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How to Write and Deliver a Speech in 11 Simple Steps

Posted on June 3, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

Have you ever written and made a speech? If the answer is yes, you will probably agree that it can be pretty scary, even when you are delivering the speech using your native language. And delivering the speech in a foreign language makes it even tougher. Whilst writing and making a speech in a foreign…

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British vs American English: British words not often used in the US & American words not often used in the UK

Posted on May 28, 2013 by Q-Admin in

It is by no means breaking news that there are a number differences between American and British English. Most people are aware that a North American’s idea of buying a new pair of pants for a special occasion is very different to that of your average Brit. Similarly, American tourists visiting the UK soon learn…

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11 Smokin’ English Expressions Related to Smoke and Smoking

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

If you understand the following short story – ‘A Life Sentence for Smoking Like a Chimney’ – there is no need to scroll down further. If, on the other hand, you don’t fully understand it, scroll down to learn all the common English expressions that relate to the words smoke and smoking and all will…

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Improve English Vocabulary & Grammar and Feed The Hungry at the Same Time

Posted on May 24, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

In case you are not already aware of this terrific website, or like me you’d forgotten all about it, I thought I’d share it with you today. I used to use this site with my students years ago and often used it to challenge my own knowledge of various subjects, too.     The website…

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What’s the Difference Between Inquiry and Enquiry?

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Q-Admin in

Anyone trying to learn English will agree that it is a more challenging language to master than they first imagined. In fact, many argue that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, particularly if your native language has little in common with the English language. Native Chinese speakers, for example, might find…

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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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