Category Archives: Englishness

Making Student Presentations Sparkle

Making Student Presentations Sparkle

Making Student Presentations Sparkle
— Read on englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/making-student-presentations-sparkle/

What Time do English People Usually Eat?

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A) Match the sentence halves:

  1. We have breakfast at __________.
  2. We have a mid-morning snack at __________.
  3. We have lunch at __________.
  4. We have a cup of tea and a biscuit at __________.
  5. We have dinner at __________.
  6. We have supper at __________.
  7. We have a snack __________.

a) whenever we feel a bit peckish!

b) one o’clock.

c) six o’clock in the evening.

d) about eleven o’clock.

e) eight o’clock at night.

f) seven o’clock in the morning.

g) about four o’clock in the afternoon.

B) What time do YOU eat during the day?

Answers (no peeping!):

1. f)  2. d)  3. b)  4. g)  5. c)  6. e)  7. a)

Prodding and urging (Getting people to do what you want!)

Prodding and urging (Getting people to do what you want!)

Prodding and urging (Getting people to do what you want!)
— Read on dictionaryblog.cambridge.org/2018/04/11/prodding-and-urging-getting-people-to-do-what-you-want/

Hashtag - Englishness

Want to Know what the English are REALLY Like? Try this Hashtag!

When I started reading some of the tweets on this recent trending topic on Twitter, I knew that I had to share them with you! If you are interested in understanding the true character of English people (which is an awkward combination of shyness, embarrassment, and self-righteousness) check out this hashtag to learn more about our quirky ways!

https://twitter.com/hashtag/VeryBritishOffences

Click below to listen to the podcast and hear my commentary of the following top ten tweets. Don’t forget to watch the video and like Purland Training on Facebook!

Listen and download the free MP3 lesson: Hashtag Englishness (22 MB, Google Drive)

There is more free material on the topic of Englishness – including podcasts and videos – here:

Finally, here’s my contribution to the hashtag:

Quick Christmas Quiz for ESOL Students!

NEW! Quick Christmas Quiz for ESOL Students!

Are you looking for a fun Christmas quiz that you can do with your ESOL or English Language students in class? Then look no further!

Quick Christmas Quiz for ESOL Students!

Quick Christmas Quiz for ESOL Students!

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Moz the Monster – Comprehension Questions for English Classes

NEW! Moz the Monster – Comprehension Questions for English Classes

Check out the heart-warming video for the brand new John Lewis Christmas advert – and answer comprehension questions in your English class!

Click here!

Moz the Monster - John Lewis Christmas Advert - Discussion Questions

NEW! Moz the Monster – Discussion Questions for English Classes

Watch the video for the new John Lewis Christmas advert and answer discussion questions with a partner or group!

Click here!

Helpful Notices - Englishness

FREE ELT Podcast! Helpful Notices – Englishness

Learn about helpful notices in English with this free ELT podcast by Matt Purland.

We look at a selection of English notices and discuss how and why they are passive aggressive and often provide too much information.

You can also watch the video lesson here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-jmoQ7E9o

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Check out more great free podcasts here: https://purlandtraining.podbean.com/