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15.10.2018
poniedziałek

L1 in the English Language Classroom

15 października 2018, poniedziałek,

Perhaps as a parent you have sent your child off to English language lessons or you have had the opportunity to sit in on some of your child’s lessons and, to your absolute shock, you hear the mother-tongue or shared … Czytaj dalej

24.09.2018
poniedziałek

How to learn (and remember) phrasal verbs

24 września 2018, poniedziałek,

Are you particularly intimidated by phrasal verbs?  Or are you thinking: “Wait a second, what were those phrasal verbs thingies??” These are words like pick up, turn down, get off, black out – just to give you some examples. Does … Czytaj dalej

22.09.2018
sobota

The Power of Compounds

22 września 2018, sobota,

Compounds are words in English that are composed of 2 (and sometimes 3) words so that they create a new composite that has a single unit of meaning.  They can be nouns, (paperclip, fire station, Facebook), verbs (often referred to … Czytaj dalej

17.09.2018
poniedziałek

Gems at the UK seaside

17 września 2018, poniedziałek,

With the summer not yet officially over, I’d like to share with you some of the gems of the British seaside. It’s not too late to pack your swimsuit and sunglasses (oh well, and maybe an umbrella too) and take … Czytaj dalej

5.09.2018
środa

Idiom: To have something ‘in the bag’

5 września 2018, środa,

Polish meaning? Czytaj dalej

29.08.2018
środa

Idiom: practise what you preach

29 sierpnia 2018, środa,

Meaning:  If you tell people what is right and moral then you should also hold yourself to the same standards. In essence, don’t be a hypocrite and DO as you recommend for others.

8.08.2018
środa

Idiom: don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

8 sierpnia 2018, środa,

Meaning: Don’t be judgemental or critical of a present.  (It comes from the practise of checking the age of horses by looking at the length and quality of their teeth.  So if someone gave you a free horse, you shouldn’t … Czytaj dalej