Записи с темой: уровень: advanced (список заголовков)
19:41 

I fuckin` love grammar! I fuckin` love vocabulary! I fuckin` love idioms! OMG I fuckin` love ENGLISH!!!
03.11.2018 в 06:42
Пишет StarpunkD:

Английский по скайпу
У меня тут в расписании так и болтается свободное место во вторник в 18:00 по Москве.
Хорошо бы его заполнить.

Кому нужен всякий там английский - их есть у меня! Преподаю все, что связано с английским и даже методику его преподавания. Так что преподавателям тоже будет интересно со мной поработать.
Единственное, что я не преподаю - это юридический английский.

Если подходит такое расписание занятий раз в неделю - стучитесь в умыл.

Кто я такой

Отзывы тут:
loonyenglish.diary.ru/p187152695.htm
Цена вопроса

Перпост очень приветствуется и плюсы в карму вам сразу.
:heart:

URL записи

@темы: уровень: advanced, уровень: beginner, уровень: elementary, уровень: intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: upper-intermediate

19:38 

Интересный видосик про инверсию.

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19:30 

Didn't need to do sth VS Needn't have done sth.

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Didn't need to do something VS. Needn't have done something

Do you know what the difference between these two expressions is?
Can you explain it? You can use Russian here.

If you aren't sure, read these two small dialogues which I made to illustrate the point:

Dialogue 1:

Brian: Let's have dinner tonight. I know a great French restaurant.
Justin: But it's Friday night! All tables will be reserved! We need to book a table.
Brian: No, there aren't usually so many customers there. I'm sure we don't need to book a table.
Justin: No, I want to be sure. Let's book it anyway.
Brian: OK. I'll do it.
------ some time later they come to the restaurant -----
Brian: Look! There are so many free tables! We needn't have booked one/ We didn't need to book one. - both expressions are possible

Dialogue 2.


Brian: Let's have dinner tonight. I know a great French restaurant.
Justin: But it's Friday night! All tables will be reserved! We need to book a table.
Brian: No, there aren't usually so many customers there. I'm sure we don't need to book a table.
Justin: OK. Let's just go there.
------ some time later they come to the restaurant -----
Brian: Look! There are so many free tables! I told you we didn't need to book one. - only this expression is possible
Justin: Yes, you were right. We didn't book it anyway.

Ok. So do you get the point now?

@темы: вопросы/questions, грамматика/grammar, употребление/use, уровень: advanced, уровень: upper-intermediate

20:22 

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Anyone up for a nice discussion?



Choose any topic and write a comment stating your opinion about it.

@темы: чатимся/just chatting, уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

03:35 

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
08:34 

Word order in adjective rows

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Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
The use of adjectives is essential when trying to describe a noun or pronoun. Good writers and speakers are able to use adjectives to create clear, mental images for the reader or listener. As you continue to work on your English, don’t be afraid to use multiple adjectives to describe something. Using more than three physically descriptive type adjectives in sequence to describe one noun or pronoun would sound a little awkward. When using multiple adjectives in a sequence, you must be aware of the correct adjective order. The proper order of adjectives is listed below along with some examples for each category.

Determiners – a, an, the, my, your, several, etc.
Observations – lovely, boring, stimulating, etc.
Size – tiny, small, huge, etc.
Shape – round, square, rectangular, etc.
Age – old, new, ancient, etc.
Color – red, blue, green, etc.
Origin – British, American, Mexican, etc.
Material – gold, copper, silk, etc.
Qualifier – limiters for compound nouns.

Here are some examples:

"The interesting, small, rectangular, blue car is parked in my space."
"I bought a beautiful, long, red, Italian, silk tie."
"My father lives in a lovely, gigantic, ancient, brick house."
"I have an annoying, small, circular, American, tin, alarm clock that wakes me up."
"Let’s order a delicious, huge, rectangular, pepperoni pizza."
"We all love our smart, petite, British teacher."
"They all received several dazzling, small, ancient, gold coins."
"She owns a stunning, large, old, brown dog named Boris."


By Thomas Williams, teacher at EC San Diego English school
запись создана: 28.11.2015 в 21:00

@темы: грамматика/grammar, употребление/use, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, уровень: advanced, лексика/vocabulary

21:49 

Exercises for writing business letters.

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
21:12 

Colors in English

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Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Colors in English



Amber - Янтарный
Aqua - Морская волна
Aquamarine - Аквамарин
Azure - Лазурный
Beige - Бежевый
Black - Чёрный
Blue - Голубой
Bronze - Бронзовый
Brown - Коричневый
Chocolate - Шоколадный
Copper - Медный
Crimson - Малиновый
Emerald - Изумрудный
Gold, Golden - Золотой
Green - Зеленый
Grey, Gray - Серый
Indigo - Индиго
Khaki - Хаки
Lemon - Лимонный
Light green - Салатовый
Lilac - Сиреневый
Mazarine - Темно-синий
Olive - Оливковый
Orange - Оранжевый
Peach - Персиковый
Pink - Розовый
Purple, Magenta - Пурпурный
Red - Красный
Sand - Песочный
Scarlet - Алый
Sienna - Охра
Silver, Silvery - Серебряный
Snow-white/ niveous - Белоснежный
Turquoise - Бирюзовый
Violet, Purple - Фиолетовый
White - Белый
Yellow - Желтый

source: vk.com/lazyenglish

@темы: лексика/vocabulary, уровень: advanced, уровень: beginner, уровень: elementary, уровень: intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: upper-intermediate

06:01 

Idiom: Pissing in one's ear

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Pissing in my ear

1.A phrase used to admonish someone when you know they are outright lying to you to try to get over on you.
Quit pissing in my ear mother fucker, I already know what happened.


2.Thinly veiled line of BS aimed at fooling someone who you think is less intelligent then you are.
That fool is straight pissing in your ear and telling you it's raining.

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pissing...

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: elementary, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary

06:03 

For my CPE Students

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
22:05 

Useful links for those taking Cambridge Exams.

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Hey, everyone!
It's been a while, though it's so nice to see new people here!

I know that lots of you are aiming at taking all kinds of exams (Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL etc). I specialize in Cambridge and IELTS, so this is the post with different useful links that'll help you prepare for Cambridge exams. I will be making another post about IELTS, when I have time.

Here's the official site about Cambridge exams. You can find all info about the exam you're interested in as well as recommendations on preparation and sample papers. Do check them out! It's very important that you're familiar with the up-to-date format of exam!
www.cambridgeenglish.org/

When it comes to materials for preparation, this site is number ONE to go to:
englishtips.org/


Here's a very interesting blog about CAE. You should totally check it out.
caeblog.eli.es/

Here's abother blog about FCE. Do visit it, if you're interested in taking this exam.
fceblog.blogspot.ru/

Here's a bunch of useful FCE websites. Surf them. They're cool.
sandymillin.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/useful-fce...

Not many people take CPE, but there are some resources on this exam, as well:
cpesamplewritings.blogspot.ru/
eyecpe.wordpress.com/


Also, remember, that starting with this year 2014 the formats of FCE and CPE changed (now they've got combined Reading and Use of English part) and the same fate awaits CAE in 2015.
So, the newer your student's book for preparation is, the better!

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, exams, FCE, CPE, CAE

23:17 

Idiom: How do you like them apples?

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Just a little task for you people.
Watch this extract:


Now can you tell me what does the idiom mean?

How do you like them apples?

Don't google first, try to guess. Let these questions help you:

What does Will show to the guy in the cafe?
Whose number do you think it is?
Why is Will showing the guy this number?

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary, задание/task, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

00:44 

I fuckin` love grammar! I fuckin` love vocabulary! I fuckin` love idioms! OMG I fuckin` love ENGLISH!!!
Hello, my dear virtual class!

Цоба Кин
Жених Метерлинка
IQI
Yukino~chan
~Keiko~
Rakhmet
SleepingDevil
Ринпачи
Gojou

Дальше по-русски, поскольку у вас всех реально разный уровень, и мне нужно быть уверенным, что все все понимают на 100%
Если вы читаете этот пост, значит подписались участвовать в проекте, о котором несравненный Том Хатчинсон (о, если б вы знали, как я обожаю этого мужика! он крут, крут, безбожно КРУТ) рассказывает здесь:



Если вы на этот проект подписались, значит, суть в принципе уловили. Но на всякий случай я поясню: суть конкурса состоит в том, что преподаватель курирует проект класса, который должен представлять собой постер на тему Communication in the 21st century - Общение/средства коммуникации 21-м веке.
Постер должен быть либо реальный, либо виртуальный. Так как класс у нас виртуальный, то и постер будем делать тоже виртуальный с помощью вот этого сервиса:
edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu/

Пока что никому из вас там регистрироваться НЕ НАДО! Все это сделаю я, добавлю вас в свой виртуальный класс, но чуть позднее.

А пока просто скажу, что глогстер - это сервис, в котором можно создать виртуальный постер, включающий в себя тексты, графику и даже видео. Так что возможности поистине огромные.

Времени у нас есть до конца февраля, т.е. ровно 3 месяца. Но вообще моя цель - закончить проект и загрузить его на сайт к началу февраля, так что давайте будем рассчитывать на 2 месяца.
Все-таки 2 месяца на то, чтобы сделать постер, имхо, вполне достаточно.

За декабрь нам нужно определиться с концептом (основной идеей постера), а в январе его выполнить.

Итак, с сегодняшнего дня (30.11.13) и до 7.12.13 объявляю НЕДЕЛЮ МОЗГОВОГО ШТУРМА!
В комментариях ожидаю от вас идеи на тему того, что можно на этом форуме забабахать.
По правилам мозгового штурма принимаются ЛЮБЫЕ идеи. Потом уже решим, как с ними быть ;)

Обсуждение давайте вести на русском (учитывая разный уровень подготовки студентов), но весь материал постера (какие-то конкретные темы, тексты, заголовки итп) должен быть только на английском.

P.S. если кто-то из участников сообщества хочет подключиться к обсуждению - всегда пожалуйста. Но, к сожалению, в проект я больше никого взять не могу из-за ограничений на сервисе глогстер.

 

@темы: задание/task, уровень: advanced, уровень: beginner, уровень: elementary, уровень: intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: upper-intermediate

21:52 

This is Halloween...

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
This is Halloween...




:ghost::ghost::ghost:

Are you ready for the horrors of the night?
So you know who dwells in the dark ready to seize you any moment?
Check out this Halloween Monster Book:
techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/The-Monster-i...

:ghost::ghost::ghost:

@темы: чатимся/just chatting, уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, задание/task, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

16:46 

An interesting video for language learners.

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
05:46 

Welcome to the Night Vale...

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Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
“Welcome to Night Vale. A small desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and strange lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.”

NightValeRadio’s avatar


For those of you who like mystery and black humour, I`d recommend this podcast. It is a radio show of a fictional little town Night Vale with lots of homour, paranoid vibes, dark mystical stuff and... TOTALLY canon slash. yeah-yeah...

There is some lovely fanart and this is the headcanon for Cecil, the host (my goodness, he's HOT!!!):

enjoy the show here:


P.S. if just listening is hard for you, here are the transcripts: nightvale.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Fan-Made_Trans...

P.P.S.:
Yes, they are TOTALLY canon:


@музыка: welcome to the night vale

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, slash, podcast, listening, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

15:23 

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Запись лекции по изучению английского, которую я читал в Высшей Школе Экономики на 7-м Московском Фестивале Иностранных Языков.

vk.com/id80479?z=video80479_163979179%2Fvideos8...

Можно смотреть на Ютубе, но там как-то по-дурацки растянули ее.


добавил презентацию с лекции:
rusfolder.com/36475754
запись создана: 18.12.2012 в 01:29

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: elementary, уровень: beginner, уровень: advanced, видео-уроки/video-lessons

15:20 

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Today we have an idiom. :)
A very interesting one for holidays but still. Enjoy.

work your socks off
OR
work your tail off


Meaning: If you work your socks off, or work your tail off, you work very hard.

For example:

We had to get the job finished by Friday, so we worked our socks off to get it done on time.

The sales team worked their tails off this quarter, and they've managed to beat the record for first-quarter sales figures.

Quick Quiz:

His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he:
a) wants to cheat
b) wants to pass
c) doesn't want to pass

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, лексика/vocabulary, idioms, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

05:00 

Who do you ship?

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Sooooooo...
Let's talk about your favourite pairings, shall we?

There're going to be some fandom slang expressions here, if you don't get the meaning just ask.

And I`ll start with them:




So they're Dean and Castiel from Supernatural and I ship them so hard (intensively) because they just give me the feels (make me very emotional about) I can't handle. It's pretty much the best love story I've ever seen unfolding on the screen, and yes, they are SO canon (you can also use 'so' before verbs, espesially with Present Continuous) and they're SO gonna (= going to) to kiss at the end of season 8!

I like this pairing just because the story very carefully shows us how Cas falls in love with Dean and then falls from Heaven to protect him. And Dean doesn't return the feeling at first, but then very slowly, little by little starts to let Castiel into his life, risking his life for him, etc-etc... until he falls in love big time (very-very-very deeply)! But Dean obviously isn't ready to be out and proud (accept one's homo- or bisexuality openly) yet. But I hope he will! And Cas will be there for him.

So, guys, tell me about your favourite pairing, will you? Not only slash, any you like, actually.

@темы: чатимся/just chatting, уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary, задание/task, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

22:46 

I know what you did this summer!

StarpunkD
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently------->StarpunkD
Hey guys! Sorry for such a long pause!

September is coming to its end already but I can't stop thinking about summer which was so brief and short. So...

Let's talk about SUMMER!!! What was it like? Have you had any unusual experiences? As for me, I've taught pre-school children and I've run my first teacher training programme ever! So it's been all work and no rest for me.

But I hope your summer went a lot better!

I'm waiting for your comments, guys! )))

@темы: чатимся/just chatting, уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: elementary, уровень: advanced, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

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