Category Archives: Itermediate

Tongue Twisters

This is SO fun!! Let’s try some tongue twisters and improve both our fluency and pronunciation:

Tongue Twisters

“Listening to tongue twisters is one way to improve your English pronunciation. It’s very difficult to say tongue twisters in English so don’t worry if you can’t do it very well at first, just have fun!” – British Council

Silvia

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Law & Order

Three interesting videos from businessenglishpodIn these episodes of Video Vocab we’re going to look at some English vocabulary related to the law.

Part 1:

This is the first in a three-part series: part 1 covers basic legal terms.  Key Vocabulary: Law (civil, criminal, contract, property, trust, tort, constitutional, administrative & international), Lawyer, Defense, Prosecution & Legal Case.

Part 2:

This is the second in our three-part Video Vocab series on legal English vocabulary for law. Today we focus on the vocabulary used to describe the actions and people involved in a court case.

Part 3:

This video podcast introduces definitions and collocations related to commercial law, including: contract law; copyright; intellectual property rights, arbitration, lawsuit; to sue; to litigate; plaintiff; defendant; damages; settlement; injunction & to appeal.

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Law Enforcement and Crime

Who doesn’t know this opening-theme song?

“Who are you? / Who, who, who, who? / Who are you? / Who, who, who, who? / I really wanna know…… (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) / Oh, come on tell me, who are you, you, you, oh, you?”

How about taking a look at some vocabulary for Law Enforcement and Crime?

Silvia


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Bonfire Night

Howdy,

Today is holiday!! On 5 November every year, it iscelebrated Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes’ Night). 
People all around England lit bonfires    and enjoy fireworks displays.
 
On top of the fire is a “guy” (like a scarecrow ).

They do these things because they’re remembering when the King of England, James l, and the Houses of Parliament were nearly blown up   with gunpowder .

Let’s learn more about this vocabulary. Lessons on:

Let’s party!!

Silvia

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Filed under Advanced, Elementary, General, Itermediate, London Oct 2011, Pre-Inter, Starter, Uncategorized, Vocabulary

Oxford Street – directions

October, 27th 2011

Oxford Street – the most crowded street in London. I could heard just about all kinds of languages here, such as Italian, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, etc etc.., but English!!! It’s amazing. It’s exactly what Luna said, that we could only remember that we were in London because of the Routmasters (the red buses) and the taxis.

Our flat is kind of far from here. We’re staying in Highgate and we have to take the tube or the bus to go to the city center (as they say here). Directions around here are similar to the american style – they go North, South, East or West. But also, our good friends turn left, turn fight, take the northbound train line work here, of course. However, the real problem is to have time to think about those directions while facing this – take a look:

Now, imagine yourselves having to ask for directions in this mess!!! Are you prepared for those quick words coming out of the mouth of the London citizens? How about practicing this language in British English?

We’ve selected you guys an online lesson for pre and intermediate levels on

HOW TO… ask for and give directions at BBC Learning English.com

I hope to have everybody doing it – it’s HOMEWORK!!!

Regards from London,

Silvia

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BBC Learning English – Welcome to London

Hello guys,

As you all know, our trip to London is arriving so Luna and I would like to prepare you guys for the trip, after all you’re all coming with us, aren’t you?

To do that, how about visiting BBC Learning English – Welcome to London and practice a little bit before the trip.

See ya,

Silvia and Luna

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So, Neither, Either and Both

Additions are clauses or short sentences that follow a statement. They can express similarity to or contrast with the information in the statement. The additions are used to avoid repetition. For that, we can use So, Neither, Either and Both.

Neither and Either have 2 different pronunciations:

Neither: http://pt.forvo.com/word/neither/#en

Either: http://pt.forvo.com/word/either/#en

 

Let’s practice them:

Now a little challenge:

That’s it guys!

Silvia

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