Today I am going to give you an awesome webpage specifically designed for advanced learners. It has a lot of different stuff to improve your English level, that is to say, you can practice all verb tenses, vocabulary, word formation, connectors, punctuation and so on. A really interesting and complete way for intermediate to advanced learners to keep on learning English. I wish you like it.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZZES: Lots of exercises to improve your written English.
This week we have been improving our understanding and listening with some songs by ADELE, the famous British singer and composer. Her British accent is really suitable for English language learners to get better their listening skill. With the video of her song ‘Hello”, provided by the fantastic webpage lyricstraining, we have also translated its lyrics to make our activity the most complete possible.
Here you can watch the video (with inserted lyrics) of such a well-known song:
This time I am giving you some information about the most frequently used idioms in everyday language. As you know, an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own. Its main difficulty remains in the impossibility of being translated literally, they are like Spanish ‘refranes’ or ‘frases hechas’ and, as in the Spanish language, there are a lot of them.
You can have a look at these links to learn many of these particular phrases:
Idioms examples list
Idioms examples PDF list (for downloading)
Idioms list in alphabetical order (and with Spanish equivalent)
An on-line idioms dictionary
Today we are going to have a look at phrasal verbs, a kind of verbs commonly used in everyday language which are really difficult for us to learn due to their particular morphology and diversity of meanings. Below their definition I give you some links to learn the most commonly used ones.
Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Think of them as you would any other English vocabulary. Study them as you come across them, rather than trying to memorize many at once. Use the list below as a reference guide when you find an expression that you don’t recognize. The example sentences will help you understand the meanings. If you think of each phrasal verb as a separate verb with a specific meaning, you will be able to remember it more easily. Like many other verbs, phrasal verbs often have more than one meaning.
Phrasal verbs 1
Phrasal verbs 2
Phrasal verbs 3
In the following days we are going to enjoy, one more year, the Carnival feast in our village. We always have a lot of fun during these dates but maybe we don’t know its origins and how it is celebrated in the different countries all over the world. To know much more about this popular celebration, I give you two videos (the second one includes a complete written information about the celebration in the USA) which illustrates all the aspects and particularities of Carnival.
MARDI GRAS: Here we will know the history of Mardi Gras, the equivalent date to the Carnival in many places of the United States and also in many other countries around the world: