Welcome! This site is for students to practice their English and keep up to date with environmental issues.

You can find a mixture of reading, crosswords, videos and short English lessons: these will normally be vocabulary, but I may also treat you to some grammar!

There are now over 260 lessons on this blog. Look through the Blog archive, Post labels and Popular Posts to find what you want.

If you want to print a lesson, click on the lesson title and then look for the Print Friendly icon.

''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Editing and proofreading

We offer high quality editing and proofreading of academic and technical English.

Our speciality is environmental English, but we have also worked on other technical subjects.
We can check leaflets and brochureswebsitesreports and theses, CVsEnvironmental Impact Assessments,  DVD audio scriptspresentations, or just letters and emails


per standard A4 page (1800 characters/30 lines/250 words)            € 15.00

Special price for students at Charles University in Prague and at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague: CZK 150
If you are interested, please contact us at:

Examples of our work:

Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation (NNA), Germany
proof reading of Heathguard Reports

BROZ: Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Development, Slovakia
proofreading of various leaflets, including: Restoration and Management of Sand Dune Habitats in Zahore Military Training Area; Restoration of the Wetlands of Zahore Lowland
proofreading of DVD scripts: Forbidden Kingdom - Nature and People in Zahore Military District; Oases of Life - Restoration of the Zahore Wetlands

Czech Forestry and Game Management Research Institute
proofreading of research papers, including: Efficient micropropogation of mature tress of Ulmus glabra; Rapid assessment of the uptake of Cd and Pb by micropropagated hybrid aspen and rowan tree clones

Charles University in Prague
proofreading of research papers, including:
Graphic symbols and local identity: the case of use and perception of municipal emblems in the Liberec Region (Czechia)
Women's everyday spirituality in Diamond Way Buddhism: an autophotographic study

Danube-Ipoly National Park, Hungary
proofreading of leaflet: Discover the Danube-Ipoly National Park

proofreading of DANUBEPARKS Tourism Brochure; Strategic Position for Tourism, Environmental Education and Regional DevelopmentAction Plan for the Conservation of White-tailed Eagle along the DanubeDanube-wide Monitoring of Little-ringed Plover and Sand Martin

Dresden Technical University, Faculty of Forest, Geo and Hydro SciencesGermany
proofreading of technical papers, including: Xylem cell length under drought and its value for predicting radial growth performance of SRF poplar cultivars; 'Iloochthonous kairomones' in stands of European Beech - approach for nature-oriented bark-beetle-management by clerid beetles;
Climate change in the Western Bug river basin and the impact on future hydro-climatic conditions
proofreading of Ph.D. thesis: Site Water Budget: influences of measurement uncertainties on measurement results and model results

Espace Naturels, France
proofreading of report: Restoration and conservation of remarkable biodiversity on army land in the south-east of France

European Wildlife
proofreading of various documents for their homepage

Hainich National Park, Germany
proofreading of leaflet: Beech Forest in Germany - World Natural Heritage

Harz National Park, Germany
translation of website

IFLS - Institute for Rural Development Research, Germany
proofreading of document: Comparative study of models and approaches of 'Eco-Provinces'

Kalkalpen National Park, Austria
proofreading of website
- National Park leaflet

Maramures Mountains Nature Park, Romania
proofreading of paper: Mountain Pine Habitats in Maramures Mountains Nature Park
proofreading of student Ph.D. thesis: Maramures Mountains: Habitat Types, Conservation and their Management

Natrix Alternative Travel, Slovakia
proofreading of webpage

Naturwacht Brandenburg, Germany
 - proofreading of leaflets, including: The Junior Ranger Programme of BrandenburgThe Ranger Service of Brandenburg

North Rhine-Westphalia State Environment Agency, Germany
 - proofreading of paper: Contaminant levels in the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) in North Rhine-Westphalian rivers

Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
 - proofreading for Department of Ecology and Environmental Ecology, including: Activity and distributional patterns of methanogens and methanotrophs in the hyphoheic sediments of a small lowland stream

Surf-Nature, Slovenia
proofreading of Environmental Education booklet

T.G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, Czech Republic
proofreading of abstracts: Spring wetlands - their nutrient cycling and maintaining local biodiversity; Conservation of Freshwater Pearl Mussel in the Czech Republic.

Thuringia Free State, Germany
proofreading of leaflet: In the Green Heart of Germany

WWF Germany
proofreading of leaflets and press releases, including: Voluntary Agreements: nature conservation, water sports and angling in the Greifswald Bodden and Strelasund; 

WWF Hungary
proofreading of conference proceedings: Steppe Oak Woods and Pannonic Sand Steppes Conference Abstract Book