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How Long Does It Take to Learn a Language?

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People can be very impatient. For many of us, as soon as we start doing something new, we want to be great at it. If we don’t get there fast enough, we say to ourselves, “I guess I’m not very good at XYZ” … and then we give up! Learning a language is a great …

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Too Busy to Study? Here are 10 Great Ways to Find More Time in Your Day

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The best way to improve your English is to practise a little bit every day. Even 10 or 15 minutes can make a big difference! The problem is, we’re all so busy. Sometimes it seems too difficult even to find a small amount of spare time to work on your language skills. Here are 10 …

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When to Say “Hope” and When to Say “Wish”

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  It’s not surprising that many English learners confuse the words “hope” and “wish”. After all, they can both be used to describe something that hasn’t happened yet, but that you want to happen. However, there are some important differences in the way that they are used. When you say “I hope” it either means …

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How to Use Correct Punctuation in English

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Most languages have a form of punctuation – and in English, it’s really important! Punctuation are the marks and signs used in written English, which help to express differences in meaning, and make sure that sentences are clear and easy to understand. Read on to find out more about the foundations of punctuation – and …

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Either, Neither or Both?

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Either, or, neither, nor, and both –  what do these very similar sounding words mean – and what are they used for? All of the words listed above are used when you are talking about two different things. But which words you use will depend on the relationship between the two items – and what …

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Preparing for your FCE Exam? Try These Easy Revision Tips!

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Doing the FCE exam is a great way to get you started in your journey of developing your English skills. And no doubt, you’ll want to do as well as possible when it comes to taking this important test! So how can you make sure that you’re prepared for it as fully as possible? Read …

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What’s the Difference Between Stative and Dynamic Verbs?

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You probably already know that verbs are a type of word used to describe some kind of action or change in the way something is. But did you also know that verbs can be divided into two different groups – depending on what kind of activity they describe? These are known as stative and dynamic …

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What are Relative Clauses – and How Do You Use Them?

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There are lots of different parts of grammar in the English language, and they all have their own role to play. Relative clauses are a really useful bit of grammar, and they are something that you’ll be using all the time – so let’s take a closer look to find out what they are, and …

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The Essential Rules to Know About Writing and Punctuation!

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Are you trying to write something in English? Did you know that how you say something can have a big impact on the message that comes across? That’s why punctuation is such an important part of English grammar! Unlike spoken English, written English has to be marked specifically to show what you mean – and …

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Planning a Gap Year? Make The Most of It By Learning New Languages!

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A gap year can be one of the most amazing ways to spend a year before you head off to university, college or get started in your career. It’s a time to have incredible experiences, make new friends and create brilliant memories that will stay with you for a lifetime! And if you’re planning on …

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