Author: dgcadogan

  • English – a changing language

    The English language is always changing and evolving, and new words are always been created or new meanings for existing words. So today you’re going to learn 10 of the new words and expressions that were added to the dictionary in the year 2019-2020. SnowflakeThe literal definition of a snowflake is a single bit of […]

  • How to Practice Speaking when Alone

    However, life doesnt always help us out, and sometimes you need to practise speaking on your own. How can it be done? My recommendation is that you record yourself while you speak. You can do it easily on an everyday basis, for example, by recording a shopping list or recording short statements on a given […]

  • Linking words you should know!

    What are linking words? Linking words connect ideas, sentences and clauses (parts of sentences). They help you show the connection between parts of the text. Why should you use linking words? Use linking words to make your writing or speaking logical, easy to follow and well organised. Linking words will help the reader or listener […]

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  • English is a Crazy Language

    Let’s face it — English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore […]

  • Why learn English?!!!

    English is the language of science, of aviation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media and the internet, so learning English is important for socialising and […]

  • 33 collocations for decisions

    Hello! Which one of these is correct:• make a decision, or• take a decision? While it’s possible to “take a decision,” the more common expression is make a decision. Again, both are correct, but “make a decision” is more common. Now, three more verbs that you can use with the word “decision” are:• arrive at […]

  • 15 Idiomatic Expressions To Use At Work

    Students often ask me if we can use idioms and slang in professional situations – the answer is, it depends. Some expressions are not appropriate for the workplace, but there are many that you can use in conversations among co-workers and less formal emails. In this lesson, you’ll learn 15 English idioms and phrasal verbs […]