Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grammar: Irregular verb training

A2, B1, B2, (C1)

Irregular verbs forms are probably one of the first things you had to memorize in English. But do you remember them all and do you know how to use them? This activity from English Grammar Secrets suggests ways to learn them and provides eight different practice exercises. Activity time: 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the number of exercises you do.

Task: Go to the activity page, read the explanation and do the exercises that follow. If you're not sure what to do on each exercise, click on the "?" for a demonstration.

Go to the activity here.
For a list of irregular verbs arranged in a more memorable way, go here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Video: Presenting graphs and figures

B1, B2, C1

In this video from Australia Network, you will discover how to present graphs and other visual information. You will learn and practise some useful vocabulary and expressions for describing trends, referring to visual information and explaining causes. Video time; 10 minutes 12 seconds. Activity time: 15 to 45 minutes.

Task: Watch the video. The presenter will guide you, and tell you when to practise the different expressions. Go down the page to see a complete transcript of the video.

Go to the video here.