Judging from the feedback we receive on our blog, you particularly like our short stories. We like to get you thinking as well as learning English. So, as it’s Easter, we’re giving you two very interesting ones which we are sure you will enjoy. HERCULES AND THE WAGONER A farmer was carelessly
Sir Isaac Newton is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time. He was an English mathematician, astronomer, physicist and theologian. He laid the foundations of classical mechanics, made relevant contributions to optics and helped to develop the infinitesimal calculus.
Work, Work, Work At some time in our lives, most of us work and some more than others. Work has a lot to do with doing a job of some kind and if we are lucky, something we enjoy doing and is satisfying as well. There are lots of related words and phrases using the root “work” and here are a few of t
Another story by The Brothers Grimm Cat and Mouse in Partnership A certain cat had made the acquaintance of a mouse, and had said so much to her about the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at length the mouse agreed that they should live and keep house together. ‘But we must ma
The Curse of the Ninth Symphony There is a superstition connected with the history of classical music. Some people believe that a ninth symphony is destined to be a composer’s last. The composer will therefore die while writing it, or before completing a tenth. Of course, this idea is not supp