Do you love Gadgets?

A #VocabularyMonday post on the topic of technology and gadgets.

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Congratulations Zoom!! - Our video meeting provider just keeps on winning more and more awards

Decisions, decisions.

The first Vocabulary Monday post of 2019 is about decisions and decision making.

Ringing in the New Year with a resolution to learn more vocabulary!

It's the final #VocabularyMonday post of the year. That means it's a great opportunity to present some New Year related vocabulary.

Pushing the boat out over Christmas

Find out the meaning of the expression 'to push the boat out' with this week's vocabulary post

Do help yourself! (The language of party food)

From the Cambridge Dictionary blog, your essential guide to function al Christmas meal vocabulary. So, go ahead and help yourself to a feast of essential verbs and expressions.

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by Kate Woodford


The Christmas season is once again here and around the world, people who celebrate this festival are going to parties and gatherings with family, friends and colleagues. One important feature of most gatherings is food so we thought we’d take a look at the language in this area.

When you are hosting (=organizing in your home) a get-together of any type, you have to make decisions about catering (=providing food). How much and what type of food will you offer your guests? You might plan a proper dinner for people. This is sometimes called a sit-down meal, meaning that it is the sort of meal that people eat while sitting at a table: a sit-downmeal at a wedding A meal in someone’s house in the evening used to be called a dinner party, though this now sounds a little formal. Nowadays, most people talk…

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Getting off to a Good Start

Welcome to this week's vocabulary post.  Last week I read an article about motivation and I saw the phrase 'get off to a good start'.  This then got me thinking of other forms of the expression. "As a small business owner, you need to maximize revenue and increase productivity, which means you need your staff …

Vocabulary Monday: A Bank Holiday

This weekend was an extra long, 4-day weekend for many people in Spain. In British English we call these extra holidays a bank holiday.

Fussy eaters and healthy appetites (Words and phrases to describe the way we eat)

Here is another great vocabulay post from the Cambridges dictionary Blog, this time on the topic of appetites and eating habits. A recommend read for vocabulary lovers 🙂

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by Kate Woodford

Do you eat to live, or live to eat? If you’ve never heard this phrase before, someone who eats to live, eats only because they have to in order to carry on living. For this type of person, food is just fuel. Someone who lives to eat, on the other hand, regards food as the best part of living and is always looking forward to their next meal. I think it’s true to say that most of us fall somewhere between these two extremes!

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We’re on the right track to learn a new expression

This week's vocabulary post 'be on (the right/wrong) track to do something. Lean the meaning and see some more examples of this phrase