All posts by Sam

Are You An English Learning Vulture Yet?

Vultures have a bad reputation. It might be because of that infamous photograph of the child and the vultures, or just the common belief that vultures are dirty, vile creatures. So, why do I say that you

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My 2017 English Learning Predictions

Wow… what a year 2016 was… It was a year of endings and beginnings. It was definitely been a year that not too many people will forget. But, alas, at this time of year most people in the western

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My Top 5 English Learning Articles Of 2016

In 2016, the English For Study website was brought into existence when the first articles were published in April/May. Over the past 8 or so months, English For Study has grown, and I’m incredibly happy

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Five Christmas Movies You Can Use To Learn English

So, yesterday I told you that Christmas movies helped to make my my 20 hour journey from Taiwan to the UK bearable. I watched five Christmas movies during my trip… and they happen to be my top 5 Christmas

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“Do You Want To Hook Up With Your Friends Tonight?”

Don’t worry, this ‘hook up with’ lesson is quite innocent After yesterday’s tip, I received some cracking emails. And I want to share one of them with you right now because it made

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“If I Got A Tattoo, I Would Pass Away”

I had a funny conversation with my fiancé today. If you didn’t know, she’s not a native English speaker… She’s technically an English learner, like you. She’s been learning English

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What Makes A GREAT Weekend?

Did you have a good weekend? I did (thanks for asking!) I spent most of the weekend catching up with people from back home, relaxing and getting prepared to go back to the UK for Christmas. What did you

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Why I Don’t Teach English From Textbooks

Someone asked me a question the other day. They wanted me to recommend them an English textbook. Did you know that there’s a bit of a debate in the English teaching world about textbooks? Should

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How To Learn English Effectively

What makes an effective English learner? Nobody enjoys working hard for hours and hours and seeing no results. Even the most motivated and disciplined people start to lose hope after a few weeks of hard

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How to NOT Solve a Problem

If you didn’t know, right now I’m in Taiwan. Yesterday I was watching some Taiwanese news and two politicians were arguing about alcohol from Japan. Apparently, this particular alcohol is being

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