‘Don’t go cold turkey‘ to quit smoking E-cigarettes remain the nation’s favourite stop smoking aid – with an estimated 3.2 million users, most of whom are former smokers. One of those is TV presenter Jeremy Kyle, who has given up after 35 years of smoking, using e-cigarettes. “I was a 20-a-day smoker for most of […]

“WHAT DO YOU THINK?” and “WHAT DO YOU MEAN?” are not the same, folks. I hear them being misused regularly during group or class discussions. Whether you are discussing the latest Big Brother episode or your company’s new advertising strategy, if you want to know your friend’s or colleague’s opinion, then ask, “What do you […]

There was a lively discussion in the classroom today. The topic was stereotypes, specifically that of men and women. My students had to discuss a number of statements, such as: Women are better at multitasking than men Men are more interested than women in power Women spend more time than men on social networking sites […]

Here are some of the things I heard in class today. They all have one problem in common – the word order is not correct. So what is the correct structure? It depends where are you staying I’d like to know which are the best activities Could you tell me where can I find a […]

How SHARP-EYED (or EAGLE-EYED) are you? What I’m asking here is: are you very good at noticing things? I think the person who prepared this sign was in a desperate hurry to start their holidays! Now let’s see how SHARP-EYED you really are by telling me what you don’t like about what you see; click […]

How SHARP-EYED (or EAGLE-EYED) are you? What I’m asking here is: are you very good at noticing things? There are days when the letter box of my apartment transforms itself into a “junk mail box”; today was one of those days. As I’m feeling altruistic, I’m going to share a piece of this junk with […]

“Why don’t nobody never loosen up and let themselves go?” That’s a genuine quote, not a sentence I’ve made up. If you’re not happy with it, tell me why and correct it.