Talking about sleep in English

 Articles/video to help you with talking about sleep in English This blog post contains two articles and a video that are talking about sleep in English. I had a really long trip home to Donegal from Lisbon at the weekend, including … Read More

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

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

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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

English Reading and Listening (International Women’s Day)

In this post, there are some interesting links discussing women’s rights and how these are evolving. The reading links describe International Women’s Day, which started in the Soviet Union and in more recent times has become recognised around the world.  In the … Read More

Speaking about Wildlife in English (World Wildlife Day)

The 3rd of March is World Wildlife Day, which was created to promote more awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, as well as the issues related to wildlife such as endangered species and destruction of natural habitats. This is an … Read More