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Situated just five minutes walk from some of the most highly recognised diving schools in Malta, lies the classrooms of Maltalingua. This, as well as the exceptional climate, allows students to turn studying the English language into an exciting holiday. By day, students have the opportunity to delve into the world of English language learning in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting. Whereas by night, exploring the many feasts which adorn the Maltese streets.
Early morning classes at Maltalingua allow students the time to study whilst providing them with the opportunity to explore the natural underwater wonders of Malta and its sister islands. You will have the chance to practise your English in a real-world setting. All three of the islands offer an abundance of reefs, wrecks, and caves suitable for all levels of diving.
Since the collapse of the iconic Azure window in 2017, adventurers have been travelling from all over the world to dive through the famed film set often associated with TV series such as Game of Thrones. Spread in a range of 16 to 100 feet in depth, the arch has fallen into an array of canyons and passageways which would appeal to those who want to explore the underwater world.
Across the island, you will find other stunning diving locations such as Għar lapsi. The vibrant blue waters of these shallow caves offer beginner divers a chance to explore at a pace convenient to them. Um al Faroud, a ship which was sunk in 1998, is situated on the shores of Għar Lapsi. The ship covers a large area which is home to a variety of fish and marine life.
If your preference is to upskill whilst on a language holiday, there are numerous schools offering internationally recognised diving qualifications at a competitive rate. The flexible classroom times at Maltalingua allow students to dictate their own schedule, with the possibility for intensive or private 1-1 lessons available from early morning until late afternoon. Private lessons can be tailored to suit the individuals’ needs and could incorporate the language of diving.
Whether your beginning to dive or you are a pro, combining language learning and diving in Malta really is the dream combination!
Jonathan and Danielle worked hard last week to bring you 5 more great Maltalingua lesson videos. This week we have a mix of grammar and vocabulary. The lessons are about prepositions, prefixes, ‘have’/’have got’, ‘few’/’little’ and advanced phrases for ‘too much’.
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Elementary: Prepositions of Place – English Grammar Lesson
Pre-Intermediate: ‘Have’ vs ‘Have Got’ – English Grammar Lesson
Intermediate: Little/Few – English Grammar Lesson
We have lots more Intermediate level videos on YouTube.
Upper-Intermediate: Prefixes – English Vocabulary Lesson
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Advanced: Phrases to Describe ‘Too Much’ – English Vocabulary Explanation
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Last week our YouTube channel reached 150 subscribers so Danielle and Jonathan wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who watched, liked, shared and subscribed!
Now, here are this week’s English lesson videos. We have three lessons about adjectives, one about punctuation and one about present perfect vs past simple.
Elementary: Adjectives to Describe Food – English Vocabulary Explanation
Pre-Intermediate: Describing Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson
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Intermediate: Present Perfect vs Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson
You can find all of our Intermediate level English video tutorials in this playlist.
Upper-Intermediate: Punctuation Revision – English Grammar Lesson
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Advanced: Confused Adjectives – English Vocabulary Explanation
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Hello everyone! We have 5 great new videos this week including differences between UK and US English, and a lesson with a professional magician! You can also learn how to use English grammar articles, greet people and write formally and informally.
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Elementary: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation
Pre-Intermediate: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation
We have a lot more Pre-Intermediate level videos. You can watch them here.
Intermediate: Magic with Eddy – English Vocabulary Lesson
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Upper-Intermediate: US vs UK – English Vocabulary Lesson
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Advanced: Writing Styles – English Vocabulary Explanation
We have a collection of advanced level videos that you can find in our playlist.
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Watch our 5 newest video lessons. There’s one for students at each English level.
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Elementary: ‘Can’ Ability – English Grammar Lesson
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Pre-Intermediate: Directions – English Functional Language Lesson
Intermediate: Present Continuous for Future – English Grammar Lesson
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Upper-Intermediate: ‘Would’ Past Habits – English Grammar Lesson
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Advanced: Common Collocations – English Vocabulary Lesson
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We love it when people leave comments! And we’re very happy to answer questions about the English language.
This week we have one new lesson video for each level: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Elementary: Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson
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Pre-Intermediate: Subject Pronouns – English Grammar Lesson
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Intermediate: Past Passive – English Grammar Lesson
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Upper-Intermediate: Future Perfect – English Grammar Lesson
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Advanced: Critiquing and Reviewing – English Functional Language Lesson
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This week we’ve got 5 new English grammar lesson videos for you! Watch and learn 🙂
We have lots more lesson videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/maltalingua
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Elementary: Comparative Adjectives – English Grammar Lesson
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Pre-Intermediate: ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ – English Grammar Lesson
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Intermediate: Second Conditional – ‘Must’ and ‘Have to’-English Grammar Lesson
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Upper-Intermediate: Adjective Order – English Grammar Lesson
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Advanced: Conditionals Review – ‘Wish’ and ‘If Only’ for Past Regrets – English Grammar Lesson
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No thank you, I think I’ll pass.
Saying no is never easy but even though we don’t feel comfortable declining certain things, there are times when we need to say no. Here is a list of possible ways to say no:
I’m afraid not
A polite way of saying no
You don’t care very much about something
I don’t think so/Not as far as/I know/ Not to my knowledge/ Possibly not/ Probably not
You think you know something but are not completely sure
Certainly not/Definitely not
To emphasize that your answer to a question or request is definitely no
Of course not
You think an idea is stupid or insulting
No way/Not likely
Informal: very definite way of saying no
You must be joking/Are you kidding
Shows that you think somebody’s suggestion or request is crazy
Not exactly/Not quite
You think that something is almost (but not) correct or true
I wish I could
Used to express regret that something is not possible
Not especially/Not very (much)
Used to say no to a question about your opinion of something
How are you going to decline the next uncomfortable situation you face?
Flight attendant: Can you fasten your seat belt please?
Passenger: I’m afraid not, it’s broken and I can’t fix it!
Flight attendant: OK Sir.
Look at the exercise below and choose the best way of saying no in English.
That house is bigger than ours.
When we compare two things or people together we use comparative adjectives.
Look at the two people below and read the comparisons about them.
|John is taller than Bob||Bob is shorter than John.|
|John is thinner than Bob.||Bob is fatter than John.|
|John is happier than Bob.||Bob is sadder than John.|
|John is more handsome than Bob.||Bob is less handsome than John.|
When we are feeling uncomfortable with a situation and want to change the subject we can use a number of phrases that divert the focus of the conversation from an awkward dialogue to an easier choice of conversation.
Read the dialogue below and notice the changes in subject.
Manager: Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day. We need to talk about the new programs installed on the computers in the offices…
Employee #1: I can’t understand how to work the new computer system, it’s too difficult and there are too many things to remember, I…
Manager: Anyway, as I was saying, the new computer programs have been installed and there will be a workshop for all of those who need some help with understanding how the system works.
Employee #2: When will the workshop be held? Can we do it tomorrow, I can’t waste a full day like I did today. Oh, that reminds me the coffee machine isn’t working either.
Manager: OK, we will try and hold the meeting tomorrow to get you acquainted with the new system. As for the coffee machine, we’ll get someone to look at that. Talking of coffee, what about going out for a coffee after work today.
Employee #1: As long as it’s on you! By the way, I think that the coffee machine needs new filters and it should work.
Manager: No problem with that, we will get it sorted out. That reminds me, we’ll be having our annual Halloween party next month so start thinking of your costumes.