Teachers often tell you not to use your first language when learning English. I think this is a terrible idea. In this podcast, I talk about why.
English has borrowed words from many language cultures around the world. In this podcast, I look at English words that originated in Brazil.
This is the transcript for my podcast episode on how to create a lexical notebook. When I did this for my Portuguese, it was seriously
The surprising origins of two English idioms associated with elephants.
WARNING!!! Contains very bad jokes!!!
What is lexis? How can thinking about lexis instead of vocabulary help us to learn English more efficiently and effectively?
Read and listen to find out!
We all use Bluetooth technology, but what does the word mean, where did it come from and why is it used to describe a technological process?