Is there a Guinness World Record for the ESL teacher who talks about death the most? Because I think I got it. [+ another student of mine inspires me]

Today in my class I had my students complete the end of conditional sentences so they were true for them (like, ‘I won’t stop studying English until…’ or ‘I’ll always live here unless…’ etc.) And for the sentence: ‘I’ll have more free time when…’ I caught one of my students …

Was Machiavelli a cunt?

There’s this beautiful series of 20 books called ‘Great Ideas’ published by Penguin. These are the two I have: And one of the others in the series is The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. Now, when you think of ‘Machiavellian’ you think of: cunning; exploitative; manipulative; brazen; heartless; wanton; deceptive, or evil. …