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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Write Awesome English Paragraphs [Quick Guide]

Usually students don’t ask how to write effective English paragraphs. That’s because it’s usually too late when they realise they need help writing a good paragraph (such as 1am the night before

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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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How To Have Great English Conversations

Before we get into this week’s lesson on how to have great English conversations, I have a short story! Yesterday, I gave an online class about that had some technical issues (technical issues =

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Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

In class I like to do a critical thinking skills evaluation on my students. I usually do it a week into the course. By that time, my students have had the time to read some of the material on the topic

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How To Impress Your Friends By Talking To Yourself

Do you ever freeze before replying to someone because you don’t know what to say? Or, do you avoid speaking to people, so you don’t have to use English? I know how it feels – I was the same (in another

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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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Which English Tense Should You Use?

The English tenses are a bit of a nightmare. It scares them so much that they put too much focus on it OR ignore it completely! For teachers and frustrated students, grammar gives a structure for teaching

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