Relative clauses: leaving out the relative pronoun

I haven’t posted anything for a while, so HELLO to all new subscribers who have joined up since my last post. I also want to say I hope you are well and  are managing during the coronavirus lockdown going on around the world. ‘This too shall pass’ as the saying goes.     My post … Read more

New word form exercises

Hi everyone, I’ve been noticing how my students are struggling with using word forms correctly. I have been getting my students to do research and I think I have lost count of the number of times that my students have told me that they have to ‘analaysis’ their data. The mistake is that they are … Read more

So what is Academic English?

What is academic English? This post explains in detail the style of academic English Academic English is the genre of English used in the world of research, study, teaching and universities. If you read an article in an academic journal or listen to someone giving a presentation or a talk about an academic subject in … Read more

Excuse me! Could I have a quick word please?

Excuse me, could I have a quick word please? I know it’s hard. Your lecturer is in a rush and is walking quickly along the corridor and is avoiding eye contact because he doesn’t want to stop and talk to you. Or your tutor is in her office and you are plucking up the courage … Read more