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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 →

What If Women Ruled The World?

What If Women Ruled The World? That’s the title of a show bringing together actresses and experts to explore whether women can come up with better solutions to the planet’s problems than men. I absolutely do think the world would… Continue Reading →

Geographical terms and facts

This is another post in the Russian Dolls format. In this post, we’re going to talk about geographical terms, i.e. words that describe the geographical features of the planet on which we live…

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