I start to practise my listening after the IELTS exam again today with the BBC news reports. I found it very useful both for the listening ability and speaking skills after a month practise long ago, so I pick it up again.Continue reading
1. What’s (the name of) your hometown (again)?
2. Is that a big city or a small town?
3. Please describe your hometown a little.
4. How long have you been living there?
5. Do you like your hometown?
6. Do you like living there?
7. What do you like (most) about your hometown?
8. Is there anything you dislike about it?
9. Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?
Stonehenge is probably one of the most recognised sites in the world. Once people see a picture of Stonehenge, the image probably rings a bell even if they might not know exactly what it is. As a matter of fact, Stonehenge is a monument that dates back to prehistoric times. It can be found on Wiltshire in England.
Based on Wikipedia’s description, Stonehenge is:Continue reading
A conservatory is an extension or room that is usually attached to one side of the house using glass roof and walls. It is known by other names including greenhouse, sun-room, and solarium, among others. By Britain standards, a structure is considered a conservatory if at least half of its side wall area is glazed and at least three-fourths of its roof is glazed with translucent materials such as glass or poly-carbonate sheeting.Continue reading
Roller garage doors are probably one of the household structures that will not be usually associated with English cottage houses. The reason for this is obvious. An English cottage denotes some distant time while garage doors are fairly modern additions to home structures.Continue reading
The English Garden is Europe’s principal gardening style which derives its inspiration from classic landscape paintings and Chinese gardens identified with Eastern culture. Its traditional elements include a lake, temples, bridges, structures of Gothic design, rolling lawns and trees that point towards a pastoral landscape. Its style has also been a significant influence in public parks during the 19th century.Continue reading