Even more on phoning

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Hello again. Here is the final part of our work on telephoning. As usual, this listening should work on all computers but may not work on your tablet or phone. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening18/menu.php Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, a major celebration to Irish people around the world. It is slightly different for me this year as I […]

Cut a Deali

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Do you know what CUT A DEAL means?   If you are not sure, click here   http://dailyenglishphrases.com/cut-a-deal/ admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

Everything just fell into place

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I am starting some new lessons on useful phrases and expressions. Today’s lesson is on the phrase EVERYTHING FELL INTO PLACE Find out more here http://dailyenglishphrases.com/everything-just-fell-into-place/ admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

More telephoning

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Hello again. I have another lesson for you about using telephones. Please remember that these lessons work on almost all computers but not on some tablets and telephones. I am experimenting with new exercises that will work on all phones and tablets. Click the link at the bottom if you are interested in this. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening16/menu.php […]

Telephoning 1

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 Hello again. Today’s lesson is about language to use on the telephone. I hope you enjoy it. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening15/menu.php Pearson BROWN admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

To be or not to be?

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To be or not to be? That is certainly the question today. Here are the listening exercises to help you. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening14/menu.php admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

Be or being?

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 Hello again. I have some listening activities for you that show the difference between the infinitive and the -ing form. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening13/menu.php We get a lot of sunshine here on the border with Spain. When you look at the weather forecast for France as a whole, Perpignan is often the warmest city, particularly in winter. However, […]

Yet more on Meetings

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All Posts Gino / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Hello again. In today’s exercise, we are continuing our look at Meetings. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening12/menu.php I got a lot of very interesting replies to my question about the Internet. Most people, like me, would find it very hard to live a few weeks without it. However, it is good […]

Meetings – more listening

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MeetingInternational Monetary Fund / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Hello again. In today’s lesson, we have some listening concerned with Meetings. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening11/menu.php I have been absent for a while. This is partly because I have been travelling but mainly because I have had big problems with my Internet connection. I was able to read my email […]

Meetings

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International Monetary Fund / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Hello again. I have some listening exercises for you today. They are to do with the language of Meetings. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening10/menu.php I am really busy. I have just got back from a meeting in London and I am just about to go look after my father for a […]

Enough

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Hello again. This week’s activity is about that tricky word ENOUGH. You can find it by clicking http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/vocabulary16/menu.php At long last I have finished my house move. I only moved ten kilometers south but the whole thing seemed to take for ever. I moved everything by myself. At the age of 63, I found it […]

More on Will and Would

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Hello again. Today’s lesson gives you more practice in WILL and WOULD. Hope you enjoy it. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/grammar16/menu.php In this morning’s news, it has been reported that there is a suspected Ebola outbreak in Barcelona. Although that is not the country in which I live, it is not very far from me as the crow flies. […]

Will or would in conditionals

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Hello again. Today’s lesson is about the difference between WILL and WOULD in conditional sentences. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/grammar15/menu.php I need to do a bit of market research today. Perhaps you can help me? A lot of people ask me about organizing some speaking practice sessions over the Internet. Normally an individual coaching session on Skype would cost […]

Socializing – talking about Sport

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Hello again. Today I have some more exercises for you on Socializing. Today it is talking about Sport. I know this is a topic that people either love or hate 🙂 http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening9/menu.php Where I now live, football is not the most popular sport, it is rugby. In the local cafe, if there is a choice […]

Socialising about holidays

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Hello again. Here is another listening exercise about Socialising. This one is talking about holiday plans. Or, if you are American, this is Socializing about vacation plans. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening8/menu.php It’s very dark here because there are rain clouds overhead. We have had some terrible weather in this region with rain as strong as I have ever […]

Socialising

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Hello again. Today I have a lesson for you on Socializing or Socialising. That is one of those words which American and British speakers often write differently, with either a Z or an S. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/listening7/menu.php It’s a listening lesson. My friend is in hospital so I am intending to visit her later today. You may […]

Qualifying Comparatives

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Hello again. Today’s activity is about qualifying comparatives. I hope you enjoy it. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/vocabulary15/menu.php I have been travelling quite a lot over the last few weeks. One trip I made was to a barbecue at a friend’s house in Bristol, England. Bristol is a lovely city. It got very rich in the past as a […]

As .. as

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Hello again. I have a fairly easy exercise or two for you today. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/vocabulary14/menu.php I took a short break for a couple of weeks to look after my father. He is aged 93 and has just moved house from England to France. He will be living with my sister but I had to be there […]

First Conditional

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Today I have some exercises on the First Conditional. I hope you enjoy them. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/grammar14/menu.php I have just been watching a television documentary about a comedy group called Monty Python. They were very popular when I was a student but that was 45 years ago. Now they are putting on some shows in London, even […]

Zero Conditional

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Hello again. Today’s exercise is about the Zero Conditional. You can find it by clicking on this link http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/grammar13/menu.php In my last newsletter, I told you about my friend who had the bad fall. Since then, she has been confined to bed as the scan showed that she has broken a bone in her back. […]