New Website Up and Running

Hi Everyone, I have just launched my new website and I am now offering private English lessons through this site.  There are also many resources which I hope you will helpful, including ESL website reviews, useful links, downloadable English lessons, app reviews and, of course, I will still be running my ESL word of the day and English idiom of the day.  I have also set up forums where you can practice your English with other learners around the world.  In the future, you will also be able to access podcasts and video files.

Within the next week, my WordPress blog will redirect to my new site.  Are you currently a subscriber of my WordPress blog because you like to receive updates on new posts?  If so, you can now subscribe to my new site for updates if you wish.  In the bottom left hand corner of the homepage, you will see this box:

Just click on ‘register’ and the process is easy. You can also register using your facebook, twitter, wordpress or other social media site logins.

This will be my last posting on this site as all new content will now be uploaded to my new site.

I hope you find it helpful!



The Funniest Words in English

The Funniest Words in English

There are more than 1 million words in the English language ranging from the ordinary to the downright bizarre.  There are many weird, wonderful (and funny!) words in the English language.  Here are just a few of my favourites, but I would love to hear yours.  Please leave a comment if you have a funny English word to share.


English News – 2010 Word of the Year

2010 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster, America’s leading language reference publisher, has announced the top word of the year for 2010 based on popular searches in its online dictionary.

The word is austerity, defined as ‘enforced or extreme economy’, which results in the reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods.   The word featured as a popular search item as the world’s attention was drawn to the global economic conditions and particularly the debt crises in Europe.

Announcement – Free English Comprehension Lessons

Hi Everyone,  this is to let you know that I will be uploading free English comprehension lessons to this site on a regular basis.  Each lesson will contain a current news story with useful vocabulary and exercises for you to try, including grammar, comprehension and sentence writing. I hope you will find them useful.


Top English Words Predicted for 2011

The top global words for 2011 have been predicted by the Global Language Monitor and they may not be what you expect…