Learn how to ask some questions in Chinese

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  Hi, everyone!! Today I would like to teach you how to ask some questions of our daily life which people usually use in Chinese. For instance: Where are you? What are you doing? What do you like? Generally, people like to ask these questions to start a conversation which means it is very useful and important. You can click … Read More

Learn how to greet in Chinese

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Hi, everyone! Today I would like to teach you some useful greetings in Chinese. For example, how to say ‘Good morning!’,’Good afternoon!’ and ‘Good evening!’, which are quite frequently used in our daily life. You can listen to the phrases in the podcast below. Good morning! zǎo shàng hǎo zǎo shàng is morning     hǎo  is good  Good afternoon!xià wǔ … Read More

Learn useful phrases in Chinese

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Today, I would like to teach you how to say ‘What’s your name?’, ‘You are really beautiful’ and ‘Would you like to be my friend?’ To some of you the second question would sound unusual because it’s not on many occasions in the UK we ask this question but in China it’s quite common among a lot of people: it … Read More

Question word: ‘when’ in Russian and the words: yesterday, today and tomorrow

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Hello and Привет! This blog is for Russian learners. Today I want you to learn how to say ‘when’, ‘yesterday’, ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’ in Russian because they are quite common in Russia. I’ll pronounce them and all you need to do is repeat after me. Here is the podcast The words are: Когда? When? [Kagda] Вчера (fchiRA) yesterday, сегодня (siVODnya) today, завтра (ZAFtra) … Read More

How to say ‘WHY’, ‘WHAT FOR’ and ‘BECAUSE’ in Russian

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Hello and Привет! This blog is for Russian learners. Today I want you to learn how to say ‘why’, ‘what for’ and ‘because’ in Russian because they are really commonly used in Russia. I’ll give you some examples which will hopefully show you differences between WHY and WHAT FOR. So the words in question are: pocheMOO – why? In Russian … Read More

The ‘How to’ guide: effective reading skills

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fullToday I wanted to look at why my students read slowly and what it can lead to. Also, I would like to suggest the ways of speeding up your reading. Firstly, let’s look at why some of my students at either a graduate or postgraduate level are still reading slowly. The reasons that I can think of is that they … Read More

The sweet shop in Bath

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There’s one confectionery shop I really like in Bath, though you can find it in other places in the UK. It’s called the Hardys Original Sweet Shop. What’s good is that the window display is really colourful and lures you in to spend some money. My niece when she was visiting me also went to the shop and got the … Read More

Burning barrel competition

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I once went a long way to see how people run with burning barrels on their backs. I had been looking for some strange events and found this one. I must say it was quite exciting to see even children run around with barrels filled with burning black tar! Well, I’m attaching a link here so you can see for … Read More

Cádiz mágica

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La provincia de Cádiz ofrece algunas de las vistas más bonitas y variadas de España. Los turistas pueden perderse en sus hermosos pueblos y ciudades, donde la gente siempre está dispuesta a ayudar y hacerte el viaje inolvidable. Cádiz te sorprenderá con su rica cultura y su amplia oferta de actividades culturales. No te puedes perder sus numerosas iglesias barrocas … Read More

The Haggis story

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The first time I remember I was told the story of Haggis, I was around 20. I was told that there was this hairy human like creature covered in fur like a yeti that lived in the mountains in Scotland. I was told that it had one leg shorter that the other and that it would limp around the mountain … Read More