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Live Commentary for Thursday 23 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Thursday March the 23rd, 2017. Today is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days left till the end of the year. Today in history: On this day… Continue reading →

Writing Workshop: A nice afternoon walk

This is a re-write of a writing activity I first prepared in December 2005. Here is the text we will be working on: I did not see her until lunch-time, when she offered taking me for walk, and we spent… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Tuesday 14 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Tuesday March the 14th, 2017. Today is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days left till the end of the year. Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday. Einstein… Continue reading →

Tainted glory…

It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it…

Don’t pick a fight you can’t win: a life and vocabulary lesson

In this post, we are going to talk about some of the more common meanings of the verb pick, and we are going to learn a life lesson too! 🙂

Saturday Gym (4 March 2017)

And here is this week’s Saturday Gym! You can take the quiz as many times as you wish, but please note that your results will be recorded in the leaderboard only once per hour, so if you want your new… Continue reading →

“Every day” or “everyday”?

So which one is correct: every day (two words) or everyday (one word)? The answer is that they can both be correct. It depends on the context…

Live Commentary for Wednesday 1 February 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Wednesday February the 1st, 2017. Today is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days left till the end of the year. Having a good day?

Be more dog!

I used to be a cat… Every day the same… Bored between nine and ten… I’d be aloof till lunch… Then coldly indifferent after… To me everything was just, “meh”…

Election Vocabulary

With the American presidential election round the corner and the French presidential election on the horizon, it’s a good time to brush up your election vocabulary…

This week’s English Conversation Meetups (Lille)

We’ll have one meetup this week: Guided Conversation Meetup For the intermediate level (B1, B2) On Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm This meetup will be held in a café in Lille. Please click here for more information and booking.

Under the hood and more…

I’ve been making some under-the-hood changes that you can’t see, but starting from today, we’ll have more visible changes to the website. So far, I have set up a new text-editor that I think is more user-friendly and allows you… Continue reading →

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