Category Books

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

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 […]

Halloween – get help from an American Vampire!

Even  Halloween is a good reason to improve on your language skills. This time the graphic novel American Vampire (Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, Stephen King) gives you some idioms you can sink your teeth into. From 31 October I’ll be posting a sequence of extracts from this book, each one focusing on a useful expression. […]

Guilt by Ferdinand von Schirach

When I finish reading a book, I’ll share 3 interesting words with you. Today’s book  is “Guilt” by Ferdinand von Schirach Here they are:  DISSUADE Before I became a teacher, I had a career in insurance and had been heading for a third promotion in 10 years. The corporate ladder was there for me to […]

Adam Smith by D. D. Raphael

My promise to you: When I finish reading a book, I’ll share 3 words that I find interesting. Today’s words come from a slim volume about the philosopher and economist, Adam Smith. Here they are: INDUCEMENT – Those of you working in sales know that the more you sell, the more money you take home […]

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

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 […]