What is special about this sentence? It is a “pangram,” a sentence that uses every single letter of the English alphabet. Can you see them all?
Maybe you can try and write your own pangram? Share them with us in the comments!
It’s summer and we know what you’re thinking…beach, sea, a nice spot under a tree…but remember
are still open in July and August. Don’t miss the opportunity to keep practising your English. We will be open Monday to Thursday, mornings and evenings in both the academy in La Elipa and en San Blas/Pueblo Nuevo.
We are also running intensive First and Advanced Cambridge exam preperation classes. See details of our SPECIAL OFFER here.
Wishing everyone a great summer!!!!
Welcome to the next part of our phonics series. Today we are going to look at the long and short “e” sounds. (part one is here)
The short “e” sound has the same phonemic symbol e. It is a short sound used in many words. Some examples are below. The important lesson, if an e is between 2 consonants, it usually has the same sound.
The sound sound we are looking at is the long “e” sound, iː. It can be written using a variety of letter combinations.
but all of these letter combination often create the same sound.
One more important point, there is a shorter “long e” that is NOT included in the phonemic chart! It is a similar to iː but only appears at the end of words with more than one syllable. The phonemic symbol is i. Usually it is spelled with either y or ey. Here are some examples.
English can be inconsistent with its spelling so although you can never be 100% sure, these letter blends will help you guess how to pronounce and new word when you see it. And remember, you can always use a dictionary and the phonemic chart to check pronunciation of any word.
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Tom: I think we should have the party in a restaurant.
Dave: I disagree, we should have the party at my house. What do you think Bob?
Bob: I don’t know, I’m going to sit on the fence.
a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
“the stereotype of the woman as the carer”
synonyms: standard/conventional image, received idea, cliché, hackneyed idea, formula
In English the word “bigot” refers to a prejudiced, closed-minded person who is intolerant or hateful toward people of a different group, especially racial or religious.
We’ve nearly at the end of our free activites in Ciudad Lineal season and we’re finishing with Juegos de Trivia. Lauren, one of our native English teachers in Madrid is hosting a trivia quiz covering a wide range of subjects. The quiz should be suitable for all levels, the challenge is – do have the general knowledge needed to win???
Come along to the academy in la Elipa on Tuesday for a relaxed hour practising your English in a natural way. It’s completely free and there are prizes!!!
You can reserve your space at the Language Corner academies in La Elipa or San Blas/Ascao or call us on 673340106 or 910014281
We ‘re looking forward to seeing you there!