How to get hitched! (A pronunciation and vocabulary lesson)

Hitch is a 2005 American romantic comedy film. It was written by Kevin Bisch, directed by Andy Tennant, and starred Will Smith, with Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta as co-stars. In this film, Smith plays Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, who is a professional dating consultant. He teaches men how to start a romantic relationship with women…

A self-taught artist

A few months ago I came across a painting that I liked very much. In fact, it has been my mobile phone’s wallpaper since then. It’s by Karla Gerard, an abstract and folk self-taught artist who lives in Waterville, Maine. Karla… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate English-French “Faux-Amis” Self Trainer

Working towards improving your English pronunciation

To improve your pronunciation, you need to become aware of, and able to produce correctly, the English sounds, stress, rhythm and intonation.

Confusables: Sofa, couch, or settee?

What do you call this piece of furniture? The answer is a little complicated. Different people use different words for it…

My favourite day

“What day is it?” asked Pooh…

“Wam!” “gtr, b4n!”

Do you understand the title of this post? Don’t worry if you don’t. You are not alone. Not many people understand all the intricacies of “textspeak”. Textspeak /ˈtɛkstspiːk/ is a style of writing which some people use in text messages…. Continue Reading →

A guide to the (non-idiotic) use of the expression “just saying”

You may have heard the expression just sayin’ (= just saying). Let’s see what it exactly means and how it is used. Just saying is sometimes used when you are making a criticism or complaint but don’t want to offend… Continue Reading →

The Mousetrap

A mousetrap is a small tool for catching and killing mice. It consists of five main pieces: the base or platform, the catch, the spring, the hammer and the holding bar. Of course, to attract mice, you also need some… Continue Reading →

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