Game of Groans

Loosely based on a successful fantasy drama series, the battle for the Labour leadership is about as interesting as a wet Wednesday in Weston-super-Mare. Like the drama series it emulates, the battle for the leadership is set on fictional lands; in this case the sunny, prosperous Southos and the dark, dank Northos, and interweaves several plot line
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English Lesson 18

We asked one of our guest English-language students, Hans, to construct a sentence incorporating the word “maybe” when describing a scene from a popular TV soap opera. Here’s his effort. “Ven ze Roovers Return Pub Haus is being shown, zer can been lots of Peoples. In fact, zo many Peoples enyoying demselvz. But in ze Corner von Ma
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Conair

We pick up our story as Conair passenger, Mr Cyrus, in the company of fellow passenger, Mr Garland, walks into a pharmacy inside the departure hall looking for something to relieve a nasty virus. Cyrus approaches a sales assistant, whilst Garland browses the displays. After a short exchange, the assistant asks Mr Cyrus for his boardin
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Miserable Meteorologists

What do meteorologists do? Study the causes of weather conditions using data obtained from the land, sea and upper atmosphere. Study the impact of weather on the environment. Use computer-based mathematical models to make short, medium and long-range forecasts. Conduct research into weather patterns and climate change. What don’t meteorologists do? Look out of the window like th
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Three Pound Coins in the Fountain

Three pound coins in the fountain Through the ripples how they deceiver Just one wish will be granted One will become party leader Which one will the unions bless? Which one will make the worst mess? Make it mine! Make it mine! Make it mine! Original lyrics by Sammy Cahn (1954), who claimed to hav
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