Welcome to EUROCENTRES blog

Posts Tagged ‘eurocentres’

The Number One Way to Sound More Interesting in English

Image representing a student learning how to sound more interesting in English

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 …

Read More

Top Tips for Learning a Language Faster In-Country

Image representing students learning a language faster in-country

Ask many people what the best way to learning a language quickly is, and they’ll say “immerse yourself”. In other words, move to a country where your target language is spoken and you’ll have no choice but to improve, fast. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Simply being around native speakers won’t help you improve …

Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for English Language Learners

Image representing a student learning about New Year's resolutions as an English language learner

Deciding on New Year’s Resolutions is a popular tradition in many English-speaking countries. This means that right at the end of the year, you think about the main things you want to change, achieve or start doing in the coming year. Your New Year’s Resolutions could refer to a particular, one-off achievement, like running a …

Read More

Are You Using the Correct Present Tense?

Image representing students learning to use the correct present tense

With under a week until Christmas, hopefully your presents are already piling up under the tree. Today, though, I want to talk to you about a very different type of “present”: the present tense! You may already know that there are three different types of present tense. These are called present simple, present continuous and …

Read More

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

Image representing students learning how to make a good impression of their English-speaking in-laws

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 …

Read More

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

Image representing students learning about the best Christmas songs of all time

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 …

Read More

Traditional British Nursery Rhymes and What They Mean

Image representing a student learning traditional British nursery rhymes and their meaning

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 …

Read More

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, …

Read More

What Is Thanksgiving All About?

Image representing students learning what Thanksgiving is all about

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

1 2 3 4 5 ...