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Free English Lesson: Common Food Idioms

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Food is an everyday part of our lives, no matter what language we speak, so it’s not surprising that it’s an important part of language, too! In the English language, food idioms are very common, and are a great way of adding extra emphasis when you are saying something.  Check out this list of food …

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5 Reasons to Study English in Cape Town

Thinking of studying English in Cape Town? Well, you won’t be disappointed with this beautiful cosmopolitan city! Cape Town really has the best of everything – from amazing food to breath-taking natural scenery, exciting activities to enjoy, and of course, it’s powerful and dramatic history. Discover 5 reasons why you should definitely consider studying in …

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Free English Lesson: 4 Useful Phrasal Verbs about Food!

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Think phrasal verbs are all boring? Think again! In this lesson, we look at one of the most enjoyable parts of everyday lives – food. We think about and talk about food in all sorts of ways – and phrasal verbs about food are a great way of learning the language. Whip up Ever wanted …

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Thinking of Moving to Japan? Here’s What to Expect

Studying Japanese in Japan is one of the best ways to learn the language, but there’s a lot to bear in mind when you move to the country! If you’ve never lived in Japan before, you’ll discover that many everyday activities and practices that you might take for granted are looked at very differently. So …

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Free English Lesson: 4 Everyday Sports Idioms

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Love sports? Then you’ll be excited to learn about the many ways the English language uses sport to communicate everyday things! Discover how you can use sport in all parts of life – beyond the pitch, field or court. Ball in your court You can use this idiom to express when someone else has a …

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5 Ways to Make Learning Languages a Little Easier

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Is learning a new language tougher than you expected? Struggling to remember all that vocabulary? Don’t worry! While getting to grips with a new language isn’t always easy – there are some handy tricks and tips that can make it all a little smoother. So check out our 5 top tips and you’ll find yourself …

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Free Grammar Lesson: Talking about Future Plans

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In English we use different tenses to talk about our plans for the future. It’s important to know the difference between them, so that you can start to really sound like a native speaker. Will When we make a decision about our plans for the future at the time of speaking, we use will. For …

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