Simplicity in writing

Written English: Simplicity

Photo by Santi Vedrí on Unsplash Writing In English One of the main problems non-native English speakers face is written English, both informal dialogues which I often set as homework for students, and also formal business letters and academic papers. The most obvious error of all is the lack of simplicity. Typically Portuguese, as with […]

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English in use Anger

Everyday English: Anger

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash   The following is a summary of On Anger (De Ira), a work written in the mid-40s AD by the Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca, where he discusses in detail anger; its variants, consequences and ways to prevent it. It’s aimed at intermediate and advanced learners of English and […]

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Learning English through self-study

Learning English through self-study

This short post discusses the ways a non-native speaker can improve his or her English at home through self-study. I cannot emphasise enough just how important self-study is when it comes to learning English; even a student having two or three classes per week still needs to put in the extra work at home for […]

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Apps to help you learn English

The following is a list of apps to help you learn English; I’ve avoided the common ones and have focused on some which are not specifically designed for English study, yet can be used for both studying English and studying whatever else you please. Following this link for this post in Portuguese.   IA Writer […]

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What is frugality?

Frugality is more commonly known as resourcefulness, or simply being careful with money. While the original sense was to be cautious with food, times have changed and now food is plentiful for most, while money is not. The word actually exists in Portuguese, but to my surprise even those students who work in economics and […]

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