Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Playing the hangman

Go to this page and play the hangman. Click on Next to start guessing a new word/expression. Then share with us the expressions you have solved successfully, or if you got hung:-)


Monday, 19 March 2012


Listen to the presentation of DmLights below and fill in the missing terms.

DmLights.com is a ……….of Paul de Meutter Electricity. The company was ……….. in 1979 and has been your reliable partner for electricity and lighting for over 30 years. But the company and its product ………. have been growing over the years.
DmLights is one of the biggest ………….lighting companies in Belgium. In the shop you can rely on professional advice from exerienced lighting experts. They can help you make a choice among the large range of different styles to suit each ……….
But you can save the trip and shop online. In 2004 the dmlights workshop was launched It was an instant success thanks to good service and ………….. prices. Buying lighting online at dmlights is easy, safe, and fast. Placing your order can be done in just a few steps.
Today Dmlights offers more than 50,000 articles and has an extensive ………… in its warehouse which has a total service area of ………..m2. The DmLights team is always at your service. They follow your order throughout the process. At DmLights you’ll always find the lowest price. If you do find an article at a cheaper price elsewhere, DmLights will …………that price immediately. DmLights has a whole team of experts at your disposal. After receiving your order, the goods are …………, packed and dispatched with the greatest care on their way to another satisfied customer. DmLights delivers worldwide but you can also collect your order in our store yourself. In addition, you receive a two-year guarantee on every lighting ………….. and excellent out-of-sale service.

Now answer the following questions:
1. What are the main parts of this presentation?
2. Suppose you were to make a presentation of your university to potential students. What aspects would you point out to in order to attract them?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Telling Present Perfect stories

Ted Williams, a homeless US man with a deep, refined voice has become an overnight online sensation after being "discovered" by a local reporter on a street corner in Columbus, Ohio.
Read the rest of the story here paying attention to the use of Present Perfect.

1. What has impressed you about Williams?
2. Have you heard about other such talent discoveries? Tell us in a few sentences (of course try using Present Perfect wherever possible)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Immigration in Britain

Listen to immigration minister Damian Green speaking to the Policy Exchange in London and then choose ONE idea and express your own point of view on it.

Scroll down the Quiz that I have prepared for you to see how well you understood the main ideas from the video.