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How to Explain What Someone Else Said in English

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A teacher at school once told me that using reported speech is a great way to make your stories more interesting for the person reading or listening. “Reported speech is a great way to make your stories more interesting,” she said. Did you see what happened there? I just showed you two different ways to …

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Who, That, Which When – What Are Relative Clauses?

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Chances are, you’re probably already somewhat familiar with using relative clauses, even if you don’t know what they’re called. Because they’re a really common part of the English language, and are used in all sorts of contexts to give someone some extra information. So how can you spot a relative clause, and how exactly are …

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Make Sure You’re Using Modal Verbs the Right Way!

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Learning how to use verbs correctly is pretty much an essential part of English grammar. But not all verbs work in quite the same way. A really important group of verbs you’ll need to know about are modal verbs. Unlike action verbs like “running” or “eating” that describe some kind of activity, modal verbs are …

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The ten most difficult words in the English language

Choosing the ten most difficult words in the English language is a difficult task, as different people have different opinions about what the ten most difficult words are.  To help me compile my list I asked the B2 Upper Intermediate class at Eurocentres’ Bournemouth school and we have chosen some good examples.  The biggest problem …

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