Each peach pear plum

Each peach pear plum

Culture

When my children were little I would read them this lovely book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The text is as follows: I n this book With your little...

Furniture vocabulary

Furniture vocabulary

Vocabulary

First of all "Happy New Year" to all of you! I will start the year with a vocabulary list. I know, I know, not very exciting. But in fact lots...

Don't teach the 'Queen's English' to foreign students

Don't teach the 'Queen's English' to foreign students

Culture

Daily Mail By Emily Allen Last updated at 8:30 AM on 2nd November 2011 ________________________________ Don't teach the 'Queen's English' to...

Irish Pub Songs

Irish Pub Songs

Culture

This Summer (August 2011) I was on holiday in Ireland. And one of the things I enjoyed most, was going to the pub where musicians would play...

Why do the French drive on the right?

Why do the French drive on the right?

Culture

The other day I was listening to the radio, and they talked about why the English drive on the right. I had never heard an explanation for this,...

Uncountable nouns

Uncountable nouns

Grammar

I really like teaching this subject. So, let's start: What do you have to know about "uncountable nouns"? Well, you cannot count them. So - not...

Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Culture

This afternoon I bought a book called "A Picnic on Earth" by Rupert Morgan. It caught my eye, because it said on the front cover something like...

English words with Arabic Origins

English words with Arabic Origins

External links

An amusing video on Youtube: a young Arab woman talking about some English words that have Arabic origins. Click here for the video. The words...

"English: it's a neologism thang, innit"

"English: it's a neologism thang, innit"

Culture

An interesting article in The Guardian yesterday (Monday May 9th 2011): http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/09/neologism-thang-scrabble-abominations...

Adverbs

Adverbs

Grammar

In general you make an adverb by adding -ly to the adjective. She is a very beautiful woman. She sings beautifully. He is very angry. "Leave...

Youtube: 21 accents

Youtube: 21 accents

External links

Yesterday I found this video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/embed/3UgpfSp2t6k In this video a young woman says the same sentences with different...

odd

odd

Vocabulary

I have always liked the word "odd". Difficult to say why... One of the reasons is the spelling: a vowel + 2 consonants; but as a student pointed...

much / many / a lot of / lots of

much / many / a lot of / lots of

Grammar

This is something I have to teach very often.. A subject that has to be taught at the same time as countable vs. uncountable nouns. In general...

OUP English Language Teaching on Youtube

OUP English Language Teaching on Youtube

External links

I've just found some interesting videos on YouTube. International Express Elementary: "Berghaus" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV0ZQzpmkQk International...

difference between 'of' and 'off'

difference between 'of' and 'off'

Grammar

Happy New Year to you all!! One of my students asked me what the difference was between 'of' and 'off'. While looking for a suitable answer on...

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