17 July

Do you read English books?

Do you read English books?

Participants in my business English courses (that’s not one of them pictured above 😉 )  who regularly read English books are in the minority. I’m not sure why this is. Perhaps people remember having to read Shakespeare at school and not understanding or enjoying it. Perhaps they feel they need to be pragmatic and concentrate […]

16 July

The perfect alibi – Reading crime fiction

The perfect alibi – Reading crime fiction

“The door was the first thing. The door was open. The front door was never open …” Nicci French: The safe house Why is the door open? What’s going on here? What’s going to happen next? After the first two and a half sentences of the book my imagination is already racing and I’m hooked. […]

9 January

Eliminate these seven errors for better English emails

Eliminate these seven errors for better English emails

  Over the years I’ve noticed that there are some mistakes which crop up time and time again in emails. Although these errors don’t usually prevent the recipient from understanding what is meant, they do prevent the sender from making a really good impression. So why not eliminate them?   Can you spot the mistakes? I’ve […]