Trending on “English, Actually”

We’re here until 25 July, so there is plenty of time to take part in our debates and conversations. Anybody can join us. Current topics include (but aren’t limited to) : Who We Are, Summer 2017 Travel and Our Food. We look forward to your Input!

Summertime…

… and we’re still studying English! We’re also regularly updating our online magazine, “English, Actually”. Current topics are “Someone We Know“, in which we describe a close friend or relative. And we’re also posting our Favourite Photos. It’s now time to think about travel. Where are you going this summer? Tell us about your holiday…

Our Memorable Nights, Houses and What-Ifs

You may have noticed a special new menu item, “What If?” This is where you can speculate on the past and future. “What would I do if…?” “What would[n’t] have happened if…?” Don’t be put off by the grammar; it’s not as tricky as many people think. Still highly current: Our Memorable Nights Out, Our Favourite Times,…

Our Memorable Nights

That’s our latest topic. Artur, from Krakòw, has written a nice story. So write in and tell us about your memorable night out. Go to our “Memorable Nights” page, read – and then write! We look forward to your special nights.

Guess Who?

This week we are writing about famous people: here, elsewhere, past or present. But there’s a special condition: write what you like, but don’t mention the person’s name! And don’t make it too easy, either. If you are writing about someone really famous, be “economical with the truth”, as somebody once said. The idea: write…

Our Favourite Times…

… of day, week and year. People are writing about this again! To see what they’re saying, navigate over to our Favourite Times page. Antonella writes, “My favourite time of day is eight in the morning because I love to have a hearty breakfast while reading and think I have a whole day before me.”…

Men and Women: How True are the Stereotypes?

That’s what we’re talking about right now. Some people have said: “I think it is true that women are less interested in sport than men. I can say that because when my boyfriend and his friends watch football matches on TV, me and the other girls, prefer to do something else, like putting polish on…

Easter Holidays

Enjoy your Easter break, everyone! But … don’t miss opportunities to practise. Are you going anywhere special? If you are, write about your experiences, either here or in the section on “Our Trips”. Answer these simple questions: Where did you go? Who did you go with? How did you get there? What was the food…

Stereotypes: Truth or Lazy Thinking?

This week we’re talking about stereotypes, typically those around men and women. What are your thoughts? Go to our “Stereotypes” page and join the discussion. However, remember our ‘good habits’ policy: don’t be offensive in any way. Our objective is a useful discussion in which we all learn something.

Are You Happy?

Monday 20 March was International Happiness Day. According to the World Happiness Report, Norway is the happiest country in the world. The United Kingdom is at no. 19 in the happiest country rankings. Italy, surprisingly, is at no. 48 – below Uruguay, Qatar, Guatemala, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia, among others. Surprisingly, in view of Italy’s beautiful…

Our Favourite Times

Check out this page. Then write in to tell us about your favourite times – times of day, days of the week, months, seasons or public holidays. The most original Favourite Times will get an Honourable Mention. Watch this space!

Your travels

Happy New Year 2017! I can still say this even though we are now well into February. A lot of people have written to us to describe their trips and holidays. So come and join us. It’s easy – click on “Trips” on the main menu, go to the bottom of the page and write…