Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Watch the speed flatmating video again and try the exercises:

    Which of these things are important:
  1. when you buy or rent property.
  2. when you’re sharing.
  1. Speed flatmating events bring together people who ………………. a room and people who have a room …………….


    At these events, you have a chance to meet potential flatmates in a ………… setting. Which words did you hear?

  1. Pink sticker, white sticker or both?
  1. I have a room.
  2. I’m looking for a room.
  3. 1st name.
  4. Area
  5. Rent
  6. Budget
  7. Nearest tube or overland.

5. How many events are run in London every month?

6. What is to “buddy up”?
a. people who have already decided where they want to live.
b. a group of people who get together first, then find property afterwards.
c. people who have property and want to sell.

Who said this? Identify  the speakers:
  1. I’ve just returned to live in London.
  2. I know spareroom is a trusted website, so I thought I’d give this a go.
  3. If I didn’t find a room this week, I’d come back next week.
  4. I thought I’d come along and see what’s here.
  5. We’re loving it! It’s great fun!
  6. It’s not the usual thing I do, but I thought, well, let’s get some guts and go and do it.
  7. He’s moving in with his girlfriend.
  8. The problem is you really need to meet the people.

Look at the underlined expressions. What do you think they mean?

If you had to share a flat in London, which of these people would you choose?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome to a new school year!

September is here again. Doesn't time fly? We'll be starting our lessons again on the 23th.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pronunciation practice

Get pronunciation tips, practise similar sounds, take some pronunciation quizzes and much more with the BBC.

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Stress monsters

Where is the stress? Practise stressing words with "Stress Monsters" There are three levels of difficulty. Good luck!

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Phonetic Chart

Listen to the sounds of English and learn phonetic symbols.
Click here to download an interactive phonetic chart.