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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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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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What Does Aspect Mean – and How Do You Use It?

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Do you know what an aspect is in English grammar? We all know what tenses are. Tenses are a part of grammar that tell us about whether something is happening in the past, present or the future. Easy enough, right? Aspect is similar to this, because it still tells us something about our relationship with …

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What’s the Difference Between Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses?

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Defining and non-defining clauses are both types of relative clauses – clauses that share some extra information about something. But apart from that the two types of clauses are a little different. Read on to find out what makes each unique! What is a relative clause? Before we can identify the differences between defining and …

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Do You Know Your Grammar Terminology?

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Learning English means that you have to get to grips with lots of different types of grammatical rules – which means you’ll be learning plenty of terminology on the way! And it can get very confusing – especially when you’re trying to remember what each term means – and the rule that goes with it. …

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Being in the present moment – how to choose the correct present tense

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Talking about the present should be pretty easy, you might think. All you have to do is use the present tense, right? Not quite! There are actually a few different ways of talking about the present, which all have slightly different meanings. And of course, that means using a different tense each time, too! So …

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Stative and Dynamic Verbs – Not All Verbs Are About Action!

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We normally think of verbs as ‘doing’ words – words that describe an action, or doing something, right? But not all verbs are about doing something! While some do – others are more about describing being a certain way. In this post, we’ll look at these two types of verbs – dynamic and stative verbs. …

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Clause, Phrase, Sentence – Learn the Difference

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These three structures are a common part of English, and are all composed of groups of words. Clauses, phrases and sentences are very similar, but they do have different roles. Learning the difference between them will help you make a lot more sense of English grammar, and will be very useful to improve your written …

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Avoid these Common English Grammar Mistakes

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Learning English? Then English grammar is most likely the bane of your life. Complicated, illogical and generally really confusing, English grammar can often be the hardest part of learning the language! But it’s really not as bad as you think. Check out this list of the most common mistakes that people make, and steer clear …

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Choosing the Right Present Tense: Simple, Continuous and Perfect

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One of the most difficult parts of learning a new language can be mastering all that grammar – especially tenses! These can sometimes feel like a minefield, so to help you master the present tense in English, here’s an easy breakdown of the different options, and when to use them: When to use the present …

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