An extended lesson based on a documentary film. Includes listening for gist, for detail and for opinion. Idioms including ways to describe age. Using passive forms and cleft sentences when explaining a process.
It’s well known that native speakers of English make errors often enough, especially in writing. This is a selective list of some of these errors.
A complete lesson at high C1 or C2 level, using excerpts from a documentary film about a fraud in the classical music world. Includes vocabulary work relating to frauds and to an artist’s career, and exercises to practise hedging language and euphemisms.
A guide to commas for advanced learners, covering complex sentences, conditionals, subsidiary clauses and appositives. Part of a series of punctuation resources.
Here’s a little quiz I made earlier for a German student who was preparing for the TOEFL. It covers relative clauses, subsidiary clauses, and sentence