I’ve always loved this bitter-sweet story. It’s about a young man who studies to be rabbi. However, he has a few problems. He’s lonely, poor and naive, and he doesn’t even believe in God. Can a wife save him? The student uses a matchmaker to find him someone who will touch his heart. However, it’s… Continue reading Short Story: The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
Jacqueline Schaalje Photos by Pedro Ribeiro Simoes I get asked this question fairly often. There are many different approaches to learning vocabulary, but in my view reading offers you one of the best ways to learn new words in a fun way. 1 Read and Read. I know, you’ve heard this tip before from old… Continue reading What’s the Best Way to Learn New Vocabulary?
Reading is good for you, there’s no doubt about that. People who read English a lot will also learn to speak it better than people who don’t read. The important thing is to find something you like to read. It shouldn’t be too hard for you either. You’ll learn more if the text is easy… Continue reading Where to Find the Perfect Reading Material
I’m often asked how one can improve vocabulary. By this, people mean they want to know more words. Of course, the old-fashioned way to do that is to open a dictionary and start reading. But after five words, you either get bored, or you find you need to read the first one again to refresh… Continue reading How to Improve Your Vocabulary: Reading and More Reading