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The Dreaded Public Speaking For GCSE English

It is totally natural for your heart to beat faster and for your forehead to break out in a cold...
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The Riparian Underworld of Charles Dickens

It is a given that Dickens is pre-eminently a writer of the built environment, not the natural...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Why we don't always mean what we say

The meaning of a statement is not always obvious from the meaning of the words it contains. I...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Volunteering - a great way to improve your English

Trying to practise English in London can be a frustrating task. With so many languages spoken in...

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    Graduated from Oxford in 2016 with a degree in History, and start an MA in International Studies at SOAS in September 2017. Currently working part-time at London-based NGO. I am approachable, flexible and enthusiastic.
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English Articles

  • Managing Expectations in Language Learning

    Suzanne Oyo English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture Directing a learner towards the best course or form of assessment for them is an important task for any tutor. We now have English language learners in a wide variety of circumstances, not just here settling in the UK or on a student’s visa to sit a Cambridge EFL exam before returning home....
  • Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Tex

    Oli Delgaram-Nejad A-level English Tutor (Exeter) Picture Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Textual Evidence The Horses I climbed through woods in the hour-before-dawn dark. Evil air, a frost-making stillness, Not a leaf, not a bird— A world cast in frost. I came out above the wood Where my breath left tortuous statues in the iron light....
  • “Barking Up The Wrong Tree"

    Fatema Desai IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture In the natural flow of conversations native speakers will always use some idioms to express what they want to say. The beauty of idioms is that they have no social, economic boundaries, everyone uses them. Well everyone who is a native speaker, for my international students the concept of...

 

  • Ways To Improve Your Pronunciation?

    Angie C English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (North London) Picture In my years of teaching English, I see the same language issue over and over again - students successfully moving to higher level classes, yet their pronunciation has seen very little or nonexistent improvement. Why is that? I would say that there is nothing sadder than seeing a student in a...
  • New Year, New Language! Editor's Pick

    Hayley Wallbank English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Exeter) Picture You may be surprised to learn that, according to Ethnologue, English is now only the third most widely spoken language in the world. Unsurprisingly, given its population of more than 1.38 billion people, Chinese is the most widely spoken followed by Spanish. Here in the UK, our relationship...
  • CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide Poems

    EQE Proofreading / Tutoring GCSE English Tutor (Blackburn) Picture The CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide: Poems are books aimed at Higher Level GCSE English Literature students studying the poems for the AQA exam. I recommend them strongly. These books have all the poems that may come up in the exam. Each poem is broken down into sections; so what happens, the...