Even English teachers pick up new language and last night I used a particular phrase for the first time. I wrote to a friend at the end of a long day and told her: "Y'know I was coming back into town tonight and wondered why everyone was drunk. And then I realised it's St. Patrick's Day! I didn't know it was becoming a thing here in Brno.." (But hey forget about green … [Read more...] about “It’s Becoming A Thing” – English Phrase To Talk About Trends
English Words In The Media
One way to pick up new phrases and idioms, and to understand the news better, is to look at the main headlines of your favourite newspaper, and to guess what you think the story will be about. … [Read more...] about Learn English With News Headlines
What's one way of picking up new English words in the media? Perhaps watching the O'Reilly Factor will help? Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comBill O'Reilly is one of the USA's most well-known current affairs hosts, fronting his own programme weekdays on Fox TV, although he is also unpopular in some circles. News becomes opinion If reading the New York Times or … [Read more...] about Can Bill O’Reilly Teach You English?
Australian newspapers refer to the recent trend of having a 'two-speed' economy. Today's Guardian talks about two speed Britain. The Guardian reports that there's a 'two-speed Britain as London soars away from the rest.' This term is being used more and more to describe a country or trading zone where one city or region is growing at a higher rate than the rest of the … [Read more...] about Words In The Media: ‘Two-speed’
The Financial Times leads today with 'Barclays in Qatar loan probe'. ABC news this week had a story titled 'United Nations to probe drone strike deaths.' Probe is one of those words which is used more in the media than in everyday conversation. This is because the word is short, and can be used in headlines. One more example: 'Probe launched after pilot locked out … [Read more...] about Words In The Media – ‘Probe’