Free science terminology resource

Some nicely designed worksheets to help you practise English scientific terminology if this is not your area of expertise!

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Slang English terms for ‘raining’

We British cannot go a day without complaining about the weather, so here is a downloadable vlog to help you navigate some terms you won’t find in your dictionary…

Raining slang vlog

 

 

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Signage failure courtesy of Disneyland Paris

Tut-tut Disneyland Paris, charge £20.00 for a Mickey Mouse hat but can’t afford the services of a professional proofreader?

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Ig Noble winners announced

We reviewed the research of the Ig Noble prize winners 2018 and in a randomized, controlled trial in the office, we can verify that the effect of shouting and cursing while driving is embarrassment when you realize the car window is open.

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Poverty and the ‘word gap’

This report from Oxford University Press addresses the question of poverty and the ‘word gap’. If you are interested in childhood language acquisition, have a read.

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New UK universities regulator formed

If you are thinking of studying or taking up a research post at a UK university, you have a right to value for money and good working practices and these will hopefully be upheld by the newly-formed Office for Students – click here for further details.

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Free online English-language course

Please see the following link for a free online English-language course from the British Council.

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Here’s to 2018!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our friends, followers and customers!

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Call for papers promoting emancipation

The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal, are calling for papers on promoting emancipation and challenging the processes of devaluation and obliteration of difference – please the following Facebook event.

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All research is good research?

According to the folks at Improbable.com, improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think.

All we hope is that the research into the optimum time to dunk a biscuit was true.

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