Posts tagged reading

Language Learning

3 Ways to Use Smartphones To Learn Foreign Languages By Reading Books

There are many ways in which smartphones have come to encroach on our ability to enjoy some quiet time with a good book or even replaced the pulp in our life all together. The sense of immediate gratification — or…

July 25, 2014, by

Guest Posts

The Pleasure of Reading in a Foreign Language

Apart from English fluency practice, the area most students want to concentrate on when they are with me on an intensive course is improving and expanding their English vocabulary. The activities we normally do together vary from collocations, idiomatic expressions,…

November 19, 2013, by

Books

Books: The Secret Weapon Against Stress

A study at the university of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress levels by 68%. Technology has significantly accelerated the pace of life over the last century. Cities, factories, cars and television may have made our lives more comfortable…

March 19, 2013, by

Books

The Book Reading Revolution: Read More, Better, Anywhere!

Reading for Fun By the end of my stay at UCF, I was nearing burnout. I’d read so much and for so long that my mind was numb, and reading was the last thing I wanted to do. This lasted…

June 17, 2012, by

Books

Ten Modern Literary Classics You Probably Haven’t Read But Should

Note: This is a guest post by Alex Morris. Alex Morris works for Office Kitten in Manchester where he writes, researches and blogs about the business world. He can also be followed on Twitter.   The Good Earth – Pearl…

February 2, 2012, by

News

3 Quick Ways To Improve Your Writing

A good friend of mine once said: “Every day I write is a good day.” And after more than ten years of writing I still agree with this statement. Writing is great. But it’s also hard work. According to Malcolm…

August 19, 2011, by