- 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.