The window – A short story with vocabulary

This is a version of Allan Seager’s “The Street,” first published in the London Mercury in 1933 and republished in Vanity Fair in 1934. The Window – A short story There were once two men, both seriously ill, in the same room of a great hospital. Quite a small...

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...

Pin It on Pinterest