INTONATIONS Intonation and how to use them.   WHAT ARE INTONATIONS There are three main patterns of intonations in English, they are:  Rising intonations,  falling intonations,  and fall rise intonations.   So how do we use intonations   Intonations are  variations in spoken pitch.  It indicates attitude and emotion of the speaker. For example,  We… [Continue]

March 31, 2019 | 0 comments

“When the going gets tough” and other English proverbs

Last week we talked about tongue twisters, which are a fun way to improve your pronunciation. Akin to tongue twisters, proverbs are short sentences that are typically unique to a language, and widely known to native speakers. When the going gets tough, the tough get going is an example of English proverb. Since proverbs are idiomatic… [Continue]

March 25, 2019 | 0 comments

Classrooms versus online learning

CLASSROOMS VERSUS ONLINE LEARNING  It has been a debate for years on which method is the best to learn English.  As a principle of an online award winning school I have no doubt that learning online has many advantages. Let me name just a few: 1. Low cost learning: Learning English online proves to be… [Continue]

March 25, 2019 | 0 comments

What is a tongue twister?

A tongue twister is a sentence, or sequence of words, which is considered hard to pronounce quickly and correctly, usually due to alliterations. Every language has its own traditional tongue twisters, and they are a great way to get familiar with intonations, as well as sounds in the language that are not present in your own… [Continue]

March 20, 2019 | 0 comments


IDIOM   LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG – IDIOM Idiom or idiomatic as it is also referred to,  are taught to and learnt by advanced students. They say that a foreign student that understands and speaks with idioms is considered an English fluent speaker. For instance, do you know the following idioms: ‘When pigs… [Continue]

March 19, 2019 | 0 comments

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