Category Archives: 2 Unit

Another listening and cloze

Here’s a listening with an interview with a novelist and biographer. And you can also read a text with gaps (cloze): French actor Gerard Depardieu fined €4,000 for drunk driving People weighed in on the most common regrets in life, … Continue reading

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Stars: a song with a few relatives

You can see a few relative clauses in this song plus some interesting vocabulary for your compositions (stem from, as for…). Enjoy and sing along!!!  

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Protestors and demonstrators 

Are they right? https://youtu.be/F2xv4fba65U

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Hackers and Government surveillance

We were talking about this in class today. Remember John Oliver has a very particular sense of humour. The other side of the coin of new technologies: the government watching over us, ignoring our privacy. Remember you can activate the … Continue reading

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The: When do we omit it?

OMISSION OF THE DEFINITE ARTICLE ‘THE’ When shall we omit the? There are some good explanations in: englishpractice, englishgrammar,  eslmonster, or even in video  youtube. If you want to practice: englishexercises1 and englishexercises2,  englishlearner, english-hilfen1 and english-hilfen2, learnforgood, and monash. Do not feel overwhelmed by so many links. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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Relative clauses

What are the typical mistakes we make with these sentences? Can you spend two minutes testing yourself? By the way do you use ‘who his / who her’ instead of ‘whose’? As you probably remember there are defining and non-defining … Continue reading

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English Central

English central is a great web with a lot of videos you can use to improve your English. I quite like the section Debate It (on the right)

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