Today we have collected some idioms related to high temperatures and fire. We hope you find them interesting and useful!
Category Archives: Students
Why using Vocabulary Notebook?
In this post we are going to focus on the main advantages of using Vocabulary Notebook in any course of foreign languages.
Vocabulary Notebook: Adding a word
Since English is the most studied language, we will use EFL/ESL (English as a Foreign or Second Language) courses as examples, but the tool can actually be used to learn any type of vocabulary, for any language or purpose (such as medical vocabulary). So, either if you are reading this article from a student’s perspective or if you are a teacher, you will find several ways in which this new platform can help you while either learning or teaching vocabulary.
7 Idioms Related to Summertime
Since it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, we have collected seven idioms that somehow are related to this season of the year (all the idioms include words such as water, oceans, swimming, sun, splash or shine). However, the meanings of these idioms are not related with summer at all.
Intrigued? Keep reading. We hope you find them interesting!
Major improvements in the web app performance
In Vocabulary Notebook, our top priority is making the learning of new vocabulary and the acquisition of knowledge as easy and comfortable as possible.
Some of our most attentive users gave us feedback about their notebooks’ performance, and we discovered that there was room for improvement in this area. And so, our team started working on major improvements.
Vocabulary Notebook, why should it be used with the CLIL methodology?
As you may have noticed, Vocabulary Notebook can make the learning process in an ESL classroom easier. However, can we assure that it provides advantages for CLIL subjects too? In this post, we will show the reasons of why the implementation of VN within the CLIL methodology is so useful.
The 7 funniest language misunderstandings
Learning a new language always involves some misunderstandings, specially when you haven’t listened to the right pronunciation before, or when there is a word that you mix up with another that sounds similar. Here we have pointed out some of the funniest stories that a misunderstanding can cause.
A digital tool to achieve the ELA Common Core Standards
The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. 
Vocabulary Notebook is a digital platform that allows students to keep a personal glossary of the new terms they learn, providing useful sorting and filtering options, easy editions and useful self-assessment tests that allow them to significantly improve their vocabulary acquisition process. The full platform not only includes apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, but also a web-based application that allows students to access their vocabulary notebook from their pcs / laptops as well.
Below, we will point out in which way Vocabulary Notebook can help American students to fulfil the goals suggested by the Common Core State Standards.
Self-Assessment Tests, helpful or not?
“Self-assessment is not something to be added to the repertoire of teaching activities. It is a matter which needs to be taken into account in all considerations of learning” – David Boud  .
Assessments always seem problematic for many students and teachers. Unfortunately, it is very common to see that traditional methods of assessment still prevail in the great majority of the schools all over the world.
10 phrasal verbs you will use while running
Nowadays running is a trendy hobby. You can see a lot of people running in parks, around the city, avenues and hiking trails. In this post we have collected 10 useful phrasal verbs you will find useful if you like running.
Top 5 tips to quickly improve your vocabulary
If you want not only to learn more useful vocabulary, but also to remember it in the long-term, you should definitely follow these 5 tips recommended by prestigious experts in the field.