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Give it a try!

If you do go to Britain, you must try fish and chips with salt – and, wait for it, vinegar. Wonderful! I’d stay away from those mushy peas, though. I also like salt and vinegar crisps. And what’s your favourite?

Dread the thought!

“What is worse than biting into an apple and finding a worm?” “No idea!” “Finding half a worm!”

So how many words do you know?

Do this free vocabulary test and find out how many words you know: http://my.vocabularysize.com/.

Tricky translations

Translating from one language to another is often tricky. Do you know how to translate the following words and phrases without looking them up in a dictionary: ‘Kofferraum’, ‘Arbeitstier’, ‘Wohnmobil’, ‘Pechvogel’, ‘ich verstehe nur Bahnhof’ and ‘er ist ein hohes Tier’? Test yourself with this lovely little quiz.

The King’s Speech

5 Presentation Lessons From The King's Speech from Jesse Desjardins – @jessedee ‘The King’s Speech’ is a British historical drama film and is one of my favourites. Take a look at the slideshow to get an idea of the story and also to learn five presentation lessons. Why not watch the whole film with theContinue Reading

Kind regards

Do you use the same words again and again when closing an email? Why not be a little bit more creative? A lot of people finish their email messages with “Regards”, “Kind regards” or “Best regards”. What about using the following now and again? Of course, they have to fit! Best wishes With thanks ThanksContinue Reading

On perseverance

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” Francis Bacon

How to feel at home

To feel at home in Britain, I recommend that you drink tea with milk – and perhaps a little bit of sugar. Of course, that is black tea. But nobody says that in England. Tea is tea! By the way, I’m a milk-in-first person! And what about you?

Never give up

A little boy was watching his mother gently rub cold cream on her face. “Why are you rubbing cold cream on your face, Mummy?” he asked. “To make my skin more beautiful”, she replied. A few minutes later, she began removing the cream with a tissue. “What’s the matter?” the little boy asked. “Giving up?”

Let’s chunk again

We talked about the concept of “chunking” two weeks ago. And today I’d like to introduce you to The Peak Performance Center that explains the concept clearly.