How can I help you?

How can I help you?

A kindergarten teacher and his service dog in Sacramento are teaching students lessons of the mind and heart.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

a wheelchair
he broke his neck in a diving accident
he has his service dog Rex, by his side
Every day that I go to work I take Rex with me
It’s Mr Peets and Rex, We go hand in hand
if I’m… dropping stuff on the ground, he’s there to help me out
Up you go. Good boy

get a book and read.
They just need someone to listen to them

let them practice their reading skills
they can pet him for a while until they calm down
He’s so cute and adorable
And I like to read to him. Rex makes me feel good
When I have the leash and he’s hooked up to me
he is so excited to be out there with the kids

at first they’re afraid
he’s part of their family
at the end of the school day
a service dog
“Come on Rex. Come on, come on, come on!”
how can I help you?
What can I do for you?
I’m here for you no matter what
It typically takes 1 to 2 years to train a service dog
Some typical tasks include picking up objects
opening and closing doors,

The secrets of a friendship

The secrets of a friendship

“Dogs & Us – The Secret of a Friendship” tells beautiful, exciting and extraordinary real-life stories of dogs and humans around the world. From the shelter dog helping a prison inmate find courage, to the specially trained four-legged companion of a young autistic woman, to the rescue dog using smell to locate missing people. In breathtaking pictures, the documentary shows dogs’ special skills and uncovers why they are essential to our society. Why can dogs communicate with us so well? How far does this understanding go? And what exactly is the secret of this wonderful friendship?

Do you look like your dog?

Do you look like your dog?

This is a challenge called match the dog to their owner

It’s actually scientifically proven that dogs and their owners look similar. One 2004 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people were able to match photos of dogs and their owners, based solely on physical similarities. And a 2015 study published in the journal Anthrozoös revealed that it’s similar eyes in particular that give the pairings away. Now, whether or not people seek out pups who look like them on purpose is still up for debate. But one thing is clear: Dogs who look like their owners is a common sight. And we have the proof. Check out these 25 identical canine-human duos and prepare to be amazed! READ MORE

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video

I’m gonna be really good at this
this is gonna be fun for us to play along
I was asked if i’m allergic to anything
dogs always look like their owners
chip looks like he’s probably a couch cuddler he’s a little sausage shaped
he’ll do anything for a treat
this is like a little sweetheart potentially a rescue
this guy likes largebreeds for sure
a tiny little dog like this
he’s kind of pulling on the collar
that that makes sense
I’m actually a dog trainer a cute little puppy
what type of person would own this beautiful collie
if it was a rescue or not a more accurate guess
it is a good thing if they are rescue dogs

What’s on your bucket list

What’s on your bucket list

SOUTH AFRICA HAS IT ALL !  Bungee jumping, feeding elephants, paragliding, chilling with penguins and rhino rescue…

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • I don’t think I can do this
  • We are on our way to South Africa
  • A negative COVID test
  • We have all tested negative
  • The best view of all time
  • I’m putting my life in his hands
  • This is unbelievable
  • This is awesome
  • Check it off the list
  • Paraglide in Capetown
  • We are on the road

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Life Lessons from Giannis Antetokounmpo

Life Lessons from Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks 

A mindset to have

When you focus on the past – that’s your ego

When I focus on the future – that’s your pride

I try to focus on the moment – in the present

That is being humble

Enjoying the game

A skill that I’ve tried to master

How to pass your ECCE Speaking Exam?

How to pass your ECCE Speaking Exam?

Choose an Option or Help solve a problem

  • Stage 1: Warm-up (2-3 minutes)
  • Stage 2: Ask questions to get information (3-4 minutes)
  • Stage 3: Justify your choice (1-3 minutes)
  • Stage 4: Elaborate on the Topic (2-4 minutes)

Functional Language for all sections of  the ECCE (B2) Oral exam :



source :  Burlington Books Greece

Stage 2 Asking Questions  – Commenting :

  • I see
  • That’s a common problem
  • I can imagine how he/she feels
  • It’s a difficult decision to make
  • It’s not easy to decide…
  • Both options sound interesting/great
  • It’s the kind of think I like / I’m interested in

Stage 3 Justify your choice 

Summarizing and justifying  :

As you said your…. has a problem with…. and there are two solutions/options

On the one hand he could……. as  you said he will…….

On the other hand………  as you mentioned this will……


  • It’s a tricky situation but…
  • Both options could work but I would choose…..
  • If I were in that position I…..
  • …….ing sounds interesting / a bit boring
  • ….. seems like a better choice than…. because
  • I think you should….
  • If I were ….. I’d…..
  • In this way he/she could….
  • Even though you said….. (the disadvantage) I think it will not be a problem because he could……(make it positive)
  • This will allow him / her to…..
  • I didn’t choose…. because…
  • I don’t think ….. is a good idea because as you said….. (disadvantage) so this would……

Referring to something the examiner said

  • As you said …
  • You mentioned that…


Expressing preference / Explaining your choice

  • I would/wouldn’t like to …….
  • I would rather + bare infinitive +than + bare infinitive
  • I suppose I would prefer to…………..rather than + bare infinitive
  • If I had to choose, I would + bare infinitive
  • I’d probably choose…


  • My first choice would be…..
  • I’d choose……….because it is important to ……
  • I think … would be best because…
  • I think most……would find ……..more interesting.
  • I think……has more to offer…….since….
  • I don’t think…………….and that’s why I wouldn’t choose it.



Giving advice

  • I think you should/could….
  • My advice is to…
  • Why don’t you….?
  • If I were you, I’d…
  • I think the best thing to do is to….
  • I strongly recommend that
  • I would advise you to
  • You should
  • It would !e a good idea to
  • I think you should
  • Why don’t you
  • The best advice I can give you is

Referring to a personal experience

  • I was once in a similar situation and I ….
  • I have a friend who also ……..
  • I remember once I had/was…….
  • In my experience…
  • As a teenager, I….
  • I’ve been in a similar situation.
  • A similar thing happened to me/my friend.
  • I can understand how……must feel
  • Personally, I’d would love/hate it if…


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Are you ready for the ECCE Speaking exam ? [Sample 1 -3]

Are you ready for the ECCE Speaking exam ? [Sample 1 -3]

Practise your speaking skills for the upcoming exam with these Sample Prompts and Sample Recordings :

Speaking Prompt B – Sample 1 – Test Taker 1
Speaking Prompt B – Sample 2 – Test Taker 2
Speaking Prompt B – Sample 3 – Test Taker 3

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