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November 30, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

St. Andrew’s Day is on 30th November. It is the official National Day in Scotland, UK, and in 2006 was designated an official public holiday by the Scottish Parliament. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and also Greece, Russia and Romania. He was one of Jesus Christ’s Twelve Apostles and is thought to have […]

November 30, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

To be as bright as a button means to be intelligent and lively. This idiom is usually used with reference to children. Examples of use: 1. My niece is interested in everything and always asking questions; she’s as bright as a button. 2. Their new baby is as bright as a button! In America people […]

November 30, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

To be as cunning as a fox means to be very clever at getting what you want, especially by tricking someone. Foxes have a reputation for being cunning. Examples of use: 1. The police haven’t caught the burglar yet. He’s as cunning as a fox. 2. You can’t fool Jack. He’s as cunning as a […]

November 29, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

Are you thinking about taking a one-to-one English language course? Or wondering how to choose a suitable teacher for your one-to-one lessons? One-to-one English language lessons and courses are a very popular way of learning for many students. Here are some tips for deciding if one-to-one is the best option for you, plus some useful […]

November 27, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

In order to lean English successfully, you need lots of motivation and you have to work hard. Here are a few tips to help you learn effectively A good English teacher is vital for your success, and a good teacher will provide excellent lesson content and help you with homework, resources, and strategies for learning; […]

November 20, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

A soap opera is a television or radio programme about the lives of a group of people that is shown every week, or sometimes several times a week. Soap operas are usually quite sentimental and melodramatic accounts of the characters’ daily and personal lives. They are often called ‘soaps’. The term was first used around […]

November 19, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

Everyone who applies to become a British citizen, or who applies for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom, must demonstrate their knowledge of English language and of life in the UK, in one of two ways: they can take a special English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course which includes learning about citizenship; […]