When is the last time you received a postcard?
In the past, they were used by everyone.
Soldiers sent them to their families with photos from the battlefield.
Tourists used them to show off their trips to all their friends.…
I tend to be slower than most people at buying gadgets and new technology.
I didn’t get my first smartphone until 2013.
It was a 16-gig iPhone 5, which at the time I thought had plenty of storage space.…
?There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing.?
This famous quote by the English writer G. K. Chesterton makes an important point.
Hearing is simply perceiving sound. You hear a dog bark even if you were not expecting it.…
You’re looking the part at your new job?shiny business shoes, stylish corporate clothes and a professional attitude to match.
There’s only one problem: You can walk the walk, but you can’t talk the talk.
Learning corporate English for the …
Do you hear London calling?
Do you dream of beautiful British countrysides?
Maybe you are just craving some fish and chips.
There are so many reasons you might want to visit England. The history, the landscape, the culture, the …
Bartenders live their lives like rock stars or spies.
They deal with parties, drinks, people, music, gossip, secrets and the occasional hangover.
Along with others who work in the hospitality industry, they can travel and have a job anywhere …
Are there any twins in your family?
Do you have friends who are identical twins?
Or maybe you’re even a twin yourself!
Twins are two siblings who are born at the same time.
They may look almost exactly alike, but …
Let’s put your English skills under a microscope.
What do you see?
Do you have the vocabulary you need to succeed in your field? How about confidence reading English research papers, or discussing the latest findings with English-speaking colleagues?
“Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.”
These wise words from Michelle Obama are true for any student.
They are especially relevant to students who are taking all their classes in a …
Have you tried to run a marathon with no practice?
I hope not. You might pull a muscle.
You need to start small in order to achieve something big like that.
When it comes to learning English, what if I …
Envy is a strong word.
Why would you be envious?
Well, because they make speaking …
“Go on?say something in English!”
If you have friends or family who know you’re learning English, you’ve probably heard this request before.
Don’t they know it’s not that easy?
Speaking in English is hard!
You might not always find …
We all know that there are millions of English speakers across the globe.
But what makes English an important language, not just a common one?
Who is your favorite pop artist?
Beyonce? Ed Sheeran? Bruno Mars?
Guess what?now they are your favorite English teacher, too.
You can learn English directly from these superstars (and many others) with music video English lessons.
How so? There …
Have you ever heard the English expression “looking for a needle in a haystack?”
It’s used when someone is looking for something very small in a big space. Imagine trying to find a tiny sewing needle in a huge bale …
You’re on vacation with a group or at a weekend barbecue.
You’re walking around introducing yourself and making new friends.
You’re telling people your name and sharing a bit of information about yourself.
So what comes next? What do …
You know what brings us all together?
Music is called the “universal language” for a reason.
“Universal” refers to something that is true for or applies to everyone. Every human being has a certain understanding of rhythm and …
Did you get that?
It’s just the way that a native English speaker might say the phrase “Understanding English is kind of hard sometimes, you know …
Have you heard of the phrase “idiot box?”
It is generally used to refer to a TV set.
Are you really going to spend all afternoon staring at that idiot box?
The common idea is that TV shows …
Would you like a pizza without any toppings?
No meat, no onions, no cheese!
How do you think it would taste?
Not very good, I’m sure.
What if we topped it with chicken, pepperoni, corn, mushrooms, bell peppers and mozzarella?…