Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Linking & Connecting Words

A linking word is a word which shows a connection between clauses or sentences. They are also called connecting words. As a part of speech, can be used to combine ideas in writing – and thus ensure that ideas within sentences and paragraphs are elegantly connected – for the benefit of the reader.

Here a list of some of them:




Find out more examples and a brief exercise clicking on the following link:

Cohesion: linking words and phrases


Here’s another option:

Linking words and phrases


Learn English offers you an explanation and a quiz at the end:

Linking Words


BBC explains you when to use linking words and their collocation:

BBC Linking Words



Now that you’ve learn about linking words, check your understanding with these exercises:



May , might, could, must, can’t…


Here are some ways for you to practise the Modal verbs such as May, might, could, must and can’t :) Feeling ready?

Take the following quizz to get started!


Must, might, can't ☺

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall (from Spectre)

Writing’s on the Wall” is a song by English recording artist Sam Smith; from the 2015 James Bond film Spectre.

This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.


Sam dropped the first major hint that he would be recording the theme song when he shared a snap of him wearing a ring emblazoned with the Spectre logo on 7 September 2015.

Here is the music video for the song, and below there is a 
listening exercise.  

Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall (from Spectre)

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Thanksgiving Day for Starters

Read the following text and do the comprehension quiz.

Lee el siguiente texto y contesta el quiz de comprensión.


Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. It is a federal holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed. Thanksgiving was the first holiday celebrated in America. It was first celebrated in the autumn of 1621 when the Indians and the pilgrims got together for a three-day feast and festival of fun.

It’s almost Thanksgiving. What happens on thanksgiving nowdays?

Families are getting together. Roads and airports get very busy over Thanksgiving weekend. People travel from all over the country to be with their family for the holiday. Families have a feast on Thanksgiving. They have turkey for dinner. They have gravy and dressing. They have carrots and potatoes. They have pumpkin pie for dessert.

Families give thanks on Thanksgiving. They are thankful for the food they eat. They are thankful for the friends and family they have.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Quiz

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Relative pronouns


Here are some links where you can Practise the Relative Pronouns click in each different picture to get directed to the Link, Have fun!

images (1)Put in the relative who, which or whose where necessary. Type an x if the relative pronoun can be left out.



Test Relative Pronouns: Choose the best answer.

adjectivesRelative Pronouns and Adverbs Car Rally.


Variety of games where you can practise the Relative Pronouns ☺

Simple Past ☺


Hello! Do you want to practise Simple Past tense but can’t find something interesting and useful to do so?

Here are some links that may help you, click in the images below to get the links! 

a_ThePastGif_1Past tense sentences.

images (1)Past tense sentences, gap fill, questions.

imagesJeopardy Game, simple past.

You choose!

Irregular Verbs


Here is a link that will help you improve the spelling of some Irregular Past tense verbs, follow the directions, have fun while learning ☺!

Click in the picture below to start practising…


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Odio por Amor – Juanes

“Odio por Amor” es el primer sencillo del cantante Juanes de su álbum La vida… es un ratico.
El cantante dijo acerca de la canción: “Es un poderoso himno de amor y de cambio, una universal necesidad de cambiar odio por amor”.
Ciertamente, una canción que nos invita a reflexionar acerca de nuestro mundo en la actualidad y del mundo que podríamos alcanzar si tan solo cambiamos el odio por amor… It’s time to change!
Reproduce el video y escucha la cancion mientras practicas tu pronunciación y tu comprensión auditiva resolviendo el quiz de abajo.

“Odio por Amor” (Eng.: Hate for Love) is the first single of the singer Juanes from his album “La vida… es un ratico”.

The singer said about the song: “It is a powerful anthem for love and change, a universal need to change hate for love.”

Play the video and listen to the song while you practice your pronunciation and listening comprehension by taking the quiz below.




Odio por amor - Juanes

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You Can’t Say That in English!

Untranslatable Words from Around the World

By some estimates the English language has more than a million words. It’s impossible to nail down an exact figure, but it’s generally agreed that no other language has nearly as many. It’s not like any of us use all one million words, but still – you would think that English must have a word for everything, right?

No way. Not even close.

There are over 6,000 languages spoken on Earth, and all of them describe the breadth and depth of human life. But since all of these languages provide slightly different ways of seeing the world, no one language can perfectly encapsulate the entire human experience. Conversely, every language on Earth contains certain words that don’t exist in any other language. These linguistic gems can certainly be defined, but they cannot be directly translated. For example, can you think of just one word to mean the essence of yourself that you put into your work? You might say that you “put your heart and soul” into something, but the Greeks simply call this kind of passion for what you do μεράκι (meraki).

Untranslatable words highlight the rich diversity of the ethnosphere. Geography, climate, cuisine, religion, history and humor are just some of the factors that lead every language to invent such unique and specific words – the outliers of the human experience.

 Here eight great examples of untranslatable words:






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