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Wellspring -Poetic Bloomings

If I swallowed

a dictionary

from each of

the countries

the languages

of this world

(and beyond)

could I

would I

ever express

the joy of this life… 118 more words

Creative Writing

Shakespearing it up

It’s easy to think that it’s other people who are the movers and shakers, those who change history and the world. Yet one way we are all agents of change and creativity is in our use of language. 159 more words

to rule the roost


Roasting, Middle Ages. Luttrell Psalter – from Good Cheer: The Romance of Food and Feasting (1911), by Frederick W. Hackwood



To rule the roost means to be in a dominating position over others. 763 more words


Thorough reminder of a teacher of English language

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


1/listen to BBC podcasts a minimum of three times and focus on audios

2/watch videos on @YouTube, @euronews, BBC

3/read daily newspapers (The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian) 245 more words

English Language



strawberry jam tarts – photograph: BBC





a woman who dresses or behaves in a way that is considered tasteless and sexually provocative




John Camden Hotten defined this word in Dictionary of modern slang, cant, and vulgar words (1864 edition): 348 more words


to sack


a set of seven hand-painted wooden bowling pins in the form of clowns
photograph: Le Bonheur du Jour – Etsy



To sack someone means to dismiss someone from employment. 839 more words


Using L1 in language learning

It’s been fifteen years since I caught that Easyjet flight to Madrid, en route to the initial TEFL course I’d signed up for. Could I survive outside of England? 942 more words