Famous Literary Quotes

Most of us enjoy a good read, whether it is a novel that moves us to tears, a play that intrigues or a poem that rouses our passions, a piece of well-written literature can have an impact on our emotions, on our behaviour and on our value-systems. There are » Read More

When to use One or A – Singularly Confusing

Numbers… I hear your groan! Often hard to learn in another language.   I mean, look at the French, for 92 they say ‘four twenties twelve’ (quatre-vingt douze) whereas the Chinese confuse us by grouping tens of thousands together which makes 25,000 ‘two ten thousands five thousand’ (两万五千 – liang » Read More

Why Do I Write in English?

The first Roman emperor famously said: “When you gain a new language, you gain a new soul.” I am not sure that I’ve gained a new soul after having learned English but I’ve gained a good ‘rice bowl’ – something which allows me to make a living. “Why do you » Read More

TED Explained – Learning English with TED Talks

Here at English Trackers we’re huge fans of TED talks. We think they’re a great resource for learning English, as the speeches are packed full of practical vocabulary, colloquialisms and expressions. So, we’ve decided to launch a  new series called “TED Explained”, where we analyse and explain each speaker’s brilliant » Read More