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Nov 2011

EU and US Summit. Listen to our leaders speak english…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We-eNqzmtEw “Talks of a joint working group to explore how to enhance “untapped potential” of a ‘Transatlantic economic co-operation’ were high on the agenda this week as both US and EU leader’s held a bi-lateral trade talk at the White House with President Obama.”


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Nov 2011

English tips #16 Compliment and Complement

COMPLIMENT – a remark expressing praise and admiration (To say something nice). COMPLEMENT - Use complement when you are referring to something completing the whole or something. EXAMPLES: That belt really complements your dress. (It completes the look.) He sends you his compliments.


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Nov 2011

HAKE HOAX? – Get Your Teeth Into This Topic!!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwyQC71vfxA Consumers in Spain trust the mild-flavored white flesh of hake, which is the most popular fish in a country that eats more seafood than almost any other in Europe. Hake is considered safe for pregnant women, and kids crunch into the cod-like fillets as fishsticks. “There’s trust because of the cultural bond,” said Cristina San Martín, head of quality and food safety at Fedepesca,…

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Nov 2011

A Cutting Story for a great Topic

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28jvlBA0RMk&feature=youtube_gdata_player Here is something to ‘highlight’ your day!!!! A documentary movie showcasing one of the best known names in global hairdressing to date - Vidal Sassoon. They say that Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser – he’s a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who “changed the world with a pair of scissors“. Sassoon revolutionised the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular…

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Nov 2011

English tips #15 Brother-in-law. PLURAL?

What is the Plural Form of Brother-in-law? The most common mistake made in English. What is the plural of brother-in-law? My brother-in-law’s or My Brothers-in-law? The correct answer is Brothers-in-law because brother-in-law’s is showing possession for example: My brother-in-law’s car is on the driveway.


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Nov 2011

Happy and You Know it

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ2aEF337tY And what about starting the new week with this funny song with easy vocabulary. Pay attention to the musical instruments and the words related to likes and dislikes. And if you’ve listened carefully…


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Nov 2011

English tips #14 I and Me

The two pronouns are often wrongly used by native and non-native speakers. NEVER use a subject pronoun and object pronoun together.


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Nov 2011

Friday Fun: ‘Romans Go Home’

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8 Seeing as it’s Friday I thought it would be time to post something for a bit of fun! Hopefully you’ve all seen the excellent ‘Life of Brian’ by the Monty Python guys. This is an excellent excerpt from the film where ‘Brian’ is having difficulty with his Latin grammar and conjugations! Hopefully you’re finding learning English a bit easier?! Have a good weekend


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Nov 2011

English tips #13 Good and Well

GOOD and WELL (Often confused by native and non-native speakers) Good is an adjective - It describes nouns or pronouns. (person, place, thing, idea, or concept).  Well is an Adverb - It describes verbs (sometimes adjectives) and is used with most other verbs. (describes HOW something is done).


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Nov 2011

English tips #12 Tag questions

Tag questions can be difficult, can’t they? A tag question consists of two parts: 1. a statement and a short yes/no question. 2. the two parts are separated with a comma.



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