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Do you know the gerund?

Complete the following sentences with the gerund

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4.95/5

Hi,

I'm Poppy, 21, from England and I'm currently studying English, French and Spanish at Uni in Strasbourg, France.
I studied up until the age of 18 in Britain and am now living a bilingual life here in France, so I know the obstacles when it comes to learning a foreign language.

I have a qualification in teaching English (TEFL) and have been teaching for the past 6 months on another English-learning website called Cambly where i have met people from all over the world, some total beginners in English and others close to fluency.

I like students to be at ease during classes and the best way to do that, in my opinion, is to build a friendship and speak about the topics which interest them most, but of course in English! I am very flexible and sometimes read news articles with students which lead to discussions or Youtube videos from their favourite youtuber. The most important thing is to inspire the student to start speaking- once he/she does, we can start correcting their mistakes.

I also like to show students why being bilingual is such an amazing skill to have and how it can change your life prospects.

Poppy :)

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5/5

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4.8/5

Poppy is an original and young English teacher ! She has good teaching materials gathering videos, texts and audio. Poppy teaches with good energy and a big smile ! Students can improve their English thank to attractive lessons and exercises based on their demands and level.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Poppy C. Poppy C. GB

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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4/5

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5/5
4.8/5

Hello! I am an English and Spanish teacher and a language lover.
At university I studied translation and interpreting in Spanish, English, Russian and French and have been a language teacher since 2013, which is something I love.

I have lived in France and have British and Spanish family, so speaking several languages is something I do and enjoy every day. I love conversation, grammar, studying new vocabulary and learning about the differences between cultures in order to learn from them.

I have taught privately, in academies, in primary schools and high schools and in companies, so I have experience in many areas and with all ages and levels.

I have prepared students for official Cambridge, Trinity London and Aptis exams, but I have also helped to prepare for exams specific to some university degrees.

I have also prepared students to take the Spanish DELE exam.

I adapt very well to the needs of each student and I make almost all the materials I use and adapt them to the specific situations of each student.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Marta does her courses by herself ! She is full of imagination and will learn you grammar, vocabulary or expressions in Spanish or in English by movies or series !

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Marta D. Marta D. ES

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
5/5

Hey guys!
As a famous proverb says: "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Many people say it’s easier to learn a language when you are young but there are advantages to learning a language when you are older.
That's why I'm here, your teacher Mila, to help you improve your vocabulary, grammar, erase your fear for speaking and teach you some great things about the world's culture.
I'm a Master Professor of English Language and Literature, with more than 8 years of teaching experience in several countries.
I'm focused on teaching vocabulary and grammar through speaking and natural acquisition with communication.
There's no any boring book in my class, but a lot of interesting materials, worksheets and videos created for each and every student individually to meet everyone's requirements.

I'd be happy to meet you soon and start creating some magic with learning.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Milica has a great experience in teaching. She has taught for any level or age. Students can learn by speaking with her and practice their English with several learning materials : videos, audios, pictures or debates ! She is passioned by her work and a smiling person, students will learn quickly and easily with her.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Milica S. Milica S. RS

Thank you, Clemence. It was a pleasure talking with you.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
5/5

Hello! My name is Celia and I´m a Spanish tutor from Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain). I work as a professional musician and as a teacher. I´m an open minded person and I´m looking forward to teaching you Spanish! I like giving a different approach to my classes so that they are enjoyable and fun. Fall in love with my native language!

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5/5

Communication

5/5

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5/5

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5/5

She is amazing. She is excellent at her job, with very innovative teaching methods, she understood exactly my needs and adjusted her techniques based on them. Totally recommended!

Celia S. Celia S.

Thank you so much, Magda! I´m really happy you enjoy our lessons. You´re a great student and we are going to make a great lots of progress together!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Certified and native Spanish teacher

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

José Luis has been teaching Spanish for about ten years. He has a wide international experience and he's able to teach to different kind of students according to their level and their needs. His classes are carefully structured and organized.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

José Luis T. José Luis T. ES

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

I am Joanne Samaha and I live in Beirut, Lebanon. I hold a Master's Degree in English Literature and Language from the Lebanese University. I am currently planning and preparing for my next step which is a PhD in Literature. I have always been passionate about literature, reading, writing, and learning about different cultures and eras.

I am also an experienced school teacher and I have been teaching English as a foreign language for seven years at Collège des Soeurs des Saints-Coeurs Sioufi. I have attended various workshops and seminars that have helped me improve my teaching, communication, digital, classroom management, organization and team-work skills.

I strive to motivate learners while creating an amusing and friendly atmosphere. I am always interested in learning about their interests and backgrounds and listening to their thoughts and opinions in order to develop a good relationship with them. I also try to use different methods of teaching in order to reach all learners and meet their unique skills.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Joanne teaches English and Arabic since 8 years. She adaptes her lessons according students level (from beginner to advanced), skills, strengths, weaknesses and needs. She uses different tools as books, Youtube videos, musics or audio tracks with text to keep the student involved in the lesson. Moreover Joanne is a nice and smiling person, student will be comfortable and in confidence with her. I recommend her !

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Joanne S. Joanne S. LB

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Hello everyone! I would welcome the opportunity to teach you a fascinating language. I am an italian native-speaker and I am eager to let you enter the world of italian language and culture. I offer professional classes in order to achieve highly proficient competence in the italian language, as far as reading, speaking and writing are concerned. Classes will be interactive and dynamic, combining learning and enjoyment. Levels according to QCER (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2).

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Giulia is nice Italian teacher. She has severals ideas to teach Italian from beginners to advanced. Students can learn Italian vocabulary by pictures, texts and discussions. She is involved on her lessons and a smiling person !

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Giulia Carlotta  F. Giulia Carlotta F. IT

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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My name is Iris and I am an English teacher for kids, high school students, college and working adults for over 2 years.
My hobbies are singing and playing my ukulele.
I love teaching English with music because it can help children learn the sounds and meanings of words and
allowing them to practice self-expression. I help young children to learn the basics of the English language, from the alphabet to simple words and sentences. For junior students I teach the basic concepts of English grammar needed to speak and write accurately. The topics include sentence structure, verb tenses, prepositions, and other exercises to help students improve their pronunciation.
I believe my teaching experience and passion for engagement make me an ideal tutor.
I have experience teaching elementary-level students in a variety of settings.
I am currently teaching children ages from 6-12 and working adults from China and European countries. As a former worker in customer service, I acquired technical skills in using multiple software systems and honed my English communication skills through phone calls and email writing.
I think my varied experiences can cater to working adults who are trying to find time in their busy work life to develop their English skills. It is my goal to combine my wide range of experience with my ability as a compassionate, enthusiastic and a smart teacher that can provide a positive contribution to your English proficiency.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Iris is a nice person and has different type of English exercises ! Beginner or advanced are able to learn more with her courses !

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Iris G. Iris G. PH

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
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Γεια σας. Hello!
I am Maria. I am a teacher of modern and ancient Greek with 20 years experience. I love teaching people from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and I strongly believe in online language teaching as a very efficient method of learning. I hold a BSc in History and Archeology and a MA in teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language, both from the University of Athens. I have a strong experience as Exams Assessor on State Exams for the «Certificate of Attainment in Greek». I am currently teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language online at Avenues, The World School in New York, as well as to foreigners living in Athens, such as Embassies members and their families.

In my courses, I emphasize the importance of communication and the practical uses of language. I consider therefore communication as the most suitable approach, because it gives a lot of emphasis on realistic situations making the learner aware of how the language actually works (that does not mean that I don't give the same importance to the grammar rules and the syntax, especially to the advanced levels).

I have a deep appreciation of different learning styles and I am able to apply the corresponding teaching method to keep my students motivated and progressing at the right pace for them.
I use various teaching materials and I have also developed my own, based on my teaching experience in various settings and my academic background.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Maria is a very precise teacher with more than 15 years of experience, both online and in person. She provides very good learning materials and she clearly structures her classes in different moments to be able to let the students exercise every skill.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Maria G. Maria G. GR

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5/5

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Personalized classes - More than 15 years of experience

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5/5

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5/5

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Yolanda is a great Spanish teacher. Her courses are structured and based on students level and demands. Yolanda makes her own Spanish lessons with different materials as videos, images or audio. She is involved in students learning and makes exercises, lessons and gives homework sometimes.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Yolanda M. Yolanda M. ES

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
5/5

Hello! My name is Celia and I´m a Spanish tutor from Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain). I work as a professional musician and as a teacher. I´m an open minded person and I´m looking forward to teaching you Spanish! I like giving a different approach to my classes so that they are enjoyable and fun. Fall in love with my native language!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Celia has been a great tutor! She changes and shifts lessons to my specific needs and fosters a fun learning environment!

Celia S. Celia S. ES

Thank you so much, Madeline! You’re a great student and I’m super happy you enjoy our lessons as I do too! And you’re doing such a great work!

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5/5

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Personalized learning

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5/5

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I met Claudia and she is very nice and motivated to learn Spanish with me. Everything went smoothly and Claudia has very good English. Thank you!

Translated by Google Translate

Claudia  O. Claudia O. MX

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5/5

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I'm an experienced language teacher with 5 years of experience teaching Catalan, Spanish and English to all levels and ages (children and adults) and German to beginners. I've worked as a private teacher and as a teacher in a school, so I can handle students one to one as well as groups. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, I also have experience in online teaching.
I've got a degree in Catalan and English philology, a post-degree in teaching Catalan and the official master for teaching in secondary and Language Schools (English speciality).
In my classes I always take into account my students' needs. I focus on communication, without forgetting that we need to learn the grammar in order to speak/write correctly.
I use different materials depending on the level, the language and the students, but they are always of diverse nature and they include videos. I usually include material created by me.
I love learning languages myself, so I always try to think how I like the classes in order to make my own teaching more appealing to my students, so you can trust that, if you take classes with me, you will have an experiences teacher as well as an experienced language learner.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Maria is well experienced in teaching children and adults. She is also very friendly, I can surely recommend her as a teacher.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Maria M. Maria M.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
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Hi, my name is Nomsa. I am an English tutor with 3 years experience in English tutoring. I can teach both adults and children for beginners, intermediate and business English lessons. My hobbies are watching movies, cooking and traveling around the world. I would like to meet new people and learn their ways of living as I am teaching them English as a second language.

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4/5

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4/5

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4.2/5

Nomsa has good grammar and interesting english exercises ! She has a good communication and teaching experiences as well.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Nomsa C. Nomsa C. ZW

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4/5

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4/5

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5/5

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4/5

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4.2/5

To really learn a language you need much more than grammar

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5/5

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Amalia is an experienced teacher: she's been giving private language lessons for over 10 years and she also teaches at the university. Her method changes according to the student's level and needs. She provides plenty of learning materials.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Amàlia L. Amàlia L. ES

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5/5

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5/5

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