This blog has been designed to share interesting materials with my secondary EFL students (14-17) but you are welcome if you also find it useful to improve your English.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Keep your English alive this summer

Now our school year is over we have to start thinking of how to keep our English alive.
  1. If you have failed, you should follow the directions given in class and write to your teacher if you need.
  2. If you have passed English this year there are many ways of keeping it alive without having to study grammar or read thick books during the summer. These are some of the  things you can do:
  • Listen to songs in English, read the lyrics and maybe even sing along. There are many websites where you can find the lyrics of your favourite songs in English.
  • Watch our favourite TV programmes and films in English and even read the subtitles in English. this is a good option if we can't grasp much of what is being said.
  • Watch YouTube videos in English with subtitles also in English.
  • There is an interesting website where you can find short audio files to practise your English, Just choose levels A1 or A2.
  • Read the news in English. Many newspapers have an interesting and easy to read website if we are learning English: USA TodayBBC EnglishTimeNewsweekNew York Times, etc. or choose a specific newspaper for English language learners, such as News in Levels.
  • If you want to do some practice work without really studying you can go to the British Council website:
    • Listening audios about different topics. You can do the tasks after listening and you can also read the scripts.
    • Reading texts about a variety of topics. They are classified according to their level of difficulty: A2, B1, B2, etc. At the end of each story there are some tasks and you can also get a downloadable version.
    • Vocabulary, you can read about some topics and then do some vocabulary activities.
    • And there are also other sections you might have a look at: grammar, writing, videos...
  • Try Duolingo to learn English or any other language on your own.
  • And finally, just pay attention of whatever you see around. There are lots of notices, instruction booklets, etc. in English and you can certainly understand more than you problably think.

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