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Welcome to English Lessons. All of these lessons integrate activities for language exchanges into English lessons posted elsewhere including LearningEnglish from the British Council and Learning English from the Voice of America. The goal is to demonstrate how use language exchanges as part of a structured sequence that practice all four linguistic skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Once you've done several, you'll be able to use readings or videos from around the web to form the basis for future language practice as well.

Each of the videos from the British Council include links to grammar explanations. Your language partner may not be able to help you with explanations regarding grammatical structures. If you find structures you do not understand, try OWL from the University of Purdue.  If you can then give your partner a few examples from the OWL guide, they are more likely to better be able to explain when the structure is used and accurately correct your mistakes.

In addition to the grammar, I would also encourage you to make a note of new words as you learn them. Sites such as Quizlet will let you create flash cards so that you can quiz yourself later.

Note as well that at the end of each lesson there is a link allowing you to request a "confirmation" from your partner. This is entirely optional. If you do so, you will see a list of each lesson completed on your profile page. If you are using the Mixxer as part of a traditional class, your instructor can then track your progress.

"Big City Small World" : Level Beginner

Lesson 1: "Meet Harry"

Lesson 2: "Meet Magda"

Lesson 3: "Meet Johnny"

Lesson 4: "Meet Olivia"

Lesson 5: " Meet Sarah"

Lesson 6: "Meet Fadi"

Lesson 7: "Meeting friends"

Lesson 8: "Job offer"

Lesson 9: "Kicked out"

Lesson 10: "We have a mission"

Lesson 11: "Fadi to the rescue"

Lesson 12: "He's a pest"

Lesson 13: "Cheer up"

Lesson 14: "I'll be rich in three years"

Lesson 15: " Aaagghh - my injured leg"

Lesson 16: "You'll be a shoo-in"

Lesson 17: "I'm an architect"

Lesson 18: "Good news & bad news"

Lesson 19: "Fingers crossed"

Lesson 20: "Hello Carlos"

Lesson 21: "Harry's new girlfriend"

Lesson 22: "Save the café"

Lesson 23: "Good journalism"

Lesson 24: Welcome back Johnny"

Lesson 25: "Alone for Christmas?"

Lesson 26: "Happy New Year"

Lesson 27: "New Year's resolutions"

Lesson 28: "A Date"

Lesson 29: "Embarrassment"

Lesson 30: "Something in common"

The British Council has added new episodes.  You can continue to follow the episode and use the grammar and content to practice with your partner.

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/big-city-small-world

"American Mosaic": Level Intermediate

Lesson 1: "Grand Central Terminal Turns 100"

Lesson 2: "Cyrus Cylinder"

Lesson 3: "Tractor Pulling"

Lesson 4: "Brownie Hawkeye Camera"

Lesson 5: "Art of Glass"

Lesson 6: "The Occupy Movement"

Lesson 7: "National Cathedral Flower Mart"

Lesson 8: "Yuri Gagarin"

Lesson 9: "Jean Craighead George"

Lesson 10: "Jackie Robinson"

You can continue from here on your own using broadcasts from Voice of America and discussing them with your partner. The "American Mosaic", "Explorations", and "In the News" episodes come with text.

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/programindex.html

 

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Comments

Hi,
Do you have a series of lessons that are suitabe for from upper intermidiate to advaced level?
 

I am not a official of the web site , I am only a member as you

I suggest  we are on an compareable level , so that an exchange of thought on that level might be interessting for both ?

My handicape is, I am already a pensionare and its your decision to accept or not .

 

If you want yu can write sme sentences of which you suggest I will not understand them and add questions  to check my understandig .

 

Bernd from Gemany

Well, today Im taking my first english lesson... It's a good idea!! Maybe someone can practice your english with me on skype... just write me...!! 

Thanks!

Hi, 

How are you ? I am interested to practice my english with you. My skype is ndiaye.bity. Add me please. Thanks you 

Thank you!

I tried lessen1. That's fan. Next, I tried to write.

 Anyone Be my talking partner??

 I'd like  find someone whom speak english and help emprove eachother. a girl if it is posible.
Thanks

Hi,
I am looking for whoever has the same goal that improving english or really want to help my english. Thanks

Thank for your help, i will try to learn my best, please help me more and more 

 
Hello Everyone-
 
I am new here...  I don't understand  like Ican use this site.
I am learning English.. and my native language is Spanish.
 
Greetings from Mexico.

You should have received an email after you registered explaining the basics of the site.  You'll probably want to first start by contacting potential language partners.  Use the Profile Search in the right hand menu

Hello Everyone-

I am new here... I don't understand like Ican use this site.

I am learning English.. and my native language is percian.

Great lesson. Actually I did Diploma in English Language therefore, i can understand every lesson easily. I can help others if they are intrested..

Hello everybody @theMixxer!

Nice to get started wih a platform like this. Woul love to know different languages. 

My special area of interest is English dialects and their  diversity in terms of phonetics and other forms of variants.

Thank you. Have a wonderful day.