13 Coherence Patterns

Despite the fact that… Despite the fact that he was late, the teacher allowed him to attend the class. Despite the fact that his experience was...

A boat with a hole — an inspirational story

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.While...

A cup of tea and the existence of God

Hi everybody… In this phase of turmoil tension…fear…today, I would not like to talk about any astrology or any advice as far as what should be...

A passage to read

The following is a passage from a BBC book on pronunciation. Practise reading it aloud with correct stress, rhythm and intonation. Find out the audio...

A Plane Crash — a short story

Nothing unusual happened that evening. Mom and Dad had been packing things since morning, with not infrequent and not-so-brief exchanges between...

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

The scene, if I may ask you to follow me, was now changed. The leaves were still falling, but in London now, not Oxbridge; and I must ask you to...

A Slumber — a poem by Wordsworth

A Slumber by William Wordsworth   A slumber did my spirit seal;     I had no human fears:...

A Vocabulary Activity

Extensive exposure to good quality English via reading & listening is a surefire way  to improve vocabulary. Here’s an activity...

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Chapter 11 I am. I think. I will.  My hands . . . My spirit . . . My sky . . . My forest . . . This earth of mine . . . . What must I say...

Before you waste any time — A speech by Jay Shetty

There are three things that control our lives. Time, Wealth and Health. When we’re young, we have time. Time to play, Time to Explore, Time to...

By Courier — a story by O. Henry

It was neither the season nor the hour when the Park had frequenters; and it is likely that the young lady, who was seated on one of the benches at...

Confusing word partners

Many words in English look or sound alike. It’s easy to get them confused. Enjoy reading the following *vocab gems*. Do please share them with...

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