Traditional British Nursery Rhymes and What They Mean

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If you started learning English when you were very young, you might remember being taught some “nursery rhymes”. These are simple songs for children that teach them a new idea, contain some sort of lesson, or sometimes are just supposed to keep them entertained. For example, this is a modern nursery rhyme designed to help …

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How would you pronounce “Edinburgh”?

Watch our vlog to find out!   Let us know how else you would have pronounced “Edinburgh” – and which other words you would like to see featured in our pronunciation vlog! If you would like to learn more about the pronunciation of English words, for instance during a language course in an English-speaking country, …

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What Is Thanksgiving All About?

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Christmas, which is celebrated all across the English-speaking world, is still six weeks away, but November marks another very important holiday in the USA. Here’s a guide to what Thanksgiving is all about and how people in America celebrate the holiday. Where Does it Come From? Thanksgiving goes all the way to back the 17th …

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The Most Popular Markets in London

As one of the most exciting and historic cities in the world, London is always worth a visit. Especially if it is for a language study stay. However, the British capital has a very special magic to offer especially before Christmas, when countless lights and ornaments surround the city. So how about a language study …

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How to Use the Words “Already”, “Yet” and “Still”

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Three words that can be very confusing to English learners are already, yet and still. All three of these are used to describe whether an action has been completed or not, which is why lots of people mix them up. However, they each mean different things. Let’s start by explaining what each word means, and …

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Where Does Halloween Come From?

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If you’re currently living in or visiting the UK or the US, or you’ve seen many American High School films set at this time of year, you may be curious about what all the Halloween fuss is about – and where the tradition first came from. Let me explain. Halloween goes right back to an …

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A day from life of a student at Eurocentres Greenwich Eltham.

Are you curious about what students are up to in our Eurocentres language school in London? Here is a brilliant video done by Alejandro Garcia who was a student at Eurocentres London Greenwich Eltham, which shows the daily life of a Eurocentres student. If you would like to discover for yourself how it is to …

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The Real Reason British People are So Hard to Understand

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I’m sure you’ve heard the cliche that British people are excessively polite and easily embarrassed by uncomfortable situations. Well, it’s not just a joke – it’s true. In fact, there’s even a TV show  called Very British Problems, where different comedians from the UK talk about all the normal daily situation that make British people …

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These Celebrities Prove How English Can Transform Your Career

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You might have seen those very cheeky adverts for a language school in Croatia that showed a picture of Melania Trump with the words, “Imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.” Of course, suggesting that women should learn English just to marry rich and powerful men is pretty insulting, not …

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7 Funny English Chat Up Lines (and What They Mean)

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If you ever find yourself talking to a native English speaker in a bar, club or dating app, there’s a strong chance they may use a “chat up line” or “pick up line”. This is a joke that plays on words or has a double meaning, and which is supposed to be flirty or flattering. …

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