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!



ESL Word of the Day – Depend


1. To need the support, help, or existence of someone or something in order to exist, be healthy, be successful etc.  Examples:

The cat depended on the dog for warmth and comfort.

Many women have to depend on their husbands for their state pension.

The country depends heavily on its tourist trade.

2. If something depends on something else, it is directly affected or decided by that thing. Examples:

The length of time spent exercising depends on the sport you are training for.

Choosing the right bike depends on what you want to use it for.

ESL Word of the Day – Evidence


(Noun) – facts or signs that show clearly that something exists or is true.  Example:  At present we have no evidence of life on other planets;  Do you have evidence that this treatment works?

(Verb) – to show that something exists or is true. Example: The volcano is still active, as evidenced by the recent eruption.

Similar word: Proof

Did you know…?  The word ‘evidence’ was in the Oxford Dictionary’s top 150 most-viewed words last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Rescue


(Verb) – to save someone or something from a situation of danger or harm.

Example: Survivors of the crash were rescued by a helicopter

(Noun) – when someone or something is rescued from danger.

Example: It was a dangerous rescue

ESL Word of the Day – Confused


Unable to understand or think clearly what someone is saying or what is happening.

Example:  I’m totally confused. Could you explain that again? 

ESL Word of the Day – Stubborn


Determined not to change your mind, even when people think you are being unreasonable;  a very strong and determined refusal.

Example: Why are you being so stubborn?   Paul is refusing to go to the dentist, he is being very stubborn.

ESL Word of the Day – Perspective


A way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences.

Example: His father’s death gave him a whole new perspective on life;  We have to look at everything from an international perspective.

Did you know…?  The word ‘perspective’ was in the Oxford Dictionary’s top 200 most-viewed words last year.

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