Talking about work holidays in English

Talking about work holidays in English This post contains reading and listening links to help you talk about time off work in English. The amount of time that workers can get off work varies from country to country. It includes differing numbers … Read More

Ways to learn English in Ireland

Ways to learn English in Ireland More and more people are coming to Ireland to study English these days, with record numbers reported last year (2017). A total of 119,000 students learned English in Ireland in 2016, up by 11,871 on the previous … Read More

Tired of always forgetting new vocabulary? – Use these tips to help improve your memory

Memorising new vocabulary   Hi everyone, Anyone who has tried learning a second language will testify to the following problem; You are mid-conversation and just about to make an important point when … blank… a key word that you need to express … Read More

English listening: pollution and the environment

 English listening: pollution and the environment Reading This is a post with contents to help you practise reading, listening and speaking about pollution and the environment in English. The two reading links are fairly simple to understand. The first article is … Read More

happiness at work

Work and happiness at work (English conversation, IELTS speaking and writing)

 This blog post talks about work and ideas for being happy at work. Besides being a very common everyday conversation topic, this is also a prevalent subject in IELTS writing (having an enjoyable job vs. earning a lot of money) and … Read More

Speaking in English about decisions and uncertainty (IELTS Speaking: Describe an important decision)

 Hopefully this is a helpful blog post in terms of useful ideas about dealing with difficult decisions that we all have to make sometimes, and also to help you speak about this topic clearly in English. As you can see below, … Read More

Talking about old age in English

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Talking about family and changes to family in English

I have included some links in this post to help you talk in English about changes to the traditional family structure that are happening around the world. If you’re preparing for the IELTS, then this could be an especially useful topic to … Read More

There’s no need to panic!! Tips for using English in the workplace

Hi everyone, These days it is a requirement for many non-native English speaking workers  to communicate through English at work. This can be really stressful, especially for beginner and intermediate level language learners. Perhaps you are one of these employees. Do you … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

As March 17th is just around the corner, it is appropriate to focus this lesson on St. Patrick’s Day, the most important national holiday for people of Irish heritage worldwide. From Dublin to Dubai, Cork to Chicago and Limerick to Lima, the … Read More