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Month: October 2019

3 English Pronunciation Hacks

What’s the easiest, quickest way to improve your English pronunciation? If you’re short of time and want to see immediate results, focus on quick “hacks” (= easy shortcuts). These will help you improve your English pronunciation quickly and effectively. Here are three pronunciation hacks for you to try. They’re based on some of the sounds… Read More

Advanced English: Placeholder Names

A “placeholder name” is a name we use to describe a type of person with a particular characteristic. We generally use first names (“Jack” is very popular) but we can also use first names and last names to create the “placeholder”. Placeholder names are very common in informal, spoken English and you’ll hear them a… Read More

5 Quick Grammar Fixes

Here are five very common English grammar mistakes which can cause misunderstandings. If you’re at an intermediate level of English, check them out! When you fix these mistakes, your English will become more accurate – and easier to understand. ‘Like’ And ‘As’ Typical mistakes“As you, I think…”“He works like a teacher.” The fixes1. We use… Read More

Advanced English: Giving Directions

There are lots of ways for giving directions in English. Make sure you know the basic ways first, then check out these native expressions and phrasal verbs. They’re a little more advanced, but you’re likely to hear them in real-life conversations. The section on different roads also includes useful vocabulary. Phrases For Giving Directions Your… Read More

How To Talk About Years

If you are involved in planning – especially if you work in a company – you need to refer to years, and important times in the year. Here are essential words and phrases so that you can talk about years in English, time periods, and also historical time. Types Of Years a leap year =… Read More