Tell Ask Speaking Game

Tell Ask Speaking Game
asking questions | breaking ice | langauge game | speaking
Tell Ask Speaking Game
  • LANGUAGE GAME

Tell Ask Speaking Game.

Play this game to practise speaking and get to know your group a bit better.

Answer all the questions and remember to add as many details as possible.

Welcome to Tell Ask speaking game!

There are 20 cards. 10 Ask cards and 10 Tell cards.
Try to answer them all giving as many details as possible.

The goal of the game is to practise speaking and get to know each other better.
Shall we start breaking some ice?

Click NEXT to start!


Secrets of Learning Languages

Secrets of Learning Languages

Secrets of Learning Languages
CEF B1 | languages | learning English | Lydia Machova | poliglot | study | TED
Secrets of Learning Languages
  • WARM UP
  • How many languages do you speak?
  • Do you like learning languages?
  • What are the advantages of knowing many languages?
  • PART 1
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • How does Lydia feel about learning a language?
  • How many languages does she speak?
  • Who did she talk to about learning languages?
  • What did she find out after talking to other polyglots?
  • How did she learn Spanish and German?
  • What’s the first key to learning languages?
  • PART 2
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • What is the second key to language learning?
  • What does Lydia mean when she sais we need to have a system?
  • Why is patience important?
  • What do the stories of Benny and Lucas illustrate?
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK
Coming Soon
Which of the four secrets of learning a language do you think is the most important?
Total Votes : 34
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Learning is more effective when you use mind-maps!

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Weekly Learning Plan is a practical template for self-disciplined students who want to track their learning.

It contains a lot of ideas of what you could do to improve your English.

WEEKLY LEARNING PLAN

Use this template to plan your week of learning!

  • LESSON GLOSSARY

Secrets of learning languages - TED Talk

Building a dream car

Building a dream car

BUILDING A DREAM CAR

cars | CEF B1 | hobby | inspiring story | video lesson
Building a dream car
  • WARM UP
  • Do you have a favourite car?
  • Have you ever driven it?
  • How difficult it is to build a car?
  • Do you prefer to buy things or make them yourself, if you know how to do it?
  • PART 1
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • Why did he decide to build this car?
  • Where did he find the main part?
  • How similar is it to the original?
  • Which part is different?
  • PART 2
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • What happened when he was working in Italy?
  • What was his role in building Delorean?
  • What does his family feel about his passion for race cars?
  • How do people react when they see his car?
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK

At the end of the video he says that even if somebody offered him the original car, he would still prefer his own. What does it say about him? How do you feel about buying things as opposed to doing things yourself?

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK
Coming Soon
Would you like to drive this car?
Total Votes : 7
  • LESSON GLOSSARY

Likes and Dislikes

Likes and Dislikes

Learn more words
Likes and Dislikes
CEF B1 | dislikes | expressing likes | learning English | practical English
Likes and Dislikes
  • WARM UP
  • STUDY THIS

Study the language for talking about likes and dislikes.

ENJOY SOMETHING A LOT
  • be in your element
    She’s really in her element at parties.
  • adore
    I adore chocolate. I could live on it.
  • have a passion for something
    From a very early stage, he had a passion for fast cars.
LIKE SOMETHING / DOING SOMETHING
  • to be into something
    I know she’s really into sports, so I’d thought I’d ask her to come skiing with us.
  • something goes down well with somebody
    At present, military action would not go well with the public.
  • be fond of something
    He had always been fond of drinking at lunchtime, perhaps too fond.
  • be keen on something
    I’m quite keen on the idea of having a fancy dress party.
  • appeal to somebody
    I’m sure this delightful book will appeal to children of all ages.
  • have a soft spot for something
    She’s always had a soft spot for you.
DON'T LIKE SOMETHING / DOING SOMETHING
  • not be somebody’s cup of tea
    Nolan’s films are not exactly my cup of tea
  • don’t think much of something
    The hotel was okay, though I didn’t think much of the food. 
  • not take kindly to
    Nancy doesn’t take kindly to being corrected. 
  • go off
    I used to drink tea all the time, but I’ve gone off it lately. 
HATE SOMETHING / DOING SOMETHING
  • can’t stand
    We used to be quite good friends but now I can’t stand her. 
  • loathe
    I really loathe it when people make promises and then don’t keep them. 
  • detest
    I detest any form of cruelty towards animals. 
  • PRACTICE 1
  • PRACTICE 2

Let's practise talking about likes and dislikes. Read the sentences below and decide if they talk about likes or dislikes.

1. He is in his element when he is sailing.
2. She adores drinking coffee with milk and honey.
3. Ever since I remember, I had a passion for riding a bike.
4. You can ask him for help. He is into computers so he should know how to fix yours.
5. The new model has gone down well with the customers. The orders are pouring in.
6. She's is not overly fond of cooking, that's why they often eat out.
7. My flatmates want to have a party, but I’m not keen on the idea.
8. The idea of working abroad really appeals to me.
9. It's her only child. No wonder she has a soft spot for him.
10. He doesn't take kindly to being interrupted when he speaks. You should have kept quiet.
11.
Well done! You're almost there!
12. I don't eat meat much these days. It has gone off me lately.
13. She loathes it when people don't turn up on time for meetings.
14. She evidently detests her ex-husband after he left her and the children.

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  • WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Use the language from this lesson to talk about your likes and dislikes.