Author Archives: Sandro

Be into /turn into

I used to be into running, going out 6 times-a-week and sometimes training twice-a-day. Nowadays, I don’t run so much because I am more into rowing. I’m also into other activities, such as reading and photography. Another thing I’m into is this website. I spend my free time preparing stuff to share with you because I enjoy it. Do […]

Quiz card #017

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Future forms

Here are 4 ways we can speak about the future. The chart above explains in which situations we can use them while below I’ve given an example sentence with each one. Since this is appearing close to Valentine’s Day (February 14), I’ve stuck to the theme of love and relationships. BE GOING TO + infinitive […]

Quiz card #016

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Beating a sore throat

Listening instructions: Read the text to get a general understanding (don’t worry about the gaps) Read again, this time thinking about the type of missing words (noun, verb, adjective, …) Listen to the recording without looking at the text Listen again, this time while reading the text Repeat step 4 as often as necessary Send in […]

Quiz card #015

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Tall drink of water

“One of the people he met was … a stunning redheaded schoolteacher named Barbara … Divorced and the mother of a young boy, she was a tall drink of water … “ Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J Michael Lennon I’m reading a biography of Norman Mailer, one of the giants of American literature. […]

Quiz card #014

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Egg

Egg – a simple object yet interesting enough for me to write about it here. In class, today, we saw the 3 main parts of an egg: the shell, which is the outer part and is usually brown or white the white, which is the white (obviously) inner part the yolk, which is the inner […]

A lesson for thieves

Once a teacher always a teacher. I’ve spent 27 years working with learners of English from all over the world. Some were students, others unemployed. Some were professional athletes, others owners of their own business. Some needed English for pleasure purposes, others to get a promotion at work. There were those who also needed to […]