CHUNK OF THE DAY

Word of the day: nippy
After an Indian summer – a period of warm weather in autumn, a time when it’s usually pretty cold –
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Phrase of the day: When I win the lottery
Almost everyone who has learned English in class has probably had that lesson where you study second conditionals. In a
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Word of the day: schlep
In a recent post on the word pogrom, we looked at language connected to the dark human tendency to blame
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Word of the day: pogrom
Recently, in a break from the norm, the Guardian newspaper here ran a whole series of features on the capital
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Word of the day: march
A march is when a large group of people walk down the streets protesting against something – or in support
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Word of the day: the all-clear
As anyone who has ever watched a loved one fight against it will know, cancer is a truly horrible disease.
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Chunk of the day: dark horse
A week or so ago, I gave a talk at a conference for English language teachers in Liestal, in the
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Phrase of the day: not bat an eyelid
One of the things that our students often comment on when they come to London is the fact that they
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Phrase of the day: go with the flow
My preferred way of getting around London is by bike. I usually cycle in and out of town, and on
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Phrase of the day: making a rod for your own back
I had dinner round at a neighbour’s place the other week. Our kids go to the same school, which is
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