Culture Learning Unclassified

How to carve a Jack-O-Lantern

Do you know the tradition of carving a pumpkin for Halloween? It is a great excuse to spend the evening with your family or friends, doing something creative and fun!

Exam Prep Unclassified

Personal Statement Tips


So you have decided to go to either an American or British University. Whether you are doing an undergraduate, MBA, Master’s, or Doctorate, there is one requirement that has hunted not only international student but domestic students, the PERSONAL STATEMENT.

Comprehension Culture Unclassified

April, 23rd: World Book Day

As you may know, yesterday, April 23rd, was the World Book Day.

It is celebrated all around the world (although it is more popular in certain countries and in other countries the celebration has been moved to a different date). For example, in the United Kingdom the festivity takes place on the first Thursday  of March , because it clashed with Easter school holidays.

english Unclassified Vocabulary

Watch out for some false friends!!!

If you are studying English, you probably know that some words are not what they seem to be. Be careful! These are some false friends you should learn:


If you wantto talk about something that is happening NOW, don’t go for actuallyNowadays is the word you are looking for.

When we use actually we only try to emphasise something we are saying. E.G.What did he actually say? (And remember! We are not talking about the moment when he said/says that).


A few tricks to deal with Phrasal Verbs

One of the biggest fears of English Learners: Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are always a very difficult matter when it comes to learning English. There are so many, with so many different meanings, so many different combinations, who wouldn’t be confused?

Grammar Learning Unclassified

Grammar lesson: Time Connectives


Learning News Reading Song Unclassified

Tribute to Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Sánchez Gómez (21 December 1947 – 26 February 2014) was a Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Falmenco style, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz.

Culture Photo Unclassified

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Emperor Penguin and Icebreaker

Print-Order40Photo by John B. Weller





English vs Chinese

IN 2013 English still the most popular language, and the most spoken in a business environment. However, in the last few years, Chinese is becoming a very influential language, as it is said that Mandarin Chinese is the language of the future. But, is it really this way? Is it worth it to learn Mandarin Chinese?


Do you know the difference?

Here is an exercise you can practice to distinguish bewteen two of the present verb tenses.  You need to get at least 8 sentences right to pass this mini-test. Good luck!


Quotes about «Optimism»

Hal Borland 
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it’s turn.
Lucille Bal
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.