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Archive for October, 2015

Preparing for your FCE Exam? Try These Easy Revision Tips!

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Doing the FCE exam is a great way to get you started in your journey of developing your English skills. And no doubt, you’ll want to do as well as possible when it comes to taking this important test! So how can you make sure that you’re prepared for it as fully as possible? Read …

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Doing the FCE Exam? Check Out These 5 Last Minute Exam Tips!

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Doing the FCE? While you’ve probably been hard at work preparing for your FCE exam recently, it’s natural to have some last minute nerves! Before you start panicking, we’ve got some really useful last minute tips to make sure your exam is a real breeze. 1. Make sure you know what to expect Those last …

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Working Abroad in Your Gap Year? Here’s How to Make the Most of it!

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A gap year can be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences in your life. Whether you’re taking time off before you start your studies – or taking a break before moving on with your career, a working gap year is a really brilliant way of expanding your horizons, gaining new skills and of …

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What’s the Difference Between Stative and Dynamic Verbs?

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You probably already know that verbs are a type of word used to describe some kind of action or change in the way something is. But did you also know that verbs can be divided into two different groups – depending on what kind of activity they describe? These are known as stative and dynamic …

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What do Tense and Aspect Really Mean?

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When we’re talking about verbs and grammar rules, then you’ll often come across the terms “tense” and “aspect” a lot. But what do they really mean? And how do you use them in practical terms? Let’s take a closer look! What is tense? Tense and aspect are both properties of verbs, but they affect verbs …

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The 5 Surprising Mistakes to Avoid When Your Learning a Language

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When you’re learning a brand new language, you’re bound to make a few mistakes on the way. Your pronunciation might not always be perfect. You probably get more than a bit confused when it comes to remembering all the grammar rules! And your vocabulary could be quite limited. But these are the worst mistakes you …

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How You Can Make the Most of Travel by Learning an Extra Language!

Planning to take some time away to travel and explore the world? It really is one of the best way to broaden your horizons, gain amazing experiences you’ll always remember, and learn skills that will prove to be useful all through your life! So how can you make sure this incredible time is going to …

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Do You Know Your Grammar Terminology?

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Learning English means that you have to get to grips with lots of different types of grammatical rules – which means you’ll be learning plenty of terminology on the way! And it can get very confusing – especially when you’re trying to remember what each term means – and the rule that goes with it. …

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What are Relative Clauses – and How Do You Use Them?

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There are lots of different parts of grammar in the English language, and they all have their own role to play. Relative clauses are a really useful bit of grammar, and they are something that you’ll be using all the time – so let’s take a closer look to find out what they are, and …

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