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Free English Lesson: Common ‘Money’ Phrasal Verbs

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Using phrasal verbs in English is just one of the many ways you can add a little colour to the things you say. While they might seem a little complicated, they’re actually very easy to use! They’re often used when it comes to talking about different things about money in particular. So are you ready …

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How Can the IELTS Exam Help You?

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Planning to go overseas to study? Maybe you’re not sure if your English language skills are up to scratch for the university you’re going to study at, or perhaps the visa places conditions on your language skills. Well if you need to be able to demonstrate proficiency in English, the IELTS exam is perfect for …

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Free English Lesson: How to Use the Passive Voice

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In English, we can give sentences an active or passive voice, whatever tense it is. In the active form we start with the subject and we use this form to say what the subject does. E.g. I play football in the park every Friday. I fixed my bicycle after that accident. We use the passive …

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What’s the Difference Between American and British English?

Think English is used in the same way all over the world? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. While the rules of using English are pretty much the same, there are small differences between American and British English that are useful to know. Read on to become an expert! Extra Vocabulary Some of the obvious differences …

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Free English Lesson: 4 Everyday Money Idioms!

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The English language is full of interesting idioms that take their inspiration from all sorts of things! Money is an important part of life, but can these money idioms be used to describe other situations too? Read on to find out! Blank cheque This is used to describe giving someone a limitless amount of resources …

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5 Awesome Reasons to Study Japanese!

Thinking of studying Japanese? The best place to do it is, of course, in Japan! But if you’re not sure about travelling to Japan to learn the language there, there are lots of good reasons to consider it. Here are just a few to whet your appetite!  1. The vibrant, buzzing city life Japan’s bustling, …

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Free English Lesson: 4 Useful Phrasal Verbs about Relationships!

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One of the most difficult things about learning English is all the phrasal verbs we use in our day-to-day lives. A phrasal verb is a verb + a preposition. Such as ‘wake up’, ‘stand up’ and ‘sit down’. These are easy phrasal verbs to understand because they have a more literal meaning. But the meaning …

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The 5 Hardest Things about Learning English

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Learning English isn’t always a breeze! There are times when it can get a bit tough, and we totally understand. But should you let those difficulties get you down? No way – instead, take them as a challenge to get better! To get you through those hard times, check out the hardest things about learning …

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