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Phrasal Verbs II

PHRASAL VERBS II Phrasal verbs are not my  students’ favourite topic, are they? Anyway, native speakers use phrasal verbs all the time in conversation! That´s why it is so important to try to use as many as possible. It might seem like a lot, but these 25 phrasal verbs will improve not only your written communication, but also your ability…

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British Food and Idioms about Food

BRITISH FOOD What’s in Marmite? Marmite is a yeast extract. Marmite was invented in the early 1900s by Justus Liebig. The original recipe included just salt, spices and celery. Now, the ingredients listed on the Marmite label include yeast, sugar, salt, mineral salt (potassium chloride), caramel color, corn maltodextrin, minerals (iron), vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, B12), herbs and spices. There…

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Project : Elizabethan and Victorian newspaper

The new project for  my students ( Fourth year of secondary education ) has been the creation of their own newspaper. I proposed my students to investigate about the Elizabethan Era and Victorian Era and write an Elizabethan and Victorian newspaper. Their papers would have a front page and most of the regular sections you can find in any ordinary paper. Prior…

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How to write a speech

A persuasive speech is a speech intended to convince the audience to do something. The art of delivering a powerful speech ( discourse ) is called Rethoric. The five canons of rhetoric, which trace the traditional tasks in designing a persuasive speech, were first codified in classical Rome: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Along with grammar and logic (or dialectic),…

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Types of Houses in England

Most people in England live in urban areas. Towns and cities are spreading into their surrounding environment to cope with the increasing  populations. In England, an average of 7,000 hectares of farmland, countryside and green space were converted to urban use every year. This is almost the equivalent size of 9,600 international football pitches! More people are buying their own…