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12 English Idioms about Climate Change

Here are 12 English idioms about climate change for you to discuss with your class

12 English Idioms about Climate Change

  1. a life-and-death situation
  2. to not be able to get your head around sth (something)
  3. to be getting out of hand
  4. to see with your own eyes
  5. to be running out of time
  6. to be between a rock and a hard place
  7. to make sth up
  8. to be a drop in the ocean
  9. to be a lot of hot air (about nothing)
  10. to be a storm in a teacup
  11. to be not bothered about sth
  12. to be (a bit) over the top / OTT

Listen to Matt discuss these idioms in this free Facebook Live English class:

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FREE Class on Facebook Live + FREE Worksheets!

FREE Class on Facebook Live + FREE Worksheet Pack!

FREE Class on Facebook Live + FREE Worksheet Pack!

Wednesday 3rd October – 20:15 CEST

Facebook Live

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ESOL Discussion Activities – 40 People from the Bible

We’ll be discussing the following material:

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/40-famous-people-from-the-bible-discussion-words-complete-pack.pdf

ESOL Discussion Activities – 40 People from the Bible
10 English Idioms with Mind - Free Live Class

10 English Idioms with Mind

From make up your mind to out of sight is out of mind, there are lots of English idioms with the word ‘mind’.

We will explore ten of them in a free Facebook Live class tonight (12.09.18). Click the link below to sign up for this free class:

https://www.facebook.com/events/491680741347229/

Here is the presentation that we will use during the class:

Class recording:

How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in English (FREE mp3)

How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in English (FREE mp3)

Learn how to pronounce regular verbs in English with this free mp3 download of the Facebook class from 5th September 2018.

Click below to listen.

 

Right-click here to download the mp3 file: How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in English (FREE mp3)

The main points from the class were:

  • We spend more time in class focusing on irregular verbs that regular verbs
  • All regular verbs are spelled with  ‘ed’ at the end
  • We need to remember how to pronounce this suffix. There are three ways:
  • If a verb ends with a  t  or  d  sound we pronounce an extra syllable:  uhd
  • If a verb ends with a vowel sound or a voiced consonant sound we pronounce  d
  • If a verb ends with an unvoiced consonant sound we pronounce  t
  • It’s important not to mix up  d  and  t. If you do, you can end up with a different word, e.g. played > plate, which can result in miscommunication

You can watch the video here.

Download the FREE Big Grammar Book 2, which is mentioned in the class, here.

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FREE English Class Live on Facebook - Tonight!

FREE English Class Live on Facebook – Tonight!

Join me tonight for a free English class live on Facebook – on the following topic:

Using an Object for Discussion Practice in an English or ESOL Class

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https://www.facebook.com/events/713789082297219/

Download the free materials here:

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class – FREE Worksheet

Join us Live on Facebook on the Purland Training channel from 20:15 CEST (Warsaw time).

Hope to see you there! Any questions? You can contact me here.

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class - Video Class

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class – FREE Worksheet

** Join Matt for a free Facebook Live class on this topic on 29th August at 8.15pm CET! **

Using an Object for Discussion Practice:

Work with a partner or small group. Both of you choose a different object that you would like to discuss.

Download and print the free worksheet below and get 20+ great ideas for using an object in a discussion class. Let’s get our students talking!

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/using-an-object-for-discussion-practice-1.pdf

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class - FREE Worksheet (Update)

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FREE VIDEO! 25 Idioms in English to Sound Like a Native

FREE VIDEO! 25 Idioms in English to Sound Like a Native

Watch this fabulous video from linguamarina to learn 25 really useful idioms in English, like:

  • best of both worlds
  • blessing in disguise
  • can’t judge a book by its cover
  • in the heat of the moment

…and many more!

You can find more from Marina on:

Idiom of the day - It's up to you

Idiom of the day – It’s up to you

The English idiom it’s up to you means:

  • it’s your decision
  • it’s your choice
  • you can decide

We use it when we want to let another person take a decision, without us getting involved in the decision-making process.

It may be that we can’t decide ourselves, or we don’t have an opinion. It may be that the decision is particularly difficult and we don’t want to get involved – and get the blame if it goes pear-shaped (goes wrong)!

You want the full responsibility for the decision – and all of its consequences – to lie with the person whom it will most affect. Maybe because your help could backfire: if you make the wrong decision for your friend it could negatively affect your friendship:

Alex: I’m thinking about applying to Exeter University.

Sue: OK.

Alex: But I can’t decide. I really like Edinburgh.

Sue: I don’t know.

Alex: But what do you think? They’re both great universities. Come on. You must have an opinion.

Sue: It’s up to you, Alan. I really don’t want to tell you what to do.