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Idiom of the Week


Three Sheets to the Wind


very drunk ; unsteady due to drunkenness



Half-way through the wedding party, he was already clearly three sheets to the wind.

The English Subjunctive Mood


Let us remind you that apart from tenses, English verbs have moods : forms that relate to a particular state or level of reality. You are probably very familiar with the indicative mood, the imperative mood, as well as the conditional mood. Now, let us pay some special attention to the so-called subjunctive mood.











TOEIC Listening and Reading Test : Reading Comprehension


We already discussed the Listening Comprehension part of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test. Now, it is time to pay the needed attention to the Reading Comprehension questions.


Saving Money : Transport


(Part 2)


In our previous article, we started a discussion on how you can economise by planning your methods of transport carefully and considering available discounts. After a thorough discussion on travelling by train, we are now continuing with tips about walking, driving, and taking the bus.


Saving Money : Transport


(Part 1)


Are you living in the UK ? Lucky you, there are so many interesting places to visit around the country ! However, you must have heard and seen for yourself that transport can be quite costly. While this may be true, the good news is that some extra planning may save you huge amounts of money. Here are some tips for travelling around the UK.


Multilingualism and Business


In today's highly globalised setting, multilingualism is becoming increasingly important as we tend to both be more and more mobile and to rely on the Internet in relation to an increasing number of aspects of our lives, including work.


Дублин, Гиббонс, и Оскар Статуэтка


Мы все знакомы с «Оскара», ежегодно выдается Академией кинематографических искусств и наук. Что может быть новой информации для вас, однако, является то, что знакомы статуэтку Оскар был разработан Дублин родившегося Кердик Гиббонс.

Speaking in Front of People


The ability to present or speak in front of an audience is an important one in education and ESL studies in particular. When English students speaks in front of people, they learn to communicate, improvise, talk for long periods of time and behave more and more naturally while using English. The required presentation skills will differ based on several factors, including the size of the audience and whether you know them or now as well as whether you had the chance to prepare your speech in advance.

Dublin, Gibbons, and the Oscar Statuette


We are all familiar with the 'Oscar' Awards, annually given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. What may be new information for you, however, is that the familiar Oscar statuette was designed by Dublin-born Cerdic Gibbons.

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