Category Archives: English in Use

Ground Collision in Brussels: Passive

 Today’s post is freely based on a ground collision event brought to me by Cpt. Rockert, who’s a dear co-worker and friend. Are you familiar with this accident which took place in Brussels, 1998? Let’s take a closer look at … Continue reading

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Focus on: Dead

  Hello! Halloween is just around the corner, so why don’t we make the most of the theme and take a closer look at the adjective dead? Dead, as you know, refers to something having lost alive or that’s not … Continue reading

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ELT: Web-integrated Scavenger Hunt

So, you don’t think an advanced group of teenagers would be interested in hunting around for clues in their school? Think it over. It just has to be meaningful. I devised a scavenger hunt with items we had seen in … Continue reading

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Focus on: like

We very often sound redundant by sticking to same old words and expressions. Especially when it comes to a foreign language – after all, why should I do it differently, as long as such words and expressions have proved themselves effective … Continue reading

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Dictionaries: Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO)

We’ve been talking a lot about dictionaries here and another thing I often talk about to my students is how English language – or, rather, every language in use – is changing all the time, for this very reason: the … Continue reading

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