A New English Language (humour!)

English

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5 year phase-in plan that would be known as “Euro-English“.

In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of the”k”. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f”. This will make words like “fotograf” 20% shorter.

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Irregular English Verb list

Irregular Verbs
Irregular Verbs

A big challenge for people learning English is remembering the many common irregular verbs.   Native speakers probably don’t think about how verb tenses are made.  Irregular verbs can be confusing!  Swim, Swam, SwumRead, Read, ReadGo, Went, Gone.

The purpose of this post is to share an A4 sized chart I made of 147 irregular verbs, Click the link to download the PDF: Irregular Verb list PDF file

Did you know the most common irregular verbs are be, do, have, go, get, say, see, think, make, take, come and know?

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I Still Call Australia Home (song and lyrics)

I Still Call Australia Home is a song by Peter Allen, recorded in 1980. Allen sings of Australian expatriates’ longing for home. Watch the video, follow the lyrics and see the famous Qantas commercial which used this song.

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What do I mean when I say I teach English?

English Teaching

I teach English in Australia to adult students from other countries. I work in language schools in the city and I occasionally teach individual students in person or on video calls.

I have been thinking about the ultimate goal of this teaching and this is to help people to communicate in English for their daily life and their future.  

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