Around The Corner – The Idiom, The Poem, The Comic and The Short Film

Posted on May 17, 2013 by Q-Admin in

I recently stumbled across a great blog post by a Melbourne based, freelance cartoonist, Gavin Aung Than, who was very excited because one of his comics had been turned into a short film by a university graduate from the UK. Read all about it and check below for the meaning of some vocabulary and expressions…

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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers David Bowie Classic Space Oddity Before Returning to Earth – English News Lesson

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Q-Admin in

Here is another Q Language English News Lesson for you to hopefully pick up a few new words and phrases. Today’s lesson is about the Canadian astronaut who recently returned to earth after a five month space mission, but not before recording a fantastic version of David Bowie’s classic hit, ‘Space Oddity’. (See video and…

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Carrying a Guitar Will Increase your Chances of Getting a Date ……… if you’re a MAN! – English News Lesson

Posted on May 9, 2013 by Q-Admin in

It would appear that men who carry a musical instrument, whether they can actually play it or not, are seen as much more attractive in the eyes of some women. Here is another quick and easy English News Lesson where you can learn English by practising some new English phrases and vocabulary. Read the report…

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Enormous Rubber Duck Floats Down Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour – English News Lesson

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Q-Admin in

To help you learn English, today’s English News Lesson is about the huge, yellow duck that floated down Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour last Thursday. Read the report, check the vocabulary, watch the video and then try to answer the simple listening exercises below. image by: News Report: On Thursday, May 2, 2013, an enormous,…

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3 Great English Learning Apps You Should Have On Your Mobile Device

Posted on February 1, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

Learning English or, indeed, any foreign language is so much easier nowadays. Mobile devices like, tablets, smartphones and e-readers have revolutionised the way we do so many things – and language learning is no exception. Whatever language you are studying, you no longer have to rely solely on boring text books, tedious audio recordings and…

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Funny Foreign Language Faux Pas

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Q-Admin in

So what exactly is a foreign language faux pas? Well, before we look at foreign language faux pas, lets first define faux pas (pron.: /ˌfoʊˈpɑː/ plural: faux pas /ˌfoʊˈpɑːz/). Have you ever found yourself in a social situation saying or doing something that you realise, in hindsight, you should not have done or said? Perhaps,…

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