Newsletters 2018

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SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2018

SGEM October Newsletter
Halloween falls on the night of 31 October. Do you have your costumes ready, to frighten your friends? Or will you stay home because witches, ghosts and creepy crawlies scare you? This Halloween, let us treat you to some words and phrases that describe fear. 

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2018

SGEM September Newsletter

The annual Singapore Grand Prix returns this September with a breathtaking combination of gripping race action and entertaining performances, set against the backdrop of a spectacular city skyline! Whether you are attending the glitzy event or not, let us take a look at some words and phrases that are related to racing – both literally and figuratively!

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER JULY 2018

July Speak Good English Newsletter

Enter an enchanting world of exquisite garden designs and floral creations as Singapore goes into full bloom this July at the Singapore Garden Festival 2018. Let us take a look at some words and phrases that are related to gardens and flowers!

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER JUNE 2018

Speak Good English Movement Jun 18 Newsletter

Food brings people from all walks of life together. What happens when you come across good food but just cannot find the right words to describe it? Let us take a look at some adjectives to describe food!

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

Speak Good English Movement May 18 Newsletter

Collective nouns are names for a group of people or animals. Instead of saying “group”, use collective nouns to introduce variation in your writing. Let us take a look at some ways to use collective nouns to describe groups of animals.  

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018

Speak Good English Movement Apr 18 Newsletter

Metaphors and similes are used to make comparisons. While similes use the words “like” or “as” to draw similarities between the two features, metaphors make comparisons directly. To commemorate the month of Shakespeare’s birth and death, let us take a closer look at metaphors and similes with the following examples from Shakespeare’s oeuvre. 

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER MARCH 2018

Speak Good English Movement Mar 18 Newsletter

Punctuation marks may seem unimportant or even unnecessary, but the reality is that omitting one where it is needed, or using one where it is not necessary, can drastically change the meaning of a sentence. Let us take a look at some of the common ways in which punctuation marks are misused and find out how we can avoid mistakes. 

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018

Newsletter February 2018

The time has come once again to shower the special someone in your life with a plethora of flowers, gifts and chocolates. Ditch the roses and switch it up this year by impressing your significant other with your breathtaking vocabulary. Here are some creative words and phrases you can use to express yourself this Valentine’s Day. 

SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018

Newsletter January 2018

The new year has arrived! It’s time to sober up from the holiday festivities and get back to work. Now is also the time where many of us attempt to make amends for our holiday gluttony by eating better and healthier. Before you embark on your next diet and exercise regime, take a look at how to pronounce the names of the following health foods that have gained popularity among your fellow health junkies.