Category Archives: Listening

A Song with Dynamic Adjectives

I recently used a song, The Logical Song by Supertramp, in my Intermediate Level English class to highlight excellent English expression and in particular an impressive use of Adjectives. Individually, the adjectives are all wonderfully descriptive, but read the song … Continue reading

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It was a long long time ago – English Conversation

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
Hiho Kids Vocabulary chunks : • Nice to meet you • I’m very happy to meet you • How was it like back then • We didn’t have radio • We didn’t have television…

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A Song with Present Perfect & Present Simple

Present Perfect Tense If you want to understand and remember how to use Present Perfect Tense, just listen to the song  FRIENDS  by Marshmello and Anne-Marie. Here is the chorus: Haven’t I made it obvious?            … Continue reading

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3 Minute English #4 by Vocabulary in Chunks

Learn words related to getting married Click here for Vocabulary chunks:                 

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A Song with Future Tenses and Conditionals: First & Zero

The song Parachute by Cheryl Cole is perfect for studying Future Tenses as well as First  Conditional and Zero Conditional. She is not literally singing about a parachute. The parachute symbolizes ‘help’ or ‘rescue’.  We have various ways to talk about … Continue reading

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Eating Breakfast With Giraffes In Africa

A great way to improve your vocabulary and listening skills is with short videos. Watch the following fascinating video about giraffes and follow the link below it to learn the ‘vocabulary in chunks’. You will be impressed by how much you … Continue reading

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LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS

Hello everyone!  I’ve been having fun with a News in Slow French website for my French studies. I read a news script while listening to the audio. It takes on average just two minutes, so it’s very easy to fit into … Continue reading

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Snack — Vocabulary in Chunks

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
[DW English] Vocabulary to learn after watching the video : Edible delicacies The sea decides what’s on the menu Right on the beach among the palm trees They are making a curry with fresh…

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English Songs for Easy Listening & Learning English

I would like to introduce you to a brilliant musician and a wonderful human being: Sixto Rodriguez I usually use songs on this website to explain grammar, but today, I’m encouraging you to just listen to and enjoy a superb … Continue reading

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How Can I Improve My English Speaking?

I recently received an email asking for advice from an English learner in India. I receive a lot of similar requests from students in various countries so I decided to post my reply here. I hope my advice can help you … Continue reading

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