“What are you doing up there, sweetheart, darling and love of my life?” my wife calls up the stairs... “not to mention, possibly the greatest man alive on the entire planet today?”
Okay... so I may have taken some poetic liberty with the direct speech there, but you get the gist...
“I’m just writing the October ‘What I Mean Is’ section for ‘English In Your Inbox’” I call down.
The start of a new year is a good time to make some positive changes and so we have the tradition of New Year's Resolutions.
A New Year's Resolution is a promise that someone makes to make a change in their life. We usually want to stop doing a bad habit or start doing something good. Unfortunately, it is said that only 22% of people are successful in meeting their goals; most of us give up on our resolutions before long.
Read the folling information about Boxing Day and choose the correct form for each missing word:
Read the following information on Christmas and then answer the questions below:
We have all heard of Father Christmas (or Santa) and you have probably known for a long time that he doesn't exist. But did you know that the character of Father Christmas is based on a real life person? That's right, Father Christmas is based on a person called St. Nicholas.
A few years ago the BBC reported that 15,000 British people voted for their favourite English word. Below you can see the top ten words. Strangely, this list contains 2 words which are not real English words, but come from the Harry Potter books! The information on this list does not reflect the views of English language learners, so what is your favourite word? Tell us favourite English word in the comments box below (no bad or rude words, please)!
James Baldwin was an American writer and a civil rights activist who was born in 1924 and died in 1987 at the age of... well, you do the maths. He wrote a number of novels which dealt mainly with sexual and racial issues in the United States...