I hope you enjoyed my last post about practicing adjectives through Marvel characters https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/03/26/marvel-universe-adjectives/. But, maybe you are not a fan of the Marvel universe. You can use this exercise with any set of characters you like! Here's a similar exercise using my favorite set of characters-from Harry Potter! Just like the last exercise, use … Continue reading Harry Potter-Adjectives
Have you ever thought about why we say OK? We use this word so often in American English! Watch this fun video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnIDL-eHOs A fun video from Vox! Why are some of the reasons you say Ok? Are you going to start using this more? Leave your answers below!
I LOVE the Marvel Universe! I love the movies, characters, and storylines! I love watching the movies again and again and having long discussions about them. There are so many characters in the Marvel movies. They are all different right? But when you try to describe them you might be using the same adjectives-good, nice, … Continue reading Marvel Universe-Adjectives
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
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!
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!
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