Phrasal Verbs Explained

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Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things for English learners to understand and use accurately. Unfortunately, they are used very often in the English language! In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some common expressions that use phrasal verbs and try to make them a little less scary to …

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10 English Idioms About Love

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we thought we’d teach you some handy English idioms that are all about love and romance! Here are 10 phrases to help you charm someone you care about this February 14th. 1.To Fall in Love / To Fall For Someone These phrases are both about the feeling …

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These Are Some Of the Most Beautiful Quotes In English Literature

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For such a small country, England has produced some of the best and most famous writers in history. From Shakespeare to Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling, English writers have had an enormous impact on people who love to read, all over the world. There are many famous quote to choose from, but there are some …

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Tips for Starting and Ending Your Emails

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Trying to get just the right tone in an email can be confusing. Most of the time, emails are less formal than letters, but more formal than texts or Facebook messages. Depending on whether you’re talking to a friend, a teacher or colleague, or someone you’ve never met, you will need to adapt the way …

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What Is Brexit and What Does it Mean for You?

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One of the biggest political issues in the world right now is “Brexit” – the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). If you’re coming to the UK to work, study or just to visit, you might be confused or concerned about what this means. Let’s look at what Brexit is, and how it …

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How Did Trump Become President? A Quick Guide to the US Political System

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Wherever you live in the world and no matter what language you speak, I’m sure you’ve seen news coverage of the latest US Presidential Election. Donald Trump, a famous businessman and reality TV star, has just become the country’s 45th president. While Trump has a lot of very enthusiastic supporters who really like him, a …

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Too Busy to Study? Here are 10 Great Ways to Find More Time in Your Day

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The best way to improve your English is to practise a little bit every day. Even 10 or 15 minutes can make a big difference! The problem is, we’re all so busy. Sometimes it seems too difficult even to find a small amount of spare time to work on your language skills. Here are 10 …

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How to Avoid Awkward Situations When Meeting English Speakers

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Meeting new people for the first time often makes us nervous. Even when you are speaking your mother tongue it can be difficult to think of things to say, but when you’re speaking in another language, it’s even harder. One problem is that, when you’re worrying about making mistakes, it’s easy to focus too much …

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7 Quotes to Inspire You to Improve Your English in 2017

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Are you determined to improve your English this year? Great! With a little focus and willpower, there’s no reason why you can’t. At the start of the year, though, we often feel inspired and excited about a new challenge. After a few weeks go by, it can be hard to stay motivated. So here are …

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15 Ways to Say “Drunk” In British English

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It’s not something to be proud of, but people from the UK have a reputation all over the world for drinking far too much alcohol! In fact, there are few things more British than going to the pub, whether that’s after work, at the weekend, or even during a lunch break. Sunny days in the …

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