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How to Improve Your English When You’re Busy All the Time

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Do you want to improve your English but never seem to have enough time? Here are some quick and simple things you can do every day, with great results – without changing your daily schedule. Learn One New Word Every Day One new word each day isn’t a scary target, but it will build up …

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4 Practical Ways to Improve Your Pronunciation Today

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What’s the biggest difference between the way native and non-native speakers pronounce their words? Native speakers don’t say things perfectly. I know what you’re thinking: that doesn’t make any sense! But think about it. In casual conversation, no matter what language you speak, you never say every word completely clearly and perfectly. Spoken language isn’t …

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How One Man Changed the English Language More than Anyone Else in History

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William Shakespeare was a playwright and poet who died five hundred years ago, but he made more of an impact on English language and culture than just about anyone else who ever lived. In fact, Shakespeare invented hundreds of words, including everyday words like “bubble”. Just as importantly, the ideas, expressions and stories from Shakespeare’s …

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4 Sports Terms to Use in English Conversation

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Phrases and metaphors that come from sports and games are popular in many different languages, and English is no different. Here are four common expressions that you are likely to hear in conversation – and where they come from. Score an Own Goal In football (as in soccer, not American Football), scoring an own goal …

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11 English Acronyms You Really Need to Know

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Unsure what Q&A stands for? Don’t know why everyone was posting “RIP Ziggy Stardust” on Facebook when David Bowie died? In English we frequently use things called “acronyms”, which is when you take the first letter of each word in a phrase and join them together. Usually these letters are pronounced individually, for example, you …

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What to Call Your Friends in English

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The English language has dozens of words for “friend”. These are slightly different depending where you are in the world, how close you are to a person and the context you’re using the word in. So how do you know which one to use? Let’s start with the word mate. This is a very popular …

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How to Make Business Small Talk in English

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Making conversation at professional events is scary. Making conversation at professional events in a second language can be terrifying! Here are six great ways to make small talk with colleagues and new work connections at events, meetings and other professional situations. Find a Confident Way to Say Hello There’s a saying in English that you …

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6 Tips for Learning English from TV and Movies

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  Watching English language films/movies and television programmes is an excellent way to practise your listening skills and pick up new words and phrases. It means you can expose yourself to different accents and ways of speaking, without having to travel to dozens of countries. Plus, it helps to build your understanding of other cultures …

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How a “Language Swap” Can Help You Improve Your English for Free

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  Having a conversation with a native speaker is probably the best and fastest ways to improve your language skills. The problem is, where do you find one? If you’re studying English in an English-speaking country, it’s a lot easier. You probably have a lot of opportunities to start a conversation, practise your speaking and …

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5 Phrases to Help You Survive the Corporate World

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If you’re learning English to help you get a good job with a company in a country like the US or the UK, just make sure you’re prepared. You might have to get used to an entirely new language, too – a language that’s only ever spoken inside offices and meeting rooms. A language called …

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