What would happen if you didn’t drink water?
Mar08

What would happen if you didn’t drink water?

Level: pre intermediate and above Topic: Health Time for completion: 15+ min Introduction Our world is comprised of 70% water, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. Questions https://youtu.be/9iMGFqMmUFs   Watch the video and provide TWO answers of...

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How to Become a Millionaire in 3 Years, by Daniel Ally
Feb16

How to Become a Millionaire in 3 Years, by Daniel Ally

Introduction What does success mean to you? It means something different to everyone. In this TEDx Talk, Daniel Ally explains how to achieve success in your life. Listening Watch the and answer the questions below. Dictation At the beginning of his talk, Daniel outlines the meaning of success. Listen to the first minute of the video and fill in the blanks below. (Answers at the bottom of the page.) Today I want to talk with you about...

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8 Traits of Successful People
Jan04

8 Traits of Successful People

Level: Pre intermediate and above Time for completion: 20 min   Introduction Ten years of research and 500 face-to-face-interviews led Richard St. John to a collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world. https://youtu.be/NOl0v54DaXo   Useful vocabulary Out of the blue: If something happens out of the blue, it is completely unexpected Summit: the highest point of a mountain Puke: to vomit Improve:...

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Nominalisation for IELTS Writing
Nov22

Nominalisation for IELTS Writing

You may have noticed that in academic English, we use nouns more than verbs. For example, we’re more likely to say “development” rather than “develop” or “encouragement” rather than “encourage.” The process of changing words into their noun form is called nominalisation.   Why Nominalisation? Nominalisation is used to create a more academic, impersonal tone. It is true that sentences containing active verbs are more interesting...

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How to Structure a Paragraph
Nov12

How to Structure a Paragraph

In order to write well in English, one must be able to first master the sentence (which requires a good knowledge of clauses), and then the paragraph, and next the essay or report. Between the sentence and the complete piece of writing lies the paragraph, which seems to cause a great deal of trouble to many students. What is a Paragraph? A paragraph consists of some sentences (the number may vary, of course) focused on one idea. That...

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