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Archive for August, 2017

Learning English Through the News

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Some of the best sources of material for improving your English are news channels and websites. It’s much easier to concentrate, learn and remember new information if you’re watching, listening or reading about something that interests you, so whether you’re more interested in politics, sport, art and culture, business or celebrity gossip, you should be …

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Beginner’s Guide to Phonetics

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Last week we talked about why so  many words in the English language are so hard to pronounce, or don’t sound the way they look on paper. This week, I’m going to show you a great, practical system to help you deal with the problem! Introducing: The International Phonetic Alphabet The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) …

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This is Why English Pronunciation is So Hard

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Let’s be honest, English pronunciation makes no sense. Unlike most other languages, where words that end in the same way usually rhyme, in English you can change the first letter of a word and suddenly you have to change the way you say the rest, too. Meanwhile, words that look completely different are sometimes pronounced …

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A Match Made in Heaven

This is a love story between the learning of foreign languages, cultures and places and a young woman from Clermont-Ferrand, France.   Born in the late 80s, Marion grows up with the dream of travelling the world and capturing the most spectacular spots on earth with the art of photography. Today, she gets to do …

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How to Open a Bank Account in the UK

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Are you moving to the UK long term, to work or study? If so, you will almost certainly need a UK bank account. In this blog post, we’ll take you through all the important things you need to know in order to make that happen. Why Do I Need a UK Bank Account? Firstly, if …

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6 Tips to Help You Improve Your Pronunciation Fast

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The biggest challenge when speaking in a new language is, of course, pronunciation! Unfortunately, this is also one of the hardest things to revise or practise by yourself, without a teacher or native English speaker to correct you. Here are six ways to get around this problem and improve your pronunciation today. 1. Make Use …

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