Congratulations to Clara on passing Cambridge First Certificate!
Congratulations to Carmen on passing B2 Cambridge First!
Here is an interesting article on prejudice and accent when speaking English. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210528-the-pervasive-problem-of-linguistic-racism
Conversation classes: maximum 3 participants, 45 minute duration, once a week. Intensive courses: maximum 6 participants, 2 hour duration, twice
try out = (1) test to see how useful or effective something is e.g. He tried out his new bicycle
Verb suffixes: -en: widen, strengthen, lengthen -ate: communicate, irritate, complicate -ify: intensify, magnify, beautify -is(z)e: realise, economise, recognise Adverb suffixes:
Amidst the darkness of the pandemic and the looming destruction of climate change, there is still hope. These are the
-ish: Spanish, childish, foolish -ous: spontaneous, curious, envious -al: regional, universal, ancestral -ful: wonderful, helpful, useful -ic: scientific, terrific, athletic
I am starting a new series on suffixes. Here are some common suffixes for nouns: -ness: kindness, selfishness, fitness -ee:
Here is a brief animated history of English: