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Archive for November, 2017

10 of the Best Christmas Songs of All Time (and Why We Love Them)

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It might be nearly a month until Christmas – and December hasn’t even started yet – but in the UK, the USA and many other English-speaking countries, radio stations are already overloaded with Christmas-themed pop songs! Here in the UK, we LOVE our Christmas songs. Sometimes it’s because they are happy tunes that remind us …

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Traditional British Nursery Rhymes and What They Mean

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If you started learning English when you were very young, you might remember being taught some “nursery rhymes”. These are simple songs for children that teach them a new idea, contain some sort of lesson, or sometimes are just supposed to keep them entertained. For example, this is a modern nursery rhyme designed to help …

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How would you pronounce “Edinburgh”?

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

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What Is Thanksgiving All About?

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Christmas, which is celebrated all across the English-speaking world, is still six weeks away, but November marks another very important holiday in the USA. Here’s a guide to what Thanksgiving is all about and how people in America celebrate the holiday. Where Does it Come From? Thanksgiving goes all the way to back the 17th …

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The Most Popular Markets in London

As one of the most exciting and historic cities in the world, London is always worth a visit. Especially if it is for a language study stay. However, the British capital has a very special magic to offer especially before Christmas, when countless lights and ornaments surround the city. So how about a language study …

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How to Use the Words “Already”, “Yet” and “Still”

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Three words that can be very confusing to English learners are already, yet and still. All three of these are used to describe whether an action has been completed or not, which is why lots of people mix them up. However, they each mean different things. Let’s start by explaining what each word means, and …

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Where Does Halloween Come From?

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If you’re currently living in or visiting the UK or the US, or you’ve seen many American High School films set at this time of year, you may be curious about what all the Halloween fuss is about – and where the tradition first came from. Let me explain. Halloween goes right back to an …

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