Δευτέρα, 29 Αυγούστου 2016

New school year !!! New teaching moto !!!


Fall down seven times , stand up eight !!!



Exactly !

One of my main teaching priorities for this year 
will be raising my students' self-confidence !
My moto will be "Yes , you can !"
They will be loved and cherished.
They will be encouraged and praised.
They will be often reminded of their learning 
achievements and successes.

This is going to be an awesome school year !

Παρασκευή, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Past Simple or Past Continuous ?


Past Simple or Past Continuous ?

Theory 









Let's practice now !!

http://www.montsemorales.com/gramatica/PastSimpContSw2-6.htm

http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/pastsimpleorcontinuous/exercise1.swf

http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsimpleorcontinuous/exercise4.swf

http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastcontinuous/exercise2.swf

http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsimpleorcontinuous/exercise3.swf

http://baladre.info/english/sedaviwebfront/pastsimpcont7.htm

http://www.ihbristol.com/free-english-exercises/test/esol-smc-past-simple-past-continuous

http://www.english-4u.de/past_prog_ex1.htm

http://exploringenglish.cappelendamm.no/c319642/oppgavesamling_flervalg/vis.html?tid=386323&strukt_tid=319642

http://www.montsemorales.com/gramatica/PastSimpContSw2-6-2.htm


Well done !!!






Πέμπτη, 13 Αυγούστου 2015

Happiness !!!

Expressions of happiness !!!



Here are some useful idiomatic expressions for expressing happiness.

♦ over the moon
To be over the moon about something is to be very happy about something: so happy and excited that you imagine you could jump or fly over the moon!

 on cloud nine
If you are on cloud nine you are extremely happy.

♦ in seventh heaven
To be in seventh heaven is also to be extremely happy, or in a state of bliss. In Islamic and Jewish faith there are seven heavens: the seventh is the dwelling place of God and the angels.

♦ on top of the world
If you are on top of the world you are enjoying great happiness, health or success.

♦ jump for joy
To jump for joy is to feel very happy about something: so happy that you could jump up and down for joy, or you are actually jumping up and down for joy!

♦ walking on air
If you are walking on air you are extremely happy and full of joy: so happy that you feel like you are floating on air.


Κυριακή, 15 Μαρτίου 2015

On the phone




On the phone

Verbs :
To make a phone call
To answer a phone call
To call back
To dial up
To hung up
To be cut off



Making contact :    
Hello / Good morning / Good afternoon ...
This is John Brown speaking
Could I speak to ......... please?
I'd like to speak to ..... .....
I'm trying to contact ..........



Taking a call :
X speaking.
Can I help you?



Asking for a name / information :  
Who's calling please?
Who's speaking?
Where are you calling from?
Are you sure you have the right number / name?




Asking for someone
Could I speak to John Martin, please?
I’d like to speak to John Martin, please.
Could you put me through to John Martin, please?
Could I speak to someone who …




Asking the caller to wait :    
Hold the line please.
Could you hold on please?
Just a moment please.





Connecting :   
Thank you for holding.
The line's free now ... I'll put you through.
I'll connect you now  / I'm connecting you now.





Giving negative information :  
I'm afraid the line's engaged. Could you call back later?
I'm afraid he's in a meeting at the moment.
I'm sorry. He's out of the office today. /
He isn't in at the moment.
I'm afraid we don't have a Mr./Mrs./Ms/Miss. ... here
I'm sorry.  There's nobody here by that name.
Sorry.  I think you've dialled the wrong number./
I am sorry ! I think you’ve got the wrong number.
I'm afraid you've got the wrong number.
I can’t hear you very well.




Mobile phone problems
My battery is about to run out
I am about to run out of credits
I need to charge up my mobile phone
I can’t get a signal
I have got a very weak signal




Telephone problems :
The line is very bad ...  Could you speak up please?
Could you repeat that please?
I'm afraid I can't hear you.
Sorry. I didn't catch that.  Could you say it again please?




Leaving a message :
Can I leave / take a message?
Would you like to leave a message?
Could you give him/her a message?
Could you ask him/her to call me back?
Could you tell him/her that I called?
Could you give me your name please?
Could you spell that please?

What's your number please?

Πέμπτη, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Expressions with heart !



Break someone's heart
Definition: hurt someone, usually romantically, or to cause some great disappointment

Eat your heart out
Definition: to be jealous or envious of someone else

Follow your heart
Definition: Do what you believe is right

From the bottom of my heart
Definition: Usually used in the first person, this phrase means that you are completely sincere

Get at the heart of the matter
Definition: Discuss the main issue, concern

Have a change of heart
Definition: Change one's mind

Have a heart of gold
Definition: Be very trustworthy and well meaning

Have a heart of stone
Definition: Be cold, unforgiving

Have a heart-to-heart talk
Definition: Have an open and honest discussion with someone

Have your heart in the right place / One's heart in the right place
Definition: To mean well, have the right intentions

Know something by heart / learn something by heart
Definition: Know something such as lines in a play, or music perfectly, to be able to perform something by memory

Have one's heart set on something / set against something
Definition: Absolutely want something / Absolutely not want something

One's heart misses a beat / One's heart skips a beat
Definition: To be completely surprised by something