Irregular verbs

For my A2 students, here you are a video showing the pronunciation of 50 common irregular verbs.

You can also click on the link below to access some interactive exercises:

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/irregular-verbs.html

Radio Garden

Do you want to know what’s being played on the radio in Britain right now? There is a website called Radio Garden from which you can hear what is being broadcast on the radio in Britain and everywhere else in the world.

The website takes the form of an interactive globe that can be rotated to pick up transmissions from every corner of the planet, clips from radio history and stories from listeners in different locations.

A very good opportunity to listen to different languages, accents and keep up with the latest news!

Mistake 27: Good or Well?

When someone asks  ‘How are you?‘, what is the correct answer? ‘I’m good? /I’m well?‘ I have found an interesting article that explains why both answers are correct. You can read it here.

As it is explained in the article, as a general rule, ‘Well’ is an adverb and should modify a verb. Example: She did very well in the exam.

‘Good’ is an adjective and should modify a noun, a noun phrase or a pronoun. Example: She is a good student.

United Kingdom first to recognise parkour as official sport

Good news arrive from the UK for those who love parkour, also known as freerunning. For more information click here.

Hangry

Hangry is a mixture between “hungry” (hambriento) and “angry” (enfadado). It means that you are angry because you feel really hungry.

Example: “Damn! Where is that steak I ordered? We’ve been waiting for an hour and a half here. The service here is terrible! I’m starving! I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel really hangry!” (source: Urban Dictionary)

Where there is a will…

… there is a way.

This expression means that if you are determined to achieve something, you will find the way to get it. A similar expression in Spanish could be “Querer es poder“.

With this poignant Christmas ad, I wanted to show my students that learning English (as well as any other language) is possible, when you really have the will to do it.

I wish you all find the will to learn a language and stick to it. Learning languages means opening doors, understanding and respecting others.

Irish Winter Solstice

Today marks the Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year. On this day, the ancient passage tomb at County Meath’s Newgrange in Ireland showcases a spectacular lightshow which is 5,000 years old and predates the Egyptian Pyramids.

You can find out more clicking here.