Multiple Intelligences (lesson week 42)

Multiple Intelligences (lesson week 42)

« Everybody has a different approach to learning and the more we understand about the type of learner we are, the more effective our studying should become.

Howard Gardner first introduced us to the idea of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. He believes that there are several types of intelligences that can’t be simply defined from one IQ test. He categorises intelligences under the following headings; … »

british council.

– See more at:

Gun law in the USA ( lesson week 41)

Gun law in the USA ( lesson week 41)

Hello and welcome to the SimplyEnglish Blog.

If you have no yet noticed, Mr Barnes Mackintosh will be regularly publishing an article and some exercises on this blog.

I personally will also publish some links to subjects which have been discussed in the classroom.

Gun law in the USA:

Here are the links to the videos we saw:

Welcome to the SimplyEnglish Language Adventure

Welcome to the SimplyEnglish Language Adventure

Episode 1

Learning a foreign or second language is an adventure which can take a lifetime because you are always learning something new, whether it is about the language or the culture.

In these Episodes, SimplyEnglish will accompany you and help you with ideas for learning, things to make you think and exercises, sometimes from the web, sometimes our own.

As it is a new SimplyEnglish year let’s get started by asking you to think about why you are learning English: for fun, to speak with your friends, to be different, to go shopping, for going to stay in an English speaking country, to watch  TV, for work, for your future, as an intellectual exercise….? Try to think of the real reasons you are doing it.

Next time you are in class, ask the other students why they are learning English. Are their reasons the same as yours?

Then, think about this: research suggests that we behave differently when we speak a foreign language. Why should this be, do you believe it?

Now, think about the things you like about learning the language and things you don’t like? Discuss these with your teacher. He or she will be glad to know what you feel and think.

Which is the most difficult, listening, reading, writing or speaking? Why is this? Can you have one without the other? For example, can you speak without listening?

Finally, what about grammar? Can you do without it? Why, what is its role?

English is very idiomatic. What does this mean?

Oh, and my name is Barnes Mackintosh, and I have taught English since the days of dinosaurs!!

For those who like exercises, here is one from the British Council. Try it if you have time: