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Test your social skills in English

Test your social skills in English

How good is your English when it comes to everyday social skills? It’s easy to miss the small details if you haven’t lived in an English speaking country. Swedish has the very useful word ‘varsågod’, for example, which is used in a whole host of situations. But how do you replace this in English and what is appropriate to say in other common situations?

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Is your English fit for 2020?

Is your English fit for 2020?

A new year is upon us presenting a fresh set of challenges and opportunities. Will your English be a help or hindrance in the year to come?

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‘They' beats 'the' to 2019's Word of the Year

‘They' beats 'the' to 2019's Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster's choice came as quite a surprise when they announced that “they” had been selected as their word of the year after look-ups boomed when it became a favoured pronoun for non-binary individuals.

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The 100 greatest British novels of all time

The 100 greatest British novels of all time

Looking for some good book suggestions for leisurely reading over the Christmas holidays or as tips for presents? Then the 100 greatest British novels is a must read list for you. If one of your New year's resolutions is to improve your English, this is also a great way to make a start.

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10 election terms you should know

10 election terms you should know

The UK is gripped by election fever today as the nation goes to the polls, facing historic choices. As the sheer volume of political information and terminology can be overwhelming and difficult to follow, we’ve put together a glossary of the most important terms you should know. We hope you find it helpful.

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