“It’s raining cats and dogs!”  Idioms like these may sound rather odd when translated into other languages!  However the same is true when the translation is done from other languages into English.  Click on the picture for an article with some funny examples!


Winter in Brighton – Brrr – Can’t wait for summer!

Here are two articles form local paper The Argus.  The first is a warning of very cold temperatures, and involves a lot of weather vocabulary and collocations.  The second shows beauty created by  those very same  cold temperatures.

Fluency inspires accuracy?

It has often bewildered me how students can learn structural ‘grammar’ from day 1 of a beginner’s course, when they have had no contact with the language they are supposed to be analysing.  Learning takes place when learners have had sufficient input to ask themselves intelligent questions and search for the answers, and it is…