Category Listening

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?