talking about relationships in English

  To celebrate Valentine's Day, which is a day to celebrate love and relationships, we thought we’d deal with some English vocabulary relating to love and romance! Read this story of someone’s love life and then try to match…
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Bowling!

Do you like ten pin bowling?! This common game has become a world-wide hit and is very popular among people from all countries! In Leeds, there are a number of ten pin bowling places, which are great venues for meeting new people and…
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Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries is an organisation that manages museums and historical collections in different places around the U.K., including the Tower of London and (more importantly!) Leeds.  They actually have a long history, dating back to the Middle…

what’s the difference between “some” and “any”? (pre-intermediate)

“Some” means “a certain number/amount of”. You say it when you don’t want to specify exactly how much, but probably not very much! I’ve got some money.         There’s some water on the floor. We also use it in questions,…

Meet the Teacher - Nicholas

Nicholas is the Director of Studies at the Leeds School of English. We interviewed him to find out more! Where are you from? I grew up in a small city on the border of England and Wales, called Hereford. It’s nice but quite boring! What…

New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re from a country that use the Western, or Gregorian, calendar, you will probably be used to celebrating New Year. In Britain and America, this normally means going out or parties with friends and/or family. In Britain, New Year’s…

How can I learn phrasal verbs?

Phrasal verbs - aren't they terrible! By now, you have probably realised that there are a lot of phrasal verbs, each one with more than one possible meaning. There are three main characteristics of phrasal verbs: more than one word - sometimes…

Traditional English Christmas Food

Just like with any important day, food plays a big part of British culture at Christmas. Here are a few important examples: Roast Turkey - the classic dish! It needs to be cooked in an oven for quite a long time. Brussel Sprouts - a…

Christmas Market Leeds

Another tradition that has come to us originally from Germany (see Oktoberfest) - the Leeds Christmas market has stalls, food & drink, gifts and entertainment. It’s a lovely way to spend a few hours in the cold weather! Our students…

Halloween Party!

This year, at the Leeds School of English, we had a halloween party to celebrate this spooky festival! The students and staff dressed up as Halloween characters - some obvious and some not! What can you see in the picture below?    As…