Category Listening

Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4 has a program called Desert Island Discs. A famous guest (sports, music, science, etc.) chooses eight music tracks, a book and a luxury to take with them on a desert island. During the interview, we get to know why these are important to them. At the same time, we learn more about […]

LESS PEOPLE or FEWER PEOPLE?

#Less #Fewer #GrammarRules

Jerusalem – Listening #001

Every 4th word of the text is missing. Listen to James Fenton reading the first part of his poem “Jerusalem” and fill in the 11 blanks. E-mail me your answers using the form below.   Stone cries to ___(1)___, Heart to heart, ___(2)___ to stone, And ___(3)___ interrogation will not ___(4)___ For there is ___(5)___ eternal […]

Short forms

It happens often that I have students who are very good at grammar, writing and speaking. However, when it comes to doing a listening task, they panic. Why is this? The problem is that they expect to hear each and every word spoken clearly. The truth is, a native speaker doesn’t talk this way. Learners […]

MAKE A SCENE

All you need is 3 minutes. Listen to (and if you want, read) this BBC podcast and learn a new idiom: MAKE A SCENE. Use the language Maybe we don’t like to admit it but we all make a scene some time in our lives. Go on, be brave; one time when you made a […]

Institute of English Language Studies (IELS), Malta

The latest promotional clip from the school I work for, Institute of English Language Studies (IELS), Malta.   Related articles IELS, Malta

HAVE A BALL

All you need is 3 minutes. Listen to (and read) this BBC podcast and learn a new idiom: HAVE A BALL. Use the language Well, tell me about the time you had a ball! When was it, where and why?