For this week’s theme I am using Valentine’s Day. But don’t worry it isn’t too soppy* or over sweet.
A beautiful literary declaration of love, 3 romantic themed phrases with 1 preposition, 2 Idioms love – 1 good and 1 bad, My Valentine’s Challenge 2019, A Quick quiz, The answers to last week’s quiz.
It’s Halloween this week so… 1) Read a scary story from M. R. James to practice your reading comprehension. 2) Watch a Ted talk by Carrie Poppy about science and the Paranormal to work on your listening skills. 3) Learn an idiom with ghost = to give up the ghost.
Take 5 – what does it mean?Pronunciation – famous.
A tedtalk on Joy with full transcript and vocabulary notes. Idiom – as cool as a cucumber. Recommended reading – French words used in English, from Next Step English. The answers to the Blue Skies gapfill from the last article.
Even now in March the snow is coming down in England! Here are some useful words to talk about snow and ice, 2 idioms and a song listening activity – Snow Patrol.
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!