Newsletters 2015

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Speak Good English Newsletter December 2015

This holiday season, dress up with red-and-white Santa hats, decorate your very own Christmas tree, exchange gifts, and feast on turkey and log cakes at Christmas parties! This month, let's learn more about the English language through the origins of Christmas traditions and customs.

Share these festive facts with your family members and loved ones!

Speak Good English Newsletter October 2015

Halloween is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve. As it  comes creeping upon us this October 31, dig out your scariest costume and pop down to one of the many frightfully fun parties happening around town.

Arm yourself with this arsenal of Halloween words and phrases as you confront your greatest fears!

Speak Good English Newsletter September 2015

This Teachers' Day, impress your teachers by correcting your mistakes and committing to be a better user of the English language!

Here are eight grammar tips to help you avoid making these mistakes. To our teachers: thank you for your tireless efforts towards education and the importance of speaking good English.

Speak Good English Newsletter August 2015

Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore! Our modern city-state and island nation has come a long way these 50 years. On this joyous occasion, here are five English tips to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for, including the common language that has allowed all Singaporeans to communicate with one another, regardless of race.

Speak Good English Newsletter July 2015

In this fast-paced Little Red Dot, many Singaporeans go about life with fully packed schedules. Let's slow down during this Hari Raya Puasa break, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Here are four different definitions of the word 'fast', and four interesting phrases that you can take time to ponder this holiday.

Speak Good English Newsletter June 2015

This month is all about being happy. Take time to exercise, take care of your diet and nutrition, find time for nature, contribute to society and serve others, strengthen your relationships, enjoy recreation, relax and manage your stress, and seek spiritual well-being. Here are 6 idioms to pave your path towards happiness!

Speak Good English Newsletter May 2015

Mothers' Day is on 10 May this year in Singapore. To honour and show our appreciation to all the amazing mothers out there this month, here are three grammar tips to celebrate this important occasion.

Speak Good English Newsletter April 2015

World Health Day takes place on 7 April 2015 as an opportunity for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to draw worldwide attention to major issues of global health. Arm yourself with these three grammar tips to spread the cure for some common English 'ailments'!

Speak Good English Newsletter: March 2015

It's all about Plants this March.

Singapore is affectionately known as the garden city as we're surrounded by a beautiful variety of plants throughout the island.

Inspired by our lush greenery and "Plant a Flower Day" held annually on 12 March, here are five plant-based idioms in celebration of this environment-friendly day.

Speak Good English Newsletter: February 2015

With all the flowers, heart shapes and romantic songs everywhere, it's no surprise that Valentine's Day is here!

Celebrate this lovey-dovey occasion with some grammar tips and idioms that are all about this little thing called love.