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Archive for February, 2016

In Need of a Career Break? Make the Most Of It By Travelling

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Do you feel stuck in your career but not sure how to move forward? Taking a short break from the daily routine of your work life can really help to refresh your perspective and look at things from a new point of view. And travelling is one of the most rewarding ways to energise your …

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How to Use Relative Clauses Correctly

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While relative clauses aren’t an essential part of English, they are certainly very helpful and you’ll come across them quite a lot! So what do they do? Relative clauses are used to share a little extra information about something or someone in lots of different ways. Read on to find out more about how relative …

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Why Doing the FCE Exam Is A Great Way to Boost Your English Language Skills

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Have you been studying English and want to take your knowledge to the next level? The FCE exam is a great way to do this! As a qualification, this is a great way to give yourself a foundation of various English language skills – and use this to develop your knowledge further. Read on to …

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What are Prepositions – and How Do You Use Them?

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You’ll come across prepositions a lot in English – they’re a very common part of the language! One of the reasons why is that they are used in a lot of different ways, which can sometimes make learning how to use them a little more difficult. So read on to find out how to use …

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Colons, Apostrophes, Hyphens and Parentheses – How to Use Them Correctly!

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Punctuation is a crucial part of written English – but while you might have mastered the basics, some aspects of punctuation can be a little more complicated! Read on to learn more about how to use these parts of punctuation to add variety and style to your written English. Colons and semicolons Colons (:) and …

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4 Ways Learning a New Language Will Help Boost Your Career

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Learning a new language can be a fantastic hobby or a brilliant way to challenge yourself creatively. But did you know that it can also be the start to improving your career? If you’re looking for a way to kickstart your career or open some exciting new opportunities for yourself – read on, and discover …

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Learning a Language – And How to Avoid Them!

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Learning a language isn’t always as easy as you might hope it to be. In fact, you can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to make some mistakes along the way! But some mistakes are more common than others – and they’re actually pretty easy to avoid. Read on to find out how you can …

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Direct and Indirect Speech – What’s the Difference?

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When you’re using English on a day to day basis, talking about what people are saying or might have told you is going to come up a lot! But there’s an art to it – read on to find out more about how to use direct and indirect forms of speech correctly. What’s the difference …

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