26 сент. 2016 г.

Likes and dislikes


    Learn the words which will help you to talk about your hobbies:

I'm not keen on...
I really love...
I'm really into...
I prefer...
I can't stand...
My favourite ... is...
I'm really interested in...
I don't mind...
I quite like...

We generally use a noun or verb +ing after likes and dislikes phrases:

I like swimming in the sea.

Songs to practise Present Simple and Continuous


       Прослушивание песен-прекрасная практика навыков понимания речи на слух и закрепления грамматики. Это занимательный способ практиковать скучную грамматику.
 Данная подборка направлена на тренировку таких структур как Present Simple and Present Continuous. 

6 сент. 2016 г.

Films and TV series with different accents of English


To be a successful speaker you need to be able to differentiate accents of the English language: Received pronunciation, Scottish, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian.

The easiest way to get used to people speaking different accents is to watch films. Let’s look at some features of accents and examples of movies illustrating them.

Standard British or Received pronunciation(RP) is a “classical” variant or “gold standard” British pronunciation.

Characteristic features:
  • most of the sounds are produced in the front part of the mouth 
  • emphasis on long sounds [a:] dance [dɑːns] 
  • drop of “r” at the end of the words: mother, river [ˈrɪvə] 
  • short sound [ɪ] in –ry : secretary /ˈsek.rə.tər.i/ 

Want to listen to it? Watch "Great Expectations"(2012)