Defying the Gods of Grammar!

If you are a learner of English you are probably used to the idea of studying grammar rules in order to understand and to apply them to your use of the language.  This is a perfectly legitimate, and many would say necessary, way to help your learning.  However, as with any set of rules, we must…

Vocabulario de Comida Tradicional II: en Escocia

Escocia tierra de castillos, monstruos de leyendas y de ¡haggis!? ¿no sabes lo que es el haggis? Pues bienvenido a la segunda entrega de Vocabulario de Comida Tradicional II: en Escocia, ya sabes, una lista de vocabulario útil, donde aprenderás nombres de comidas tradicionales escocesas, y no vamos a incluir el whisky, porque ese nombre…

World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day so, in the style of modern-day bookshops, the staff of King’s training are offering their recommendations for a good read.  Feel free to add your own in the comments box!   Irene The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy): Beautifully written, it tells the story of three generations of a family in Kerala,…

Ways of Listening

This post is about the different ways we can improve our listening in English. We will look at three ways of listening and how awareness of them can help our development.   ‘Coursebook’ listening: Coursebooks often use listening activities to present grammar points, vocabulary or functional phrases. The recordings are done by actors in a manner which…