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Archive for December, 2015

Make Your New Year’s Travel Resolution to Learn a New Language

A brand new year brings a fresh new start – and the chance to embrace all kinds of great new opportunities, including expanding your travel horizon! And one way to make sure you have a fantastic travel experience is by adding some extra languages to your resume – why not make it your travel resolution …

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Comparatives and Superlatives – How to Use Them

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Comparatives and superlatives are both an important part of the English language – something you would expect to use a lot! But what are they, and how do they work? Read on to find out more about them. Comparatives – making comparisons between things Comparatives are a type of adjective that are used to make …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Do the FCE Exam

Are you studying English and want to improve your skills? Or do you want to make a fresh new start, and discover new opportunities? Then taking the FCE exam might just be the perfect way to do it. Read on to find out how this exam could change your life! Polish up your skills If …

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New Year’s Vocabulary – Learn the Key Phrases to Celebrate!

2016 is just around the corner, which means people all over the world will soon be celebrating the start of a great new year! And to help make your celebrations a little more special, we’ve got some essential vocabulary for the festive season. Read on – and get in the party mood! New Year’s resolutions …

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Either, Neither or Both?

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Either, or, neither, nor, and both –  what do these very similar sounding words mean – and what are they used for? All of the words listed above are used when you are talking about two different things. But which words you use will depend on the relationship between the two items – and what …

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Make 2016 Your Most Adventurous Year Yet – by Working Abroad

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Excited by the new year ahead of you – but not sure how to make the most of it? Why not embrace one of the best adventures you could ever experience – and head out into the world? Working overseas is a challenging, thrilling and memorable experience – and something that will transform you forever. …

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Festive Fun – Add These Holiday Phrases to Your Vocabulary!

It’s the holiday season – which means there’s lots of excitement in the air about Christmas and the New Year. And to join in with the festive spirit, there’s no better time to add some essential festive-themed vocabulary. So read on to discover some very Christmassy words and phrases that you can use!  Some phrases …

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This, That, These or Those? How to Use Demonstratives!

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How do you talk about objects and where they are? Simple – you use a group of words called “demonstratives”. These words tell the other person what you are talking about, and where it is. Read on to find out more about how to use them! Is something near to you? If you are trying …

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What’s the Difference Between Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses?

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Defining and non-defining clauses are both types of relative clauses – clauses that share some extra information about something. But apart from that the two types of clauses are a little different. Read on to find out what makes each unique! What is a relative clause? Before we can identify the differences between defining and …

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4 Things to Do When You Don’t Know the Local Language

Being familiar with the local language – even a smattering – can be a huge help when you’re travelling abroad. But what do you do when you don’t know a single word? Whether you’re travelling somewhere unfamiliar for work – or want to experience a new adventure on a holiday – going somewhere where you …

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