So it’s gone all around the world, already disrupting the lives of a few billion people. The 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus has affected our lives everywhere and so I thought it’d be good to present some key vocabulary for you to be able to follow the media discussion. First up, what to call this virus? In Australia we’re hearing the term COVID-19 a lot more in our news media. … [Read more...] about English Vocabulary for Corona – COVID-19
Transform Your English In 2019!
New! You can download this article to your phone or tablet by clicking here or the image on the right. You know how a snowball gets bigger and bigger as it rolls down a mountain? Or how a train you catch goes faster and faster as it pulls out of the station? That’s the momentum we want for your English in 2019! Of course many students and teachers focus on what … [Read more...] about Transform Your English In 2019!
“So How Come You Have Two Cars?” – English Expression
'How come' is used a lot in conversation and friendlier styles of writing: - "I decided not to take that job." - "Really? How come?" - "How come you aren't going out tonight?" - "I won't be able to come tomorrow, sorry." - "Oh no, how come?" - "So how come he got the job and not me?" As you might be able to guess, how come is used to ask why or how something … [Read more...] about “So How Come You Have Two Cars?” – English Expression
ELICOS Courses: How To Get Make Quicker Progress?
How to make quicker progress in learning English..? If you're studying at an ELICOS school in Australia, this might be helpful for you. Isabella* was a new student in class, speaking in Italian to her friend when I walked in. "I really need to improve, teacher," she said as she introduced herself to me. "I want to be advanced so I can do a course in Finance in eight … [Read more...] about ELICOS Courses: How To Get Make Quicker Progress?
Speaking Exam Phrasebook – Giving Your Opinion
I've started a new edition of my Speaking Exam Phrasebook, and instead of posting it all at once, at first I'll post it in instalments. Watch this space for the final version ;) Today - some phrases you can use in various Speaking Exams such as IELTS or the Cambridge First or Advanced papers. It's designed as something you can slowly go through while you're on the bus or … [Read more...] about Speaking Exam Phrasebook – Giving Your Opinion