Month: August 2020

Sometimes we need to “blow our own trumpets”

Here’s an expression that can be used either positively – ‘to promote yourself’ or negatively – ‘to show off’, depending on the context. In the following article the writer uses a very similar expression – ‘to toot your own horn’ ; (could this be the American version?), in the positive sense.

Have I bitten off more than I can chew….? = (is the challenge too big?)

Having reached and been certified at a good upper intermediate level Dutch (B2+), I’m now trying to put the cherry on the cake by attaining the C1 (advanced) level certification. This is a test set by 5 of Belgium’s (Flanders’) leading universities and is the highest certified level achievable for a non-native speaker or ‘alien’ …