Idiomatic language… isn’t it the most fascinating part of the English lexis? Something that gives colour, taste and texture to one’s speech or writing? (not sure I can use “texture”, though, but let it be) =) So let’s dive into it… Read More »How to notice lexical chunks: idioms, catchphrases, sayings and phrasal verbs
When you’re reading a text or listening to something/ someone, do you pay attention to words or phrases? And what about your vocab notebooks, do they contain words or phrases? Not once have I asked my students to highlight some interesting/ useful… Read More »How to notice lexical chunks: collocations
This is to continue on the topic about learning from articles (the algorithm, a discussion task). This is the article in question: From Tamagotchi to Nintendogs: Why People Love Digital Pets The article exemplifies the points I made in my… Read More »Let’s read an article together!
Now I’m trying to carve out some time for reanimating my French, and I’m using news articles for this. Articles are great because they are relatively short, can be of a vast variety of topics and the language is not… Read More »Learning From Articles: A Simple Algorithm
How well do you know the English for what surrounds you on a daily basis? At home, at work, in the street or in shops? Oftentimes, we learn new vocab through books, videos, online courses or even conversations and then try… Read More »A simple technique to learn the words you really need