Sunday, December 31, 2023

Courtroom Language Vocabulary Set

This vocabulary set features 21 vocabulary items that you will find in courtroom scenarios. For example, if you like watching courtroom dramas on TV or watching true crime documentaries, you will come across these words.

This vocab set is perfect for teachers to share with their class before watching a courtroom drama or reading about a trial.

Each vocabulary item has an audio clip so you can hear the vocabulary used in context.

The URL is: http://roadtogrammar.com/vocabulary/courtroom/

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Audio Examples in Quizzes

All 365 quizzes on Roadtogrammar.com now come with audio examples.

After you have answered a question, an audio icon will appear (see picture below) and you can click this to hear the audio.



Saturday, October 14, 2023

Container Words

A container word is usually connected to an uncountable noun, to form a countable amount.

For example, butter is uncountable, but we can count STICKS of butter or PACKETS of butter. So, stick  and packet are container words.

We also use container words with some countable nouns. For example, we can say a BUNCH of grapes or a BUNCH of bananas. 

Quiz number 52 features 28 container words and has been redone to include images and pronunciation.

You can try the quiz here:

www.roadtogrammar.com?52



A BUNCH of grapes:



Saturday, October 07, 2023

Word Stress Activity with Better Notes

I've reformatted the site's word stress activity to look nicer and more specifically to have more comprehensive notes that explain word stress in greater detail.

You can try the activity here:

www.roadtogrammar.com/wordstress

Or you can read the notes separately here:

www.roadtogrammar.com/wordstress/notes.html


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Friday, July 21, 2023

Common Grammar Mistakes in Business Emails (Quiz+Notes)

I've been teaching Business English for a while and I've compiled a list of common grammar mistakes that my own students make in their emails.

This page contains a quiz and accompanying notes based on these mistakes - I hope you find it useful!




Tuesday, June 20, 2023

New Game: Ten From Four

 New Game: Ten From Four

Test your word skills by finding ten words before the timer runs out. It gets harder each level!

Play here: www.roadtogrammar/tenfromfour

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Friday, April 07, 2023

Business English Presentation Skills: Establishing Authority

Here is the sixth in a series of articles and resources about presentation skills, aimed at business English learners.

This article talks about establishing authority at the beginning of a presentation, using three TED Talks as examples.

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/pres6/



Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Business English Presentation Skills: Making a Presentation Interesting

Here is the fifth in a series of articles and resources about presentation skills, aimed at business English learners.

This article talks about ways to make a presentation more interesting - a vital part of the process of preparing to present. It's chock full of examples from TED Talks.

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/pres5/



Friday, March 17, 2023

Business English Presentation Skills: Dealing With Nerves When Presenting

Here is the fourth in a series of articles and resources about presentation skills, aimed at business English learners.

This article talks about ways to minimize feeling nervous when you present. It's packed with tips and advice.

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/pres4/



Saturday, February 25, 2023

Business English Presentation Skills: Why Do People Get Nervous When Presenting?

Here is the third in a series of articles and resources about presentation skills, aimed at business English learners.

This article explains why people get nervous when giving a presentation. Hopefully, this is a first step to beating those nerves!

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/pres3/



Friday, February 10, 2023

Business English Presentation Skills: The Narrative Presentation Style

Here is the second in a series of articles and resources about presentation skills, aimed at business English learners.

This second article is about the narrative presentation style. It includes a video example from a TED Talk:

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/pres2/





Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Business English Presentation Skills: Ending with a Call to Action

Here is the first in a series of articles and resources about presentation skills, aimed at business English learners.

This first article is about ending a presentation with call to action. It includes three video examples and a quiz:

http://roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/pres1/



 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Travel Vocabulary Activity

Here is a new activity for A2+ English learners to practice 20 words related to travel and airports.

You can try the quiz activity or just click 'briefing' to view the vocabulary with picture examples.

As always, it's great for use in the classroom with a smartboard.

Link: http://www.roadtogrammar.com/travel/

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Friday, January 13, 2023

ESL Article: My experience with the communicative method

Here is the first in a series of articles for ESL Teachers. It describes my experience with the communicative method, the suggested teaching approach of the 80s and 90s.

Read it here:

http://articles.roadtogrammar.com/teachertalk/communicative_method/



Thursday, January 05, 2023

Complete Business English Course in Smartboard Format

RoadtoGrammar's free Serendipity Business English course is now available in HMTL format so that it can projected onto a smartboard for use in class, or accessed by students on their smartphones.

Course features:

  • 20 units at intermediate level (B1-B2)
  • answer key
  • audio clips
  • PDF version
  • free to use, print out and distribute
Check it out at the following link:





Business English Listening Activities

I have just uploaded a new listening section on Road to Grammar's business English page. It features 20 short conversations suitable for...