teaching inversion – guest post by Ricardo Barros

It has long bothered me that the use of inversions in speaking is largely seen as unnatural. Time and time again I would go to a training session or overhear other teachers speaking and inversions would come up in a mocking tone, as if using this particular structure in speaking is hilarious in itself. In […]

5 song extracts to help students link sounds better

This post contains a 5-minute video with song excerpts highlighting some of the ways in which vowels, semi-vowels and consonant sounds are linked in English.

2-minute “second conditional” video presentation

This post contains a very short excerpt from Big Bang Theory with a classic “second conditional” example and on-screen activities.

TV pranks: a speaking / listening lesson

This is a challenging video-based listening / speaking / vocabulary lesson based on TV pranks. It is only suitable for upper intermediate and advanced students.