Tag Archives: reading in english

Read in the target language – “kill two birds with one stone” = achieve two objectives through the same action.

In connection with my goal of achieving C1/advanced level Dutch certification, I decided to try reading my first ‘proper’ book in Dutch. By ‘proper’ I mean not adapted for non-native readers and not a children’s book! A friend had recently recommended “King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild and so I decided to “kill two birds …

In the wake of…= following, due to, owing to, in the aftermath of….

In the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd, there have been a spate of demonstrations around the world including one in Antwerp yesterday. As I’ve previously mentioned I’m a fan of ‘The Brussels Times’ but I couldn’t help noticing that they let their standards slip with regard to grammar in the article I’ve …

What impact will the Corona Crisis have on our mobility and transport? Will we soon be saying a permanent goodbye to traffic jams and smog?

Apparently when the shops reopened last week there was 42% less traffic in Brussels than before the lockdown. Does this herald the start of a cleaner and less stressful environment or will things quickly return to the “old normal?” Having just won the “European Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Award”, Brussels is planning to reduce the …