Cats and Dogs - a blog for English learners

Occasional tips and tricks to help you learn more than the useless phrase "it's raining cats and dogs", brought to you by Craig Meulen, an English teacher in Germany. (Blog discontinued.)

March 2, 2010

Human Resources Lexicon

Here is a very useful dictionary for some of my Business English students. Seven languages, one topic: Human Resources.

March 1, 2010

Teach children about food

I'm re-starting this blog with a message - but I think it is great to improve your English with things that are useful in other ways, too!

This talk by the famous TV-chef Jamie Oliver is a great chance for you to hear real British English! He speaks fairly slowly and fairly simple English, so even pre-intermediate students should be able to understand. (And at the TED site you can switch on English subtitles to help.)

The part I found very shocking comes at about 11 minutes when he goes to an infant school and they don't recognise common vegetables.