Last week on January 26, Aussies all around the country celebrated Australia Day. Every country has a national day where they celebrate the day their nation became a country. In my last post, I explored the history of the discovery and formation of Australia. We didn’t officially become a ‘country’ on January 26. On this day, we merely (simply, only) celebrateRead more
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The country we call Australia is very young, with our European roots coming from Great Britain. However a lot happened before the British declared the federation of Australia. Here is some history of how Australia was discovered and founded: Why is it called Australia? In 200AD, a Greek map maker theorised that the world was in fact not flat, and that there had to beRead more
Christmas is finally here, and although we will all be spending time with our families, it’s important to spend just a few minutes of each day practising your English to stay in the habit.
To keep in the spirit of the festive season, I have listed some common vocabulary that you will hear in English Christmas conversations.Read more
Today I’m not teaching grammar or idioms. I’d like to share a bit of Aussie culture with you. Since it’s the Christmas season and it’s celebrated differently all around the world, I’d like to share how we do it “down under” in Australia.Read more