The Super Bowl is the championship game for American Football. It is definitely one of the most watched television events for Americans. The two top football teams play against each other. But, this game is about more than just watching football, here are some of the other important elements of the game to help you … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday!
Are you looking for a lot of free practice tests to study for the TOEFL and improve your score? There are a lot of free practice tests on Youtube! Here's a video that uses the updated, new TOEFL. This excellent video includes sample answers if you download the PDF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zot2_HgAPnk If you still want more … Continue reading TOEFL Tuesday!
The monologue, or long answer in Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test can seem very scary! And, it is! Speaking for two minutes on a topic can be very difficult. That's why it is extremely important to strategize. How? The questions for Part 2 are always similar in structure. When you practice giving answers, … Continue reading IELTS Speaking-Part 2
Friday is here and it's time for a little fun! Let's talk about fast food, which a lot of us love! For today, I'm using one of my favorite channels on YouTube, The Try Guys. To see all their videos, check out their YouTube page here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpi8TJfiA4lKGkaXs__YdBA/playlists Fast Food? But how does fast food connect … Continue reading Fun Friday! Fast Food Friday!
New Year's Resolutions are a great way to think about the future and reflect on the past. Not sure what they are? Check out my last post on New Year's Resolutions. https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/01/21/happy-new-year/ The Future Tense Making resolutions is a great way to think about your life and goals. However, it's also a great way to … Continue reading New Year's Resolution? Future Tense Practice!
Let's talk about how to improve your vocabulary and how start using those higher level words. Why? If you are preparing for the TOEFL or IELTS, if you are writing a lot of e-mails or documents, if you are giving presentations, you should be using more high level vocabulary words! How? It's very difficult to … Continue reading Elevating your Vocabulary
Practice comparing and contrasting while talking about smartphones!
The New TOEFL Test!
Who doesn't love the Disney movies? Here are some great idioms to use in daily conversation taken from classic Disney movies! Click Here! Which are your favorite? Which will you use in your conversation?
Another great TED Talk!
A great resource to use if you are learning or teaching filler words!
Learn English through this great documentary!
These TED videos from the series Small Thing Big Idea are great for listening practice. They are also great practice for the TOEFL listening test. Teachers: Students should watch these videos without stopping and then check for comprehension using the following questions. Learners: Post your answers to the questions below! https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/paola_antonelli_the_3_000_year_history_of_the_hoodie Questions How often do you wear … Continue reading TED Talk Tuesdays!
Another great TED Talk!
Another great book for teachers and learners to use!
Here's a great book that learners and teachers can use!
Another great book for learners and teachers!
Another great book for teachers and learners!
Another video from TED to practice listening!
A book for learners and teachers to use as a part of English language learning!
A shorter, quicker TED video that still provides plenty of practice!
Modals are very common in polite language. Practice some modals here!
Conversation practice using Agree/Disagree statements for Intermediate-Advanced students!
Here is a TED Talk lesson! Practice your listening skills with this interesting video. This lesson is for intermediate and advanced students.
In many part of the world it is winter now. Where I live, it is extremely cold! You have to wear a lot of different kinds of clothing to feel warm! Check out the words and pictures below and see if you use them in the cold weather! Photo by Ogo on Pexels.com Peacoat/Wool Coat- … Continue reading Cold Weather Clothing
Welcome to a new decade! The 2010's are done. Now that we have entered a new decade, let's look back at some of the vocabulary and slang that was popular in the 2010's and continues to be popular today. Check out this fantastic list of great words! https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/words-defined-the-decade-2010s_l_5e003ea5e4b0843d35fe11ac After looking through the words and definitions … Continue reading New Decade, New Words!
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! I hope you had a wonderful day and I hope you have a great 2020! Leave your answers to the questions below!A very common question everyone asks at the start of a new year is, what is your New Year's Resolution? The most common resolutions are to stop … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Who should you be following this Friday?