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5 Victorian Slang Words We Wish Existed in Modern English

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English is a very old language that has changed a huge amount over the centuries. In particular, English speakers have always been very creative about inventing and using humorous slang. But while we still have many fascinating or hilarious slang terms, the true “golden era” of English slang must have been Victorian London. During the …

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How to Talk About Sensitive Subjects in English

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No matter what language you are speaking, whether it is your native tongue or a foreign language, there are some topics that are very hard to talk about. When you discuss things like politics, religion, personal relationships or other subjects that can make people feel emotional or angry, you have to be very careful about …

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How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile in English

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Are you learning English because you want to get a top job in an English language country? If so, you need to make sure that you present yourself in the best possible way online, too. LinkedIn is the most popular professional networking website in the world. It’s more and more likely that, when you apply …

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What Does “April Fools’ Day” Mean?

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Have you seen any news stories in the last few days that seemed a bit strange? Perhaps your English-speaking friends were in an unusually childish mood on Saturday morning? That’s because, for people in the UK, Northern Europe, India, and many English speaking countries around the world, April 1st is “April Fools’ Day”, also called …

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