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Archive for September, 2017

4 Words that Native English Speakers Get Wrong ALL the Time

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Okay, okay, I know I always say that the best way to learn English is to chat to native speakers as much as you can – and that’s still true! However, it’s important to remember that people sometimes make mistakes even when they’re speaking their own language and, if you don’t learn the rules for …

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How do you pronounce “Croissant”?

Watch our vlog to find out!   Let us know how else you would have pronounced “Croissant” – and which other words you would like to see featured in a pronunciation vlog! If you would like to learn more about the pronunciation of French words, for example with a language course in a French-speaking country, …

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How to Improve Your Concentration

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Do you have English exams looming? Are you struggling to focus? Here are our top tips to help you get in the right headspace to study Choose a Work Zone Pick a place that you only go to work and where you can switch off all other distractions while you’re there. Somewhere that’s designed to …

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Other Ways to Say “Said”

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As Limp Bizkit sang, “some days it’s all about the ‘he says, she says’” … and when you’re speaking in English, it’s easy to find yourself using the word ‘said’ far too much! This is a common problem when you’re telling a story or reporting information given to you by someone else. Sometimes you find …

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Nervous About Studying at an English-Speaking University? Here’s a Great Way to Prepare

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One of the biggest reasons that people want to learn English is because they want to study abroad (or at a university where classes are in English!). If you are thinking of studying your degree in English, I’m sure you already know about things like entrance requirements and the exams you need to take to …

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