Redundant Letters

Redundant Letters One of the most difficult things in English is spelling and pronunciation. Because English is a mish mash of Latin, Old English, French, German, Greek… in fact every language in Europe. There are a lot of odd spellings for words which originated from...

Irony and Ironic Statements

Irony and Ironic Statements Irony is a technique used in English to emphasise a point using the opposite (or deeper) meaning of something. It can be used in many situations but most often it is used to be comical. For example: The world’s full of apathy, but I...

Winter in England

Winter in England Well, winter has arrived in Santiago and it reminds me of winter in England, especially when I was a child. Many people have a romantic idea of what winter in England is like: snow covered rolling hills, small robins (birds with red chests) chirping...

Death of Common Sense – An Obituary

This text “The Death of Common Sense” was sent to me and I thought I would share with you. There is a message behind the story which I feel is so true. What has happened to the world? What has happened to common sense? There is a lot of vocabulary here so...

The longest word in the English language

The longest word in the English language How long do you think the longest word in the English language is? Think about the word ‘beautiful’. That’s 9 letters. So maybe the longest one is 10, 11 or 12 letters long? No, it has 28 letters! Antidisestablishmentarianism...

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