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Some Impressive English Words to Use in Everyday Conversation

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Now that you have mastered all the basics of the English language, you can start impressing people around you with some nice-sounding but also beautiful words in your everyday colloquial conversations. Doing so is a double whammy: not only you get to sound more confident while conversing, but you will also learn the more complicated…

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The Best Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary

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After learning the basics of English, the next natural step would be to strengthen your grammar and vocabulary. As challenging as this may sound, there are many ways and tricks you can adopt to help you reach the level you wish to achieve – and some of them can actually be quite fun. Find out…

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The Top English Grammar Mistakes

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The English language and its grammar can be challenging and complex – for experienced speakers as well as learners. You might be surprised to know that even native English speakers often make mistakes in spelling and grammar. So it’s inevitable that language learners will sometimes also find the idiosyncrasies of English confusing. Here we take…

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The Top English Grammar Blogs to Check Out

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Grammar must be one of those really annoying things that you unfortunately cannot bypass. If you are writing blogs, important letters or emails, homework or a novel, you basically need good grammar to be as credible as possible. Trust us, you will impress anyone if you have good written grammar, and you don’t have to prose…

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The Best Apps for Learning English

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When learning English, whether you happen to be in an English speaking country or not, you want to use as many tools as you can to get towards your target. There are a myriad of apps out there that can help you learn as you go, all based on your level and your needs. We…

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The First English Words People Learn

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There are quite a few basic words that people always tend to memorise first, when learning English. Surprisingly, after hello and thank you, it is not always the words you would think – it is all based on the learner’s first exposure and memorising capacity. Read on to find out the most popular words non-native…

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A Brief History of the English Language

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Regardless of the many languages one is fortunate to be fluent in, English takes its place as one of the world’s predominant forms of communication with its influences extending over as much as +2 billion people globally. Quirks and inconsistencies aside, the history surrounding its monumental rise is both a fascinating and rich one, and…

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Dictionary of British Slang

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          This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. A Ace – is used to describe something that is awesome. A word that is popular in the north and amongst youngsters. Any road – when you hear…

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Why is the United Kingdom flag called the Union Jack?

Where does the name ‘Union Jack’ come from – and what does it mean?

This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. As you may or may not know our flag has evolved as the different countries that now make up to United Kingdom came under the rule of England. In the 16th…

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Differences in British and American spelling

This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. When it comes to the differences in British English and American English spellings even brits get caught out occasionally. The main difference is that British English keeps the spelling of words…

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