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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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Improve Your English Listening Skills In 10 Minutes

Put your hand up if listening tests and lectures stress you out. But the truth is many students don’t evaluate their listening. They usually just finish the listening and forget about it… Why? they

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Using Journal Articles to Make Your Dissertation (and Your Life) Easier

Anyone who has written or is writing a dissertation will agree with me when I say: Dissertations are not easy. Are they fun? Possibly. Are they easy? No, definitely not. But what if dissertations could

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Thesis Statements: The Complete Guide

Thesis statements are pretty important, but they cause students a whole lot of trouble. You can find them in the introduction of an essay.  They’re usually only one sentence and they contain two important

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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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Five Fun Ways to Learn English Without Opening a Textbook

What if you could learn English and have fun without studying textbooks? That would be great right? I mean, I technically learnt English (along with around 400 million other people) without consciously

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Academic English and EAP: What Are They?

You keep seeing Academic English and EAP, right? I didn’t see the word ‘academic’ until I became a university student. Fast-forward a few years later when I became a lecturer, and then

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