ceturtdiena, 2012. gada 27. septembris

For you - biology lovers

I believe that this film on butterfly migration can be an exciting experience for all of you who love nature and biology.

British vs American English

When students study English, they quite frequently ask the teacher whether the English they are studying is British or American English. I usually tell them I do not have any preference as regards one or the other, as there is also a term "general English" or "global English". Sometimes I try to demonstrate the differences by giving examples, sometimes students themselves bring examples to class for discussion. However, the argument is always alive and this article from BBC news shows exactly what I mean :)

If you have come across any good examples, you are welcome to join the discussion :)

trešdiena, 2012. gada 26. septembris

Premium B2 Vocabulary

As we have together discovered that some of you have a problem with vocabulary, for each unit there is a long list of words that you can check out if you feel like :) The list can be found here; if you have any questions, you are very welcome to.

otrdiena, 2012. gada 18. septembris


You all know how frustrated I am if there is a situation of a student having copied material without referencing it properly. I also believe that most of you after having thought about it would never do this. However, in the age of technologies, it cannot always be escaped. Ana Christina, a teacher of English whose blog I follow, has beautifully reflected on the issue and offers some insightful videos for you to watch in her blog. If it raises any thoughts, you are very welcome to share :)

trešdiena, 2012. gada 12. septembris

New vocabulary approved!

Hey, good news for those who are looking for new words or wondering whether this or that word is in the dictionary. Here you can find out which words have been added by Collins Dictionary. Some examples like FaceTime, cyberbully and other can be found on this list. Honestly, I think it's high time for me to start learning :) Which ones do you know? Which ones should be added to the list?

trešdiena, 2012. gada 5. septembris


Dear graduates,
hopefully you all have entered the schools you really wanted to and are ready to face challenges that you will encounter. I sincerely hope that you are equipped with the necessary English skills to complete your assignments. However, if there is anything missing :) or there is a piece of advice you would like to give, you can always come back and share it.

Wishing you all a fruitful and full of successes academic year!