A Quick 6 Point English Class


  1. A motivational quote from George Eliot.
  2. Pronunciation of ‘ship or sheep’.
  3. Meeting Expressions for showing indecision.
  4. Words to describe the sea.
  5. How to order a pizza over the phone.
  6. Why we Laugh by Sophie Scott.

 (vocabulary notes = V throughout)

1 Motivational Quote


Wonderful inspiration from the Victorian novelist (v1) Mary Anne Evans whose pen name (v2) was George Eliot.


Who was George Eliot?

The Victorian novelist (v1) Mary Anne Evans, who lived from 1819 to 1890, was also a poet, journalist and translator.  She wrote 7 novels using this pen name (v2) to allow her writing to be taken seriously in a world where female writers were expected to write only romance novels for ladies. She wrote Middlemarch, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss and more.

V1 novelist = someone who writes a novel, a book which is a story.   V2 pen name = a name you put on your books instead of using your own name.

2 Pronunciation

Ship and sheep pronunciation Kim Griffiths English


The /i:/ sound and the /I/ sound can be hard unless you learn how to move your mouth to make the form to make the sound. Watch the video and practice along.


Click here to watch the video on YouTube

3 Meetings expressions




Here are some great expressions for when you are not sure about what to decide and say. They can be used in meeting or in general life.


V3 to make up your mind = to decide


4  Describing the sea.


5  How to order a pizza on the phone


Key expressions for ordering takeaway food on the phone.

I’d like to order …..

How much will it be?

How long will it take to arrive?


6  Why do we Laugh?



Learn something new and practice your English comprehension with this short, interesting and entertaining Tedtalk. There are subtitles in various languages and an interactive transcript on the Ted web page.

I enjoyed the talk and she made me laugh even.

Click her to see the talk on the Ted talks web page.


I hope you have enjoyed this 6 point English class, but if you have any suggestions or questions please let me know in the comments below.

Have a great week and try practice your English as much as possible!


























Showing indecision expressions



About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

2 Responses

  1. Pilar Guerrero

    Dear Kim, I really enjoy your post, the description of the sea is brilliant and really useful, there are so many words to describe in English that it is good to find several of them together,,,
    The Tedtalk about laughter is interesting, It never ceases to amaze me how much attention to detail English people can pay, I like observing and I do enjoy the small details, but never as much as I have seen English people do.
    Thank you very much for this post!

    Liked by 1 person

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