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Archive for November, 2014

What are Stative Verbs?

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We normally think of verbs as words used to describe an action. But some verbs don’t describe an action – but a state of being. Unlike an active action that changes over a period of time, a state of being will stay the same.  This type of verb is called a ‘stative’ verb. So how …

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Overcome your Fear of Speaking in a Foreign Language

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You’ve got your suitcase packed, your tickets ready, and you’re eager to go away on an exciting holiday! You may even have a handy little pocket phrase book to help you navigate an unfamiliar country and do some basic everyday things. But somehow, once you get there – the thought of trying out your language …

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Why you should take the FCE Exam

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On the fence about taking that FCE exam? It’s not always easy – but the rewards definitely make it worthwhile. Doing the FCE exam will give you a qualification that could change your job opportunities, give you the chance to travel, and experience a whole lot more! So if you’re undecided, here are six reasons …

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Learning about Multi-word Verbs

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Learning how to use verbs in English can be challenging enough – but when there is more than one word in a verb, it can seem really daunting! These kind of verbs belong to a group called ‘multi-word verbs’, and are sometimes called ‘phrasal verbs’, because the words form a phrase. Having more than one …

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How to Find a Job Overseas

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Want to travel and get off the beaten track? Working in a foreign country is a really great way of broadening your horizons – you’ll have the chance to meet lots of interesting new people, test out your language skills, and experience a whole new culture! But finding a job there – before you’ve even …

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Clause, Phrase, Sentence – Learn the Difference

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These three structures are a common part of English, and are all composed of groups of words. Clauses, phrases and sentences are very similar, but they do have different roles. Learning the difference between them will help you make a lot more sense of English grammar, and will be very useful to improve your written …

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How to Figure Out Tenses

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An important part of learning and using English is knowing the correct tense to use. After all, every verb, and most other parts of grammar, can change quite a lot, depending on which tense is needed. But how can you tell the different tenses apart? Tenses depend on a few essential facts – how something …

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Avoid these Common English Grammar Mistakes

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Learning English? Then English grammar is most likely the bane of your life. Complicated, illogical and generally really confusing, English grammar can often be the hardest part of learning the language! But it’s really not as bad as you think. Check out this list of the most common mistakes that people make, and steer clear …

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