Monday, June 29, 2009

Paragraphs: An overview

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009


How many of them are also in your country?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Collocation Blog

What are collocations?

Why should I study them?

Words often appear to gether in "chunks". Without knowing that the words are meant to be read together as a "chunk" it makes it difficult to understand a sentence.

For example;

It is an uphill battle for students to learn collocations.
What are the key nouns? battle, collocations
What nouns appear with other words in a chunk? uphill battle
What does each word mean? uphill=going up a hill, battle=a big fight
What do they mean together? uphill battle=a very difficult or challenging fight

This blog, Collocation of the Week, teaches you lots of new collocations that might be useful for.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Great Schools

What makes this school a great school?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Describe it to me...

Do you often know what you want to say but can't find the right word? This is the perfect website for you.

The OneLook Reverse Dictionary lets you describe what you are looking for and then it will give you words that match your description. Remember to click on the words that you find to see if they mean what you want to say.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Listening to Students at La Trobe II

Life in Uganda

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009


I have made a wiki for students to learn about how technology can help them improve their English and get into university.

Please visit the wiki here:

Feel free to leave comments on how I can improve the wiki.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Modal Quiz

This is a good reference guide to modal verbs.

Here is a quick quiz to test your choice of modal verbs.
  1. Choose the best answer then click on the grey boxes to check your anwer.
  2. Go back and decide which sentences are denifinte and which ones are not.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

International Students in Australia

Here are a few radio stories reporting on the situation on international students in Australia.

Child labour around the world

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Child Labour

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A New beginning...II

Here is a great website on Obama's speech from the New York Times .

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A new beginning...

A few days ago, Barack Obama gave a speech in Cairo, Egypt. He spoke about the Muslim and Western worlds. Listen to his speech and think about how the world might change in the future.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Global Warming-Notetaking

Here is a great video. A simple topic but useful for listening and note taking. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Curfews in Russia

Do you agree with the curfews?