Monthly Archives: November 2012

On the back burner… for a while

Hello, dear readers, how have you been? First off, I must apologise for the lack of updating that has affected this blog. I’m attending a very intensive training and the bad news is that I’ll probably be away for about … Continue reading

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Prepositions: From & Between

Although we still haven’t talked much about problems involving the usage of in/on/at, I thought we might as well go through two very specific and repeated examples of mistakes made by Brazilian students when using the prepositions from and between. … Continue reading

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Speaking: S.T.A.R.

Hey all! I’m sorry that I’ve been absent the last days, we’ve just had the longest holiday ever here in Brazil (from Nov 15th to 20th, how down-to-earth is that?) and I ended up slowing everything down a bit. Still, … Continue reading

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Listening: Plane Crash & Aviation Topics

Last Wednesday the Evening Standard brought news about a plane crash in Jackson, Mississippi – US. Besides some considerable coverage on the news, they produced a video on the accident and published it on their website as well and that’s … Continue reading

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Scotland’s bits 10

 Tonight I’m once again posting some Scottish trivia that I collected when I was in Edinburgh last May and absolutely fell in love with the city and the way they speak English, mostly because of how snappy and well-managed their … Continue reading

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