26 Feb 2016

IH London Students Featured on BBC Learning English Website


BBC Learning English has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world. Two of IH London’s students, Zeynel Abidin Samak from Turkey and Sooyoung Kim from South Korea, have recently participated in a web series titled ‘Stop saying!’ 

Zeynel is worried that sometimes his English is too direct. Tim shares some of his top tips to make sure Zeynel is being less direct and more polite by using the passive voice.

Watch Zeynel’s video and learn about using the passive voice to sound less direct. Click here to access the BBC Learning English website and complete the activity.

In the next episode of ‘Stop saying!’, Sooyoung has a question about a funny sound she can hear when English speakers say certain words together. Tim is here to tell you more about vowel to vowel linking.


Listen out for the examples Tim gives and watch Sooyoung’s video. Click here to access the BBC Learning English website and complete the activity.

BBC Learning English: ‘Thanks to the staff and students of International House London for their help with this feature.’

When students arrive at IH London they are interviewed (for English courses) or assessed in a first lesson (other languages) to ensure that they are studying with students of a similar level. Zeynel and Sooyoung are both upper Intermediate level students here at IH London.

We cater for a range of different levels of language ability here at International House London. We offer a free online test, which gives a good indicator of your English language level. 

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