How To Learn English With TikTok

Are you bored of Facebook? Tired of Instagram? Don’t feel part of the Twitter generation? Perhaps what you’re looking for is TikTok. Currently one of the fastest growing apps with , TikTok is quickly becoming a platform for learning - and that include... Read More

  • By: Brenda

A Brief Guide To Different British Accents And Dialects

It’s a fact! The UK is obsessed with the way people talk. And with , it’s no surprise why. That’s right, accents and dialects* vary greatly across Great Britain, and there is no such thing as a single ‘British accent’. Instead it’s an amalgama... Read More

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5 Free Online Resources For Cambridge English Exams

Are you preparing for a Cambridge English qualification? Have you devoured all of your past papers and need some extra exam practise? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a number of websites for you, with helpful resources related ... Read More

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6 Different Uses Of The Word ‘Get’

The word ‘get’ is one of the most common and versatile verbs in English. It can be used in lots of different ways, and is usually seen in informal writing or speaking. You can use the word ‘get’ on its own, with a preposition to make a phrasal ver... Read More

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5 Of The Best Netflix Series To Learn English

On average, Netflix subscribers spend streaming their favourite content. With so many binge-worthy series out there, it’s no surprise! But if you’re feeling guilty about all that screen time, why not switch on the subtitles and while you’re watchi... Read More

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6 Benefits of Learning English Online

Whatever your new year’s resolution was this year, it probably didn’t involve staying at home all day. For many of us, plans have changed - and now we’re looking for something new to do. Schools and language academies all over the world have closed ... Read More

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10 Ways To Learn English At Home

Being stuck inside can make you feel like you’re going crazy. But why not use this time to your advantage, and work on improving your English? You’ll be able to practise fluency, all while staying closely connected to the rest of the world through new... Read More

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7 Books You Should Read To Improve Your English

Reading is one of the best ways to practice English. It’s fun, relaxing and helps you improve your comprehension skills and vocabulary. To help you pick out books, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite novels. The stories are full of adventures a... Read More

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Small Talk For Business English

Like it or not, small talk is an important part of business. Whether it’s in a lift, at a conference, in a meeting room or even over the phone, it might seem inconsequential, but it actually has several functions. Small talk is there to break the ice... Read More

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English Vocabulary For Going On A Date

It’s time for that famous celebration of love and romance - Valentine’s Day! It is inspired by the sad story of Saint Valentine of Rome. According to legend, he performed weddings for Roman soldiers who were forbidden to marry under Roman law. He was ... Read More

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Am I ready for the C1 Advanced?

Congratulations! You’ve passed your Cambridge B2 First exam. It was a hard road but you did it. Now what’s next? Some people may want to take a break from their English exams. Others might want to throw themselves back in the deep end and start prepar... Read More

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15 New English Words You Need for 2020

Each year new words enter the English language. Some are added to dictionaries like . Others are old words that are given new meanings. These new words show the evolution of language and the issues affecting the world today. And the most popular words of ... Read More

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Our Year In Review: Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

2019 went by in a flash - and what a year it’s been! We’re just as excited to be looking back on the past 12 months as we are for the New Year. If you’re like us and you’re ready to get cosy with a hot chocolate in hand, we’re sure you’ll ... Read More

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AI Translators: The Future Of Language Learning?

Many people believe that artificial intelligence (AI) translators are surpassing human translators in their ability to accurately translate foreign languages. With the growing popularity of home voice recognition systems like Alexa and apps such as Google... Read More

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Our 10 Favourite YouTubers To Help You Learn English

Haven’t you heard? Nobody is watching the TV anymore - 2019 is the year of the YouTuber! If you’re an English language student, there’s some great news for you: there are hundreds of thousands of videos to help you learn English and thousands of te... Read More

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4 Past Tenses and When to Use Them

Do you have difficulty with the past tenses in English? Do you know the difference between the past simple and past perfect? Knowing what they are and when to use them can be tricky, but don’t worry we are here to help you with all your past tense doubt... Read More

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How To Write A Review: Cambridge B2 First

Students who are taking their B2 First Certificate exam (FCE) will be asked to do two pieces of writing within an 80 minute time limit. Part 1 is . Part 2 is where you can get a bit more creative. You might, for example, be asked to write a letter, a repo... Read More

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7 Films to Practise Your English in Barcelona This July

What’s better than watching a fantastic, original-language movie in a theatre? Watching a fantastic, original-language movie in an open-air theatre! This summer, returns with an unmissable programme of films to watch on a big white screen stretched acr... Read More

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The 10 Best Instagram Accounts for Learning English

Ever wonder how much time you spend on your phone a day? According to the latest studies, the average person spends on social media per day. A large chunk of that is spent on Instagram, an app with over monthly active users. Sounds like a lot, right? ... Read More

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Passing C2 Proficiency: A Guide to Reading Part 6

We’re sure you’ve done a great job answering the questions for of your . But now you’re faced with a completely different challenge. In front of you is a jigsaw puzzle of a story, with some big gaps, odd linking expressions, mysterious pronouns, a... Read More

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Stop Making These 7 Grammar Mistakes

No matter how long you've been learning a language, you're likely to make a mistake every once in a while. The big ones that cause a breakdown in communication soon get corrected. But what about the little mistakes that slip through the net and go unnotic... Read More

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5 Ways To Practise Your Speaking At Home

“How many languages do you speak?” This is what we ask when we want to know about someone’s language skills. We ask about their ability to speak. We’re not interested if someone can read or write in another language - the importance is on s... Read More

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Passing C2 Proficiency: A Guide to Reading Part 5

You have survived the Use of English section of your , but now you are faced with a long text full of strange language, an unfamiliar theme, a list of ambiguous questions, and a ticking clock. But don’t worry! We are here to get you through this sectio... Read More

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Improve Your English Accent With These 6 Great Songs

Turn on a radio anywhere in the world and it won’t take long before you’re listening to an English song. And, if you’re a learner of English, at some point you’ve probably sat down with your favourite one and tried to understand the lyrics. But ha... Read More

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7 Graded Readers To Help You Practise English At Home

Graded readers are adaptations of famous stories, or original books aimed at language learners. They are written to help you follow the story and learn new language structures and vocabulary with activities and questions. You can find some excellent grad... Read More

  • By: Brenda