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Archive for March, 2017

Want to Improve Your Conversational English Faster? Ask More Questions!

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In his famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie points out that there is one very simple way to get people to like you and enjoy talking to you: ask them lots of questions about themselves. Everybody wants to feel like they are interesting enough for other people to listen to, …

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A Quick Guide to Irish English

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St Patrick’s Day is a very popular celebration all over the world and there is a good chance that, wherever you live, there was a Paddy’s Day-themed night on Friday, with plenty of people wearing green and drinking pints of Guinness, whether they are Irish or not. But, while Irish culture is loved everywhere, many …

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What is An Oxymoron?

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If you’re thinking, “an oxy-what?” … don’t worry! Although it looks like a difficult word, it isn’t TOO hard to pronounce: just break it down into ox – ee – more – on. Well, that’s how you say it. But what is it? An oxymoron is a phrase that uses two words or terms together …

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How to Improve Your Reading Score on the IELTS Exam

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Many students find the reading test to be the least stressful part of their IELTS exam. Unlike the listening test, you have time to think about each question and come back to it later. Having the words written down in front of you also means that you are under less pressure than in speaking and …

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Want to Learn English Faster? Start Laughing!

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Do you want to learn new words and grammar faster, and to remember more of what you learn without needing to revise? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t want that? The great news is that the secret to better learning isn’t to spend an extra five hours staring at your textbook. In fact, it is …

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