Friday, April 16, 2021

Business English Microquizzes

Sometimes I put together short MCQ quizzes of five or six questions for my own students to practise various topics with them.

I'd like to share a couple here. You or your students may find them useful.

Talking about your career:
www.roadtogrammar.com?movingup

CAPABLE and similar words:
www.roadtogrammar.com?capable

DISPUTE and similar words:
www.roadtogrammar.com?dispute

Sunday, February 14, 2021

How to Be Friendly in an Email

There is a new business English article on roadtogrammar.com, complete with examples and a quiz.

This article explains how to write an email which sounds friendly, while still sounding professional and polite. It is based on my experience with my business students.

Check out the article here:

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/biz16/

Friday, January 08, 2021

Context: Learn Vocabulary Through Reading

Context is a series of 10 short reading passages (with more to come) designed to help English learners improve their range of vocabulary.

Each one is around 150 words in length at either B1 or B2 level and features 6-7 new vocabulary items. Each activity includes a short text, a set of MCQ questions and a short glossary.

Try the activity here:

www.roadtogrammar.com/context







Friday, November 20, 2020

Business English Conversation Sets

Here are 25 sets of conversation questions for business English classes.

They questions are available in online format to project on your smartboard or for your particpants to access on their mobile devices. Or thay are also availabe to download as a PDF.

URL: http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/biz15/

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Election Vocabulary

 The US election is coming up. Teachers, it's a good time to present some election vocabulary to your students.

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&adc




Friday, October 23, 2020

Halloween

Halloween is coming up and I vant to drink your blood! Err, I mean I want to share some Halloween vocabulary. Click on the link or the picture below:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&adb





Tuesday, August 18, 2020

New Feature: Quiz Review

 There is now a REVIEW feature on all of the RoadToGrammar quizzes.

When you do the quiz, if you get an answer wrong, the correct answer is shown in green (picture 1 below). When you complete the quiz, you will see a review button (picture 2). Click the review button to see all the correct answers with short notes (picture 3).




Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Lesson Library

The ESL Lesson Library is a new resource on Road to Grammar.

It features 10 mini-units for ESL learners at B1-B2 level.

Each lesson features vocabulary, listening, grammar and conversational scenarios. It should take a learner 15-20 minutes to complete.

Each of the ten lessons is free and works on any phone or laptop. Teachers might consider using them with their smartboard or assigning them for homework.

The lesson library can be found at this URL:


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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Microlessons: FACE Phrases and Idioms

This week's microlesson features the following phrases and idioms with the word FACE:

1 a long face
2 face-to-face
3 face off
4 face the music
5 face the facts
6 face up to
7 two-faced
8 put on a brave face

Click the link to see the microlesson:


http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&acl

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Business English Unit 4: Getting Ahead

Here is the fourth in the new series of business English units. This unit is entitled Getting Ahead and looks at challenges faced by ambitious employees.



This unit features:

- Reading
- Listening
- Vocabulary
- Grammar
- Discussion
- Writing

There are both self-study and class study materials.

It works well in class with a smartboard. Alternatively, all materials can be accessed on a smartphone.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

New Vocabulary Activity: Describing People

Here is a new vocabulary activity on RoadToGrammar.com. It features 100 words for describing people. Most words are adjectives, such as scruffy, pious or sincere, but some words are nouns, such as geek, loner and troll.

This activity is best suited to learners are B1-B2 level and you can access it with the following link:


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Friday, May 01, 2020

Microlesson: You Drive Me...

This week's microlesson shows several variations of the idiom, "you drive me crazy".

Click the link to see the microlesson:


http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&acd


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Friday, April 17, 2020

Microlesson: Flight Attendants and Stewardesses

This week's microlesson shows how language can change over time, using the phrase flight attendant as an example.

Click the link to see the microlesson:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&acb

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Business English Microquizzes

Sometimes I put together short MCQ quizzes of five or six questions for my own students to practise various topics with them. I'd like t...