery exercises to do and some hot beach pictures from beautiful Syros in the Greek Islands. First up is a selection of Listening Exercises I found…

All The Grammar You Will Ever Need

I’ve created a page with all the Grammar resources you need to pass your exams and sort out your problems collected in one place. I have also reorganised the Grammar pages at the site so that they connect to that page and don’t appear one by one at the top but instead you can find…

Daily Words 4

Here we are – the Daily Words List for today monitor n. device used to observe, record or test sth phenomenon n. fact or occurrence, esp in nature or society, that can be perceived by the senses pose v. ~ (for sb) sit or stand in a particular position in order to be painted, drawn…

A Lesson about Rubbish

Yesterday I wrote about the great resources at the BBC Learning webpages. Here’s a good example to try today. It’s a news story about problems with rubbish in Italy which has been adapted for English learners. You get a vocabulary and idiom list, an audio version so you can listen to it as well as…