Friday, 18 November 2016

A complete pre-intermediate course

BBC makes it better!
If you are interested in a well built course, that can enrich your vocabulary and make you feel more comfortable with functions and grammar, this is for you. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/lower-intermediate/unit-1


Another good resource is an online soap opera called "The flatmates"
Meet the characters


Surf all the opportunities and try the "Language point" and the "Quiz" feature.
If you want to listen click on the "Download mp3" (not the "Listen" button because it's not working anymore). In order to read and listen, open two pages with the same address, so you can read while you listen.



Saturday, 5 March 2016

A good resource to improve your pronunciation (and listening ability)

Choose a word, write it in the search box, and you will be linked to a video in which your chosen word is pronounced: there are subtitles running under the video screen on your page: a fantastic source, I wish I could have had something like that!! 

The good thing about this free source is that you not only listen to the single word, but you can hear it in a context, in the rhythm of a sentence, and that will help you the next time you will hear it again.

Friday, 4 March 2016

A podcast to keep up your English level (listening)

Listening is very important to keep you language updated, and why not, it can be interesting!
Try the following links:
the first one is updated with the latest news,
while the second is older, but offers a glossary that can help before listening.


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Preparing your speaking test

As I know that your exam is getting closer, I would like to suggest you something for a better pronunciation:
if you are studying on your own, you could sometimes have doubts about the correct pronunciation and intonation of your speech.
It's a good idea to prepare some possible answers that you could use during the speaking test, but learning them with a good pronunciation provides an added value to your preparation.
(click on the picture to find out more).

Copy and paste your sentences on the provided space and click the "Translate and speak English button": you will hear it in a moment!


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Speaking test

As promised, I'm adding something for you for practicing your speaking for the exam: first of all a video:


On the following link a page dedicated to the spoken exam: click here.