Urban Dictionary: The English Words of Young People

Growing up in London has made me realise that the correct English language is a bit of a myth. The only person I remember ever speaking the correct English language in my entire life was my Secondary School Head Teacher….

A Beginner's Guide to Cockney Rhyming Slang

A Beginner’s Guide to Cockney Rhyming Slang

What is Cockney rhyming slang? If you’ve ever been to London and witnessed people speaking a strange kind of English that you didn’t understand, you were probably hearing Cockney rhyming slang. CRS replaces one word with a pair of words…

English words from my trip to the beach

English words from my trip to the beach

I love spending time at the beach here in Bali. It’s a great place for swimming, running, or just relaxing and thinking. While I was at the beach this weekend, I made a note of some English vocabulary for talking…

English travel vocabulary from my trip to Malaysia

English travel vocabulary from my trip to Malaysia

While I was travelling to Malaysia last week, I started thinking about the specific English vocabulary used for travelling by plane. Here’s a little story containing some useful travel vocabulary. See if you can guess what the words in black…

5 reasons why you should practise English with your kids

5 reasons why you should practise English with your kids

The industry based around teaching kids English is huge. Millions of dollars a year are made by schools and publishing companies. There are so many reasons why it’s important for kids to learn English and if you have learnt English…