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R.7 - Extensive reading, reading for pleasure

Danny on Computers

Average: 3.9 (18 votes)

So, way back in 250 BC, a very clever person invented the world's first ever computer. Some people believe that the name of this very clever person was Archimedes, purely because the design of this first computer very closely resembled some of his other designs...

Danny's Fatherhood Reading

Average: 2.9 (14 votes)

So...my wife gave birth to our one and only daughter a couple of weeks ago...

There was a lot of screaming, shouting and crying involved (and that was just me!) but when it was all over and done with, I was the happiest man alive. I now had a son and a daughter, and life was pretty much perfect.

Until, that is, a couple of days later, when the first visitors arrived...

“Ooooh!” said my wife’s aunt. “And aaaah! She’s beautiful! She’s going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up!”

Danny's 'Where are you going now?'

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)

Have you ever looked back at your life and found yourself wondering how you got to where you are today? Ever noticed how every single decision you've ever made has, directly or indirectly, brought you here?

Amazing, isn't it, when you think about it...

The most efficient ways to learn English

Average: 3.7 (87 votes)

Danny's 'Get Phrases'

Average: 3.7 (36 votes)

Danny on English Tenses

Average: 1.4 (177 votes)

Danny's 'Do you want to learn English'?

Average: 3.2 (20 votes)

English teachers are a bit like snowflakes.

Okay, so the above sentence is probably not the most lucid way to start an article, and on the universal scale of clarity, where one is the sound of a finely-tuned church bell on a crystal-clear summer morning and ten is an explanation of quadratic equations translated from Japanese into Russian by a Scottish sheep herder, it would probably fall somewhere between an eight and a nine… but let me explain myself...

Danny's Piece 'Seeing a Doctor'

Average: 4.1 (10 votes)

Danny's Piece

Average: 4.1 (10 votes)

Three Years Ago...

"I didn't do it. I don't like writing", Sebastian muttered sullenly.
Sebastian was a student from Switzerland, and the above was his answer to the question I'd just asked...namely, "Where's the essay I gave you for homework last Friday?"
"It's boring", he added.