Informal “down the pub” communication

The 5 Ps: Just one of the handy expressions that has stuck with me…

since my days at Apex Computer Recruitment London.. and that’s a few moons ago to say the least! 😉 Anyway the 5 Ps; “Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-poor Performance”! And so, I “always” prepare my lessons “thoroughly“. NB The position of the adverbs “always” and “thoroughly“. I have noticed that a lot of non-native English speakers …

I have a special technique for drilling….

in the language class…. and it will help improve your pronunciation and memorisation of vocabulary. It is however, a completely different “kettle of fish” to the to the “drill” music referred to in the Economist’s article (link below). What captured my attention in the article was how it claims London slang or “MLE” – Multicultural …

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. https://www.fastcompany.com/90527629/how-to-promote-yourself-without-sounding-obnoxious