Pizza was in the news again this weekend. It seems that the thieves in this article got a bit hungry and decided to rob a pizza delivery man! There was some vocabulary in the title, too: Balaclava bandits in pizza heist A ‘balaclava’ is a kind of hat that covers your whole head and face [...] → Continue Reading Pizza stolen in heist
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! I spotted this site in the news today. It’s for people who want to speed-date online. Speed-dating is when you have a short 5-minute discussion with a potential partner to find out if you like him or her. I’m married so a speed-dating site isn’t [...] → Continue Reading Valentine’s Day English Tip
There was lots happening in the news this weekend but this article in particular on the BBC News website caught my eye. I would certainly be confused if a ticket machine suddenly started speaking another language to me! There were some interesting words and phrases in the article, too. The first is ‘ticket dispenser‘. This [...] → Continue Reading Could you talk to a bilingual ticket dispenser?
I’d not really thought about animals learning languages before until I saw this article on the BBC news website about a dog that could understand Polish. I know lots of people like speaking to their pets so maybe speaking to a pet in English could be a fun way to practise. There were some interesting [...] → Continue Reading How many languages does your dog speak?
The recent cold weather in Europe has brought disruption for millions of people but the man in this article thought it was going to bring him a lot of money! Can you imagine betting ten pounds on something and winning seven million? There was some interesting vocabulary in the article, too. The first interesting word [...] → Continue Reading How NOT to earn seven million pounds from the weather
People celebrate the coming of the New Year in different ways all over the world. I was surprised to see on the Reuters website that many Russians choose to celebrate in a sauna. Whilst a sauna is a very hot place, almost hot enough to toast bread, that’s not the kind of toast the title [...] → Continue Reading No toast in the sauna
How do you trick a criminal? Well, using money to lure criminals out of hiding seemed to work for the Thai police force. It seems that most criminals are naturally greedy people judging by the results of the operation in the article above. There was some interesting vocabulary here, too. The first interesting word was [...] → Continue Reading How to dupe a criminal