Word forms relating to countries, nationalities, people and languages. (more…)
Receiving any aids from developed countries might be benefitial for developing countries.
OK so there is a difference between aid (countable) and aid (uncountable). (more…)
Restaurant sales peaked on Friday. On the contrary, the restaurant gained its lowest earnings on Sunday.
If you are contrasting two things that are both true, do not use on the contrary (more…)
Thanks to GuruEAP follower Devina who has requested an explanation of the use of that of. (more…)
For some reason I posted this as a page some time back, but here it is again as a post so that it shows up more easily in searches. Enjoy! (more…)
Another post highlighting and analysing cohesive devices in academic writing, this time a summary of research looking into the facial expressions of animals. (more…)
In this post we take a look at some nice language comparing two crash landings in which all passengers and crew survived! (full news story here). (more…)
A third ‘first page’, again from Harry Potter! This time I’ve highlighted the suitablility of items for IELTS Speaking and/or IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2. (more…)
Reloading the page gives you a randomised collection of common academic collocations. Can you guess the missing collocates? (more…)
This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of posts focusing on the first pages of novels. (more…)