February 16

GOOD WEBSITES FOR READING

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B1+ level reading texts covering a range of topics eg. Martin Luther King, Climate change or Health tips, accompanied by short reading comprehension tests

An excellent collections of stories covering areas such as Adventure, Crime, or Health, all in two formats – full and abridged. Some stories are accompanied by an audio file. Each story has a collection of online vocabulary and comprehension activities. There is also a “Your turn” area with a follow-up writing activity.

Just 5 topics but accompanied by very good pre-reading vocabulary activities, comprehension and practice exercises.  6 different levels including advanced. Additional Grammar page.

Intermediate+ reading. New vocabulary introduced. Each reading accompanied by a comprehension test.

A collection of short fiction FOR FREE!!!! You’ll find Dahl, Grimm brothers, E.A. Poe to name a few.

May 30

Learn languages with LINGUISTADORES

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LINGUISTADORES– a fantastic  website helping to learn languages.

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Sign up and set your preferences – the language you would like to learn and the language for translation. Choose your level – from Beginners (A1) to High Advanced (C2).

You can choose from a selection of articles, songs and videos. If you have chosen an article, click on the word you would like to translate and then click “plus” which adds it to the word list.

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You can create WORDLISTS

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You can choose between two options – FREE  or PAID. See the features.

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September 26

HOW TO EXPRESS OPINION

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HOW TO EXPRESS OPINION

Personal Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a personal point of view:

  • In my experience…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • Speaking for myself…
  • In my opinion…
  • Personally, I think…
  • I’d say that…
  • I’d suggest that…
  • I’d like to point out that…
  • I believe that…
  • What I mean is…
  • General Point of View

    We use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is generally thought by people:

    • It is thought that…
    • Some people say that…
    • It is considered…
    • It is generally accepted that…

    Agreeing with an opinion

    We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else’s point of view:

    • Of course.
    • You’re absolutely right.
    • Yes, I agree.
    • I think so too.
    • That’s a good point.
    • Exactly.
    • I don’t think so either.
    • So do I.
    • I’d go along with that.
    • That’s true.
    • Neither do I.
    • I agree with you entirely.
    • That’s just what I was thinking.
    • I couldn’t agree more.
    • Disagreeing with an opinion

      We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:

      • That’s different.
      • I don’t agree with you.
      • However…
      • That’s not entirely true.
      • On the contrary…
      • I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
      • Yes, but don’t you think…
      • That’s not the same thing at all.
      • I’m afraid I have to disagree.
      • I’m not so sure about that.
      • I must take issue with you on that.
      • It’s unjustifiable to say that…
      • http://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists/Opinions.htm