No internet connection at home since that storm the other night in Prague. Had us thinking: "wow, what did people do before the internet!?" What about you - what can't you live without? The media say we're living in times of austerity. You hear this word a lot right now from politicians such as David Cameron, that because public finances are not in good shape, we need to … [Read more...] about What can’t you live without?
One simple way to improve your confidence in English is to have real conversations and express how you feel. But some learners miss out on having real interaction by worrying about grammar and vocabulary and making 'mistakes'. Is this you? Image: Center for American Progress Licence (CC by 2.0) Confidence. How can you improve your spoken English if you just stick to … [Read more...] about Get an opinion!
A cloudy day in Prague I walked up to the counter of a bakery in Karlín, an up and coming part of Prague, and ordered their summer special. The shop assistant replied in Czech: "Which one - the salad or the Argentinian baguette?" I didn't have my glasses on me, in fact I broke them ages ago, so I squinted at the board in front of me to see what they were offering. I … [Read more...] about Barriers
The first Gay Pride Parade came to Prague on Saturday, bringing out even more umbrellas onto the narrow streets of the Czech capital. What did you think of it? … [Read more...] about The Gay Pride Parade comes to Prague: worth it or not?
While half the country is lying on a Croatian beach right now, the rest of us are being drenched at seemingly regular intervals. I won't look at the forecast for my hometown back in Australia but I bet the phrase "rain all day with 2 minutes of sunshine" isn't included. So what to do? All we really can do is look at some rain idioms ;) … [Read more...] about C’mon Prague, is this really summer?! – rain idioms