• Future In The Past

    Have you heard of future past? In today’s class, your dreams are going to come true. We are going to time travel! Can you think of a time last year, and think of where you thought you would be right now? You’ve just time travelled, and hopefully you thought of a sentence in the future […]

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  • 5 English Pronunciation Resources

      English pronunciation can be challenging for students so we’ve created this list of English pronunciation resources. Partially English pronunciation is difficult because spelling has little to do with the way words are pronounced, making it hard to know how to say some words. But of course the bigger problem is that English will have […]

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  • Listening Activity: The Internet Under The Sea

    In today’s class we are going to look at how the internet works. The internet is something we often take for granted,  which means that we fail to appreciate it properly because we use it all the time. Can you think of anything else that you take for granted? What is taken for granted in your […]

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  • The First Animal To Survive In Space: Part 2

    Today’s class is the sequel to our part 1 on the tardigrade. Watch the video below from 3:00 onwards and then see if you can answer some challenging comprehension questions. As always, write your comments below so we can get back to you and share our tardigrade knowledge!   In the video Mr.Shaw said that tardigrades have gone into space […]

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  • Build Your English Vocabulary With a Lovable Author

    Do you want to improve your English vocabulary or help your child grow her English vocabulary? Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?  I grew up reading his books, and I still love sitting down to enjoy them with my students, nieces and nephews.  These rhyming stories have been translated to many different languages for people all over the world to adore.  Today, […]

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  • Learn How To Use Those Pesky English Articles In 10 Minutes

    In today’s class, we are going to look at something that a lot of students forget about when learning English. They are those pesky little words that go before nouns, a part of grammar called articles. First, let’s look at the articles ‘a’ and ‘an.’ These articles are known as indefinite articles, which means that they are non-specific, […]

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  • The First Animal To Survive In Space: Part 1

    What animal can be found on the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, from the hot and humid tropical rainforests to the freezing Antarctic? It is the tardigrade of course! The tardigrade is one of the world’s strangest and toughest animals, and it is found everywhere on Earth. Have you heard of it before? If not, today’s […]

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  • Reported Speech To Tell Stories

    English Grammar: Reported Speech Reported speech (sometimes called indirect speech) is used in English to relate to what other people have said. It is really useful to use in conversation as it allows you to tell more in-depth, interesting stories. You may have noticed this style of writing in your favorite English novel, so today […]

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  • The Homeless Superheroes of Hollywood

    Having a nice, comfortable place to call your home is often something that we take for granted. Homeless people often find inventive ways to make money in order to survive the harsh conditions of living on the street. In today’s post we will look at some of those creative ways to earn a dollar or […]

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  • Making a Prediction In English

    In today’s class, we are going to learn how to make a prediction in English and speculate. We are not going to look at the basic ‘will’ and ‘is going to.’ We will show you other ways to engage in conversation about the future, to give your opinion and guess. Let’s first look at some […]

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  • English Cooking and Food Vocabulary: How To Cook Up A Storm In English

    In today’s class, we are going to learn about English cooking and food vocabulary. Don’t you think it is a good idea to combine practicing your English while learning how to cook delicious recipes? Today we are here to help you to give instructions in English, while providing lots of new cooking vocabulary so you can tell […]

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  • English Listening Exercise: How To Sleep Better

    Do you ever suffer from a lack of sleep? Today’s English Listening Exercise post is about how to get a better night’s sleep so that you can be more productive the next day. To begin, have a look at this video, which offers some tips on how to sleep better:   English Listening Exercise: Vocabulary Now […]

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  • Starting an English Conversation

    English Conversation classes are one of the best ways to improve your English. This can sometimes be a daunting task. Today we are going to show you some easy ways to have conversations, so you can speak to anyone, anywhere. Before you become the conversation initiating expert, let’s look at something you should not do […]

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  • Listening Exercise: DIY Centrifuge

    Today you’ll see an interesting video about how scientists have made a medical tool out of a simple children’s toy.  It’s amazing to see how they’ve solved the problems that prevent many remote villagers from receiving medical care-cost and electricity.  Take a look at the short video, and strengthen your listening comprehension with the questions that follow. […]

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  • If The World Were 100 People: Master Second Conditional Today!

    What if the world were only 100 people?  Today we’ll look at a video that shows what the human population would be like if there were only 100 of us here.  Since we’re talking about something that is impossible because it is untrue now, we’ll use the second conditional.  If conditionals are new to you, I recommend […]

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  • Listening Exercise: The Fish That Make Islands.

    As you may have noticed, I love David Attenborough documentaries. You can practice your English listening skills with his science based videos. He is so wise, that he must know every animal that lives on Earth!  Today, we are going to look at a fish that needs a dentist and makes islands, the Humphead Parrotfish.  So […]

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  • Listening Exercise: Imaginary Worlds

    Today’s class is about stereotypes, books and imaginary worlds. Books are a source of inspiration for many people-for making our own imaginary visions of the world, whilst improving our knowledge so we become more aware of stereotypes. Stereotypes are an idea about a person or type of person (for example a nationality- look at this […]

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  • Irregular Verbs

    Learning English can be a difficult task sometimes. Idioms can be many students’ achilles heel whilst adverbs can be especially difficult . Today, we are going to look at another challenging topic- how to use irregular verbs in the past tense. First, let’s look at these videos which explain past irregular verb categories, making them easier to remember. So get your popcorn […]

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  • Learning English Writing: Martin Luther King

    Writing in English can often be a student’s worst nightmare-but don’t worry, LOI is here to help! Who better to help us discover the best ways to combat writing than one of the greatest speech writers of all, Martin Luther King. Let’s watch the video below up to 4:00.   I hope you found that inspiring! […]

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  • Future In The Past

    Have you heard of future past? In today’s class, your dreams are going to come true. We are going to time travel! Can you think of a time last year, and think of where you thought you would be right now? You’ve just time travelled, and hopefully you thought of a sentence in the future […]

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  • The Present Perfect in English

    Watch the video below and learn how to use the Present Perfect tense in English. English Classes Cursos de Inglés

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  • English Class Homework Week Two

    Every week I will be posting homework for all of my students. My students are encouraged to do their homework when they have time and email me the results.

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  • False Friends: Spanish and English False Cognates

    One of the more difficult things that many Spanish speakers have while learning English is that there are many words that look and sound similar but have different meanings. We call these false friends or amigos malos. Learning English can be tough from the pronunciation to the grammar but false friends are not that difficult […]

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  • Travel English: New York City

    Preparing for a trip to New York City? Here are some some travel trips for people who speak English as a Second Language. First off, let me admit that I’ve only been to New York City once in my whole life. I spent 5 days there in May of 2008 for my sister’s graduation from […]

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  • English Classes with TED

    One question I always ask my students in our English classes is what they are doing outside of the classes to improve their English. More and more, my students tell me they have been getting some help with their English from TED. I’ve begun paying attention to what these students have told me, and have […]

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