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How much vocabulary do we need?

My students often say they don’t know enough vocabulary and have trouble learning it. Well I often say “use it or lose it”, we only really remember words we need and use frequently. But...

OOO Messages

It’s amazing how they vary – from OOO, with possibly a date of return, to quite a long text of where you are and who to contact for different matters. However you decide to...

Talking about Time

This week, I’d like to talk about how easily misunderstandings occur when trying to arrange times in English. I can only recommend confirming every appointment with the date and time or you might end...

The Use of MIGHT

I watched “The Queen” on Friday evening, a film from 2006 about the UK Royal Family’s reaction to the very sad death of Princess Diana. Full of drama and a fantastic Helen Mirren as...

Fear of Public Speaking

The situation in the Ukraine really is tragic and I have found that it helps me to do things which might help the refugees a little bit, such as collecting blankets, sleeping bags, scarves,...

New Website

I am currently in the UK and, as well as enjoying the beautiful beach in Bournemouth, have been celebrating my Dad’s 95th birthday with my family. My Dad is amazing and still lives alone...

English Films

Hope you all had a great weekend and could enjoy the beautiful sunshine! I managed 20,000 steps yesterday – a record! My highlight was my first visit to the cinema since before the pandemic....

Nouns and Verbs

Some of you may know that I translate CVs and do English interview training including management webinars. Part of the webinar is give an Elevator Pitch where you have to sell yourself in 90...

Storytelling

Hope you’ve all had a nice weekend – I was hooked to the Australian Open tennis final in Melbourne yesterday, what a match! I actually thought I would have been recovering from a minor...

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