Aug 06

Spinster Stories – Safety First

Riding a suburban train into Paris after the Nov 13 attacks was more than a challenge… Of course security was intended to be at its best if late… but people were trying their utmost… and sitting on a train next to a seat occupied by a big bag from a big burger place… all swollen …

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Aug 06

Spinster Stories – Namesakes

for Linda and Tricia One of my colleagues, Peter English, fancied one of my friends… and so I offered to introduce them… and the funny thing is they already had the same name… English… So I arranged to me at the pub after work… and introduced… Peter English meet Patricia English… Patricia English meet Peter …

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Aug 06

Spinster Stories – The Wheels of the Bus

for Razmick The wheels of the bus go round and round… all day long… the wheels of the bus go round and round all over London… All his life he had looked up to the sky as far back as he could remember… even now 55 years later… he had looked up to the sky… …

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Aug 06

Spinster Stories – Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark On my daily ‘early morning-late evening’ run into out of the city… riding the bumpy overcrowded suburban train in a daze… feeling like death warmed up… we pass a modern building running along the tracks… Now I liked that building… I couldn’t look at it without thinking Noah’s Ark… a private name a …

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Aug 06

Real English

Real English are very short videos… illustrating a language or grammar point… They a re very easy to follow from beginner level up… Check   Check   http://4/hWTSeFTkMfux1z4yxs_Diq2BYJh-ZjHsi2LVDxIm-Pc    

Aug 06

Cultural Differences

As a student, I worked in restaurants… sometimes as a chef or mostly as a waiter… coming from a family of restauranteurs, I had both the knowledge and the experience… I knew Italian cuisine like the back of my hand -having lived with Italians for 20 years already-… and of course French and English cuisines… …

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Aug 06

English – Keeping the Langue up…

What students will need more than anything is keeping their level and command of the language up to scratch… This should not be difficult for students who have chosen to go and live in an English speaking country as they will be exposed to English they will use on a daily basis and for as …

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Aug 06

Communicating in English – Words that go beyond the words

Beyond the mere writing and using words in English there is the power of words… empowering words that go beyond the words… No matter how good your English is… you’ll still need to convince your correspondent… and that takes more than words… but the right words… there is an ‘attitude’ as much in the language …

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Aug 06

The Monolingual – Languages and What We Lose Without them…

Most people will tell you that languages open doors and bring opportunities on any job market… and then again most people know that… whether they do or don’t speak other languages… What most people won’t tell you is not speaking other languages you may lose much more than carre opportunities… Besides the fact that all …

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Aug 06

The Future of English

Nobody can tell what will become of a language… and nobody can predict what the future of English will be… might be even… We’re all trying to keep up, to teach, to learn to speak English… often each to their own… but a language evolves as per what and how people speak… and use it… …

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