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More words I’ve learnt from books The list goes on! Here are a few more words I think I’ve only come across in books or other written text. irate [eye-rate; aɪreɪt]very angry, furiousHe had an irate look in his eyes.lucubration [lu-kiub-ration; ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən]investing a lot of time and effort into studying; particularly at nightserious literary work (such as a result of this study)Helen was impressed by her sister’s lucubration.doughty [doubt-y; daʊti]brave, hardy, determinedShe was a doughty

Must, have to or have got to?

Posted by Amy on  Jänner 14, 2021
Category: English Grammar
Must, have to or have got to? Have you ever wondered why there are different ways to describe a need or obligation to do something, and if you picked the right one? No? Just me? Oh well, I’m going to explain it anyway. Here goes! must is generally used when the obligation comes from the speaker, or from internal reasonsthe speaker is expressing a personal obligation – not an external oneI must call my friend

Looking for Christmas books

Posted by Amy on  November 29, 2020
Category: books
Looking for Christmas Books Really looking forward to rereading this beautiful edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that I was given a couple of years ago 😍 But I’m also looking for other must-reads for the Christmas season! So, any recommendations? A collection of short stories perhaps, or any novels set around Christmas? Comment below! 🎄🎄
Words I’ve learnt from books How often do you read words that you don’t recognise? Maybe you can tell what they mean, but you’ve never seen them before? Or you do recognise them, but can’t remember their meaning? This used to happen to me a lot, and recently I’ve spotted a few fancy words that I’d like to share with you – including how to pronounce them, as that can also be an issue even

describing relatives: cousins

Posted by Amy on  November 9, 2020
Category: fun language facts
Describing relatives: types of cousins So here’s a topic I couldn’t get my head around for ages, but I think I’ve got it now: the different terms for cousins who aren’t the children of my parents‘ siblings, but a little more distant than that. I knew that they were called first and second cousins, and I had also heard about „cousins twice removed“, but I just wasn’t quite clear about how it all worked …

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