Category Archives: Vocabulary

Likes and Dislikes

Can you say what you like and dislike in English? And how fast can you do it?

Let’s check it at….

Likes and dislikes

Have fun!!

Silvia

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Filed under Elementary, Grammar, Starter, Vocabulary

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.

Silvia

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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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What are they like? – Personality

What are your friends like? Can you match the words for different kinds of personality and the descriptions?

Nice study.

Silvia

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Filed under Elementary, Pre-Inter, Starter, Vocabulary

What do they look like?

Describing people – Can you guess the person?

Let’s practice!

Silvia

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Bloody, bloody Hell (Claro)!!

It’s a bloody hot day in Rio Claro, isn’t it?

Where the bloody hell is the rain?

Bloody Hell!!!

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the expression Bloody Hell as: a rude way of expressing great anger.

And it defines the word bloody as: used to express anger or to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way.

To help you understant better those words, we have some bloody videos!!!

  • An explanation for Bloody:
  • A (bloody scary) explanation for Bloody Hell:
  • And lots of Bloody Hell in Harry Potter movies:

Hope you all have enjoyed these bloody videos!

Luna

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Filed under Pre-Inter, Vocabulary

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