We travel…

Hopefully. Did you go anywhere this summer? We’d love to hear about your trips. So navigate over to the ‘Travel’ tab at the right-hand end of the menu. Then click on “Summer 2018”. Read the introduction, then write your post, telling us about your summer holiday. Exchanging ideas on the many themes in this class…

Happy New Year

No, this isn’t a mistake and it’s not 31 December yet. But for many of us the new working, teaching or study year really starts in September. In Italy it’s called “la rientrata” and in France it’s “la rentrée”. So all of us at “English, Actually” would like to wish our readers a very happy…

Summertime..

… and we’re on our vacation! To all those who have read, or written for, our magazine… Have a very good Summer Vacation – if you are having one! I’ll be with you again in late August or early September. But don’t forget… Share your holidays with us on our Travel Pages! We’re looking forward…

Nearly there…

It’s nearly vacation time, when we go on a big chill. But not quite yet. And you may be taking your holidays at an unusual time. We’d love to hear about your travel plans and experiences. Surf over to our Travel Pages and share your ideas!

Poetry Page

Our Poetry Competition has just ended. Below is one of the winning entries. Revisit this page for more poems. Gossip It goes from one ear to another It changes shape and becomes bigger It finds its way through people It can make your life worse Never better A thought A word And it’s already gossip…

May 2018 – and we’ve changed our look

Hello! At long last, we’ve changed our appearance. Gone is the lurid green background and text. Instead, we have opted for something that we hope is smarter, more elegant. It will take some time before we are fully used to it. For example many of the links are at the bottom of the page at…

Mid-April 2018

Oyez oyez dear readers. For some time I have been thinking that “English, Actually” needs a new look.  So over the next few days I will be checking possible new “skins”. I would welcome any ideas from you. I am looking for a layout which is bright, attractive and easy to navigate. Meanwhile – keep…

April 2018

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good Easter break. If you went on a trip, please do write about it on our ‘Trips’ page. I had a great tour with my mother, who came down specially from England. We toured Campania, Basilicata and Puglia, staying in Agropoli (SA), Matera, Lecce and Venosa, with…

Happy Easter!

As of tomorrow, I’m on my Easter break for nearly a week. I’m touring Campania, Basilicata and Puglia. I’m going to see three famous places: Matera, the cave city; Lecce, the Baroque city, and Venosa, where the Latin poet Horace came from. And I’m taking a side trip to Otranto, with its atmospheric old town…

March 2018 Update

Hello everyone. Welcome to “English, Actually”, your online magazine. This is where you can express yourselves.  Write about any of our topics, which you will see listed in the menu bar across the top of this window. Some of the topics, such as “People”, have sub-topics. Right now, many of us are writing about “Who…