Imagine you are reading an article, story or exam reading paper and the main character is walking home, watching their feet kicking the *____ as they walked, and listening to the sound it made. If we put *tightly packed snow, we would visualise white thick snow and the sound would be a crunching noise. But if we insert *slush we would visualise an almost grey, melting wet unpleasant snow and the watery sloshing sound. The overall effect would be different. Now we see that using a more defined word than snow can change our comprehension and if you don’t know those words you can miss a lot.
The Duke was dead! A Sherlock Holmes story with 10 phrasal verbs to learn.
What’s the easiest way to learn phrasal verbs?Useful vocabulary for the story. The Sherlock Holmes story Video. The story written down to save and review the phrasal verbs later. The 10 phrasal verbs and their synonyms. Your turn to practice.
At the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, I think it is useful to go over and review this past years English teaching articles. Find out what you remember and what you forgot!
Let me share with you the history and evolution of Father Christmas to practice your reading comprehension. Also I have some enjoyable listening practice with the animated film Father Christmas. Christmas vocabulary too!
I have a bad cold this weekend. So since I can hardly speak I-m going to recommend a great video from a different English teacher on you tube.