Improve your English

Listening. A day in Ho Chi Minh City

A day in Ho Chi Minh City

Listen and watch this one minute video.

Then try to answer the questions.

The answers will be published tomorrow in a new post.,

I am going into a Shopping Centre in Ho Ch Minh City.

There are lots of shops.

Toy shops. Cake shops. Chocolate shops.

I go down the escalator to the ground floor where I see people enjoying a coffee in the coffee bars or eating a meal in the restaurants.

Now I’m outside.

I buy a coconut juice from this lady.

It is very noisy,

The roads are crowded with motorbikes and scooters.

I walk down to the docks where it is much quieter and enjoy a coffee in the Terminal Coffee Bar watching the ferries departing for the islands.

Now test your listening and understanding.,

Questions:

1. Which city am I visiting?

2. How do I get to the ground floor?

3. Why is it noisy outside?

4. What drinks do I have?

5. Where is the ‘Terminal Coffee Bar’?

6. Are the roads busy or quiet?

Make and Learn English

The first of a new series. ‘MAKE and LEARN ENGLISH’

In this video lesson you will learn how to make a fun festive cover for a bottle of wine.

A truly multi-sensory learning experience.

While you watch, listen and make you will absorb new vocabulary, learn how to use common verbs and how to follow instructions in English.

Follow the link below to my channel for the video lesson complete with full transcript and Italian translation.

I hope you find it useful. Please subscribe to my channel.

Make a Festive Bottle Cover

New! For families

SAM and BEN.

A series of 10 short Video English lessons for very small children. Aged 2 to 6.

The first two video lessons are on my channel.

Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel for the full course.

http://tinyurl.com/jumblefunenglish

Help your child to learn and speak English the way they learnt their native language. At home.By listening. By repetition. By playing.

The lessons are short, fun and interactive.

The snakes, Sam and Ben, are easy to make and fun to play with.

Soon they will be talking to Sam and Ben in English!

Musicality

In common with other languages, English has its own rhythm and musicality and, to sound ‘English’ it is necessary to acquire this musicality. I have found the use of Nursery Rhymes very effective when teaching English to young children. The repetition of the rhyming text together movement and dancing games is an effective and fun way to acquire the musicality and learn new vocabulary. Rhymes such as ‘Ring a Ring of Roses ‘ and Oranges and Lemons’ are favourites in this category. Where movement is not applicable, for example in the Nursery Rhymes of ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ and ‘Five Green Speckled Frogs’ I like to make working models which the children can operate whilst reciting the rhyme. ‘Hands on Learning’ is the most effective method for both Children AND adults. Making models, painting or drawing reinforces the learning process and leaves a strong imprint in the memory. It also removes inhibitions and shyness and soon everyone is happily conversing.

This simple model joins many more outside my house to encourage Local children to use the many resources in libraries and on the internet to help them improve their spoken English.

http://tinyurl.com/jumblefunenglish