The Metro is your friend!

OK, so we all know the Metro. It provides entertainment on your long tube journeys to school, it can be used as an umbrella when it rains (very rarely) and it helps you to hide from people that you don’t want to talk to on the tube.


It is also a very useful learning tool. My students tell me that they read the Metro every day but their English does not improve. If this is true for you then maybe you need to try something different.

– Every week choose one article that you think is interesting (a short one is fine).

– Find 5 difficult words/phrasal verbs and look them up in a dictionary. Then write a sentence for each one.

– Finally, write a letter/email to a friend back home. Tell them about the article (summarise it) and give your opinion.

– Show the sentences and letter to your teacher and ask them to correct it  (you don’t have to send the letter to your friends).

If you do this every week you will improve both your writing and your vocabulary.