Archive for November, 2014

  1. The traditional English wedding

    Most people would see different wedding traditions, but if there is one that can be traced from the English style, that is of spreading flowers on the pathway towards the altar before the bride walks towards it. Such a practice stems from the belief that the bride will live through her life happily and lovely.

  2. Words in the news: self-explanatory

    Origin: It probably didn’t work. You most likely still dislike presenting. You may feel like not presenting well is some sort of deficiency in your professional skill-set that’s somehow holding you back. Good news. It’s not your fault. Why isn’t it your fault that you hate presenting? Because if your slides are full of bullet […]

  3. IELTS Speaking topic: Natural places

    1. Do you like visiting natural places? 2. What are some well-known natural attractions in your country? 3. Have you ever gone camping? 4. Do you like a natural environment? 5. How do city kids in your country have contact with nature? 6. Do you have any memories of nature from your childhood? 7. What […]

  4. IELTS Speaking topic: Cooking

    1. Do you often do any cooking? 2. Do you like cooking? (Why?/Why not?) 3. What cooking experience have you had? 4. Who taught you to cook? 5. When you were a child, did you ever help your parents to prepare a meal? 6. Do you think children should help their parents prepare meals?

  5. Google blocks its own ads with new contributor programme video

    Google’s unveiled a crowdfunding platform dubbed Contributor, which allows people to pay for ad-free sites.

  6. Australian States

    Covering a total area of 7.69 million square kilometres, mainland Australia is the world’s largest island – but smallest continent. New South Wales The original site of European settlement and home to the most spectacular Harbour in the world (the sight of that beautiful Harbour still takes my breath away whenever I fly into Sydney), […]