29 January

Small talk: Finding a topic to talk about.

  The British have got a reputation for talking about the weather. I’m no exception, but I’m very happy to talk about other topics, too. 😉 So if chatting about the weather doesn’t appeal to you, that’s still no reason to avoid small talk. You’re free to bring up other subjects. And in case you’re unsure what […]

16 August

Four steps to increase your vocabulary

Posted in getting ahead

“I need a wider vocabulary!” How often have you said that or thought it? I hear it a lot from people learning English at all levels. And somehow increasing your vocabulary seems to involve sitting down for an hour or two and learning lists of more or less relevant words. But it doesn’t have to […]