I Love Idioms! (2) – Animals

Fill the gaps with a word from the list. There are two extra words. bull    butterflies    cat    dog    donkey    goat    horse    pig    oyster    starfish We can’t all stay at Hugo’s flat. It’s tiny. There’s not enough room to swing a __________. I’m sure I’ve failed my…

CT Quiz 600

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please. 😉 back in the _____; to be as honest as the _____ is long; you made my _____;

Let’s Talk About: Football

These conversation questions are a resource for both teachers and students. They can be used in class, or with a study buddy, or with somebody you do a language exchange with. Tips for learners In those in-between times when you can’t find somebody to practise with I recommending trying to write down your answers, or even talking out…

Improve Your Accent! (25) – Football

It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. You don’t need to worry about learning to write them just to recognise them. Do my quickie Improve Your Accent exercises and you’ll pick them up in no time, plus you’ll improve your pronunciation and your listening skills…

CT Quiz 599

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please. 😉 I don’t have time to _____ my breath; to _____ somebody’s eye; to _____ somebody off guard;

Announcement! Join my New Facebook Group!

  Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve just started an EnglishSmarts Facebook Group. It’s a closed group which means you need to send a request to join. This also means that the group can be found by searching on Facebook but the posts will only be visible to members. Pass it…

Welcome to…Bilbao, Spain

Hello and welcome to the second instalment in my “Welcome to…” travel section where I’m inviting friends to give us a little tour of their hometown or local area. This time we’re heading to the Basque Country with fellow teacher Onintze. Bidaia on! Bon voyage! I’m from the Basque Country, which lies in northern Spain, on the…

CT Quiz 598

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please. 😉 to _____ a grudge; to _____ a drink; to _____ somebody back to health;

CT Quiz 597

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please. 😉 to make a _____ and dance about something; to burst into _____; a swan _____;

CT Quiz 596

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉 to _____ somebody’s feelings; to _____ no expense; _____ change;  

Welcome to…La Crosse, Wisconsin

Welcome to my new travel section “Welcome to…”! I’m always harping on about the importance of reading when you’re learning English. And since travel is a subject dear to most people’s hearts, I thought it would be nice to have some travel essays on my blog for you to read. So I’ll be inviting friends…

CT Quiz 595

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉 be light _____s away from; the fiscal _____; never in a million _____s;