Improving Your English – A Lot Less Painful Than the Dentist

Improving Your English – A Lot Less Painful Than the Dentist

It took a while to register what she was saying. Me? I need a filling? I know, I know, people get dental fillings every day. It’s a routine procedure but I’ve managed until the grand age of 38 without any and I don’t want to start now. For years I’ve been lulled into a false sense of security by five…

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Don’t Take Sweets From A Stranger, But A Book From A Friend Is Fine

Don’t Take Sweets From A Stranger, But A Book From A Friend Is Fine

Don’t take sweets from strangers! Did your parents ever teach you that as a kid? Because if there’s a stranger lurking around the school gates with free sweets to entice you into their car, they’re clearly up to no good. That kind of advice has stuck with many of us and when we’re offered anything for free, there’s a niggling…

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Stop Your Kopfkino in its Tracks

Stop Your Kopfkino in its Tracks

Kopfkino – my new favourite word. Such a precise and clear definition of something we all do. Kopfkino describes those moments when you play out an entire scenario in your head. If you don’t speak German it literally translates as ‘head cinema’. You and I both do that, more than we’d like to admit. There’s the nice version, for instance,…

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