TRL School of English

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

FOR TEACHERS: Breaking News English

This is a great website with news articles and related activities for students to do. It includes speaking, reading, listening and writing activities, pdf files to print out with great presentation and an answer sheet for the teachers. Basically, lots of pre-prepared activities for you to use in class!

It is very extensive and may need some guidance which is provided here too in a video by Russell Stannard (teacher training videos). Hope you find it useful.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

All Together Now

I thought this may be fun to use for a basic moving to intermediate class...

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Five little monkeys...

Another great song for learning numbers!

Knick knack paddy wack..

Another classic... fun for learning numbers

If you're happy...

Here is a well known song with a lovely multicultural touch!

Friday, 25 March 2011

BEC Preliminary Exam

For those interested in Cambridge Business Exams, you may find this informative

CAE Speaking Part 2

This is from another English academy.  The teacher and students briefly go over the different parts of the Speaking Exam and then practice part 2.

CAE Speaking Part 3

I wasn't able to find Part 2 but I will continue looking

CAE Speaking Part 1

For those of you preparing for the CAE exams, I hope this helps!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Collocate to Educate

Here is an interesting way to learn
the Present Perfect and
Perfect Continuous tenses..
listen carefully.. so you can see..
rapping and learning
is the way to be!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Saturday, 29 January 2011

An Introduction to PHONETICS

As most of you know, I am quite a fan of phonetics and believe they play an important role in learning any language.  Here is a video to introduce you to what phonetics are and why and how they are used in language learning.  It also shows you the different symbols used in phonetics and how each sounds.

VEGETABLES vocabulary

If you are looking to do some cooking or specialise in that area, here are another great selection of words related to vegetables which you may find useful!

IN THE KITCHEN vocabulary

Another great by Linguaspectrum, specific pictures and vocabulary related to the kitchen.  Bon Apetit!

TRANSPORT Vocabulary

Here is a great video showing pictures and vocabulary related to forms of transport... there is an enormous variety... and even I learnt some words I was unfamiliar with!


If you're feeling brave and want to have a go at testing your vocabulary skills. Play wordmaster... warning... it's not as easy as it may seem!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Hope you all had a fantastic break from the normal routine and an excellent start to the new year. Hope to see you all back in class!