Archive for August, 2014

  1. English conservatories

    A conservatory is an extension or room that is usually attached to one side of the house using glass roof and walls. It is known by other names including greenhouse, sun-room, and solarium, among others. By Britain standards, a structure is considered a conservatory if at least half of its side wall area is glazed […]

  2. Improve your English vocabulary with 10 great alternatives to “Good”

    Are you tired of always saying “good”? Maybe you’d like to try some new English vocabulary words instead? Using new vocabulary might not make you more popular or happier…, but it probably will make you smarter, and also improve your ability to communicate – which can lead to many other good things! Cool In addition […]

  3. The famous Redbox

    To many, the red telephone box is something rather unique on England’s streets. In a modern England where everyone is well equipped with mobile phones, there really isn’t much need to visit a little cubicle and search the pocket for 30p. However, in its heyday the fast disappearing red telephone box was a real beacon […]

  4. IELTS Writing: Letter-Broken microwave oven

    You recently bought a piece of equipment for your kitchen but it did not work. You phoned the shop but no action was taken. Write a letter to the shop manager. In your letter 1. describe the problem with the equipment 2. explain what happened when you phoned the shop 3. say what you would […]

  5. Words in the news: Detox

    Origin: Do you sleep with your smartphone or tablet by your bedside? Do you check your email, Facebook page or Instagram the moment you wake up? Do your family members implore you to look up from your phone? You might need a digital detox. Constant use of email, social media and constant news feeds can […]

  6. IELTS Writing: Letter-Moving to the new house

    You have recently moved to a different house. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter 1. explain why you have moved 2. describe the new house 3. invite your friend to come and visit