Sunday, January 9, 2011

Banned Words 2011

Lake Superior State University in Michigan has once again published their famous list of banned words from the last year. View the list and comments about it here, then think about (and answer!) the questions below.

1. Which words from the list do you agree should be banned? Why?
2. Which words from the list do you find useful?
3. Would you add any words to this list? Which words?

After answering these questions, send your answers to If you are a current Virtualingua student, this exercise will be counted as one of your tutored exercises, if you are not yet a student with us, take this opportunity to test our tutoring!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Free English eBooks from Project Gutenberg

If you like to read English books, this is the site for you! There are thousands of English eBooks available for free download on the Project Gutenberg site. You don't have to register or become a member, you can just go there, browse, and download the books you would like to read on your computer or eBook reader.

Visit their page and start reading!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We wish you a safe, happy and successful 2011, of course with lots of progress and enjoyment learning English, too.

Below is a traditional Scottish song that we often listen to and sing on New Year's Eve.
Listen to it and read about it by following the links below.

Auld lang syne

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