Moia Rowsome

Moia Rowsome

I am the Instructional Designer for the PADILEIA MOOCs at King's Online, King's College London. I am also a language teacher and have taught both English and Spanish in Europe and Asia.

Location London, UK


  • That's great Ahmed. What do you want to study?

  • What kind of food do you like?

    I like Italian food, especially pizza!

  • Yes, I love listening to classical music! It is my favourite. How about you?

  • Yes I love listening to music.
    Yes, I like drawing, but I am not very good at it!
    Yes, I like acting, it is a lot of fun.

    Do you like singing?

  • Now ask someone else a question!

  • Yes I don't like playing football either.... But I like watching the World Cup! It is fun.

  • @DianaOrdoñezMedrano Me too, it is very boring!

  • @AnnaBau Me too!

  • I love listening to music because I find it relaxing.

    I hate ironing because it is boring!

    What about you?

  • Hi there! I also love dancing to pop music! I find it relaxing too. In English, we say 'I hate sport, it is very difficult'. Thanks for sharing your likes and dislikes!

  • I like eating chocolate, but I don't like eating meat. I love playing the piano, but I hate washing the dishes!

    What about you?

  • I like running in the park.
    I like listening to music.
    I don't like cleaning the house.
    I don't like going shopping.

    What about you?

  • I like sports. I really like getting fit. It makes me feel really good. I like to run about 3 times a week, and I also like yoga. I don't play any team sports, but I am watching the World Cup and it's a lot of fun! What about you?

  • I love dancing too! Remember, 'sometimes' is all one word :)

  • Hi Mohamed. I also like sport. In English, we don't say 'playing fitness'. We say 'I like getting fit', or 'I think fitness is important'. I hope that helps! :)

  • Hi Asmaa, do you mean you like horse riding? I love horse riding!

  • Hi Mohamud - it sounds like you are very healthy! I agree - I think sport helps you to feel free. It is also very good for spending time with other people! I like running but I also like going to yoga class. How often do you play sport? I try to exercise every day.

  • Hi Mohamed! I Iike football too - it is very healthy to play it! Are you watching the World Cup?

  • Hi Ahmed, me too - I love movies. What kind of movies do you like? I like true stories and comedies.

  • @PaulaCarmona Hi Paula, I like to read novels too. However, my favourite books are history books and biographies of influential people. I like to learn about what intelligent and good people have done in their lives!

  • Hi Bahar! Thank you so much for telling us about yourself. In English, we spell the word 'soul', so it is 'I am the life and soul of the party'. You are doing really well - keep up your hard work! :)

  • Hi Inna! Good for you that you made more time for reading and spending time with friends. This is a very important part of life. Do you feel happier now that you have more time for these things?

  • @MaryemSalama 'I like to have laughs' isn't really the way we would ever say it. English speakers would understand what you mean, but it's better to say 'I like to have a laugh with my friends', as this is how we would say it :)

  • Hi Amani! Nice to meet you. I am Moia and I am from Ireland!

  • Hi Ammar, welcome to the course! What is your favourite food?

  • Hi Enas, welcome to the course! I am from Ireland. What is your favourite colour? Mine is blue :)

  • Hi Ismail, welcome :) That is great you want to learn English for study. What do you like to study?

  • Hi there, a stressed syllable is the syllable that is the loudest when you say it out loud. For example, in the word happy, the syllable 'ha' is a little bit stressed or louder than 'ppy'. So it sounds like: HA-ppy. Listen to the example :) I hope this helps!

  • Hi Thein, the audio at the top just reads out the text. So if you read the text, that is the lesson! :)

  • What kind of madness do you like? Dancing? Playing around? Describe it for us :)

  • Hi Mohamed, sounds like you are a fun person :) Nice to meet you!

  • Hi Mohamad - you are a very nice person :) I am loyal too - it is important to be loyal! In English, we spell the word 'and' (not und) :) Well done - thank you for telling us about yourself!

  • Hi everyone! I am Moia. I am a friendly person and I like to be kind to others. I am fun and I like to have a laugh with my friends! I am also hardworking, but I enjoy getting some time to relax and read a book, or listen to music! What are you like? Read some other comments and reply!

  • Hi Mohamad - I like working in teams too. It's fun and you can learn from other people! In English, we say to 'make' jokes. So a good way to say this is: "I like to makes jokes too." :)

  • Don't be embarrassed! :) Making mistakes is ok - that's the best way to learn! Keep trying!

  • I like to study alone too. However, sometimes I think if I study in a group, I learn lots from other people! Do you not agree? :)

  • Yes Safia, I am the same. Sometimes I like to study alone as it's easier to concentrate. However, sometimes I like to learn from others! Both ways are good. :)

  • Keep trying Eric! :)

  • 'Bought' is the past tense of 'buy'. So, the sentence says the person 'bought' some food in the supermarket for her (maybe their mother!). It is something that happened in the past - maybe yesterday.

    'Went' is the past tense of 'go'. So I went home to my house is like saying 'I go home to my house', but last night or yesterday.

    I hope that helps!

  • Yes, you are right. There really is no rule, so you have to learn them by studying them! The irregular verbs here are just some examples to help you learn them :)

  • @AhmetYildiz @KostiaAnishchenko Very good question! You can use 'for', but it depends on the sentence order. For example you can say "I bought her some food" or you can say "I bought some food for her". You cannot say "I bought for her some food". I hope that helps!

  • Did you prepare dinner yesterday?

  • Last weekend, I cleaned the house. I listened to music and I finished my work. I did not dance at the disco.