Monday, April 18, 2005

Listening Practice; Grammar

Listening practice: Listen to today's 'Words In The News' on the BBC World Service. It is about children - mostly girls - who are deprived of an education.

Grammar: here are some sites you can visit to learn more about the grammar we have been studying recently:

1) 'Must/have to' on the BC 'Learn English' site. Be patient if it is slow to load.

2) Using verb + '-ing' or verb + 'to' + infinitive. On 'Learn English'.

3) 'Because', 'as', 'so'. On 'Learn English'.

Vocabulary: try this week's Word Game on the 'Learn English' site. If you are a doctor, you will like this one. (Or even if you aren't.)

Current News: Electing the New Pope. On the BBC web site.

Finally, are you feeling adventurous?

If your answer is 'Yes!', try the 'Go4English' site. It is related to 'Learn English' site and it is for speakers of Arabic.

But Don't Worry! Although there is some Arabic writing on this site, you do not need to be able to read it in order to navigate around and try some exercises.

There are some good word and grammar games here. Try this 'Present Perfect Quiz'.

And try a listening exercise in the 'English In Action' section. click on Nader Abbassi and discover this talented man. Listen to him describing his job. Write your answers in a comment.

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