Newsletters 2017

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SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017

There are many words that can be used to describe the uttering of information, an opinion, a feeling or an instruction. Instead of just using the word, “say”, build your vocabulary bank with these words that describe utterances in different contexts.   

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

Bon Voyage means to express good wishes to someone who is about to set off on a journey. School's out! Are you travelling this September school holidays? Having difficulty describing your travels? Familiarise yourself with these words and impress your travel buddies!

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017

An idiom is an interesting and creative expression whose meaning cannot be deduced from the sum of its parts. Many English idioms use colours to convey a variety of descriptions. Add colour to your life with these idioms.

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER JULY 2017

Owls are fascinating birds that often capture the imagination of people. These nocturnal animals are known as “birds of prey” as they hunt other animals. Let us learn some useful English language tips while we look at some terms and phrases that refer to owls.  

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

Mythical creatures are depicted in historical literature and are believed to be non-existent. These creatures possess magical powers (either good or evil) and are generally more powerful than humans. Mythical creatures have unique physical characteristics and personal traits. Let us learn some useful vocabulary while we look at four examples of mythical creatures.  

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day, commemorates the end of fighting in Europe during World War II (WWII) in 1945. Involving over 30 countries (including Singapore) and spanning six years in Europe and even longer in Asia, World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history. It is no wonder that it has left behind a legacy – even in the language we use. As we remember V-E Day, let us take a look at some examples of this.

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017

Earth Day (22 April), marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Since then, people have taken a growing interest in protecting and preserving the environment. Let us look at some environmental tips and facts, and learn some new vocabulary at the same time!

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER MARCH 2017

This March, we celebrate one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time – J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973). His books, such as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, have changed the landscape of the fantasy genre and captivated readers worldwide for decades. His works also provide us with an excellent place to learn good English from one of the best. Let us appreciate some of the best quotes from his books, and pick up some English tips at the same time!

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017

Love is in the air this February as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Are you getting cold feet before meeting your date? Let us help you out with some tips to sweep your lover off his or her feet, simply with words.

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017

Quit monkeying around, it is almost the Year of the Rooster! The rooster is the tenth animal in the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. To avoid having egg on your face, we’ve compiled some clever idioms that involve eggs, chickens and roosters to impress your family members at your reunion dinner this year.