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Beach scene

Beach vocabulary

Grab your sunglasses! We’re going to give you all the basic vocabulary you need to enjoy a day at the beach. The beach is composed of two main things, the sea (or ocean)  and the sand. If you are lucky, the sun will be shining so you might want to apply suncream to get a tan while you sunbathe, if not, you could get sunburn. You might see some surfers wearing wetsuits and carrying surfboards. Don’t forget your swimsuit! If you are a woman, you might wear a one-piece or two-piece …

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Sign post directions

Directions

How to ask for and give directions. It’s very beneficial to know how to get help finding where to go if you become lost, and how to give help to someone in need. Asking for directions Excuse me, do you know where … is ? Sorry, I’m lost, could you help me find…? Keywords There are certain items you can refer to to help you give clear directions, like… Giving directions Go right / Take the …

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House

The house and living situations

Today we will cover living at home, the type of area you live in, and introducing sentences you can use to describe your house. The beginning of a conversation about your house will usually start with… Where do you live ? I live in… / Im from… Who do you live with ? I live with… / I live alone The main areas Some questions you might ask… Where is your toilet? / Can I use your bathroom? …

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How to develop conversation with someone

Developing your conversational skills is about getting to know someone, and establishing a rapport.  The objective : To find common ground from which you can establish a relationship. Hobbies or activities are a great way to engage in conversation, for example… What did you do on the weekend ? ‘Did’ is the past simple tense of the verb ‘to do’, once the tense is recognised you can use this to help form your answer. I went for a walk / I walked. ‘Went’ is the past …

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How to communicate in English

Become the leader in the conversation: getting someone to introduce their self. Be aware of your intentions, and what you want to know from the person you are speaking with. When we have genuine curiosity we are much more likely to absorb information, therefore we will learn better. Where are you from? / Where do you come from? / What country are you from? / What country do you come from? There are many options to say the same thing in …

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