Tagged: Speaking in English

English idioms: To hit the nail on the head

arg-hammer-chasing-nail-animbg-320x200-urlHello there,

How are you?

Today you are going to learn the English idiom to hit the nail on the head.

 

It means to do or say something exactly right.

For example:

encouraging teacher

Mark got an A on his First Certificate Exam and his teacher said:

Well done Mark! You hit the nail on the head.

Yes, Mark really nailed it on the exam, and I know you will do so too.

And if I tell you that “you nailed it“, it means that you completed a task successfully or got something right.

Keep on getting ready for the First!

Best,

Vic

 

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Living The Walking Dead

walking dead 4Hello there,

How are you today?

Watching films and TV is a very good practice to improve your English.

Nowadays the genre of TV series has reached a cinematographic level that, in some cases, is higher than Hollywood’s best films.

I love watching TV series, do you? Do you have a favorite one?

We could talk about TV series as a way to practice your English comprehension and expression, couldn’t we?

Let me tell you about one of my favorites…

I do not like zombies, but I love The Walking Dead!

To me there is a lot more to it than just a bunch of horrible zombies and the very disgusting scenes they are involved in.

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Is it “FUN” or “FUNNY”?

Hello there!

The words “FUN” and “FUNNY” can be a bit confusing and always seem to give non-native English speakers trouble.

So, here are some quick examples to help you learn the difference!

FUN

It can be used as an adjective to describe activities that are enjoyable or people

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Learn more about Paper 5: SPEAKING

Hello all,

How are you?

NOW, it is time to talk about paper 5, SPEAKING

Ready?

Yes, you are… 🙂

SPEAKING a language fluently is our final and ultimate objective when we study a foreign language.

So, the first thing we would like to tell you about this section of the exam is that you should look at it as a way reaching that final and ultimate objective, which is  having a nice conversation with another or other candidates monitored by the examiner.

Just sit down, relax and answer the questions…

It is very important to understand what you are being asked. You will be asked four different kinds of questions:

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