For the purposes of this blog, we will need to review 2 very important kinds of sounds in English – consonants and vowels.
While the people in Northern Ireland speak the Queen’s English, they have a very special dialect. It is so special that I have chosen to write it all down, just in case you decide to visit this amazing wee country. … Czytaj dalej
There are many famous British pairings – Wallace and Gromit, footy and beer, Ant and Dec and of course fish and …….? You said it! Chips.
We all know that a one-size-fits-all approach towards a language lesson isn’t what our students expect. And they’re right. Each person contributes to lessons in a different way by sharing their knowledge, experiences and motivation. We should observe our learners … Czytaj dalej
There have been many films which portray the different types of teachers we encounter on our educational journeys. Some are strict disciplinarians, some are cool and laid-back. We have seen kind teachers with a deep passion for their craft and … Czytaj dalej
I have students that come to me for 1 to 1 lessons once a week either because their parents bring them to the lesson or they are middle-aged business people and their firm is paying for the lesson. Sometimes after … Czytaj dalej
The Internet has been responsible for many new inductions to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The new technology has brought us all kinds of new words and expressions from ‘tweet’ and ‘unfriend’ to verbs like ‘to DM someone’ or ‘ … Czytaj dalej
Meaning: To be just beginning to find out more about a particular subject. To be only looking at something (initially) in a superficial way.
A very contentious issue and a hot topic of late has been that of BREXIT. It has only been a couple of years since the issue arose and the term itself was coined, but already a small glossary of terms … Czytaj dalej