Different types of jobs in English

Different types of jobs in English. On this page, we will look at different types of jobs. How many of these jobs you know? Health: Doctor, nurse, dentist (teeth), veterinarian [also called vet] (animal doctor) Shopping: salesperson, sales assistant, shopkeeper People in a type of shop: baker, butcher (meat), greengrocer (fruit and vegetables), florist (flowers), … Read more

Giving personal information in English

Giving personal information in English. In English conversations, you need to give people information about you. For example, ‘My name is..‘. On this page, will look at ways of giving personal information about yourself. Your name: Hello, my name is…. Hi, I’m… I am…. Please call me… My first name is… My surname / family … Read more

Having conversations about the news in English at Level B1

Having conversations about the news in English at Level B1. In this section of the lesson on the news, we will look at improving your English for conversation about the news how to start a conversation, how to react to other people’s comments and how to contribute your own points. How to start a conversation … Read more

Different types of journalism in English

Different types of journalism in English. On this page, we will look at the different types of journalism that you can find around the world. This page continues on from the information presented on the news in Level B1, so if you haven’t seen that lesson yet, we recommend you start there first! Different types … Read more

Vocabulary for talking about the news at Level B1

Vocabulary for talking about the news at Level B1. Let’s look at some of the vocabulary we use to talk about the news. Types of news: current affairs (also called ‘current events’) politics weather traffic entertainment local/national/international news People involved in the news: journalists (the person who researches and writes for the newspapers or other … Read more

Describing trends in Task 1 Academic reports

Describing trends in Task 1 Academic reports. In Task 1 of the IELTS test, you may be required to write about a graph or a chart, identifying trends. A trend is the general direction of movement in a graph. [sc name=”leaderboard”] [sc name=”writing-assessment”] Here are some simple examples:   This is an upward trend  This … Read more

Tips for better spelling in English

Tips for better spelling in English. Improving your spelling can be difficult these days. Modern technology, although very useful, has made poor spelling increasingly common even among native speakers – autocorrect on phones and computers has often corrected our errors, so when we come to write them on paper the error has become the natural … Read more

Telling the time in English

Telling the time in English. On this page, let’s look at telling the time. This is more than just numbers – you need to be able to use different phrases. Let’s start by looking at parts of the day.   Time Part of the day 0:00 to 12:00 Morning 0:00 to 11:59 A.M. 12:00 Midday … Read more

5 tips to improve your English reading skills

5 tips to improve your English reading skills. Are you preparing for an English exam, but not seeing your score improve? Stuck on the same level with your reading with no improvement? You’re not alone – this is a very common problem, especially when you are studying on your own without a teacher or other … Read more