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It’s lovely to hear students being sociable, especially with those who are new to the class. I’m especially happy when they try using some of the language discussed earlier during the course. It’s true the language is not always used correctly but full marks for trying. I’ll show you what I mean: Can you tell […]

Check out the following HAVE sentences. Some are right, some not. Can you correct the wrong ones? I can see that my students HAVE a splendid time here in Malta. Maria HAD BEEN HAVING her apartment for 10 years. They‘RE HAVING serious problems with their accommodation. We’VE BEEN HAVING too many late nights. ARE you […]

This afternoon’s class focussed on alternative words for common adjectives. Have you ever used any of these before? happy => CHUFFED sad => GUTTED good => TERRIFIC bad => DIRE angry => CHEESED OFF interesting => MIND-BLOWING attractive => STUNNING shocked => FLABBERGASTED Over to you … Can you think of a situation you have […]

It must have happened to you some time that you forgot to put your phone on charge during the night. To make matters worse, the following morning you went to work or university without the charger. I bet that by noon the screen went blank as the phone powered down. It might have been the […]

The task today is not to guess what’s in the photo. Even if it’s not totally clear, I can tell you immediately that what you’re looking at is a sunbed or sun lounger, something you might put in the garden on a sunny day; you can read on it or work on your suntan. It’s not […]

The following happens (too) often between students who have paid good money to practise their English language skills: Student A: Did you have a good weekend? Student B: Yes, but it was like every other weekend. End of conversation as they turn to their phones or books. Now isn’t that a wasted opportunity? Either of […]