Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!



Wishing you a wonderful New Year, bringing everything you wish for and more!

Traditionally, we wish others a "Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year".

Enjoy this video of Sydney's spectacular New Year fireworks:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/10544410/Sydney-celebrates-arrival-of-2014-with-spectacular-fireworks.html

Friday, 27 December 2013

Learn English Through Films

Films are an interesting and entertaining way to improve your English. Films expose you to language used in a (largely) natural way in a variety of accents and give many insights into the cultures of English-speaking countries.

Here's a great source of free online films:

http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline

Have fun!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Talking About the Future in English


Talking about the future

Here's a quick review of the main ways we talk about the future in English.

Let me know if you have questions!


present continuous


definite arrangements

We're having a party on Saturday night.

They're driving to Wilmington tomorrow morning.

She's coming for lunch on Sunday at 1.00.


going to


plans and intentions

I'm going to do my homework tonight.

We're going to play tennis next week.


predictions from something in the present


(The sky is cloudy.) It's going to rain.


will


simple future

(He's 20 years old.) In 5 years he will be 25 years old .

It will be summer in January.


something we decide to do just before/as we speak

O.K. ! I'll answer the telephone !


Reading:

Here's a link to an article on predicted marketing trends in 2014: http://www.sugarspunmarketing.com/blog/marketing-evolution-changes-come-2014/#.UrmcSfk_tNM

After reading the article, make sentences about the future using

1. present continuous
2. going to
3. will



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Examiner approved IELTS Tips

Go to http://www.ieltsessentials.com/prepare/essentials_pack.aspx to download IDP's free examiner approved IELTS tips.

You will need to complete a brief form before you can download.

Hope it helps!