Saturday, October 31, 2009
Do you by chance have any similar holiday in your country or area?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Can you think of a time when you experienced misunderstandings dealing with culture? Share your ideas.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tell us about one scenic or historical place in your country that would be of interest to visitors.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
However, I tried to explain to her that in many cases, native speakers have no idea that what they are saying is grammatically incorrect, so you might not want to emulate a native speaker in all cases.
As a simple example, what is the problem in this sentence?
- The girl is tired, so she wants to lay down.
This is a very common mistake that native speakers make. Therefore, just trying to sound like a native speaker isn't enough if you are really concerned about a professional level of English.
Any thoughts on this?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Have you ever grown a garden (small or big), and if so, what did you plant in it? If you have never planted a garden, what are the reasons: climate, space limitations, no interest, etc.? Do you think there are advantages in growing your own food verses buying it at the store? Are there some foods that you just couldn't plant in your part of the world? Do you predict that there will be more food shortages in the world in the future? If so, why?
Share your ideas on the topic.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Learning how to improve your listening skills in English---or in any other language---can be a real challenge if you don't know how to develop these skills. In this video, I talk about some of the "keys" to improving your comprehension. You can download the PowerPoint and a study guide from my Website at:
The video below is the first half of the presentation; you can view the entire talk by visiting the link above.