Monday, 31 March 2014

A quiet place in Ireland

A very relaxing and calm place in Ireland.

Where do you like to visit to relax? What is your favourite holiday destination and why?


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Why English Can Be Hard to Learn

















Did you find learning English difficult?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Improve your English speaking

Improve your English speaking

The Japanese language has many many words which are pronounced the same but written differently- some times twenty in a group- so the Japanese speaker trusts eyes before ears.
/l/ and /r/ are both pronounced as a Japanese /r/,causing confusion  in pairs like glamour and grammar, election and erection.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dublin video

This is a great video. It brings up so many memories for me.
The sound track is also very good.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

English Grammar prepositions and articles

A girl struggling to pull and big suitcase


A preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else, for example:
  • after
  • before
  • on
  • under
  • inside
  • outside
After walking for miles she rested on a small hill.
After tells you when she rested and on tells you where she rested.


An article is a word that tells you whether a noun is specific or general, for example a, an, the.
She took a big suitcase on holiday.
A tells you that the noun suitcase is general. It's not talking about any particular suitcase, it's any old big suitcase.
She took the big suitcase on holiday.
The tells you it was a particular suitcase. Perhaps she has a big suitcase and a small one. She took the big suitcase.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The lure of the open road

 Where are you going next? 

You never know what you will find around the next corner.

To lure....
tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.