Category Vocabulary

Useful vocabulary and a grammar mistake

This notice in a local supermarket has some useful vocabulary – REFRAIN / RECEIPT / REQUESTED – but is not grammatically correct. First, make sure you know the listed words. Then, find out what the error is? Finally, can you see the funny side of this mistake? Use the comments box below to send in […]

Picture dictionary

Telly, brolly, hubby, wifey, wellies

… TELEVISION, you can say TELLY? … UMBRELLA, you can say BROLLY? … HUSBAND, you can say HUBBY? … WIFE, you can say WIFEY? … WELLINGTON BOOTS, you can say WELLIES? If you didn’t, you know now! But what on earth are Wellington boots? Take a look.

Win a prize!

I’ve circled the first 2 lines of this notice I saw in a supermarket. Can you tell me what the 2 mistakes are? Put your answers in the comments box below. I will give a packet of  dried black grapes to anyone who gives the correct answers!

I don’t like “LIKE”

Did you like the film? We liked that Maltese restaurant. In my free time I like walking in the countryside. My husband likes washing the car on a Saturday. Those sentences are grammatically correct but – and this is a big BUT – they are boring. Like is an easy word to use so for […]

Quiz card #019

Here’s today’s quiz card. Leave your answers in the comments box. Want more of this language goodness? For the complete list, click: Quiz cards  

Quiz card #018

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Quiz card #016

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Egg

Egg – a simple object yet interesting enough for me to write about it here. In class, today, we saw the 3 main parts of an egg: the shell, which is the outer part and is usually brown or white the white, which is the white (obviously) inner part the yolk, which is the inner […]

A lesson for thieves

Once a teacher always a teacher. I’ve spent 27 years working with learners of English from all over the world. Some were students, others unemployed. Some were professional athletes, others owners of their own business. Some needed English for pleasure purposes, others to get a promotion at work. There were those who also needed to […]