Category Archives: Word
Addicted to coffee – why stop drinking?
Addicted to coffee – why stop drinking? Today I read an interesting and very well documented article about some ways to stop drinking coffee. The author emphasizes in this text that coffee makes us addicted. This is how people come to believe that they cannot live without coffee. Some people think no drink in the world is better than coffee. I think that they will never be able to stop drinking coffee. That was the moment I wondered and asked the author of the article why anyone would want to […]
Is it difficult to read the label on medicine?
Is it difficult to read the label on medicine? “A woman got a bottle of pills from the chemist’s. She had high blood-pressure. The words on the label were simple enough “Take once a day until finished.” But the woman was from Mexico, and her English wasn’t very good. In Spanish, “once” means 11. So she took 11 pills every day. Soon, she didn’t feel very well and told her doctor. She was lucky she didn’t die.” – Is it difficult to read the label on medicine? – from my […]
Phrasal verbs – try to use a multi-word verb
Phrasal verbs at ESOL level 3 Phrasal verbs – try to use a multi-word verb. Tell us something interesting that happened to you this week, and try to use a multi-word verb – homework. Try to use a multi-word verb Two months ago I’ve got a new dog, a black female puppy called Onix. She’s 6 months old and she sometimes tries to get out of doing her needs outside, so I had to train her do not pee in my house. I was about to give up after some […]
Writing task Covid 19 – homework
Writing task Covid 19- homework Write an informal email to your friend who lives in a country where Covid 19 has not arrived yet and tell them how your life in Scotland has changed as a result of this virus. Give your friend some advice and tell him/her how to prepare themselves for the arrival of the virus in their own city/country after one week. Hi Sara! As you probably already know, due of the pandemic coronavirus our lives had change here in Scotland. Now we can leave our houses […]
At the reception desk at the Plaza Hotel
Homework ESOL level 3 course When you complained at the reception desk at the Plaza Hotel, you felt that the receptionist was not very helpful. She noted your complaint, but she didn’t apologize or offer any compensation. You still feel angry about this. After you return home you decide to write a letter to the hotel manager. Invent an address for the Plaza Hotel. Write this and your own address in the correct places at the top of the page. Open with Dear Sir/Madam, In the […]
Preposition of place (opposite, next to, behind, on the corner of, between, in the middle)
At the beggining of ESOL level 3 course, our teacher brought us a worksheet to help us to learn preposition of place (opposite, next to, behind, on the corner of, between, in the middle). I prepared a similar one to show you what I learned. Click the picture to make it bigger. The library is on the corner of Aston Road. The bank is between car park and dentist. The park is opposite the library. The dentist is in the middle. The supermarket is next to the chemist.
Homework – free-time activity
Homework Think about your favourite free-time activity. Write a description of it. Include: -how often you do it -where you do it -what equipment you need -what clothes you need -when the best time to do it is -why you like it I didn’t use to like writing when I was younger. I used to read every day that time. Now, my favourite free-time activity is
Homework – a short note
Imagine that you work in a supermarket. You were cleaning when something broke. Your boss has already gone home. Write a short note explaining what happened. I was cleaning the floor when the bowl broke. I probably touched it with my sweeping brush. I was throwing the broken bowl in the bin when the supervisor saw me. I was writing this short note when he asked me to explain what happened. I was explaining him how the bowl broke when the supervisor touched the coffee cup on your desk. I […]
Homework – a typical weekend
Write a description of what you do on a typical weekend. Try to include the following linking words: first of all, then, next, after that, after …ing, before …ing, later, finally. There is no weekends for me because I always work 4 days on, 4 days off. When I’m off, first of all I have a coffee and 2 cigarettes. I usually smoke Romanian Pall Mall superking, but now I got kent 8, so I smoke 3 cigarettes. Then I go with my dog Bruno for a walk. He often […]