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.

5 Smart strategies for English class

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.

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

How to talk about snow

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. 

5 phrases to make you sound bilingual!

This week we are looking at 5 phrases native speakers use which can be useful in making your level sound much more advanced! To go Dutch, to be framed, a stitch in time saves nine, not half, to whet someone’s appetite. Read what they mean and see how to use them!

A Quick 6 Point English Class

Contents A motivational quote from George Eliot. Pronunciation of ‘ship or sheep’. Meeting Expressions for showing indecision. Words to describe the sea. How to order a pizza over the phone. Why we Laugh by Sophie Scott.  (vocabulary notes = V throughout) 1 Motivational Quote Wonderful inspiration from the Victorian novelist (v1) Mary Anne Evans whose […]