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Archive for September, 2014

More than Teaching and Translating – How a Language can Jumpstart your Career

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Having a few extra languages on your CV is supposed to do wonders for your career. That might sound great if you want to teach a foreign language, translate books  or be an interpreter for an international agency. But what if you don’t fancy a career in typical ‘language’ careers? Is spending all that effort …

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Are you going to… or will you be…?

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One of the ways we talk about the future in English is to use the phrases ‘going to’ or ‘will’. You can use these in different contexts, to mean a variety of things – and to help you understand the differences between them, check out the examples below! When you know that something definitely will …

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4 Tips for How to Learn Multiple Languages at the Same Time

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In love with learning languages? Do you want to learn more than one at once? Or do you think it’s an impossible task? Learning multiple languages is completely possible – in fact, it can even be much easier than you might think! Here are 4 tips on how to make your polyglot dream a reality: …

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How to use the Infinitive 

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The infinitive is the most basic form of a verb – it’s the way a verb is usually described in the dictionary, next to its definition, such as “to run” or “to eat”. Most of the time, you will use a verb in a variety of other forms, but sometimes you can also use it …

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Using Gradable and Non-gradable Adjectives

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Adjectives are always useful to have in your vocabulary – they’re used to describe verbs and nouns, and can generally add a lot of interesting meaning to what you are saying! But how do you describe something that has different degrees of a quality you are describing? That’s when gradable adjectives come in. What are …

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