It has been tough going this month. Taking a photo a day is easy. Uploading them to my 365 has not been so easy. I’ve just had to update about three weeks of snaps. I think I got them all in the right order, but one can’t be 100% sure. Nevermind.
Anyway, it’s time to wheel out my virtual ballot box again. There are the six photos below. Cast your vote for your favourites. You can vote for two of them. That makes the total number of votes tally look doubly impressive. Or only half as embarrassing, depending on how you look at it.
Another month is up. So it’s time for the vote. There were a few better snaps to choose from this month. Normal rules. Pick the two you like best/hate least. That’s all. I’ve embedded the photos in a WordPress Gallery this time. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before – it’s so much easier. Click on an image and you should get to see a slideshow type thing.
My 365 project is still on track. No missed days so far. And I’ve completed another month, with a total of 255 photos taken so far. In just 10 days I’ll have less than 100 photos to go till the project is completed. But there’s still time for a few more Photo of the Month votes, to select the best snap of the month. You can vote on one of the six photos that made the shortlist below for June by clicking here. Go on…it makes me happy!
Many a musician has used the English language to create great lyrics. Too few have ever created a great song for or about the English language, however. The language evolves in many different ways. Proper nouns to ordinary nouns is just one of the them.
Keep away from religion and politics. That’s the first and only rule of teaching English as a foreign language. Or so it’s said. Of course, if you get to know your students, you’ll learn what they are ok with and what territory is perhaps better left untrodden. It’s all about understanding where their sensitivities lie. You wouldn’t probably [...] […]
It’s often said, tongue in cheek perhaps, that written English is a different language to spoken English. It’s easy to see why. Students will tend to struggle with quite a few bizarrely spelled words. Then there is the slight difference in pronunciation between British English and American English. And then there is Glaswegian English. Can [...]
My teaching career has mostly been in the Business English sector. Going to my students places of work and embarking on tailor made courses. I’d introduce the industry specific vocabulary and phrases in relevant contexts and work through the grammar. Sometimes I’d sit in on a meeting. Other times, they’d bring samples of work into [...]
The differences between British and American English are, for the most part, fairly trite.And extra letter ‘u’ here and there. A slang word thrown in. But this sort of comparison isn’t, perhaps, the whole story. Even with virtually identical vocabulary, how we use the language can differ a great deal. Us Brits are renowned for [...]
Here’s an infographic to exercise your scrollbars. It’s a snapshot of the birth and subsequent evolution of the English language. If ever there was a language of the world, it is English. Not simply because it is now a globally used language. But because it’s a language that has been formed by huge numbers of [...]
Just over two years ago, I put this site/blog to one side. My career as an English teacher in Mexico had ended. What more did I have to say on the subject? I had new projects to explore and develop. But life often works in circles and very soon I will be returning to Mexico, [...]
Alas, it is time to say goodbye. It’s been a fabulous six years, living and working in Mexico City, but all good things must come to an end. Home is calling, and I shall be returning across the Atlantic from whence I came. This does, sadly, mean that I will no longer be able to [...]