Lovely cover; pity about the grammar. Correct it if you can.

“A scorching hot afternoon; even in the shade I was sweating like a pig.” Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell While the island is experiencing another heatwave, with temperatures hitting 37° and with water pouring out of our skin, I think it’s appropriate to remind you of the expression SWEATING LIKE A PIG. The advice being […]

Sometimes I prefer not listening to the news as often there is more bad than good. Crime, political scandals, natural disasters, collapsing tower blocks and houses on fire – a flood of negativity which brainwashes us into thinking that no good is left in the world. If that is what I think, then why am […]

Do the following sentences have the same meaning or are they different? If they are different, can you explain what they mean? I need to change the wardrobe I need a change of wardrobe  

We read about them in the press, we hear union representatives and politicians discussing them, we watch TV documentaries regarding these two themes – JOB SECURITY and JOB SAFETY. If you follow the news in English, you will have probably noticed that although they are talking about jobs, SECURITY and SAFETY are two different things. […]

Even if you were ravenous, would you eat from this rice? What do you think the correct ingredient is? Thanks to my ex-student Diogenes for sending the photo.

After one of the lessons today, a student asked me how he could improve his reading skills. My first response was, “Read”! OK, my answer didn’t stop after that one word. However, the simple act of picking up a book, magazine or even sourcing interesting on-line articles can help in so many ways, with the […]