January 2016-New Year and New you

January 18, 2016  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

Every year in January, We hear about all these resolutions and advertising for gym memberships ,new diets,new hobbies and the new you.

Has anyone stuck to their New Year’s resolutions  in fitness, health, nutrition, organization, wellness, money management ?

Click on the picture for some motivation.

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Exam Week December 01-04 2015

November 23, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, Language Learning Tools

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Good luck in your exams next week!

Resolving conflict

November 19, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

Listen to the podcast by clicking on the picture and what do you think is the real problem between the two workers?Send me your answers!

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December exam session

November 16, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, Language Learning Tools

Some last minute exam tips for the trinity students doing our December exams.

  • Don’t be passive, students should play an active role in the conversation.
  • Take notes during the listening
  • Ask the examiner some questions, give your opinions and invite the examiners to respond.
  • Try to speak clearly and fluently.
  • Be polite and practice turn taking and interrupting and disagreeing politely.
  • Prepare well for the topic part of the exam.
  • Always listen carefully when the examiner is speaking.
  • If you don´t understand what the examiner is saying ,take initiative and ask to him/her to say it again.

Writing statistical reports

November 12, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

You need to write with very percise language to accurately decribe what you need to include in the report

Here are some phrase to help you

  • continued to rise slowly
  • follow the same trend
  • proved to be …
  • dramatically increased
  • …figures began higher than …sales figures in the first/second/third/fourth quarter.
  • grew in popularity
  • significantly declined or dropped
  • dropped sharply
  • quicky recovered/rocketed
  • Rose regularly
  • plummeted
  • increased considerably
  • gradually levelled off
  • jumped enormouslyimages

Justifying an argument!

April 28, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in British Centre News, Language Learning Tools

 

Here ardownloade some tips

To build an argument look at the speakers key sentence, and main supporting ideas.

Think of some opposite points with given examples of how this would negatively affect, people, animals etc…

Ensure you have enough vocabulary to get your points across, try not to overuse the same words.

You need to have examples/facts and points to back up your argument

Send me some examples for the following points

  • Peoples morals suffer due to personal ambition
  • Some stereotypes are very true
  • Competitiveness is good for kids
  • Independence is impossible in some places

Intensifiers

April 10, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in British Centre News, Language Learning Tools

Click on the picture to learn about intensifiers.

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Writing ideas-C1

April 09, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in British Centre News, Language Learning Tools

Help and guide people through your presentation using signposting words.

Adding information

  • In addition
  • futhormore

Building on a section

  • in order to
  • morover
  • which implies

To end

  • to recap
  • to conclude

Examples

  • exemplifying this
  • for example
  • for instance

Refining

  • in essence
  • more precisely
  • more specifically

Reformulating the idea

  • alternatively/an alternative is
  • in other words
  • rather
  • that is

Results

  • hence
  • so
  • then

Here is an article to help you with your presentation click on the picture to help yourself.

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Who cares about money?

January 22, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

Read the article and answer the questions below, Click on the picture to go to the article.

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  • What in the article is more important to you?
  • What factors help you feel successful in your life?
  • How important is money to you?

Need some summer Inspiration!

July 30, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

How many fun summer activities can you complete over the next month.

Create a check list of fun summer activities and try to complete as many as possible

Scuba diving, Hiking, swimming in the sea, playing paddle and many many more…

Send me your completed checklist  and I will publish and you can compare it to others!

Have a wonderful fun Summer!

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