Th

Time for more pronunciation practice. Below is a good video which shows you how to pronounce English words with the “th” sound – like “think” and “this” and “bathroom” and “twentieth.” The most important thing to remember when making these sounds is to stick out your tongue! Here’s a picture of what your mouth should look like:

Do you see his tongue sticking out? Here’s the video. Remember to listen and repeat as you watch:

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Idiom of the Week: Eat Out of Someone’s Hand

Meaning: To be very obedient; to do everything someone wants.

Examples:

Even though my boss is tough and mean, with my smile, hard work, and flexible schedule in only three weeks, I had him eating out of my hand.

The new teacher had lots of children who were naughty, didn’t listen to her and screamed all day. But she brought cakes, candy and computer games and soon she had them eating out of her hand.

You’ll never get them to eat out of your hand with your lousy attitude!

 

Pop Quiz:

If someone is eating out of your hand….

A.  you have food in your hand.

B.  you don’t have to ask them twice to do you a favor.

C.  they constantly complain about you.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Conversation Starters

A lot students want to practice their conversational English but don’t know what to talk about or they feel like the usual topics are too boring. Well, there’s a website out there to help with that. It’s called Conversation Starters.com, and with the click of a button you can find something interesting to talk about.

Click here to go there!

 

 

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Break the Ice Revisited

Here a nice ice breaker you can user at your next party or meeting – just click on the image for a larger view:

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Idiom of the Week: Break the Ice

Meaning: To make people comfortable or more talkative at the beginning of a party, meeting, or any other social gathering. The noun form is “ice breaker.”

Examples:

On the first day of class I always like to do something fun to break the ice.

He saw he needed to break the ice so he told a joke that got everyone laughing.

What should we do for an ice breaker at the new staff meeting?

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following are good ways to break the ice?

A.  Two minutes of silence.

B.  A test.

C.  A game in which people learn something interesting about each other.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Damp Revisited

Here are some odds and ends we found on the web using our latest Awesome Adjective. Just click on any image for a larger view:

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