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Our dreams and ambitions follow us everywhere. It’s so important to be able to talk about them and to express ourselves in English. In conversations and other situations where you need to give reliable, fluent answers in English, these functional-language phrases will help you to keep the words flowing in a natural way.
Learn phrases used by native English speakers and memorize them to use in your next English conversation. These phrases might be challenging to translate from English to your language. We recommend leaving the translator alone and engaging in our English expressions lesson.
See how these English phrases can be used in such an easy and natural way to make you sound like you’ve been using these expressions all your life! Our native English teacher Brian Dimech will show you examples of real-life situations where you can use these English phrases in an everyday conversation.
Furthermore, our English phrases are ready-to-go functional-language, which means they need minimal changes to grammar or sentence-structure to use when you’re engaging in an English-speaking situation.
This video is perfect for English language students at the CEFR level B1+ (Intermediate) and level B2 (Upper Intermediate).
It’s OK to watch this video without writing down every word, but remember to come back and write down all the phrases that Brian teaches you. It always helps to write things down if you want to remember them!
We’ve summarised all the phrases towards the beginning and the end of the video, go and see Brian’s goodbye to find all the phrases. Scroll back to after Brian’s introduction to check the correct form for these great English phrases to express your wishes and ambitions!
English is a flexible and fun language. Now that you’ve learned the basic situations to use your new English phrases, make sure you change the verbs (see the correct forms in the video!) and find ways of applying them to a variety of different situations! Just make sure that your phrasal structure follows ours!
The English expressions being taught in these videos are used every day, all over the world. Now that you’ve learned them, you’ll be surprised to know that you’re going to be noticing other people using them a lot. Make sure to join in and use the phrases that you put so much time into learning and remembering.
We’re having a very busy summer at Maltalingua, and our staff have been doing a great job! We like to thank them for their hard work each month, and choose one teacher and one other staff member to receive our Maltalingua Star Awards.
May 2017 – Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: The Whole Teaching Team 🙂
The standards of the whole teaching team were so high in May that it was impossible to choose just one winner. Congratulations everyone!
May 2017 – Maltalingua Star of the month: Marialuisa Esposito
During one of the busiest times for the year for our registrars Marialuisa was a stand-out. Her organisational skills, calm temperament and efficiency helped her to do an excellent job of dealing with a very high volume of quotations, inquiries and bookings.
June 2017 – Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: Toni Cassar-Dowling
Toni was invaluable in June. At a very busy time, her hard work, experience and administrative skills made her a star performer. Our DOS knows she can trust Toni to look after the day-to-day running of the academic department whenever required.
June 2017 – Maltalingua Star of the month: Julian Micallef
In June Julian did an excellent job of making sure that our new apartment renovations and upgrades were completed on-time and to a very high standard. This was a complicated task that required a lot of planning and people management skills. The new air-conditioned apartments are looking fantastic and the students love staying in them.
July 2017 – Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: Louisa Testa
Louisa is adored by our junior students. In July, the excellent feedback she received from our young students propelled her to the Star Teacher of the Month award. Her positivity and helpfulness were also big factors in her receiving the award. In the words of our DOS “She’s a real team player”.
July 2017 – Maltalingua Star of the month: Indira Gimeno
Indira’s duties changed a lot in July. She received lots of training and did exceptionally well. She learned quickly and adapted to her new role with great positivity and professionalism.
Do you want to let us know who your favourite member of the Maltalingau team is? Then leave a comment below.
At Maltalingua we’re lucky to have such a great team. From the office staff to the teachers, from the registrars to the activity coordinators and from the principle to the group leaders we’ve got smart, capable and committed staff right through the school.
To show appreciation for all the hard work done by the team, each month we’re going to have 2 special star awards:
Maltalingua Star Teacher of the Month
Maltalingua Star of the Month
In April, we had many strong contenders for each award, but we had to choose only one for each:
Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: Harriett Bussell-Nguyen
Well done Harri! She received some excellent feedback from students recently:
I would like to praise Harriet for being really the best teacher I could have imagined to have. She had really lively, well prepared classes, and I really appreciate we had her as a teacher.
– Ilona Cerna
I liked the familiar and friendly athmosphere at maltalingua. Teaching lessons with Harriette were quite intensive and funny.
I Love Harri & Toni 😉
She also currently doing a great job of studying for her DELTA (an extremely high level of English teaching qualification).
Maltalingua Star of the Month: Marta Szmidt
Well done Marta! She’s made Maltalingua one of the most popular School’s on the Island for Polish students. Her lively personality and dedication to great customer service have been hugely appreciated by all the staff here and all of her clients.
Have you got a favourite staff member at Maltalingua? Leave a comment below to let us know whom!
We might not get any snow in Malta, but people here certainly now how to enjoy the holiday season. All the towns and villages are covered in Christmas lights and there’s a real feeling of festive cheer across the islands.
Last week we had our annual Maltalingua School of English Christmas party. Lots of the staff, teachers and English language students joined in the fun and a good time was had by all. We had our staff party that evening and it got a little bit wild in the best possible way. There was even an epic dance battle between Jonathan and Katrin, and Brian and Toni!
The staff here at Maltalingua would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
We would also like to say thank you to everyone who helped make 2016 such a great year at Maltalingua. That’s why we made a little video slideshow of out favourite memories from 2016. The staff, teachers, students, host families, agents and all really helped to make 2016 our best year yet!
Here’s hoping that we can make 2017 even better!
At Maltalingua Halloween is a great time of year. Our team certainly aren’t shy and really enjoy dressing up in some crazy costumes.
We love to have some spooky fun, doing things like carving pumpkins and going to fancy dress parties. Check out the photos!
Last year we made this short video of students and staff trying to say a fiendishly difficult Halloween themed tongue twister:
If you want to try it yourself, here’s it is:
Which wicked witch wished which wicked wish.
Here are another two you could try:
Ghoulish goblins and gargoyles going golfing.
Special spiders slowly spin slick slimy webs.
We’re looking forward to another super spooky weekend of Halloween fun this year. We might even challenge our students to try another wicked tongue twister 🙂
If you’re thinking about joining us this Halloween, why not get a quick quote?
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’.
You can always find many more lesson videos on our YouTube channel. Remember to like share and subscribe!
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
Check out our Upper Intermediate level playlist.
Advanced: Phrases to Describe ‘Too Much’ – English Vocabulary Explanation
Find all out out Advanced level lesson videos here
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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
Watch all our Pre-Intermediate English lesson videos here.
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
Go to our YouTube channel to watch all our our Upper Intermediate level English tutorials.
Advanced: Confused Adjectives – English Vocabulary Explanation
Check out our playlist of advanced level English lesson videos.
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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
Do you want to watch more intermediate level videos? Then go to our playlist.
Upper-Intermediate: US vs UK – English Vocabulary Lesson
Watch all of our Upper Intermediate videos on YouTube.
Advanced: Writing Styles – English Vocabulary Explanation
We have a collection of advanced level videos that you can find in our playlist.
Have you got any questions or feedback for us? Leave a comment below!
This week we have another 5 brand new English video lessons. As usual we have one for each of the 5 main English language levels.
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Elementary: ‘This’, ‘That’, ‘These’ and ‘Those’ – English Grammar Lesson
Pre-Intermediate: Adjectives ‘ed’ & ‘ing’ – English Vocabulary Lesson
Intermediate: Present Perfect for Past Experience – English Grammar Lesson
Check out our Intermediate lesson playlist!
Upper-Intermediate: Improving Vocabulary – English lesson
We have loads more Upper-Intermediate level videos. Watch them here.
Advanced: Describing a Date – 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
Watch more Elementary level videos here.
Pre-Intermediate: ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ – English Grammar Lesson
Find more Pre-Intermediate level videos here.
Intermediate: Second Conditional – ‘Must’ and ‘Have to’-English Grammar Lesson
You can watch more of our Intermediate level videos here.
Upper-Intermediate: Adjective Order – English Grammar Lesson
To watch more Upper Intermediate level videos click here.
Advanced: Conditionals Review – ‘Wish’ and ‘If Only’ for Past Regrets – English Grammar Lesson
If you’d like to see more of our Advanced level videos, please click here.
And if you have any questions, or you’d like to say ‘hi’, please leave a comment below. We love comments!