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Archive for May, 2016

The Secret to British English? It’s All About Saying Sorry

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Learning a language isn’t just about words and grammatical constructions. It’s not about figuring out how to say exactly the same phrases in a language that is different from your own. Many words, metaphors and idioms are just impossible to translate. This means that to communicate well in English, you have to go further than …

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6 Practical Tips to Help You Learn English Faster

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  Becoming fluent in a language takes years and years. The good news is, with the right approach, it is possible to reach a level where you can have simple conversations surprisingly quickly! Here are 6 top tips to help you speed up how fast you learn. Visualise a Situation First Choose a particular situation …

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Why Being a Great Student Might Not Help You Learn English

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  Were you always top of the class at school? Have you always been a person who studies late into the night to make sure you get the grades you need? Do you respond to challenges by working harder and harder until you finally achieve success? These are great qualities and make you a fantastic …

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6 Awesome FREE Resources to Help You Prepare for Your IELTS Exam

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What’s the secret to scoring top marks in your IELTS exam? Practise, practise and more practise! Of course, it might not always be possible to find a native English speaker to talk to or for reading material that’s at the right level for you. Or maybe you’re bored of studying in the same way all …

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Learning English? Time to Look Beyond the UK and America!

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When you imagine learning English, where do you imagine using your new language skills? Do you picture a holiday to New York? Studying in London? A job in Australia? These are all awesome places – both to learn about and to practise your English. But they are only one tiny part of the picture. In …

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9 Practical Tips to Improve Your Listening Grades Today

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  Are you worried about scoring top marks your IELTS Listening Exam? Are you still looking for practical tips to get you through? Here are 9 things you can do that will boost your grades straightaway! Predict the Topic If you have a good idea of what to expect, this will make the test much …

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