Thursday, 30 July 2015

All of a Twitter!





Do you tweet? 

I do from time to time, although I'm not famous so there is no-one really following me. I don't follow the famous myself, but I do follow anything 'English'. So here I will share the wise, the witty and the wonderful world of English tweets...

Monday, 27 July 2015

Why isn't 'American' a language?

I didn't write that title. I wish I had. I have a lot to comment on the differences between American and British English, on General American and Received Pronunciation, on the spelling, the accent, the speed and slang. In an article by James Harbeck for the BBC he asks, 'Why does American English take such liberties with our common tongue?

Friday, 24 July 2015

Disruptive talent!

Are you a disruptive teacher?

Sir Richard Branson, one of the UK's best known and wealthiest entrepreneurs has admitted in a recent interview that he would be 'a difficult employee' if he was a member of staff at any other business.

Monday, 20 July 2015

'Haitch' or 'aitch'?

It's very very hot in Italy at the moment, and hot weather means working a little less, having an afternoon snooze and an ice-cream or two. 

So.... just a little referral for today's blogpost. 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Do you Google?

There is something new that I have started to use on a regular basis in our online lessons. This is the sharing of a Google document. I'll explain why and how...