Tag Archives: ESL

Burns Night

Burns Night

Vocabulary comprise (verb) – to include ode (noun) – a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject critically acclaimed (phrase) – a piece of work that has received generally good reviews from a number of critics bagpipes (noun) – a traditional Scottish musical instrument Here in Scotland, the 25th […]

Tosh’s Visit to Edinburgh

Tosh’s Visit to Edinburgh

This month, Intrepid English student, Tosh, came to Edinburgh to study English and explore the city. I had the great pleasure of showing him around and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching English whilst exploring Scotland’s beautiful capital city.   We managed to fit a lot into five days including a walk along the cobbled streets of the Royal […]

Homophones You Need to Know

Homophones You Need to Know

Have you heard the joke about the English teacher consoling his student? The student cried, “I’ll never learn all of these homophones!” Comforting the student, the teacher replied, “Their, they’re.” Homophones are pairs or groups of words which are pronounced the same, but differ in meaning, origin or spelling. For example, there, their and they’re.  It’s important to learn […]