Tough Moose? The Top English highlights from the week.

Today, I wanted to share with you the most interesting and useful things I’ve seen this week for learning and practicing English! Also, at the end there is the answer to the last blog’s number quiz and a new English Quiz!

  1. A quote with vocabulary.
  2. Pronunciation of Tough.
  3. Scottish slang with Gerald Butler.
  4. A BBC listening activity.
  5. An interesting Tweet.
  6. Vocabulary – Moose
  7. Article Why are Moose not Meeses.


1) A great motivational quote with vocabulary

Motivation Quote from Stephanie Bennet-Henry, from a blog for learners of English


2)  Tough Pronunciation tip

So how do we say the word tough from the quote?

Click here to watch my video on YouTube with more practice sentences.

Tough, pronunciation tip, Kim Griffiths English, English for learner of English as a second Language


2)  Scottish Slang

Scottish slang, Gerald Butler the famous Scottish actor explains a few expressions. From a Vanity Fair video. On KimGriffithsEnglish a blog for English learners

This is an entertaining and useful video with expressions Scottish people use. It is with the famous actor Gerald Butler!  There are English subtitles on YouTube.

Click here to see the video on You tube


4)  A 6 minute listening activity from BBC Learning English.

BBC learning English Rise of the machines.

Click here to go to the activity with vocabulary, a question, a recording to listen to and the tape script.


5)  A Great Tweet

I loved this tweet from Susie Dent.

Susie Dent Tweet


  • All-time favourite = a long term favourite.
  • to lick = to move your tongue 👅 over something.
  • bear cubs = baby bears 🐻 .
  • formless = without shape.


6) Vocabulary – Moose

Although you won’t see one of these very often it is good to know the name for it because it is mentioned in jokes and in cartoons more than you would expect! The moose or Elk are a large species of the deer family. They usually live in forests of the Northern Hemisphere. They can be found in Canada, Alaska, New England, the Baltic States and Russia.






7)  Why is the plural of Moose not meese?

A great article from Oxford English!



Click here to read the Oxford English dictionaries article!


This week’s Quiz

I’ll put the answers and explanation in next week’s article!

English Quiz 28.01.18,, a blog for learners of English as a foreign language. The answers will be in next week's article.


The Answer to the last blog’s number quiz question.

Numbers quiz question answer key! Kim griffiths English blog, for learners of English ESL


That is the end for today, dear readers. It has been a somewhat varied 7 highlights.

Try answer the quiz questions and keep your answers ready to check them next week.

See you!







About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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