Category Writing

Make your writing more varied

We had an article writing workshop in the second session of class today. One of the things mentioned was the importance of not using the same word many times in a text. Just take a look at some examples below. The topic of the article was the main differences between a child’s life 50 years ago […]

Three more letter (and email) writing tips

We had another letter writing session in class today. Among the many things we discussed, there were these three useful tips to make letters or emails more professional: If you don’t know whether a man or a woman will be dealing with your letter, begin the message with DEAR SIR/MADAM and end it with YOURS FAITHFULLY If you […]

Long, deep, wide and high

  I want to highlight a common spelling problem today. Take a look at how the adjectives below change when they become nouns. Pay special attention to the last 2 letters of the noun forms. long => lengTH deep => depTH wide => widTH high => heigHT You’ll notice that the noun of high ends with […]

Three letter (and email) writing tips

We had a letter writing session in class today. Among the many things we discussed, there were these three useful tips to make letters or emails more professional: NO contractions I’m writing to complain about … I am writing to complain about … AVOID emotional language The service was a complete disaster The service did not meet […]

FORMER / LATTER

The school and classes were good but the duration of these ones was too long. Let’s improve that sentence which appeared in a group writing task. As you can see, the first part introduces two subjects – school and classes – while the second part refers only to the classes (these ones). In such a […]

HEDGEHOG

#Hedgehog #Adverbs #Punctuation

Talking about food

Make your conversation or writing more interesting; don’t always use GOOD or BAD. If the topic is food, try: DELICIOUS / MOUTH-WATERING / DIVINE / APPETIZING / YUMMY instead of GOOD. For BAD, use: AWFUL / DISGUSTING / INEDIBLE / ROTTEN. And since we’re mentioning food, is there a restaurant you’d recommend to people visiting your […]