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Speaking topics: advertising

General vocab and grammar Countable or uncountable? ‘Advertising’ (uncountable) = the business of trying to persuade people to buy products or services. e.g. Many doctors want to see a law banning all tobacco advertising. As marketing manager, my job is to...

Speaking topics: sport(s) and competition(s)

General vocab and grammar Countable or uncountable? Like many other nouns, ‘sport’ and ‘competition’ can be both uncountable (general) and countable (specific). The use of ‘sport’ is also different in the UK and the US. – Do...

Speaking topics: clothes

Clothes Pronunciation cloth /klɒθ/ – uncountable (material) or a cloth (countable, for cleaning). Rhymes with ‘moth’ clothe /kləʊð/ – verb (= to put clothes on).  clothes /kləʊðz/ – plural noun, ONE syllable – tricky to pronounce, a...

Speaking topics: mobile phones

Mobile phones The topic of mobile phones comes up a LOT, so be prepared. We practised this topic on 4th October 22. Pronunciation a MObile /ˈməʊbaɪl/ a ‘mo’bile PHONE a CELL phone (US) Part 1 Questions What was your first mobile phone? (Vocab – when...