Do you want to improve your English in 2018? Well choose one of these resolutions:
I promise you, if you choose even only one of these resolutions, your English will be so much better at the end of 2018.
a blast from the past - something very nostalgic
A very Happy New Year to all my students and blog readers! I wish you lots of health and happiness for 2018!
Every year in Britain, all the big retailers release a schmaltzy Christmas advert, designed to make you laugh or cry. Here are two of this year's offerings, both from big department stores:
retailers - companies that sell directly to consumers (shops)
schmaltzy - very sentimental
If you’re applying for a job in English, you need to make sure your cover letter is great. But writing well in English is very different from writing in French. Read my LinkedIn article for lots of tips to help you: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/french-speakers-7-tips-effective-cover-letter-english-catherine-aygen
Do you have a good work-life balance? Here's a very interesting talk from an excellent speaker (who is also the author of "Fat, Forty and Fired", which sounds quite interesting. You can read more about him here.)
To get the most out of this talk, I recommend downloading the worksheet here and checking some difficult vocabulary before you start.
French women have the reputation of being very stylish and slim. It's true, I rarely see really overweight people in France, and sometimes when I go back home to the UK I am shocked by how many people overweight people I see.
I have such a problem in French with masculine and feminine nouns. I never know if something is le or la so I just choose one (50% chance of getting it correct, right?) Now my children are older, they always correct me when I get it wrong, usually while I'm trying to talk to someone in my best French.
Do you always know how to respond in English? Even if you have been learning English for a while, you may not know useful phrases for every situation. Here are 24 phrases you need to know if you want to speak natural English.
I was totally amazed by this talk. As Terry Moore says, you think when you get to this age, one life skill you've nailed is tying your shoelaces.
Well, watch this and you might change your mind...
(I've added the English subtitles on here to help you.)
When you've nailed something, it means you can do it perfectly or successfully.
My blog has changed! If you're looking for my English-practice exercises, they're all still here, just look in the archives.
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