Do you ever get writer's block? Writer's block is when you can not think of what to write next. It feels like your brain is stuck or something is blocking your brain from thinking of what to write. Practicing your writing skills can help your speaking skills. However, sometimes it feels like you just don't … Continue reading I Can’t Think of What to Write!
Writing practice is an important step in improving your general English skills, especially your speaking skills. Speaking and writing are connected, therefore if you want to improve your speaking skills you should also practice writing. Grammar exercises are a good form of writing practice! But, grammar exercises are often boring. A more interesting way to … Continue reading Writing Practice-Journaling
In many part of the world it is winter now. Where I live, it is extremely cold! You have to wear a lot of different kinds of clothing to feel warm! Check out the words and pictures below and see if you use them in the cold weather! Photo by Ogo on Pexels.com Peacoat/Wool Coat- … Continue reading Cold Weather Clothing
The Super Bowl is the championship game for American Football. It is definitely one of the most watched television events for Americans. The two top football teams play against each other. But, this game is about more than just watching football, here are some of the other important elements of the game to help you … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday!
Are you looking for a lot of free practice tests to study for the TOEFL and improve your score? There are a lot of free practice tests on Youtube! Here's a video that uses the updated, new TOEFL. This excellent video includes sample answers if you download the PDF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zot2_HgAPnk If you still want more … Continue reading TOEFL Tuesday!
The monologue, or long answer in Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test can seem very scary! And, it is! Speaking for two minutes on a topic can be very difficult. That's why it is extremely important to strategize. How? The questions for Part 2 are always similar in structure. When you practice giving answers, … Continue reading IELTS Speaking-Part 2
New Year's Resolutions are a great way to think about the future and reflect on the past. Not sure what they are? Check out my last post on New Year's Resolutions. https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/01/21/happy-new-year/ The Future Tense Making resolutions is a great way to think about your life and goals. However, it's also a great way to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution? Future Tense Practice!
Welcome to a new decade! The 2010's are done. Now that we have entered a new decade, let's look back at some of the vocabulary and slang that was popular in the 2010's and continues to be popular today. Check out this fantastic list of great words! https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/words-defined-the-decade-2010s_l_5e003ea5e4b0843d35fe11ac After looking through the words and definitions … Continue reading New Decade, New Words!
Let's talk about how to improve your vocabulary and how start using those higher level words. Why? If you are preparing for the TOEFL or IELTS, if you are writing a lot of e-mails or documents, if you are giving presentations, you should be using more high level vocabulary words! How? It's very difficult to … Continue reading Elevating your Vocabulary
Practice comparing and contrasting while talking about smartphones!