BBC Radio 4 has a program called Desert Island Discs. A famous guest (sports, music, science, etc.) chooses eight music tracks, a book and a luxury to take with them on a desert island. During the interview, we get to know why these are important to them. At the same time, we learn more about […]

Farewell to Irina and Barbara. Keep up the good work! 19 October 2018

Doctors and medicine – maybe not fun topics to talk about but they will help me explain some words which students often get wrong. Imagine you have a health problem and need to consult your doctor about it. She does the usual checks, makes a diagnosis and writes out the medication you need to take. […]

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense. Brandon Truaxe is the founder and CEO — though he 1__________ (like) to say his official title 2__________ (be) “worker” — of Deciem, one of the buzziest skin care companies on the planet right now. When he 3__________ (launch) the company, five years ago, it 4__________ (be) […]

Language learning should also be fun, don’t you think? And for fun, here’s a TV series I recommend. If you enjoy traveling, have a sense of humour and want to hear clear, spoken English (with subtitles, if necessary), then watch Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father. Take a look at the trailer for season 1.   […]

A number of elderly people, mainly women, were easy prey for two teenage boys who targeted vulnerable people systematically in a bid to steal their wallets, a court heard yesterday. Four women had their purse robbed, while in two other cases the attempt was foiled when the victims resisted. (Times of Malta 21 July 2016) […]

I’ve added a new section to this website – 411A. This is where I share real language problems of real students from a real language school classroom, with you. Even if you cannot physically be in room 411A, you can still try the tasks I set and send in your answers. Go on, take a […]