There is only one thing being talked about in Scotland at the moment, and that is the result of the independence referendum on the 18th of September. On the morning of the 19th, we will know if Scotland has chosen to go it alone or remain part of the UK.
Regardless of personal opinion, it is extremely important to understand how we have arrived at this point and discuss the possibilities. So, we have put together a class all about the history before the referendum with lots of great videos and a selection of useful vocabulary.
These resources are also great for teachers to download if you'd like to use them with your class.
As always, our materials are 100% free, we just ask that you share them with your friends!
You can find the downloadable material at the top of the blog, just click for the PDF, and you can find the videos listed below.
Whatever happens on the 19th, the debate so far has been peaceful, respectful, intelligent and eye-opening. Here at The Edinburgh Experience we think that spirit will continue regardless of the result. What do you think the result will be? Leave us a comment!
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For our ADVANCED class, you can find the 1979 referendum and mine closure videos at this link, along with a great summary of our recent history
Video of Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond
For the INTERMEDIATE level you can find the YES campaign video here
And the video from the NO campaign
Hello and welcome back! This month we have a class all about the word SO. SO is an extremely common word in English with lots of different uses, and is often confused. In this post, we're looking at all the ways we can use it, the pronunciation and also expressions which use SO.
As always, download our PDF where you can also find the answers. Please share our blog with any friends you think might be interested. Our materials are 100% free!
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We very often make mistakes with functional language because we translate it literally. Below are some examples of language to give opinions. They are direct translations from Spanish into English which are incorrect. Do you know how to say them properly?
- I think learning English is great!
- Yes, I’m agree with you.
- Is learning English difficult?
- Difficult no, but it’s complicated.
- Is the school open tomorrow?
- I think no.
- Practising listening in English is important.
- I’m disagree. I think speaking is more important.
Listen to the AUDIO button and find out how to say them properly! You can find the answers and a worksheet on our PDF button.
Do you have any more questions about how to express opinions? Please comment on our post!
Learn vocabulary and expressions while you communicate in English! Please feel free to comment on our posts or ask any questions