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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 →

How to give your email or website address correctly on the phone

Quite often, in personal or professional life, it may be necessary to give someone your (or your company’s) email or website or blog address. This post helps you do it in a clear and correct way to avoid misunderstanding and… Continue reading →

Confusables 11: The Importance of Punctuation

Punctuation marks may be more important than you think…

A left-versus-right review of Paris

In Paris, people often talk about the “Left Bank” and the “Right Bank”. But is there any difference between living on the left or right bank? Well, there are definitely differences between the two sides of the Seine and that’s… Continue reading →

Is this nature’s greatest artist?

Here is a video which is worth watching several times and musing over. (Thanks to Hassan for recommending it.) It starts beautifully: “Attracting attention is an essential part of winning a mate. The world’s oceans are filled with brilliant colours,… Continue reading →

I tried to grab fog but I mist: a vocabulary and pronunciation lesson

So what does the humorous saying “I tried to grab (the) fog but I mist” mean? In this vocabulary and pronunciation lesson, we’ll try to learn what this saying means by studying a series of scenarios and real-life examples. We’ll also… 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…

Office camouflage

Here is a FedEx commercial you can learn some English from. Watch the video and see if you can complete the questions in the English Gym…

World’s oldest art gallery: Cave of Niaux

A few days ago I visited a world’s oldest art gallery: Cave of Niaux in Ariège (18500-10500 bc). It is a huge place, which has remained almost as in the Magdalenian period. Just some small paths were made for visitors…. Continue reading →

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