Learning English with Oxford is a new blog from Oxford University Press. So far there are only a few posts. For example, a list of cat idioms: Be the cat’s whiskers Raining cats and dogs Has the cat got your tongue? Curiosity killed the cat Let the cat out of the bag Like a cat… Read more Learning English with Oxford
Money on the Mind is a blog on behavioural economics “& other mind-blowing things” by a Dutch PhD student at Warwick Business School. It has some recent interviews with behavioural economists, including UEA’s Professor Sugden.
UEA’s School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies has a politics blog called Eastminster. While it appears to be written entirely by two people called Editor and Admin, closer inspection reveals the actual authors. Some examples of posts: Seven Myths Used To Make The Case For A Second Referendum Terrorist obituaries: some early research… Read more Eastminster
UEA’s School of Economics has a blog – or rather, a collection of blogs. These include Staff Blogs, Meet the Lecturers and Student Blogs. Some posts: Who is Boris Johnson? Brexit Clues On The Community of Advantage Tosin’s Room
ZME Science is another popular science news website. It is similar to ScienceAlert, which we mentioned earlier this month.
ScienceAlert is a science news website. Every day it has several news items on nature, health, space, tech, the environment, etc.
Lander Hawes’s blog offers study advice to international students. For example: From IELTS to University: Counter-Arguments with Cats and Dogs Transforming a model IELTS problem-solution essay into a university-level essay (Part 1) Barriers to achieving an IELTS 7.0+ academic writing style Lander used to teach English at INTO UEA. When not teaching, he puts on… Read more Lander’s blog
ielts-simon.com is a blog of daily tips on the IELTS test. For example, from a recent post, IELTS Speaking: slow down!: While you may be marked down by the examiner if you hesitate too often, there’s nothing wrong with speaking a bit more slowly and carefully. You can post comments and questions.
Lingthusiasm is: A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics! Make your boring commute or chores feel like a lively, nerdy, language-y dinner party with real linguists! Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo) bring you into fascinating and hilarious half-hour conversations about the patterns behind language which you never realized you were already saying.… Read more Lingthusiasm
World of Better Learning is a blog about English language teaching, from Cambridge University Press. Posts are written by various people and divided into three categories: Insights, Techniques and Tools. There are also audio and video presentations. Some examples: The future of Englishes – by David Crystal IELTS Writing Task 2: teaching writing skills to… Read more World of Better Learning
Our report on the death of law blogs was an exaggeration. It turns out there are more survivors: University of Aberdeen School of Law Blog Admin Law Blog Al’s Law BabyBarista BarristerBlogger Steve Cornforth Blog Cyberleagle The Defence Brief EHCR Blog Garden Court North Chambers Blog UK Inquest Law Blog Justice of the Peace Blog… Read more More law blogs
Most law blogs seem to die after a few years. Current survivors include: UK Human Rights Blog UK Constitutional Law Association blog United Kingdom Immigration Law Blog Panopticon UK Supreme Court Blog Watching the Law Law and Lawyers Pink Tape The Time Blawg They have links to more blogs, though many are extinct. Update: More… Read more Law blogs
There are numerous blogs on economics and related subjects, with new posts every week. One blog that regularly provides links to them is Economist’s View. For example: Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You – Paul Krugman Why rent matters – Stumbling and Mumbling Inequality of opportunity, income inequality, and economic growth – VoxEU How… Read more Economist’s View
External links from these blog posts are now being added to the Links page (under More on the menu).
This is a list of posts on language learning from the blog, All Things Linguistic. For example, 12 Ways to stop freezing up when you try to speak a second language and Why can’t adults learn languages like children? (video).
The Macmillan Dictionary Blog has various sections, such as Learn English and Word of the Day. Recent topics include: Till and until Is presently ambiguous? Meanings of flabbergasted, gloom and budget Spelling tips for disrupt and business A quiz on trending words of 2018