What is your English Level and why you need to know. January 2020

What is your English level and why you need to know. January 2020. www.kimgriffithsenglish.com the webpage to improve and practice your English as a foreign language.

It’s a new year and a new decade. Let’s start the new year knowing your current level of English. It’s always good to know your starting point (for this year) and then you can see how much or little you have improved by January 2021.

5 Smart strategies for English class

5 Smart strategies for English class. From the English teaching blog www.kimgriffithsenglish. The place to improve practice and maintain you English as a second language.

I’ve been thinking about what I wish some of my students knew when they first start class and how these tips can help students of all kinds and ages. I’d like to share my 5 SMART* STRATEGIES with you in this article.

How to talk about snow

Talking about snow in 4 categories with KimGriffithsEnglish.com, the blog to learn English as a second language.

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. 

A Year of Useful English Teaching Articles

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!