I repeatedly advise students preparing for IELTS to read more fiction as a way to acquire and consolidate a wider range of vacabulary and grammar, but they often refuse to believe in the benefits of reading ‘for pleasure’.
If anybody in the class has a novel with them, I ask to see it and then highlight – from the front page – all of the language likely to get them band 7 or above.
And so I thought it would be useful to look at some ‘first pages’ on GuruEAP, beginning with one of the favourites among my own students – Harry Potter (In this case HP and the Philosopher’s Stone).
Navigate here and click the ‘stone’ button!
This approach represents their awareness towards the environment.
I think this another example of the clash of the collocation civilisations!
Indonesians are probably thinking ‘kesadaran terhadap..’, and translating terhadap as towards. I’m afraid that’s not English collocation. Here’s what you need: (more…)