Hello to Everyone
I would like to start by welcoming Lemlem to the Learning English student-teacher blog. I’m looking forward to reading your first post! My next very important job is to thank Stephen, Soyoung, Frederico and all of the learners who have participated in this blog over the last two months. It has been so interesting to read of all of your entries and made me appreciate what a truly global digital community we now live in. I have been teaching English to international learners for many years, and I can safely say that one of the best things about this job is the wonderful experience of meeting learners from all over the world. Reading the Learning English blog is like being in a virtual classroom, and I feel that I know some of you already! I hope you will all continue reading the blog and sending in your comments, because that is what makes the site so lively and exciting.
And what a superb teacher we have had for the past two months! I’m going to have quite a job taking over from Stephen, but fortunately he isn’t saying goodbye to the Learning English site, just “au revoir”. Now, to move onto my own introduction, you can already see my name, so I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. Over the years, I’ve taught in many different schools and colleges, teaching English to children, young people and adults. I now live in the north of England, about seven miles west of Newcastle Upon Tyne. I was born and grew up about three miles from where I am sitting as I write this! In between leaving Newcastle and coming back, I spent fourteen years studying, teaching and travelling! I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere soon, though, as I have a husband and two children (both boys), who all keep me very busy…
So, Lemlem, please send me your post and introduce yourself!
USEFUL WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
start by doing (-ing form of verb) + noun / noun phrase
global digital community (noun)
The on-line community which is available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, anywhere in the world.
I can safely say (phrase)
Used for emphasis to describe something the speaker knows is definitely true.
In recent years, this word has come to mean the “world” created by the internet.
continue doing (-ing form of verb) + noun / noun phrase
French for “until the next time” or, less formally “see you soon”
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