A Cure for Global Warming – Active Remedy Update

One of my more popular posts here was a mini-lesson, suitable for all English learners who need to write or speak about solutions for Environmental problems, featuring the work of two inspirational friends of mine, Stella and Tara Joy in India. They have been hard at work recently creating an online exhibition featuring words and…

Daily Words 17

Here are the words for today. This is the 17th Daily Words post. All the words are in these lists have been chosen because they are the ones that really do turn up regularly in advanced exams including CPE, ECPE, CAE, IELTS and TOEFL and are useful for FCE and ECCE. They are the kinds…

Phrasal Verbs – Help at Last

Most of my students have come to me hating Phrasal Verbs and I am not surprised. These wicked little English Language beasts could not be more confusing if a set of ingenious Ancient Britons had sat down with the deliberate intention of making life difficult for foreigners. Many of them mean several different things. If…

Daily Words 16

Hello again! Sorry there haven’t been any Daily Words for a while. I’ve been away on a working trip which went on a bit longer than I anticipated mostly because of the weather. You might have seen that we had heavy snow in Greece – that meant no boats so I got stuck on a…

Daily Words 15

Hello everyone, Here are today’s Daily Words for students preparing for all advanced and intermediate English exams. How are you doing? When you learn these words do you use your dictionary tools to discover the different forms of the words? What about synonyms? likewise adv. similarly parameter n. quantity that does not vary in a…

All Greek to You?

Well this is a bit different from the normal run of things here. I have added a page of resources for English Speakers who want to learn Modern Greek. (See the menu bar above) It’s something I have meant to put together for ages. For all you English Learners at least you can have fun…

Daily Words 14

Ok, here are the essential CPE and IELTS words for today – I’ve missed a few days because I’ve been over working on my art blog at http://paintingsbygina.wordpress.com substitute n. ~ person or thing that replaces, acts for or serves as sb or sth else target n.  object or mark that a person tries to…