Self Study – What’s Up?!

  • Do you think 4 hours of a public English class during a week is not enough for you?
  • Do you think you need to talk in English more to become better in speaking?
  • Do you think there nobody out of the class to help you practice speaking?

Well, there are some ways to solve the problem!

  • You can go to another English speaking country for some time, but that can be a very expensive and time taking idea!
  • Or you can take private classes every day and improve your English ,but it is not going to be very good for your pocket!
  • Or you can chat on line for improving for that! Takes time, ha?

Fortunately there is another way that I myself have experienced: Talk to yourself!!!   Yes, really!   It’s great. In this article, we are going to learn many ways of how to make our home or any place out of a classroom!


Talking about the news

We often talk about the news in conversations with others. Here are some things you can use to talk about the news

Introducing the subject

Have you seen the story about…?
Have you heard about the guy who…?
Did you read the story of…?
I’ve just read about…
The paper’s reporting a story about…

Commenting on a news item you’re reading

Wait till you hear this!
I can’t believe this…
You’ll never believe it, but…

Headlines and announcements

Both In newspapers and on TV news, headlines are frequently in a present tense. This is because we think that the news are happening now.

“Man dies in fire.” (Newspaper heading.)
“A man has died in a house fire caused by a gas oven.” (Announcement on TV news.)

When we give opinions about the news, we also often use a present tense.

They’ve just said on the news that…
They’ve just announced…

Remember: when we give more details about the story, we move to past tenses:

They’ve just said that a man was killed in a house fire. Apparently it started when … The fire brigade said that the man had bought the gas oven from …

Judging the news

If we have a negative opinion or we want to say that the news may be a lie:

That’s just sensationalist!
They should check their facts!
I think they’re completely biased.

If we have a positive opinion, we can use adjectives like well-balanced, fair (reporting), objective, impartial, or in-depth.

“The World Today” usually has well-balanced coverage of the news.
There’s some very fair reporting about the protests.
“News at Nine” is usually objective / impartial.
This is a really in-depth article about the economy.


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  1. amirhossein atarha August 23, 2013 at 21:13 - Reply

    hi teacher i am afraid but the download links are damaged and they dont work its now 22:15 1th shahrivar

    • Hossein Mofidi August 24, 2013 at 06:53 - Reply

      I checked …It is ok!!!!

      • amirhossein atarha August 24, 2013 at 13:29 - Reply

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        they are right
        i am sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry

  2. A student May 8, 2013 at 08:53 - Reply

    very useful, thank you dear teacher.

    • Hossein Mofidi May 8, 2013 at 10:28 - Reply

      🙂 Hi fateme! Thanks

    • Hossein Mofidi May 8, 2013 at 10:29 - Reply

      Hi fateme! Thanks

    • amirhossein atarha August 23, 2013 at 21:07 - Reply

      oh nc job teacher you even know our IP =))

      • Hossein Mofidi August 24, 2013 at 06:53 - Reply


  3. saeed October 11, 2012 at 10:43 - Reply

    hello my dear!
    this are very good but I can’t copy them in our PC because need them to reveiw sometimes and it’s impossible.pleas solve this problem.

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