Here in the UK the nights are drawing in (getting dark earlier) and the temperature is beginning to drop. If you are student (or a lecturer!) that means that there is no good reason for not getting on with all that work you’ve got to do! The clocks go back at the end of the week and then we will be well and truly in the dark. When I lived in Bulgaria many years ago I turned up to work at the wrong time because the clocks had changed and I didn’t know about it so if you are in the UK pay attention next weekend!
There has been a lot of talk going on recently about pronunciation! A lot of my colleagues are saying that they find it hard to understand the international students. So guys, you need to take some time and focus in on the individual sounds of your English! If you spend time now raising your awareness of your pronunciation difficulties and taking some action to address your weaknesses you will be reaping dividends (yes, getting the benefits) next term when you are giving your in class presentations. Take a look at the Pronunciation tips on the BBC Learning English website here!