These activities are based on a story written by Xiao, who moved to a city in the UK from the countryside in China. By doing the activities, you will improve your language skills as you read about Xiao’s first impressions of life in the UK.
These activities are based on a story written by Amina, who moved to the UK from Somalia in 2008. Complete the activities and improve your language skills as you read about Amina’s first impressions of life in the UK.
Even simple social tasks like inviting a person out to a restaurant can cause embarrassment and stress. This lesson includes discussions of why such situations are difficult, as well as plenty of practice.
For many people, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and trying to socialise with them can be terrifying, especially if they have to use a foreign language. This lesson can help your students overcome their fears.
A persistent problem area for students is phrasal verbs. This story activity presents the verbs in a context helping the students to work out the meaning. It is also memorable so it's easier for students to remember them too.