One of the best ways to learn English is to have a whole day relaxing and having new things to talk about. Last week, we caught the train to Melbourne and visited a number of exhibits at Scienceworks. The train trip wasn’t too long and we did not get lost at Southern Cross. The highlight of Scienceworks was the Sportswork exhibition where we were able to test our fitness and have a lot of fun at the same time. After Science works, we went to Fed square to look at the architecture as well as the art work. Ivana shouted chips for everyone, then we caught a late train back.
Doing research? finding the texts too difficult? Try Simple wikipedia to start your reading. You can always look at the more difficult reading later.
An idiom is a group of words which, when used together, has a different meaning from the one which the individual words have. In Hatchet, Brian’s English teacher pointed out the need for him to “stay on top of things” (p. 39). Learning idioms takes time and practice. Here are two sites that can help you.
The idiom site
this little book is a great ways to practice some easy reading – and for me to practice embedding,
Thanks to http://www.lookybook.com/ – It worked!
In the game of “Concentration”, half the cards have a word we are studying and the other half have a definition of that term. The cards are turned upside down, and a grid (like a Street directory) is added. Students take turns to call out two cards. If these match, they are kept. If not, they are turned back over and it is the next person’s turn. We have been playing the game in teams. This helps with speaking and listening as well.