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.
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.
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!
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 […]