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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion! Chapter 4: Looking back… 6 weeks (after finishing school I stayed on to travel around Cali) is both long and short, especially when you live 4 weeks in a city like San Diego. When traveling, we visit a lot of places, and despite …

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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion! Chapter 3: A typical day at school (ft. my favourite places in San Diego)  7:00 am The alarm clock goes off ! I get ready, have lunch with Beverly, my host mom, who cooks delicious breakfasts and prepare a coffee in a cup …

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The Number One Way to Sound More Interesting in English

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Learning the grammar and vocabulary of a new language allows you to communicate in a basic way, but to really have a conversation with someone, you also need to learn to speak in a natural, flowing way. One mistake that many language learners make is mirroring every question almost exactly in their answer. While there …

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Tips for Making a Good Impression of Your English-Speaking In-Laws

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For many people, the scariest part of a new relationship is meeting your partner’s family for the first time! In English, you might hear people talking about meeting the “in-laws”, which is short for “mother-in-law”, “father-in-law”, “sister-in-law”, “brother-in-law” and so on. Properly speaking, it means the family of your husband or wife, since these people …

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What to Say When You Need to Break Up with Someone (In English)

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Breaking up is hard to do – in any language. If you still care about the other person and don’t want to hurt them more than you have to, you need to get the right balance between being honest with them and seeming too blunt or cruel. If the other person is certain that they …

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Other Ways to Say “I Understand”

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There are many different reasons why you might need to tell someone that you understand what they are saying. Perhaps you want to make it clear that you understand the literal meaning of what they have said, for example, when you ask a teacher to explain what a new word means, or when you ask …

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Want to Learn English Faster? Start Laughing!

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Do you want to learn new words and grammar faster, and to remember more of what you learn without needing to revise? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t want that? The great news is that the secret to better learning isn’t to spend an extra five hours staring at your textbook. In fact, it is …

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4 Free Apps to Improve Your English Learning in 2017

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These days, there are no excuses for not improving your English a little bit every day. That’s because you don’t have to wait until you’re in a classroom or at your desk with a big pile of textbooks to practise your language skills. There are hundreds of great English learning apps that you can download …

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How to Talk About Joking in English

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The English are famous for their “dry” sense of humour. The Australians are always “taking the piss” out of each other. Americans love their “pranks”. In every country in the world, laughter is important, but there are many different types of jokes, used in different contexts. Here is a quick guide to understanding these different …

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11 Foods that Have Different Names in the UK and the US

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As you probably know, Yanks say tomAYto, Brits say tomAHto… but it isn’t just pronunciation that can be different between the two countries. In fact, when it comes to food, people from the UK and US sometimes use completely different words! Here are ten common foods that have totally different names on either side of …

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