Category Archives for Vocabulary

English Vocabulary: Advice From 17 English Teachers

If you think about it, learning English is mostly about vocabulary: learning and using words. It sounds simple, but ‘learning and using words’ actually creates a lot of questions. Questions such as: What’s

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British Culture: Speak And Behave Like A Local

Learning a new language opens up a new world of possibilities. There are millions of new people who you can interact with and thousands of new opportunities and jobs that you can pursue. It’s probably

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5 Ways To Learn English Faster

If you’re like many English learners, you want to learn English faster. Usually, my stance is “enjoy the process, eager student”, BUT there are several ways that you can speed up your learning. And

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Five Myths That Will Damage Your English Learning

When you’re learning English it’s easy to get distracted by the huge amount of information available on the internet. There’s so much information that it can actually be quite difficult to figure

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How To Understand Native English Speakers

Moving to another country to study is a stressful experience even for the most prepared students. One of the reasons for this is conversations with native English speakers. I recently did some research

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Five English Learning Myths That Are Holding You Back

Isn’t the internet awesome? I remember back when I was a kid and we got our first family computer (in 1995) that came with some free information CDs. I absolutely loved all of them: Dangerous Creatures,

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Figuring Out Phrasal Verbs In Academic Writing

Can you work out what this article is going to talk about? Any ideas…? That’s right: phrasal verbs, the popular language item which confuses many English learners. Why are phrasal verbs confusing? Well,

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Make Your English Natural with Collocations

Do you dream of speaking English like it was your first language? Do you ever wish you could write sentences which just seem natural and complex? Do you want to avoid using strange expressions like ‘snow

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How to Make Flashcards That Work

Most people agree that flashcards are a really useful learning tool, but most people don’t know how to make flashcards that work. Most people just put a few pieces on information on a flashcard, such

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14 Effective Academic English Vocabulary Learning Strategies

Having a good Academic English vocabulary is a significant part of studying at university. If you have a large Academic English vocabulary, you’ll write better essays, give better presentations and

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