Invite your followers to take the Twitter Challenge (see details
below). If you have a Twitter account click the image below for
a suggested message from us.
This page will introduce our 'English Phrases' page on Twitter and
invite you to join the Twitter Challenge.
one of the best ways to remember new English phrases?
The best way to learn new vocabulary and particularly idiomatic
English phrases is to use them to describe something about you or
your experiences. Personalising colloquial expressions by using
them to describe your thoughts, feelings or daily events will help
you 'connect' with the new item of vocabulary.
use Twitter to practise English phrases? Never heard of Twitter? This is
how Twitter describes itself:
is a service for friends, family, and coworkers to communicate and stay
connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short
updates, often called "tweets" of 140 characters or fewer. These messages
are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable
on Twitter search."
Twitter posts tell your followers what you're doing at any given moment. Of course
this could also include what you're thinking, feeling, hoping for or planning
to do. As long as you keep to 140 character limit you can make Twitter work for
you. See the video below for more on Twitter.
is ideal for practising English phrases. No need to plan a coherent paragraph
or pen an article. One or two short sentences is all you need to put your chosen
phrase into some kind of personal context.
Getting started with
Twitter Each day we post one or two messages on Twitter which include a
colloquial expression (see the latest above in the right-hand menu). If you'd
like to follow our updates: 1) create a Twitter account 2) visit us at www.twitter.com/English_Phrases
and click 'Follow'. Our messages will then appear in your Twitter page whenever
we add new ones. We'll then follow you so we can read any messages you post.
the Twitter Challenge to practise English phrases When you've learnt the
basics why not take up our Twitter Challenge? 1) Use an English colloquial
expression in your message. Start your message with @English_Phrases if we're
not yet following you. This will notify us of your post. 2) Once you have some
posts invite your friends and teachers to follow you. Don't forget to follow them
so you can keep up to date with what they're doing. 3) Invite your followers
to take the Twitter Challenge. If you have a Twitter account click the image below
for a suggested message from us.
kind of English phrases can you use? 1) Are there any phrasal verbs you're
struggling with at the moment? 2) Why not use a new idiom you've come across?
3) Try to make use of one of our daily colloquial
expressions. 4) You could practise any new collocations you're learning.
Twitter? Here's a video from Commoncraft: 'Twitter in Plain English'. Listen
out for these common expressions: a) day-to-day lives b) to post bite-sized
updates c) to look up friends d) to see a different side to someone e)
to paint a picture of someone f) to discover a passion for something g)
to bring people closer
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