The Doing English Blog

I have to stay away from online forums about learning English. Seriously. It really, really stresses me out. Take this nugget of awful advice, given in reply to someone saying “my English doesn’t improve, what can I do?”: “Do two-way translation. Read something (anything) in English, translate it carefully with the aid of dictionaries and [...]

Another Friday… … another new EES lesson. This week we’re doing part 2 of the lesson we started last month. Last week, Sue met Sean – her long lost cousin from the other side of the pond. This week they retire to the bar to talk all things Irish… … but are they so Irish? [...]

Johnny Carson Speaks: “I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself” – Johnny Carson: TV host, comedian, writer, producer, actor and musician. Ain’t that the truth. I’ve never been afraid of death. I fail to see how it’d be [...]

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