Archive for October, 2014

  1. Words in the news: let off steam

    Origin: Serbia Rage Room Helps To Let Off Steam NOVI SAD, Serbia — Savo Duvnjak looks around the room, lifts a metal baseball bat and wrecks everything in sight – bed, table, shelves, chair – until there’s nothing left to wreck. This isn’t a criminal onslaught. It’s the Rage Room. And it’s smashing its way […]

  2. Words in the news: in a row

    Origin: College Student Who’s Never Played Basketball Sinks 4 Great Shots In A Row, Wins $10,000 He shoots, he scores — and scores, and scores and scores! On Monday, Gustavo Angel Tamayo, a 23-year-old student at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., wowed the crowd gathered in the school’s gymnasium when he scored a lay-up, a […]

  3. All about the red poppy

    The red poppy was first used as a symbol to remember those who have died in war. Its use is attributed to Moina Bell Michael, an American teacher who raised funds for those who used to be in the military by selling silk poppies. The United States officially dubbed the silk poppy as the emblem […]

  4. IELTS Speaking topic: A beautiful or handsome person

    Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome. You should say: who the person is when you met the person at the first time what the person’s character and explain how you feel about the person.

  5. IELTS Speaking topic: Something you want to learn but you can’t learn now

    Describe something you want to learn which you can’t learn now. You should say: what it is how you will learn it why you want to learn it and explain why you can’t learn it now

  6. Vegemite, a uniquely Australian taste

    If we’re talking about Australian Food we must include some information on Vegemite. Vegemite is uniquely Australian and although there are similar spreads (Marmite for example in Britain), it is mainly sold in Australia and it’s fair to say would only be eaten by Australians and some New Zealanders, even though the name is now […]