What is reported speech and why do we use it? There are two types of speech – direct and reported. Direct speech – “I am leaving.” Reported speech – She said she was leaving. We use present tenses to form direct speech. For example: “I am going” or “I like this song.” (I am usually […]
Did you know that Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO city of literature? Visitors to this city understand how it has attracted so many writers from all over the world. Whether it’s the Georgian buildings, the majestic scenery or the spiral towers, writers from the past and the present have come to Scotland to be inspired, expand their imaginations, explore their creativity and, most importantly, write.
Then or than? Altogether or all together? Desert or dessert? Emigrate or immigrate? Job or work? English, just like any other language, has plenty of words that can confuse native and non-native speakers. There are words that are similar or the same in pronunciation. Others can be similar in spelling but mean different things. And […]
Writer’s block is a state of mind, not a state of being. Meaning, it can be conquered. It is only momentary. There are so many different kinds of writing; fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry and novels. Not to mention personal and academic essays. Professional writing such as CVs, cover letters, application forms… the list […]
Vocabulary: Crack (adj) very good or skilful. Crack (verb) find a solution to something; decipher or interpret. Cardinal rule (noun) a fundamental rule, upon which other matters hinge. Stickler (noun) a person who insists on a certain quality or type of behaviour. Utilizing (verb) make practical and effective use of something. Writing a cover letter […]