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3 Ways to Memorise Vocabulary

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There’s no way around it: vocabulary is something that you simply have to learn – and remember. However, while there’s no way to avoid this, there are all kinds of tricks you can use to help you get new words to stick in your head and recall them quickly when you need them. Choosing the …

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How to Improve Your Reading Score on the IELTS Exam

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Many students find the reading test to be the least stressful part of their IELTS exam. Unlike the listening test, you have time to think about each question and come back to it later. Having the words written down in front of you also means that you are under less pressure than in speaking and …

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4 Popular Idioms About Teaching

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It’s not just teachers that teach us the things we need to know! There are many other important lessons and types of knowledge that come from life and experience, too. In English, there are many idioms to do with wisdom, teaching and learning. Today I’m going to show you four common English phrases that use …

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How to Use Complicated Sentences Without Getting in a Mess

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  As you become better and better at English, you will probably want to describe more complicated ideas and tell stories with more detail. Using very short, simple sentences in your writing doesn’t always flow or feel natural. At the same time, trying to move between different ideas in the same sentence, as you would …

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The Most Common Spelling Mistakes for English Language Learners

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The English language doesn’t always seem completely logical and some spellings aren’t obvious, even to native speakers. These are words that you just have to learn. This is especially confusing when it comes to words that sound the same but have different meanings. It’s very easy to mix these up when you’re writing them down, …

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Regular and Irregular Verbs – What’s the Difference?

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You probably already know that verbs can be in regular or irregular forms – but do you really know what these terms actually mean? Simply put – it’s a way of describing the way different groups of verbs can be used and how they are changed. Read on to find out more about them to …

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The Secret to Successful Language Learning

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Psst! We want to tell you a secret. The one thing that will make make your attempts to learn a new language a lot more successful. The thing that will keep you focussed and motivated. That will make you learn so much faster. And what’s that secret? Actually, it’s very simple: Know why you’re doing …

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How to Learn a Language on the Go

Got a craving for wanderlust? If you’re aching to see the world and explore new horizons, then why not make the most of your experience and learn a new language at the same time? Learning a language when you’re immersed in the sights, sounds and culture of another country is a brilliant way to soak …

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Are You Making These Common Mistakes in Your Writing?

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Making a mistake in your spoken English is easy enough to overlook – but when it happens in your writing, there’s no escape! Thankfully, some of the most common mistakes out there are actually quite simple and straightforward. So pay attention – are you making any of these everyday errors? Look out for them and …

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More than Teaching and Translating – How a Language can Jumpstart your Career

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Having a few extra languages on your CV is supposed to do wonders for your career. That might sound great if you want to teach a foreign language, translate books  or be an interpreter for an international agency. But what if you don’t fancy a career in typical ‘language’ careers? Is spending all that effort …

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