CHUNK OF THE DAY

Word of the day: atrocity
Like many of you, I suppose, I woke yesterday morning to the appalling news coming out of Manchester. American pop
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Phrase of the day: rule of thumb
My mother turned 70 last month and to celebrate we took her to Majorca for a week-long break. We rented
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Phrase of the day: go pear-shaped
Last night I was at our local pub quiz. For anyone who hasn’t experienced this, basically it’s an excuse for
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Word of the day: ransom
Over the last few days, the news here in the UK has been dominated by the hackers currently holding the
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Word of the day: landslide
As you’ve probably noticed, France has elected a new president. From a British point of view, the French system is
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Word of the day: professional
When I was in Norilsk, in the far north of Russia earlier this year, I was lucky enough to have
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Phrase of the day: a big If
We use the phrase that’s / it’s a big if to show that we realise that what we are about
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Phrase of the day: Time is of the essence
Over recent weeks, we’ve been taking a fair few bookings for what will be our first ever London summer school.
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Word of the day: pimp
A few weeks ago, I ran a teacher development course in Norilsk, Siberia. In one session, we were talking about
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Phrase of the day: two-fingered salute
At some point during most courses we run, we end up taking whichever students are up for it to the
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