Category: English Language
The everchanging English Language
The English language is constantly changing over time. New words come into existence and meanings of words and phrases change. There are thousands of words and phrases in English we can use, but sadly, most people have a very limited vocabulary and misuse existing words In this article I draw your attention to some recent…
How I am improving my handwriting
In Primary school (Elementary School) I was taught cursive handwriting where letters are joined together. I also learnt to print letters separately, but cursive writing was normal for essay writing and notetaking. My handwriting has progressively got worst over the years and this month I took action to relearn cursive writing. Writing in cursive writing…
Slangs? Staffs? Softwares? Learn about collective nouns!
What is wrong with these words? furnitures, vocabularies, slangs, staffs, cutleries, softwares, advices and sceneries. They are all collective nouns and should be used in singular form even though they refer to more than one thing. Look at this graphic story and learn how to use these words correctly
Food or Foods?
What is the mistake in each of these sentences? I ate a lot of foods for iftar.She is looking at delicious foods on the table.My favourite foods are Japanese. In English it is usual to add the letter “s” to nouns to make them plural. Apple and Banana are examples of countable nouns so you…
How not to answer an IELTS speaking test!
Some very humorous responses to the questions in the first part of the IELTS speaking test. Read on to watch the video and read the transcript.
Flame Trees – song by Cold Chisel
Flame Trees” is a song by Australian pub rock band Cold Chisel from their 1984 album Twentieth Century. It is one of their best known songs, and was written by drummer Steve Prestwich and organist Don Walker. According to the band’s official website, Walker’s inspiration for the lyrics was a combination of his memories of…
The Australian Food Challenge
A saw a list of Australian foods titled “Australian Food Challenge” asking how many items you have tried. I made a PowerPoint showing these foods. But first of all, which of these have you tried? Read on to see the list.
Talking about the future in English
I wrote this post to share a 4 page document on talking about the future. There are many ways to talk about the future in English depending on the purpose. In this document I give reasons for using the following forms, with examples of positive and negative sentences, and questions.
Australian and American English – 6 Confusing Words
This blog post is for sharing a short video about six words which have different meanings in Australian and American English. Enjoy! Continue reading to see the video on YouTube and a transcript of the video.
Where did Australia get its name? (Video)
Here is a video about how Australia got its name and why it is called Down Under.