Whether you are reading this blog as a language learner or a teacher we can all admit that textbooks are a dry and boring staple of most English courses. The course books, new and old alike, all run through the … Czytaj dalej
Wpisy z tagiem: język angielski
Why isn’t the mayonnaise ever ready?
5 Great Websites for Self-Study
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
Idiom: in the loop
Meaning: to be kept updated about an ongoing issue and included in conversations about it.
Can You Pass This Phrasal Verbs Quiz?
Test your knowledge of English phrasal verbs with this 14-question quiz!
Lunatic vs sleepwalker – False cognates
5 Hot New Expressions Made Famous by the Internet!
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
Idiom: to be ‘scratching the surface’
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
Idiom: the gloves are off
Meaning: to start arguing or working in a more determined manner because you feel directly confronted or insulted