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…

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…

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…

The Great British Auntie

I am always encouraging (or pleading with) my students to read more real English. If you are going to sit any advanced English exam it is absolutely essential that you make it a habit to read something English every day. You can spend years working at grammar exercises but nothing will help solve your problems…