English Learning: Matching Method to Mood

English Learning: Matching Method to Mood Did your 2018 New Year’s resolutions include improving your English? How’s that going? Are you struggling to put in the hours of study you hoped you would? Try matching your method of learning to your mood – I’ve found it helps enormously! I » Read More

Seven BBC podcasts every English learner should try

I love listening to the radio! I grew up listening to radio. As a Brit, that meant mainly the BBC. Born in the year colour TV arrived, I’m not of the digital generation. My father was an engineer and spent most of his career working outside the UK. We » Read More

Feedback: receive or resist?

  We live in a world of near instant feedback. We finish a book on Kindle; we are invited to rate it. We speak to someone at a help desk; can we stay on the line to rate them? We buy a product we’re not happy with; the negative » Read More

5,000 Words per Hour – Is That Possible?

Write 5,000 words per hour – that seems like a HUGE amount of words to get down on paper in a relatively SHORT amount of time. Building up to 5,000 words per hour But here was author Chris Fox, author of 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter talking » Read More

Shakespeare’s English: Still in Use Today

You may have seen a few weeks ago that 23rd April marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. It’s an understatement to say that Shakespeare was a master of the English language, even creating countless new words and phrases to enhance the meaning in his writing, many of » Read More