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6 Minute Vocabulary
6 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Adjectives and adverbs
Fashionable? Fashionably? Learn how to use adjectives and adverbs.
7 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Finn and Alice look at a very important part of word building – suffixes.
6 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Do you have to write academic texts and essays? Finn and Neil give you some tips.
7 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Talk like Shakespeare
Learn some idioms from 'the Bard' which are in common use today.
7 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Irregular verbs 2
Break, broke, broken... We look at verbs that don't behave themselves.
7 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Eponyms as nouns and verbs
To google, to hoover... Learn about words that have come from commercial products.
7 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Adjectives from names
Freudian, Dickensian, Orwellian... learn about adjectives that come from names.
8 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
How many stars are there in the universe? Learn how to say big numbers in English.
8 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Suffixes -sion -tion -tian
"I have a confession to make. My ambition is to meet a Martian!" - We teach you suffixes.
6 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Learn about synonyms - words that have the same or similar meaning.
6 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Discourse Markers: Interjections
Do you know your ouch! from your ugh!? These words are called interjections.
6 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Commonly misspelled words
Finn and Catherine talk through some of the complexities of English spelling.
6 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Rob and Catherine talk about words and short phrases used to connect ideas.
6 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Words with more than one spelling
Disk or disc? Confused about which one to use? Finn and Catherine talk about spelling.
6 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Nasa, Fifa, Unesco, Nato - Peter and Catherine talk about acronyms.
6 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
A good way of building vocabulary in English is to learn words with opposite meanings.
6 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Suffixes: -ness & -ity
Learn how to use the suffixes '-ness' and '-ity' in English.
8 minutes | May 31, 2021
Discourse markers: Attitude
Words and phrases we use to express our attitude to what we’re saying or writing.
6 minutes | May 24, 2021
Suffixes: -ment, -ance, -ence
ExciteMENT, performANCE, differENCE - how suffixes turn verbs and adjectives into nouns.
7 minutes | May 17, 2021
Someone, somewhere, anywhere...
Learn how to use these very useful pronouns with 'some' and 'any'.
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