1st January 2019
by John
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Welcome to my website

Hello, welcome to my website. My name is John and I’m an English teacher in Hull, Yorkshire. I teach students from beginner to advanced level, at home, in the office or you can come to me. I’ve got 9 years of teaching experience in schools and one-to-one. I have a library of books and teaching materials.

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1st December 2018
by John
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Pronunciation of “th”

One of the most difficult sounds for learners of English to pronounce is the the sound “th”, as in the word “thin”. This sound doesn’t exist in French, Italian or German.

What did you think of the new theatre?

I thought it would’ve been better. It cost thousands to rebuild, but I thought it was nothing special. What did you think?

I thought it was really something!

1st November 2018
by John
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Tongue twister – Fresh fried fish

fresh fried fishHere’s a tongue twister that will have your tongue in knots. It gets you to practise your “sh” sound. Not easy for Spanish speakers!

Fresh fried fish,
fish fresh fried,
fish fried fresh,
fresh fish fried!

Listen, repeat and keep practising until you master it!

 

1st September 2018
by John
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Tongue twister – 36 thick silk threads

36thicksilk_250Here’s a short but difficult tongue twister that is not as easy as it looks. It gets you to practise making a difference between your ‘s’ and ‘th’ sound. A big challenge for native French speakers!

Thirty-six thick silk threads.

Listen, repeat and keep practising until you can repeat it quickly and fluently.