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Your Guide to Party Etiquette in the UK

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Every country in the world has its own unspoken rules and expectations of how to behave when it comes to social gatherings – and the UK is no different. Often, people think that conventions in their own culture apply everywhere, or that the way you should behave is just ‘obvious’. That’s simply not the case, …

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6 English Words You Never Realised Were Taken from Other Languages

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From the 17th Century until the late 19th Century, England seemed to be obsessed with taking over as much of the world as it possibly could. In fact, at one point it was said that “the sun never set on the British Empire” – meaning that so much of the planet was controlled by this …

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Are You Using the Correct Present Tense?

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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 …

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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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The Real Reason British People are So Hard to Understand

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I’m sure you’ve heard the cliche that British people are excessively polite and easily embarrassed by uncomfortable situations. Well, it’s not just a joke – it’s true. In fact, there’s even a TV show  called Very British Problems, where different comedians from the UK talk about all the normal daily situation that make British people …

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7 Funny English Chat Up Lines (and What They Mean)

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If you ever find yourself talking to a native English speaker in a bar, club or dating app, there’s a strong chance they may use a “chat up line” or “pick up line”. This is a joke that plays on words or has a double meaning, and which is supposed to be flirty or flattering. …

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How to Improve Your Concentration

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Do you have English exams looming? Are you struggling to focus? Here are our top tips to help you get in the right headspace to study Choose a Work Zone Pick a place that you only go to work and where you can switch off all other distractions while you’re there. Somewhere that’s designed to …

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6 Tips to Help You Improve Your Pronunciation Fast

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The biggest challenge when speaking in a new language is, of course, pronunciation! Unfortunately, this is also one of the hardest things to revise or practise by yourself, without a teacher or native English speaker to correct you. Here are six ways to get around this problem and improve your pronunciation today. 1. Make Use …

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What to Say in a Job Interview

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Job interviews can be very stressful. Realising that your palms are sweaty when the interviewer shakes your hand, stumbling over how to introduce yourself, getting a “mind blank” when you are asked a difficult question… these are things that we all worry about, even when the interview is in our native tongue. If the interview …

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The Essential House-Hunting Vocab Guide for English Learners

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Are you moving to an English-speaking country to work or study? If so, one of the first things you’ll need to do is find somewhere to live! Depending on which country you move to, you will come across slightly different words or phrases used to describe different types of housing and living arrangements. In this …

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