English idioms for when you’re having a bad day

Are you having one of those days? Here are some great idioms to express how you feel. I [1]got out of the wrong side of bed this morning. In fact, I’m feeling a bit [2]down in the dumps. Yesterday, my boss gave me a [3]dressing down. I had forgotten to send some important files toContinue reading “English idioms for when you’re having a bad day”

Linking Words: Cause and effect

OK, I know a pretty boring topic but I thought it would be useful to post this simple summary I’ve based on https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/intermediate/unit-10/tab/grammar. There’s nothing like linking words to scramble the brain, but it’s not as complicated as it seems. Summary Linking devices are used to link one idea or argument to another. A common situationContinue reading “Linking Words: Cause and effect”

Pimp your Present Perfect for Result with YouTube, or “Help! I’ve fallen!”

Hi and Happy New Year 2021! Long time no see. Seeing as I have watched most of YouTube, I’ve decided to make some grammar videos using video clips. These videos shows the connection between the past and the present that is needed for the present perfect tense. Present perfect always needs some elements of pastContinue reading “Pimp your Present Perfect for Result with YouTube, or “Help! I’ve fallen!””

How to lose your Swiss accent (Starring Magdalena Martullo Blocher) PART TWO: The Short Vowel Sounds

Yes! this video starring Magdalena Martullo Blocher is about the short vowel sounds that Swiss German natives often over emphasize or lengthen, [ɛ], [æ], [ɪ] and [ɒ] I’ve added some videos to practice these sounds in the video description. Have a great weekend! Please like and subscribe to my youtube channel if you would likeContinue reading “How to lose your Swiss accent (Starring Magdalena Martullo Blocher) PART TWO: The Short Vowel Sounds”

How to lose your Swiss accent (Starring Magdelena Martullo Blocher) PART ONE: The consonants

This is the first in a series of videos that aim to help people with a Swiss German accent to speak more like a native speaker. Please like and subscribe to my youtube channel if you would like more videos.