Sunday, 25 January 2015

Excellent Story Listening Link

A BBC schools resource.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Some Links to Grammar Tense Exercises

The Present Continuous Tense

An excellent resource clearly presented!

Other Resources

Present Perfect Tense Grammar Explanation

Five Tenses Exercises

Friday, 9 January 2015

Drama Lessons from the BBC

Links to Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Episodes 1 to 5. Expand your knowledge and understanding of English Literature with this classic, Victorian Tale.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Alternative Blogger Page

I am sorry to advise that I have been experiencing problems connecting fully to Google recently.  Unfortunately, I cannot install Google Chrome either. 

I have therefore made these resources available at also.  I can also be followed at

Thanks for your time and sorry for the inconvenience.


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Examination Resources Update

I am currently updating the examination page of this blog.  I will be posting general information about how the examinations are organised with links to useful tips and practice material. I will keep you posted.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A Sea Change (Quick Reads) | ESOL Nexus

A Sea Change (Quick Reads) | ESOL Nexus

An excellent reading resource produced by the British Council.

What types of books do you like to read?  Do you like romantic stories? 

This is a resource based on a book called ‘A Sea Change’ by Veronica Henry.  It is classed as a 'quick read', that means it is a shorter story making it quicker to read. It is a romantic story about a girl who lives near the sea. 

If you are interested in learning more about the story, simply click on the title link above. Once there, you have the opportunity to read an extract from the book and enjoy some interactive exercises to test your reading comprehension skills.  

Here are a list of the exercises that you can do:

Task 1               Read the text

Task 2               Vocabulary Matching Exercise

Task 3               Comprehension

Task 4               Complete the Summary with Linking Words

Task 5               Listen and read



There are also good discussion ideas, giving you the opportunity to respond and practise your writing skills.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

A collection of films on amazing women from around the world.  Plenty to read, listen to and watch with an opportunity to write if you know of a heroine who has done amazing work in your community.  Simply, click on the blog title and go to

Honour these women's sacrifices and celebrate their achievements.