Archive for the ‘Words’ category

  1. Words in the news: Secular

    Origin: Its hold on the Jewish imagination is immense and undiminished, even in a deeply secular age. Synagogues tend to be fuller on this day than any other. The atmosphere is vivid, the music solemn and majestic, the imagery gripping and powerful. It is as if the world had become a courtroom. God is sitting […]

  2. Words in the news: Brace

    Origin: Hong Kong (CNN) — Thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown stood their ground in the heart of Hong Kong on Tuesday. Protesters had masks, protective goggles and plastic raincoats on hand as they camped out on the main thoroughfare leading into the city’s central business district. “They’re all ready […]

  3. Words in the news: Unfurl

    Origin: Nick Clegg has said “the cat is out of the bag” on devolution in the UK and predicts the issue will dominate British politics whatever the result of Scotland’s independence referendum. The deputy prime minister promised to be on the picket lines calling for greater decentralisation in England as he insisted irreversible further powers […]

  4. 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 […]

  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. The English words of young people

    Growing up in London has made me realise that the correct English language is a bit of a myth. The only person I remember ever speaking the correct English language in my entire life was my Secondary School Head Teacher. To be fair she was about 70 something year old, it would have been very […]