Wes Cecil

Wes Cecil

Every now and again you stumble across something or somebody who just blows your mind. Someone who produces something that just seems to plug right in to where you’re at or what you’re thinking about. One such recent discovery for me was the YouTube...
Any or no?

Any or no?

Unstressed ‘Any’ Grammatically speaking, ‘any’ is a quantifier which means that it informs us about the quantity of a noun or noun phrase. It can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns. There aren’t any people in the room....
Fun v Funny

Fun v Funny

These words are often confused and can still cause problems for speakers at upper intermediate level, where learners are not sure whether to use fun or funny. Fun is all about enjoyment and can be an adjective (enjoyable) or a noun (enjoyment) The party was very...
Saying the letters in English

Saying the letters in English

It’s often the first thing we learn when we start to study a new language, but also unfortunately, the first thing we forget. However, if you have ever had to give your name, address or email address over the phone in English, you will quickly realize that it...
Countable & uncountable nouns

Countable & uncountable nouns

English nouns are divided into two forms: Countable and Uncountable.   Why is it important to know if a noun is countable or uncountable? The answer is because it affects the grammar of your sentence and the other words that you must use to compliment the noun...

History of English in 10 minutes

Here’s a very witty Open University animated video about the history of the English language. Made up of 10 shorter episodes and narrated by popular broadcaster Clive Anderson, it takes us from around the time of the Romans leaving Britain right up to...