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
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
Meaning: to be kept updated about an ongoing issue and included in conversations about it.
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.
Imagine that you’ve gone over to your friend’s house for a visit. You go into the living room and notice that there are dirty clothes and old papers on the coffee table, a pile of peelings and dinner leftovers in … Czytaj dalej