Prince George Alexander Louis

I’m back after a long while of trying to meet my deadline of a paper I am doing. Now that I am back, hello again! I hope you’ve missed me πŸ™‚ Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, the Prince of Cambridge. Like all babies, this one’s also […]

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Today marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan for all Muslims around the world. It is a time when not only Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, but focus on reciting the Qur’an, giving alms to the poor, building relationships and refraining from meaningless activities for the whole month. It is an overall test […]

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DST again?

OK, I’m a little confused here. I’m still trying to 1) get my head around Daylight Savings Time whenever I’m in the UK but this 2) takes the biscuit! First, DST here started on 28 April and I’d expected it to last until autumn when the clocks would change back to 00:00 GMT without the […]

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Summer Breeze

It was so hot today, I couldn’t think! My electric fan is on 25 hours a day πŸ˜‰ and all I could feel is hot breeze. I’d never drunk so much water to keep myself hydrated and eaten so much ice cream to stay cool. Still, I have comfort in the thought that it’ll only […]

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Connected Speech in IELTS Speaking

Try saying this aloud: Patient: Doctor, Doctor, I’ve got two theik, a near rake, sore rise, bruise darms, a stummer cake and I far tall the time. Doctor: I see, perhaps you’d like to way tin the corridor? Taken from: Pronunciation as Listening TESOL part 2_0001.wmv – YouTube It’s been a great week introducing my […]

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Putting Others Down

I have noticed a teacher’s column called “Who am I and Why am I writing this?” on a website recently and am a bit concerned about the mindset of this educator who’s possibly a role-model. Though the article was short, it seemed like a desperate attempt at reaching out to students who may have preferred […]

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