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  • Take 61: Survival Kit

    I have endless memories of my mother trying to find things in her handbag. And I gather more memories every day. I’ve begun to think of her as only having 1.5 arms.…

  • StudyBite 6: 10 Nouns – Advanced

    Nouns are simple, right? They are the most basic element of any language. The first thing we learn. Easy! If only. Nouns are little tricksters. They are chameleonic (able…

  • Take 59: Names and Faces

    I decided to do a bit of research into why it can be so difficult to recall someone’s name. And I found a few facts that make me feel a lot better about it! First, …

  • Sloveso být – to be

    Bylo nebylo… … rozhodně bylo. Je a bude. Ze všech nečastější. Mluvím o slovesu být, tedy v angličtině to be. Budete ho potřebovat od první lekce a pak už pořá…

  • Take 54: After Life

    I know, I know… Death is everyone’s least favourite topic. Understandably so. It would kill the mood at any party. (I assume. I’ve never tried.) I watch…

  • Take 45: 1968

    I have always wanted to be an actress. (I may have mentioned that before.) It has been my dream since I was a girl. I did my first play when I was nine years old and I ha…

  • Take 24: Czech Easter

    I love spring time. The sun finally wakes up, the flowers start to bloom, and I can go out without first putting on 14 layers of clothing! And I adore the Easter holiday.…

  • Take 13: Looking Back at 2017

    It’s a new year! A new start. A time to look forward and make plans and resolutions. A time to imagine what the year ahead might hold for us. A clean slate. But it&…

  • Take 11: Weather Idioms

    People often ask me if it’s true that British people always talk about the weather. Yes it is. We do. But it’s not because we’re obsessed… okay, i…

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Take 61: Survival Kit

I have endless memories of my mother trying to find things in her handbag. And I gather more memories every day. I’ve begun to think of her as only having 1.5 arms. Because most of the time, half of one arm is deep inside her handbag, rummaging around. She really […]

StudyBite 6: 10 Nouns – Advanced

Nouns are simple, right? They are the most basic element of any language. The first thing we learn. Easy! If only. Nouns are little tricksters. They are chameleonic (able to change colour) theriomorphic (able to change shape) beasts! A word that means one thing by itself, can suddenly take on […]

Take 60: TV Series Revisited

I have to admit: I love watching TV! I mean, TV has got so good in the past few years! Streaming on sites like Netflix makes my heart flutter. And I prefer watching TV series to movies for a few reasons: Have you ever watched a movie that drew you […]

StudyBite 5: Exclamations!

Exclamations help us express strong emotions. We use them much more frequently than we think we do. And yet, we seem to use exclamations without thinking at all! They just fall out of our mouths before we know it. And this is why they can be so tricky. Because they […]

Take 59: Names and Faces

I decided to do a bit of research into why it can be so difficult to recall someone’s name. And I found a few facts that make me feel a lot better about it! First, some context: As with many other social animals, humans are quite good at recognising faces […]

Take 58: Backstage

There is a theatre saying: “The show must go on”. It means that no matter what happens, come hell or high water, finishing the show as best you can is of utmost importance. And every actor believes this passionately. We aren’t told to believe it. We’re not even taught it. […]