22 July

Looking for something to read this summer?

Looking for something to read this summer?

Last July, I wrote about a few books I’d read over the previous 12 months. And I heard from a couple of people that as a result they’d read their first English book since leaving school – and actually enjoyed it! So I thought I’d do the same again this year. (By the way, this […]

18 July

Summer time is reading time

Summer time is reading time

  This time last year I wrote about the benefits of reading for improving your English. These come on top of the sheer pleasure of reading, of course. I’d like to share just  a few of the books I’ve read over the past year which you might enjoy. Different books appeal to different people, of course. […]

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 […]