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For the past 30 days I’ve been taking part in a Blogging Challenge run by Sarah and Kevin Arrow of Sark e-Media. The challenge was to post one blog post every day for 30 days, and along the way read posts by others taking part in the challenge, and comment on and share those posts. The commenting and sharing is the easy bit! … [Read More...]
This week we have details about free online course, an article about learning languages as an adult, and a reminder about one of my posts. I hope you find them interesting and useful :-) A beginner's guide to writing in English for university study This free course is presented by the University of Reading via the … [Read More...]
To be as cool as a cucumber is to be very calm and serene in stressful circumstances. cucumber (noun) a long green vegetable that's normally eaten in salads Example sentences: 1. We were terrified during the storm, but she was cool as a cucumber. 2. He has an important exam today but he … [Read More...]
To soup up something (or soup something up) is to change something, especially an engine or car, to make it more powerful; or to make something more interesting, attractive or appealing. If something is souped-up (adjective) it has been made more powerful or more attractive. Informal English. Example sentences: 1. … [Read More...]
The comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs are used when you want to compare two things in order to show the difference between them. (We use superlatives when we’re comparing more than two things) For example: Book A is $20 and Book B is $10. Book A is more expensive than Book B. Book B is cheaper than … [Read More...]
I live and work in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the UK where, as well as my online work, I also teach face-to-face one-to-one English lessons in people's homes. Sometimes I hear from people who want to improve their English, but for various reasons they aren't able to commit to weekly lessons with a teacher. This may be … [Read More...]
To be as cool as a cucumber is to be very calm and serene in stressful … [Read More...]
To blow the cobwebs away (or clear away the cobwebs) means toget some fresh air and exercise so that … [Read More...]
Do you have cat idioms in your native language? I have two young cats at home and while … [Read More...]
English Language Learning
For the past 30 days I’ve been taking part in a Blogging … [Read More...]
This week we have details about free online course, an article … [Read More...]
I live and work in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the UK … [Read More...]