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6 Chat Up Lines in English You Definitely Should NOT Use This Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air and romantic ideas are everywhere. If a gorgeous girl or guy has caught your eye, now’s your chance to impress them with your charm and flirtatious conversation. Unless, of course, you use one of these terrible chat up lines in English, in which case they will probably never speak to …

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What Your Boss Says in English… and What They Really Mean

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Trying to work out the subtext (hidden meaning) of things other people say is often tricky in your native language – and it’s REALLY difficult in another one! Added to this, there are certain unspoken rules in workplaces that employees are just supposed to ‘get’. For example, in many offices, when you go to the …

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Top Tips for Learning a Language Faster In-Country

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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 …

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New Year’s Resolutions for English Language Learners

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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 …

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7 Bizarre Christmas Traditions from Around the World

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Christmas is a BIG deal in almost all of the English-speaking world, and many popular traditions are more or less the same, wherever you are. For example, eating a huge Christmas dinner with roast turkey and vegetables, followed by Christmas Pudding covered in brandy and set on fire. Or giving presents to your loved ones …

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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 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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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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These Celebrities Prove How English Can Transform Your Career

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You might have seen those very cheeky adverts for a language school in Croatia that showed a picture of Melania Trump with the words, “Imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.” Of course, suggesting that women should learn English just to marry rich and powerful men is pretty insulting, not …

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Other Ways to Say “Said”

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As Limp Bizkit sang, “some days it’s all about the ‘he says, she says’” … and when you’re speaking in English, it’s easy to find yourself using the word ‘said’ far too much! This is a common problem when you’re telling a story or reporting information given to you by someone else. Sometimes you find …

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