Category Archives: English Language Immersion Course

On this day in UK History.

Do you really want to know about this one?  On this day in 2010, saw Conservative David Cameron‘s arrival in Downing Street as Prime Minister of a coalition government, marking the end of 13 years of Labour rule, with Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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What’s happening?

Well without stating the obvious.  It has been a long time for me not posting.  But to be fair I have been busy.  Busy?  Yes.  January was spent partly in the UK.  Drove back, well drove from Bilbao after a … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1915, ‘Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag’, the famous First World War song, was published, by Felix Powell and George Asaf, who were really two brothers from Wales. And………….here it is:

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Just a reminder!

At the bottom of this page and all the pages on Oye!  If you scroll down to the bottom you can change the language by choosing your ‘mother tongue’.  I know it is not a ‘perfect’ translation but you can … Continue reading

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My Blackberry isn’t working! With the ‘The One Ronnie’.

‘The Two Ronnies’ created a comedy sketch called “Four Candles” which was posted earlier this week.  Sadly, Ronnie Barker died in 2005.  Ronnie Corbett the other partner of the duo still continues to make people laugh. This is an updated … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1958, (the year I was born!) work began on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. It was the longest suspension bridge outside the United States and the fourth-largest in the world at the time of its … Continue reading

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‘My English Companion’

Oye! is introducing an additional service which we are calling, ‘My English Companion’. Click on j. **(New) ‘My English Companion’ in the menu list above for more information.  Feedback is a wonderful thing.

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Comedy keeps learning interesting.

Similarly with songs.  Learning should be interesting and not boring.  Comedy is another way of keeping learners interested. This video clip has to be one of the funniest and most used in teaching.  It’s about getting the right message across. … Continue reading

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Originally posted on OYE! – Overcome Your English! Immersion Course now includes 'My English Companion'. :
There have been many Spanish, many Italians, many Polish, Japanese, Portuguese, Columbian, Belgian, Romanian and French that have visited this site.  And now Ukrainia.  We…

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Idioms and a Music Spot, together!

‘I’m getting on a bit’, means I am getting older.  Not as young as I once was. ‘You’re only as old as you feel’ or, ‘You’re only as young as you feel’, means although you maybe getting older in years … Continue reading

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