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Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)

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How to Form Phrasal Verbs (with examples)

Phrasal verbs consist of: verb + particle (adverb or preposition) Tip: Using phrasal verbs as...
Arabic

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Learning a New Alphabet

Learning a new language can be a challenge in its own right. When you have to learn a new...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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English Can Be Hard To 'Fathom'

One of the things I love about teaching English is that it continually throws up opportunities...
Elocution/ Accent Reduction

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Is Elocution Relevant?

Elocution? That's a bit old-fashioned, isn't it? Do people actually WANT that stuff? How now,...

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  • Strategies for Success in the CAE Speaking Exam Editor's Pick

    Lavinia Beddard Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) Teacher (Dorchester) Picture Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English shows that your ability to use English is at an advanced level. The CAE certificate is valuable for your international professional career and studies abroad. Therefore, we have created an overview of the different parts in the CAE exam. Part 1The first...
  • A Little Advice For Business English Students

    Mark Philipps Business English Teacher (West London) Picture Is English really not priority number 1? In a 10 hour working day does language practice regularly end up lower down the list? No problem: we business English teachers are not offended! Would you maybe accept a little advice? Let's try to simplify the process of language learning? After all we...
  • Elocution tuition: what is it & how can it help?

    James Percy-Smith Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture So you want elocution tuition? But what is it, and how can it help you? The dictionary definition of elocution is:   elocution /ɛləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/ noun the skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation.   James believes that elocution...
  • IELTS Speaking Advice

    The IELTS Teacher IELTS Tutor (South East London) Picture Many students forget that the speaking part of the IELTS test is assessing you on your ability to speak naturally and fluently. Many of my students suffer from giving robotic pre-prepared answers - this is not advisable at all! Examiners can easily spot answers that are pre-prepared and lack a...
  • Learning English or French through conversation

    Patrick Blum Business English Teacher (Twickenham) Picture Conversational language lessons may appear an easy option for students and tutors. After all, it looks a lot easier to be chatting away casually, than sitting down to a formal study of grammar and accompanying exercises. But it isn’t. ChallengeIf a conversation in English or French, for...
  • We hardly ever use YOU (anata)

    Takako Parsons Japanese Tutor (Shrewsbury) Picture We hardly ever use YOU (anata) We hardly ever use the word YOU (ANATA) in conversational Japanese. If you use ANATA with your family, friends and colleagues, it sounds very cold and unfriendly, either blaming or sarcastic. Referring your superior as ANATA would be extremely rude! Instead,...
  • 'I' - Watashi, Boku or Ore?

    Takako Parsons Japanese Tutor (Shrewsbury) Picture 'I' - WATASHI and others There are several equivalents of 'I' in Japanese. WATASHI is the most common word and found in most Japanese textbooks. WATASHI is used by both female speakers of all ages and adult male speakers in general. On the other hand, ORE is used by male speakers in quite...
  • German Films Are The Fun Way To Learn!

    Katja W German (general) Tutor (West London) Picture Films are a fun and effective way of improving your German skills. And by films I don't mean language programmes or online grammar lessons on YouTube. I am talking about entertainment such as feature films, real series or documentaries. You might wonder if your German skills are good enough to...
  • How To Write Work Emails Effectively Editor's Pick

    Maria Beamont Business English Teacher (East Central London) Picture Many people working in the UK lack confidence when writing emails. They will be excellent communicators, work to high professional levels and be competent team players but the thought of writing emails can fill them with dread. One area that should be taken into consideration is work etiquette...
  • The Worth of Singing to Wales

    Gwersi Lisa Angharad Welsh Tutor (Cardiff) Picture The Welsh would insist that singing is an integral part of a Welsh person's soul, but the real question is, is it embedded in our everyday life or do the Welsh value it to such extent that they ensure it is. The importance of singing in Wales stretches back at least a millennium, from the first...

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