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Archive for July, 2014

Free English Lesson: How to use time prepositions

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Learning how to use the time is an essential part of English, especially in conversational English! There are lots of different ways to express time, that all depend on what you want to say. Read on to find out how you can use them correctly. Using ‘when’ The word ‘when’ is used to describe a …

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Fast track your language skills – easy tips

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Want to learn a new language but think it just takes too long? Can’t stand the thought of spending ages everyday, hunched over vocabulary lists, reading exercises and boring books? Well, good news! We’ve got some sneaky tips that are super-easy, and will have you picking up a new language in record time! Here’s how …

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Free English Lesson: The right way to use an adjective clause

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If you’re ready to get a little bit more creative with your use of English, then why not take things up a level, and challenge yourself? Adjective clauses are a great way of improving the quality of your English – and they really help to add an extra dimension to your language. So what are …

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4 Tips for backpacking across Europe

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For anyone who loves to travel, the thought of one epic backpacking trip across the Continent is the stuff of dreams. Full of romance and adventure, it’s the kind of trip that stays with you for a lifetime – and gives you thousands of stories to tell. But if you’re thinking of backpacking across Europe …

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Free English Lesson: Using causative verbs: make, have, let, and get

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How can you describe when someone, or something makes you do something, or helps you to do it? Answer – use causative verbs! While it might seem like a daunting word, causative verbs are actually really easy to use. Read on to see some simple examples for the four main verbs you will encounter in …

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How to pass the FCE exam – 5 must-read tips!

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The FCE exam, or the Cambridge First Certificate Exam to give it its full name, is a really helpful qualification to have – as it recognised and accepted by thousands of employers and educational bodies around the world! By having completed the FCE exam, you can demonstrate that you have a good grasp of both …

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Free English Lesson: How to use the –ing suffix!

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One of the most common suffixes you’ll come across in English is the “-ing” form – it can be added on to the end of virtually any verb you encounter. But what does it mean, and how does it work? Let’s take a look! 1. Something is in progress One way of using –ing is …

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5 reasons to consider working abroad

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Looking for a new adventure? Aching for a change from all the usual? Or do you want to discover new job opportunities you never considered? There are lots of reasons why you should think about living and working in a foreign country – we check out just a few of them! So if you’re thinking …

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